Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

The Month of the Holy Souls

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When you know Christ and live your life for Him, you become a new creation! You become a witness to His love and all that He promises. Many thanks to the young adults and leaders from our parish young adult ministries and college campus ministries for their presence at our Be A Witness Diocesan Young Adult Mass this past November 3. You truly are the living witness of Christ. God bless you!

Young Adult Coffee After Mass

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Every Third Sunday of the Month

St. Mary's Church


The young adult ministry from St. Benedict Parish in Bloomfield/Canandaigua has begun a monthly Young Adult Coffee After Mass! Coffee After Mass happens every third Sunday of the month following the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua. It is a great way to find community with other young adults and dive deeper into what was heard at Mass. Please email DeAnna Brennan with any questions here.

National Celebration of Ministry with Young Adults

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Online Webinars

December 2022-January 2023

More Details Coming Soon!

In honor of the National Celebration of Ministry with Young Adults, the National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry (NATYAM) will be hosting online webinars on topics related to ministry with young adults.These webinars are open to anyone who works with young adults ages 18 to 39. Further details and registration information coming soon! To learn more about the National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry (NATYAM), click the button below.

Young Adult Spaghetti & Scripture

Credit: Catholic Courier

Photo Credit: Catholic Courier

Every Thursday

Pasta Supper-6:30 p.m.

Bible Study-7:00 p.m.

Auburn Area

Okay, maybe not spaghetti every week, but the young adult community in Auburn invites young adults for pasta and bible study every Thursday evening. For more information about the weekly young adult bible study in Auburn, contact leaders Kieran and Laura McManus at You can learn more about the young adult community in Auburn by clicking the button below.

Rest in the Lord | Praise and Worship

Sunday, November 20

7:15 p.m.

St. Leo Church


Contemplate the wonderful gift of Jesus in the Eucharist during this evening of praise and worship. This restful evening will include Eucharistic Adoration, beautiful music, and prayerful reflections. For more information, click the button below.

Sisters of Mercy Young Adult Opportunities

Word with Mercy

2nd Thursday of the Month

8:00 p.m.


Word with Mercy is a monthly evening of prayer and reflection that will utilize Lectio Divina. Lectio Divina is a method of praying with scripture. Word with Mercy will focus on Sunday scripture readings. For more information, email Sr. Michele at Register here.

Advent Eve of Reflection

Tuesday, November 29

8:00 p.m.


Advent Eve of Reflection with Sr. Mary Waskowiak, RSM is a perfect opportunity to find quiet with other young adults and contemplate what we enter into during this holy season. For more information, email Sr. Michele at Register here.

Action & Apples

Last month, the young adult community at St. Leo Church in Hilton hosted a fall day of service and fellowship. Young adults came together for some grounds cleanup at the parish and then enjoyed apple picking, cider, and donuts! If you or a young adult you know is interested in learning more about the St. Leo young adult community, contact Anya at

Eucharistic Revival Speaker Series

Wednesday Evenings

6:30 p.m.

St. Paul’s Church

Young adults are invited to the Eucharistic Revival Speaker Series at St. Paul's. Each month there will be a guest speaker presenting on a different topic related to the Eucharist. Speakers include Fr. Peter Van Lieshout, Dr. Matthew Kuhner, Sr. Karen Dietz, Lisa Lickona, Fr. Peter Mottola, Fr. Bob Kennedy, and Christine Kvam. Series participants will receive a free copy of the book Becoming Eucharistic People by Timothy P. O’Malley which will be incorporated into the series. The series will also be available via livestream on the parish website. For more information, click the button below.

St. Paul Street & School of Evangelization

About St. Paul Street Evangelization

St. Paul Street Evangelization (SPSE) is a grassroots, non-profit organization, dedicated to responding to the mandate of Jesus to preach the Gospel to all nations by taking the Catholic Faith to the streets. St. Paul Street Evangelization provides the tools and resources for Catholics to engage the culture in a simple, non-confrontational method of evangelization which involves making themselves available to the public to answer questions about the Faith and to pray with those who request it. SPSE has had tremendous growth and now has teams throughout the United States and internationally. The St. Paul School of Evangelization is the educational arm of St. Paul Street Evangelization dedicated to training, equipping, and mobilizing Catholic disciples for the urgent work of evangelization.

Young adults have expressed interest in both the street evangelization and school of evangelization. If you would like to learn more or join other interested young adults in getting involved, email Mark at You can also learn more by clicking the button below.

Advent is Coming!

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Check Out Ways to Grow in Faith Together!

Check out the young adult ministries in our Diocese, upcoming opportunities to grow in faith, and resources to help you in your journey by clicking the button below!

For more about young adult ministry, contact Mark Capellazzi at