Steve Angrisano in Concert

 Friday, September 22 at 7 PM

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish at Christ the King Church, 445 Kings Highway, S

Steve Angrisano is undoubtedly one of the most effective and versatile ministry leaders in the Church today. Young and old alike embrace the passionate message of faith, hope and love woven throughout his music and storytelling. Always rooted in a spirit of humility and faithfulness, Angrisano’s easy, honest style of ministry is born from who he is: a committed witness to the life and love of Jesus Christ.

 

In addition, Angrisano will lead two free sessions on Saturday, September 23 (donations accepted). Saturday sessions include: 

9:00 - 10:30 AM: “Movement, Music and storytelling” for families & young children.
1:00 - 2:30 PM: “Finding your way, your faith & purpose in the world.” for young adults and up. 

Tickets for Friday night are $8 per person, or $25 per family and can be purchased at Saint Kateri Parish at the Christ the King office from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday. In addition, you may also purchase tickets at any Wegmans Service Desk location for $10 per person (family rate not available). Any remaining tickets may be purchased at the door for $12 per person.

For more information visit: www.KateriIrondequoit.org

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

A 30-week retreat which begins September 27, 2017

Mercy Spirituality Center, 65 Highland Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

Participants meet weekly for input and spiritual guidance and establish a daily prayer practice. Onsite retreat sessions are held Wednesdays. We also offer a virtual option.

 

Application, interview and recommendation required.

A path toward God’s intimate and unconditional love.

An invitation to bring all of you to prayer, your imagination, memory, heart and intellect

A community sharing the journey.

A way to cultivate a new awareness of God in all things— in all peoples and cultures, in all creation, in every human experience, and especially in the person of Jesus.

 

Visit www.mercyspiritualitycenter.org/programs/spiritualexercises

for more info or to download an application.


Announcing the 2017 Catholic Courier Lecture

From Galileo to Laudato Sí: Why Science Needs Faith

featuring Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Director of the Vatican Observatory

Thursday, October 5, 6:00 PM

Strasenburgh Planetarium, 663 East Avenue, Rochester

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The assumptions behind science are, at their root, religious. Beliefs determine how we expect the world to work, and motivate individuals to become scientists and to pursue certain types of research. Yet our understanding of the relationship between faith and science has changed radically from the time of Galileo through Pope Francis’ recent

encyclical Laudato Sí.

Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference
“Create in me a clean heart” Psalm 51
Saturday, October 14
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

St Jude the Apostle Church, 4100 Lyell Road, Rochester, NY 14606
Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack. Your donations of non-perishable items are requested for St. Jude charity.

Register online at: www.exultrochester.org
$40 before August 1, 2017
$55 after August 1, 2017
$70 at the door
$15 all men under age 21

Make checks payable to: Diocese of Rochester (2017 Men’s Conference in Memo field)

Mail Registration & Check to:
Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference
P.O. Box 90574

Public Square Rosary Crusade
Beginning on Tuesday, June 13 and continuing on the 13th of every month until Saturday, October 14, there will be a commemoration of the Apparition of our Blessed Mother to the Children of Fatima. As we know all too well, the United States as well as the whole world is in extremely urgent need of public prayer, repentance, and conversion, and Our Blessed Mother has told us repeatedly that we must ask God to save America through the Rosary.

Therefore, please join us in praying the rosary for our nation at the corner of Latta and Long Pond Roads (on Wegmans side) on the days and times listed below.
• Wednesday, September 13
• Saturday, October 14
If you have any comments, questions or would like more information, please call Nancy Weiland at 392-8037.

Beginning Experience of Rochester for Widowed, Separated, or Divorced

October 13—15, 2017
Beginning Experience (BE) is an international peer support ministry for widowed, separated, and divorced adults. The weekend program helps participants deal with the natural grief process and offers an opportunity, through God, for dealing with the pain of loss and moving into the future with renewed hope. Our next weekend program will be held at the Notre Dame Retreat House overlooking Canandaigua Lake.

For more information, please contact BE at (585) 987- 1750 or visit www.beginningexperiencerochesterny.org.

Many people know that Catholic Family Center plays an active role advocating for, and welcoming refugees into our community. But did you know that, in addition to helping newly-arrived refugees achieve success, self-sufficiency and integration in our community, CFC also assists Immigrants and Refugees to obtain lawful status, and provides employment preparation, training and placement so that families can successfully enter Rochester's workforce?
Learn more at www.familyprosperityROC.org.

Hospice Volunteers Sought
Journey Home is a not-for-profit, charitable, ecumenical volunteer organization, whose mission is to guide and support individuals and their families as they journey through the dying process. We simply offer a home setting with trained volunteers to meet a person’s basic needs at the end of life.

Journey Home needs to rebuild their volunteer base for the first time in 16 years. Medical experience is not necessary. The only requirement is a desire to care with a loving heart and warm hands. Training/orientation is offered to help facilitate this care.
For information and/or to volunteer, please contact Tracey Jagla, RN, BSN via e-mail at journeyhome994@gmail.com or call at 225-1240. Journey Home is located at 994 Long Pond Rd. Visit www.journeyhomegreece.org
 
 

REACH 
Providing Warmth for the Homeless
Rochester Emergency Action Committee for the Homeless
We are a group of concerned citizens united in our efforts to provide emergency shelter for the homeless. To connect with REACH - Rochester Emergency Action Committee for the Homeless, sign up for Facebook today. There are many needs and many opportunities to share your time, talent, and treasure.

The Station of the Cross
Catholic Radio Network
WHIC 1460 AM / 92.9 FM
The Station of the Cross is a non-for-profit Catholic Radio Network that exists in order to effectively evangelize through radio programming and community action. Visit http://www.thestationofthecross.com/about/programming/ to view the local Programming Guide.

Are you looking for a life-giving volunteer experience?
Do you enjoy volunteering in schools? At drop in centers? With the elderly? At soup kitchens? At daycare centers?

The Sisters of St. Joseph have a broad range of volunteer opportunities both at our Motherhouse and at our ministries throughout Rochester. Visit our website for a complete list: www.ssjrochester.org/volunteer
Contact for more details:
Martha Mortensen-Kolkmann, LMSW
Residential Enrichment Facilitator, (585) 641-8415

Cannonball Cafe
Open 7 Days a Week
4437 Lake Ave at corner of Lake Ave and Latta Rd
Also Available: Great Desserts, Healthy Meals, Crafts
Global Mission: Fair Trade, Organically Grown, Sustainably Farmed Coffee—Enables farmers around the world to grow coffee instead of drug crops! Fair prices ensure education and health care for coffee farmers’  children and protect the environment as well!
Local Mission: Empowering women in recovery from drug addiction, trauma, and homelessness; Providing important skills for employment and education while supporting long-term sustainable recovery; Job creation-benefits both our women and the local economy.
FREE 1lb bag of fresh coffee when you sign up for the newsletter at www.ourcoffeeconnection.org.
*sponsored by Coffee Connection, Project Empower
 

Hope After Abortion
There is no spiritual pain that God's love cannot heal.
If you or someone you know has had an abortion, or in some way been affected by an abortion, please let them know that help is available to them. It is free, confidential, and loving. Pleases contact: Project Rachel at 1-888-972-2435. www.hopeafterabortion.org God's gift of peace is waiting for you.

Attention, Single Catholic Men 18-30
The nights of the Holy Eucharist, a community of consecrated brothers dedicated to foster in reverent devotion to Our Eucharistic Lord, invite you to discern your vocation at their House of Formation, located at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. Learn more: knights.org. Also, the Knights (who have members from around the country) offer hospitality to priests. Any priest who would like to make a no-charge private retreat at the Shrine can visit priestretreat.com for more information or to make reservations.  

Greece Lions Club Collecting Wheelchairs
For Eldersource Medical Equipment Loan Source
They are accepting manual wheelchairs, commodes, walkers. Please call (585) 340-7105 if you have a donation.

Legion of Mary
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
St Thomas Apostle Parish Center, 4536 St Paul Blvd
You are invited to join a group of people who are devoted to the Blessed Mother. Our St Kateri group meets weekly to pray and perform spiritual and corporal works of mercy. The rewards are great and you are guaranteed all the graces of God through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please contact us and see what a difference this devotion to Mary can make in your life. Questions? Contact Janie Caretta, 266-0672.

Eucharistic Adoration followed by Compline
3rd Sunday of each month from 7 to 8 PM
St. Boniface Convent, 314 Gregory Street, Rochester, NY 14620
Eucharistic Adoration is simply spending quiet time in the presence of Jesus. When Jesus was  suffering His agony in the garden, He asked his apostles, “Could you not spend one hour with Me?” Jesus’ lamentation touches our hearts, and we respond, “We can.”

Tutoring Kids with Cancer
1-2 Hours per Week
Attention Retired Teachers (and others) who would be interested in volunteering to tutor children (ages preschool through high school) with cancer or other chronic diseases for free at your convenience; please call Linda at 317-7269 or 315-462-9072.

Catholic TV Network
The CatholicTV Network, America’s Catholic Television Network, is now available to cable and satellite providers in our area. Please help provide this upbeat, youthful, and exciting Catholic network and powerful resource to the people of our area and the entire nation.

To help, simply visit GetCatholicTV.com as an easy way to petition your cable or satellite provider. If you are unable to access the internet, please follow up with a postcard or letter to your provider.

Remember the address: GetCatholicTV.com

Prayer for Our Times...
Uniting Neighbor with Neighbor
and Neighbor with God

First Tuesday of every Month, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Sisters of St Joseph Motherhouse, 150 French Rd, Rochester NY
The Sisters of St Joseph invite you to share in a monthly evening of Prayer and Peace.
There is so much violence in our world. As people of faith we are called to be peacemakers and put an end to violence. Let us together pray for God’s grace and guidance for ourselves and for all who make policies and decisions that affect our neighborhoods, our nation and our world. Please join us in prayer, wherever you may be. Everyone is Welcome!
Peace is the way.  Peace is the way.  Peace is the way.  Peace is the way.  Peace….

Diocesan Evangelization Website
Launched February 2012
“The Spiritual Pilgrim:
a Catholic invitation to Faith”
spiritualpilgrim.dor.org
is an evangelization website created by the Department of Evangelization & Catechesis of the Diocese of Rochester. It is an invitation for people who are already searching the Internet for a faith connection, longing for a spiritual home, or just want to know more about Catholicism. The site offers seekers a place to explore the way Catholics find Jesus in the Gospels, in the community, and in the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church. It answers some initial questions, then can connect the inquirer with a person in a parish for further conversation.
You can help spread the word!

  • e-mail the link spiritualpilgrim.dor.org to someone you think would find it helpful
  • post this link spiritualpilgrim.dor.org on your personal Facebook page
  • ‘like’ the website
  • post the videos to your Facebook page