Growing in Faith Together

From the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Supper Program Service Opportunity

Thursday, September 17

5:00-7:00 p.m.

The Southeast Rochester Catholic Community is looking for young adults to help with their Blessed Sacrament Supper Program. Since 1992, Blessed Sacrament Church and countless volunteers have provided a supper program to some of the most vulnerable in Rochester. For more information about this opportunity or future opportunities with the Supper Program, contact Gina here.

Young Adult Bonfire & Chat

Thursday, September 17

7:00 p.m.

St. Pius Tenth

With the nights getting cooler, the young adult ministry at St. Pius Tenth invite others to surround themselves with the warmth of God's love. Join them outside the church for a bonfire and great conversation of faith. For more information, click here.

Explore the Responsibilities of Faithful Citizenship & the Demands of Authentic Political Engagement

Tuesday, September 22

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join St. Bernard's School of Theology & Ministry for the continuation of their Theology and Culture series! Part one of this fall series features adjunct professor, Dr. Taylor P. O'Neill - co-professor of their summer course on Political Theology, for a discussion on what it means to be a faithful citizen. For more information and to register for the gathering, click here.

Theology on Tapas- September 23

A monthly opportunity for young adults to gather in faith, cook together and hear bite-sized stories of the saints begins September 23 at 7:00 p.m.! This first gathering we will learn how to make rose petal cookies and what their connection to St. Padre Pio is. To sign up for this gathering and future gatherings, please click here. Those that sign up will be emailed recipe information to cook along.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. We use this month to be an instrument of God's peace and consolation to those affected by suicide and individuals with suicidal ideation. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to treatment services and the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention. For more information, click here.
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Faith and Citizenship: Catholic Perspectives on American Politics

Thursday, September 24

6:00-7:30 p.m.

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, this panel presentation explores a Catholic perspective on American politics. How can people of faith draw upon the Christian tradition to address the polarization that is taking place in America? What role do moral issues play when deciding on a candidate? How can we move towards greater unity and collaboration in a time of division? Moderated by Dr. Cathleen Kaveny, a panel of editors from America Media address these questions and more. For more information and to register for this free webinar, 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.

Service with Foodlink

Foodlink has service opportunities available this fall! If you are healthy and available, please feel free to sign up below. Each volunteer must register individually. To read the full volunteer requirements, please click here. If volunteer spaces are full, please feel free to join the wait-list here.

Emergency Food Packing AM | Emergency Food Packing PM | Donation Sorting AM | Donation Sorting PM

Father & Son: Priest & Deacon Duo

Fr. Cassidy Stinson and his dad Deacon Michael Stinson talk with host Katie Prejean McGrady about their family's conversion to Catholicism. The two also give advice on how to foster a sense of vocation within your home and explain why it's important to help your children discern what God wants for their lives.
Ave Explores: Catholic Family Life with Fr. Cassidy Stinson and Deacon Michael Stinson

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