Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Prayer as Night Falls

Wednesday May 27, 2020

8:30 PM

With special guest: Sister Donna Del Santo

Sister Donna will be talking about Social Justice and how it impacts her prayer life. Sister Donna is a Sister of St. Joseph and is the Director of Vocations for the Sisters of St. Joseph!

Join us using this ZOOM link

(password is 12345 if needed)

Kitchen Table Theology Trivia

Friday, May 29

3:00 PM

Come join other faithful young adults for a Catholic twist on pub trivia from the comfort of your own kitchen table. Be prepared with some paper, a pen, and your knowledge of the Catholic Faith!

Join Gathering here

(password is 12345 if needed)

Coronavirus Anxiety and Our Young People: How to Help Them Cope

Join us for an exclusive presentation for parents and ministry professionals, sponsored by the Diocese of Rochester, Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, with national author, speaker and counselor Roy Petitfils.

Roy has worked with youth and young adults for more than 20 years as a minister, teacher, school administrator, school counselor and now as a counselor in private practice. He has authored several books including: Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: A Field Guide for Catholic Parents, Pastors, and Youth Leaders and is a TEDtalk speaker as well as presenter of workshops on teens around the country.

June 3, 2020

5:00 - 6:30 PM

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The Wild Goose Series

In preparation for Pentecost this Sunday, enjoy this 14 part video study on discovering a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit featuring Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR.

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Newlyweds in the time of Coronavirus

Here we sit, nice and cozy on a rainy spring morning, laptops out, sipping tea, and working from home. Like most Americans, our home – a one-bedroom apartment – is now acting as our temporary office, school, and even church. Unlike most people, though, Eric and I were just getting the hang of living under the same roof! We have been married for just over four months. There are still boxes to unpack, thank you notes to send, and we are still figuring out our daily rhythm as a married couple. Now we have every waking and sleeping moment together for what looks like at least a month; it’s a perfect opportunity to grow together as a more

Catechesis At home- embracing silence

Fr. Abraham Feliciano, SDB, gives us a wonderful lesson on the importance of silence. He begins with some question of what comes to mind when we think of silence. He then shares examples of how he has embraced silence in his life, and how it has brought him closer to God. Fr. Abraham concludes with sharing what the fruits of brings, and some concrete steps to take to embrace an attitude of silence.

Embracing Silence

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 form

Sign up here!


The Diocese of Colorado Springs is offering a young adult retreat for Pentecost, this weekend, online. It is open to all and a great way to connect to national speakers and other young adult Catholics!

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

here are some helpful apps to use during quarantine!

Free Catholic Apps

1. Laudate

2. The Holy Catholic Bible

3. The Holy Rosary

4. Catholic Daily Reflections

5. Catholic Hymn Book

6. Hallow: Catholic Meditation

Free Games

1. Catholic Trivia

2. QuizUP

3. Houseparty games (Play with friends!)

4. Psych (Play with friends!)

5. Additional games to play with friends: Boggle, Uno, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Draw Something

More Fun app ideas:

1. Find a fun Escape Room app!

2. Paint By Number or a Coloring Book app

3. Find a good Cooking app

4. Explore some Arts and Culture apps

5. Find a Fitness app

The Month of Mary

May is the Month of Mary: Join this online prayer series with Renew International.

Thursdays at 7:00 - 8:00 PM

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Additional Resources!

Check out the resources below to keep your faith strong this week and during the Easter season!

For more information about these opportunities contact Leslie Barkin at