Growing in Faith Together
From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
Digital Disciples' Night: A Crisis of Truth
Thursday, August 6
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
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
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.
Embracing Parish Life
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 Shannon.Loughlin@dor.org.
Young Adult Bible Study
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.
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 email@example.com.
Check out the resources below to keep your faith strong this week and the weeks to come!