Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Parking Lots & Patron(esse)s- RESCHEDULED!

Wednesday, August 5

7:30 p.m.

St. Patrick's (Victor)

This gathering in the series was originally scheduled for last Wednesday, July 29, but was postponed due to a tornado warning in the area. We hope you are able to join us for this rescheduled evening.

Digital Disciples' Night: A Crisis of Truth

Thursday, August 6

8:00 p.m.

In the early 1980’s, Ralph Martin felt led by the Spirit to give a series of talks on the attacks on faith, morality, and ultimately the relevance and power of the word of God. These talks became his best-selling book, The Crisis of Truth. In this talk, Ralph will unpack the journey of the past thirty years and help us see clearly what is happening in the word in light of God’s revelation and plan. Register for the evening here.

Parking Lots & Patron(esse)s

Wednesday, August 12

7:30 p.m.

St. Leo the Great (Hilton)

Interested in knowing more about the saints? Do you like history? Want to get out of the house? Join us for Parking Lots & Patron(esse)s as we learn about a man who is known as one of the best administrative popes of the ancient Church, St. Leo the Great, and the parish that bears his name. We'll gather in the parking lot in front of the church. You are welcome to sit in your trunk or bring a chair and sit outside your car. Masks must be worn. Feel free to bring snacks. The evening will be live-streamed for those not able to or uncomfortable attending here.

Walking with the Saints

Are you and those around you looking for something to do to keep active during this unusual summer? Starting August 10 and running for six weeks, join us for a free Virtual Pilgrimage of the American Saints. Simply click here and register. You can form a team to compare and compete with those around you. Stay fit with the saints!

Witness to Faithful Citizenship

With the 2020 presidential election about three months away, we are reminded of our call to witness to Faithful Citizenship as we participate in the public square through political engagement and civil dialogue. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) provides resources, including videos like the one below, that will help you form a conscience for faithful citizenship. Check out those resources here.
Catholics Participate in Public Life

How to View, Discuss and Act Towards Racism as a Catholic

How can we live more authentically as the true Body of Christ in our parishes? Check out the discussion the Archdiocese of Philadelphia recently had with Catholic women on how to address racism through the lens of Catholic teaching. To learn more, click here.

How to View, Discuss and Act Towards Racism as a Catholic - Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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.

Connecting with a Catholic Community on Campus

Are you or someone you know attending an area college and wanting to stay connected to the faith? A contact form has been created that forwards contact information to the institution's campus ministry office or to the parish responsible for the campus. The form can be found here and ministry/parish contacts can be found here. If the college is outside of the Diocese of Rochester, please contact

Young Adult Bible Study


7:30 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. For more information, please click here.

Companions on the Journey

Sign up to be a Prayer Partner for another Young Adult

Looking for another personal way to pray during this time while making a new connection? Sign up to be a prayer partner for another young adult. We will provide you with a name and email address of another young adult that you can pray with and for.

Sign up here!

Bethany House Needs Your Gift of Prayer

The Bethany House needs help with their Wednesday virtual prayer/reflection experiences. Each experience is 15-30 minutes and may contain music provided it is in public domain, as Bethany House does not carry any copyright licenses. The services are recorded and then posted on the Bethany House's Facebook page and other social media platforms. Please check out what they have been doing. If you or a ministry you are involved in would like to volunteer or has any questions, please contact Sr. Karen Dietz, SSJ at 585-454-4197 or

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