Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

The Month of the Holy Rosary

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In this first year of the Eucharistic Revival and ahead of National Vocations Awareness Week, young adults from across the Diocese of Rochester are invited to the Diocesan Be A Witness Young Adult Mass on Thursday, November 3, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The evening will be a great opportunity to ponder how to witness to the Christ we receive in the Eucharist while living out one's vocation. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Matano and Father Peter VanLieshout will be the homilist. The evening will also include Adoration, food trucks, and fellowship. To register for the gathering, click below. For more information, email Mark at

Action and Apples

Saturday, October 15

12:30 p.m.
St. Leo | 110 Old Hojack Lane
Kelly's Apple Farm | 611 Wilder Road

The young adult community at St. Leo is hosting a fall day of service and fellowship. Join other young adults for some grounds cleanup at the parish followed by apple picking, cider, and donuts (weather permitting)! RSVPs and questions can be directed to Anya at

Young Adult Spaghetti & Scripture

Credit: Catholic Courier

Photo Credit: Catholic Courier

Every Thursday

Pasta Supper-6:30 p.m.

Bible Study-7:00 p.m.

Auburn Area

Okay, maybe not spaghetti every week, but the young adult community in Auburn invites young adults for pasta and bible study every Thursday evening. For more information about the weekly young adult bible study in Auburn, contact leaders Kieran and Laura McManus at You can learn more about the young adult community in Auburn by clicking the button below.

Sisters of Mercy Young Adult Opportunities for October & November

Grilling with God

At the beginning of the month, Converge Young Adult Community hosted Grilling with God at Peace of Christ Parish- St. James Church in Rochester. Converge Young Adult Community is a community of faithful young adults in the greater Rochester and Irondequoit areas. During the evening, young adults enjoyed a casual backyard BBQ, prayed the Rosary together, and shared in some fellowship. If you would like to connect with Converge Young Adult Community or other young adult communties within the Diocese of Rochester, contact Mark at

Respect Life Month

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The Catholic Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month in October. This annual observance provides Catholics an opportunity to grow in their understanding of how much of a gift human life is and help build a culture that cherishes and protects it. The Diocese of Rochester and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) provides many ways to enter into this important month. To explore these resources and opportunities, click the buttons below.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

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​November 11-13

Notre Dame Retreat House


The WWME weekend teaches communication techniques such as active listening, listening with the heart and empathy towards your spouse's feelings. It is based on the sacrament of Holy Matrimony and expresses the importance of love in the union and encourages this love be taken out into the world in various ministries to serve God by strengthening the couples and families in the church. The Marriage Encounter gives busy couples much needed time together to focus on each other and deepen their communication. After the Experience, couples often return to their life and families refreshed with renewed commitment to each other. Application fee is $100. For more information, contact Mike and Kathy Williams at (585) 872-5432 (home) or (585) 217-3899 (cell)

Eucharistic Revival Speaker Series

Wednesday Evenings

6:30 p.m.

St. Paul’s Church

Young adults are invited to the Eucharistic Revival Speaker Series at St. Paul's. Each month there will be a guest speaker presenting on a different topic related to the Eucharist. Speakers include Fr. Peter Van Leishout, Dr. Matthew Kuhner, Sr. Karen Dietz, Lisa Lickona, Fr. Peter Mottola, Fr. Bob Kennedy, and Christine Kvam. Series participants will receive a free copy of the book Becoming Eucharistic People by Timothy P. O’Malley which will be incorporated into the series. The series will also be available via livestream on the parish website. For more information, click the button below.

Weekend Eucharist Retreats | Notre Dame Retreat House

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Notre Dame Retreat House is offering several weekend retreats this fall on the importance of the Eucharist and why it is a gift and the action that should inspire our every day living. Retreats will offer thoughts on the different aspects of the Mass such as Mass and its History; Mass as a Meal; Mass as Thanksgiving and Mass as Mission. Registration is limited! Click the button below for more information.

JPII Formation House for Young Adults

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Live in Community & Grow in Sanctity…in Kraków Poland!

Young adults can spend their spring exploring Poland while taking classes, volunteering, or working a remote job! Be immersed in an authentically Catholic environment and challenged to grow personally and spiritually, in a supportive community! To learn more, click the button below.

Check Out Ways to Grow in Faith Together!

Check out the young adult ministries in our Diocese, upcoming opportunities to grow in faith, and resources to help you in your journey by clicking the button below!

For more about young adult ministry, contact Mark Capellazzi at