Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Virtual C.A.F.E.

Wednesday, November 18

7:00 p.m.

Join Gathering

Join the young adult ministry at Saint Kateri Parish for Cider After Faith Experience (C.A.F.E.)! The gathering will include a video, discussion, and some online trivia games. The video and discussion will try to speak to things like "Why are we so divided right now?" and "Family brings out the worst in you (so that God can heal it)." Bring your own cider and donuts to this virtual gathering and take a break from school/work/social distancing! Meeting ID and password can be found by clicking the image. For more information, click here.

Food, Faith, & A Video

Thursday, November 19

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Doughtery Hall- St. Mary's Church


Join the young adult community of St. Benedict's Parish for an evening of food, fellowship, and faith! Young adults will gather for food and to watch a video from the Formed Symbolon Series on a relevant topic of faith, followed by a fruitful discussion on what everyone heard. Dinner will be around 6:00 p.m. and the video will begin around 6:30 p.m. Masks must be worn and social distancing maintained at the gathering. Space at the gathering is limited so please email Ben Van Heck to RSVP.

Theology on Tapas- December 9

The deliciousness and fellowship continues on Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. as we learn how to make Chile Cheese Enchiladas in honor of St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe. You can cook with us or just come for the fellowship! To learn more about Theology on Tapas and to sign up, click here. If you missed the November gathering, you can catch a replay here.
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This online event will feature constructive conversations, professional development, prayer, networking, and resource sharing – through live events, social media, pre-recorded video workshops, and email communications. Recognizing the pandemic and the global and local realities that young adults are facing (and fully aware of the economic issues that have impacted the Church’s pastoral care with these men and women), the Forum will focus on “innovation in ministry” as a way forward. Inspired by Pope Francis’ 2020 message to young people (based on Lk 7:14), the theme of the Forum is Arise! Ministry with Young Adults in a Time of Innovation. For more information and to register, click here.

Called & Gifted

All of us have something to discern! The Office of Evangelization & Catechesis is looking for young adults or those that minister to young adults who are interested in forming the next Called & Gifted cohort. Called & Gifted is a process created by the Catherine of Siena Institute that helps people better understand spiritual gifts and how to recognize those gifts in themselves and others. The process will include a virtual workshop that lays the foundation for the beginning of discernment, an online Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory, a gifts interview to help you unpack your inventory, and working with a small group over several weeks to experiment with your gifts. Dates/times TBD. If you are interested, click here.

The World Awaits Your Yes!

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

The Very Rev. Gregory Sakowicz, Rector of Archdiocese of Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral, offers this reflection for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. We celebrate this solemnity on Sunday. This great celebration is the culmination of the liturgical year and is an annual reminder of God’s divine authority in our lives. As we wrap up another year in the history of God’s saving love for us and prepare to begin a new year of grace with the Advent season, let us reflect on the Kingship of Christ.
Fr. Greg Sakowicz's Homily - Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King Of The Universe - Nov 26, 2017

Young Adult Ministry Spotlight

Peace of Christ

The Young Adult Ministry at Peace of Christ Parish ministers to young adults ages 18-39 who represent diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, educational, vocational, social, political, and spiritual backgrounds. The ministry follows the pastoral plan for young adults in the Sons and Daughters of Light. It is a growing ministry that would be blessed by additional engaged leaders. For more details contact Matthew Grosodonia, Director of Young Adult Ministry, using the information below.

Advent with ChristLife Young Adults

Join ChristLife Young Adults to Prepare the Way in your heart for the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. This opportunity will include reading and reflecting on the upcoming Sunday Gospel throughout the Advent season. For more information, click here.

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.

40:30 Young Adult Group

The Southeast Rochester Catholic Community invites young adults to leave the noisiness of the world and gather with other young adults in faith. This new young adult group takes its inspiration from Isaiah 40:30-31. The group currently gathers Mondays at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, click here.
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Check Out Advent & Young Adult Resources!

Check out the resources below from the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis!

For more about young adult ministry, contact Mark Capellazzi at