Growing in Faith Together
From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
Prayer as Night Falls
Wednesday May 27, 2020
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!
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Kitchen Table Theology Trivia
Friday, May 29
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!
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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
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 couple....read 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.
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
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.
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!
"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!
2. The Holy Catholic Bible
3. The Holy Rosary
4. Catholic Daily Reflections
5. Catholic Hymn Book
6. Hallow: Catholic Meditation
1. Catholic Trivia
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
Check out the resources below to keep your faith strong this week and during the Easter season!