Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Words with Wine

Thursday, June 18

7:30 p.m.

Join St. Bernard's School of Theology & Ministry for a virtual discussion of the classics and faith. Dr. Stephen Loughlin, President at St. Bernard's, will lead a discussion on the the glory of music, its transcendence and all the complexities that make it so. Register below to receive access to the virtual gathering and a PDF containing recordings that can be listened to and contemplated beforehand. A glass of wine is encouraged.

Register here.

Virtual Catholic Women's Summit (LIVE)

June 19-21, 2020

What does it mean to be a light in times of crisis? How do you show up as a sister, a leader, a light, in seasons of darkness? Join the LUX Summit and learn from amazing women who will offer you hope and practical advice about how to do just that. Speakers include:

Sr. Miriam James, Leah Darrow, Katie Prejean McGrady, Jackie Francois Angel, Lila Rose, Sarah Swafford, and many more!

Register here.

Parking Lots & Patron(esse)s- COMING THIS SUMMER!

Interested in knowing more about the saints? Do you like history? Want to get out of the house? Join us for our Parking Lots & Patron(esse)s Series. We'll gather in the parking lots of several different parishes over the course of the summer to learn about the parish, its history, and their patron/patroness. We hope to live-stream the gatherings for those not able to join us. Stay tuned for more information!

Corpus Christi Reflection

This past weekend we celebrated the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi Sunday. The pandemic has forced us to adjust the way we worship together, resorting to online Masses and highly sterilized, private worship experiences. Fr. Casey Cole, OFM uses what we celebrated this past weekend to show us why they are not a replacement for the real thing.
Don't Get Used to This!

Changing Hearts

Fr. Abraham Feliciano, SDB, reflects on racism and its effects on us spiritually, socially and politically. He reminds us of a Christian’s responsibility to care for our brothers and sisters by reflecting on the lives of Christ and the saints. Fr. Abraham reflects on how we can respond to everyday injustices with love and thoughtful action.

Changing Hearts

The Month of the Sacred Heart

June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In every language, in every age, the heart is regarded as the natural symbol of love and affection. We pray that this month of the Sacred Heart reminds you of the excessive love of Jesus! You can find prayers for this month of the Sacred Heart here.

Scott Hahn on the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Catholic Stuff You Should Know Podcast

In January of 2010, Pope Benedict XVI asked young people to use technology for the New Evangelization. One of the results of the invitation was this podcast. The style and format were entirely hijacked from the professional, well-researched and rather humorless podcast Stuff You Should Know. The hosts are not radio talents, but regular guys who happen to be Catholic priests. Enjoy the "lighthearted explorations into various prominent and obscure Catholic topics."

Listen to the podcast.

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!

COVID-19 Resources from the Catholic Apostolate Center

The Catholic Apostolate Center has a great page of blog entries, webinars, podcasts and video content to help you make sense of the continuing COVID-19 crisis through a lens of faith. There are great spiritual resources to be found and even to share within a faith gathering.

Click here to go to the Catholic Apostolate Center page!

How to help during the COVID-19 crisis

There are many organizations around Rochester that can use our help! Check out our "How to Help" page on the Diocesan COVID-19 resource page to help out in our community!

How to Help!

"It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts."

- Mother Teresa-

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