Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Theology on Tapas- September 23

A monthly opportunity for young adults to gather in faith, cook together and hear bite-sized stories of the saints begins September 23 at 7:00 p.m.! This first gathering we'll learn how to make rose petal cookies and their connection to St. Padre Pio. To sign up for this gathering and future gatherings, please click here. Those that sign up will be emailed recipe information to cook along.

Virtual Holy Hour & Dessert Social

Thursday, September 3

7:00 p.m.


Join the Southeast Rochester Catholic Community for a young adult Holy Hour live on YouTube. Then, at 8:00 p.m., grab your favorite dessert and join us for faith discussion and fellowship. For more information, contact Gina at Gina.Morgese@dor.org.

Young Adult Bible Study

Every Thursday

7:30-8:30 p.m.


Individuals 18-35 are invited to a Bible study organized by the Auburn area young adult ministry. Read/discuss passages from the Bible and Church documents while enjoying fellowship with other young adults. The study is informed by Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) Equip. For more information, please click here.

Symbolon with St. Benedict Young Adults

Thursday, September 3

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Parking Lot- St. Mary's Church (Canandaigua)

RSVP by September 1


The Young Adult Ministry at St. Benedict's Parish in Ontario County will be gathering for a pizza dinner at 6:00 p.m. and viewing of a portion of the Symbolon Series starting at 6:30 p.m. The viewing of Symbolon will be followed by a discussion. Please have a face covering for times in which you are unable to maintain social distance. The gathering will be rescheduled if there is inclement weather. Questions? Contact Ben at benvanheck@gmail.com.

Trailer // Symbolon

The Gift of Single Life

Ryan McQuade, Jessica McMillan, and Chenele Shaw talk with Ave Explores host Katie Prejean McGrady about the single life: why it’s valuable and ways it can be difficult. They also discuss how the single life is fruitful to the Church and should not be written off as a passing season.
Ave Explores: Catholic Family Life with Ryan McQuade, Jessica McMillian, and Chenele Shaw

Who Should Catholics Vote For? | The Catholic Talk Show

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys discuss the Republican and Democratic parties and explore how a well-formed Catholic should vote. For more information about The Catholic Talk Show, click here.
Republicans or Democrats? Who Should Catholics Vote For? | The Catholic Talk Show

Young Adult Hike

Saturday, September 12

10:00 a.m.

Channing H. Philbrick Park


Relax and recharge in the beauty of God's creation with the Southeast Rochester Catholic Community. Masks and social distancing required per COVID-19 restrictions. For more information, please contact Gina at Gina.Morgese@dor.org.

Service with Foodlink

Foodlink has service opportunities available for August 24-September 18. If you are healthy and available, please feel free to sign up below. Each volunteer must register individually. To read the full volunteer requirements, please click here. If volunteer spaces are full, please feel free to join the wait-list here. Emergency Food Packing shifts are available August 25-29.


Emergency Food Packing AM | Emergency Food Packing PM | Donation Sorting AM | Donation Sorting PM

Embracing Parish Life

The McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame seeks to make parish life more accessible to Catholic young adults, because belonging to a diverse community of believers and learning to be engaged in the care of that community are incredible opportunities to encounter God's love and grace. Check out the graphics below to discover how young adults can embrace parish life well.

Additional Resources!

Check out the resources below to keep your faith strong this week and the weeks to come!

For more information about these opportunities contact Mark Capellazzi at Mark.Capellazzi@dor.org.