“Talking with God: Insights from St. Alphonsus de Liguori” is the theme of a day of retreat (7/17 from 9 AM – 3 PM) at Notre Dame Retreat House, 5151 Foster Rd., Canandaigua, NY. 585-394-5700. It will be given by Fr. Dennis Bill, C.Ss.R. and Five Redemptorists seminarians (who are making final vows). Register by calling or emailing at email@example.com Fee: $25 includes breaks & lunch.
When we pray as a community and receive Jesus in the Eucharist (a word that means Thanksgiving) we strengthen each other and He strengthens us. Learn why “Eucharist is a Verb, Not a Noun” this summer by attending Lessons from the Vineyard, a 3 night retreat at nearby Sts. Mary & Matthew Faith Community in Livonia, beginning at 7 PM on 6/26, 7/24 & 8/21.
Work weekends? Make your day off your personal Sabbath and go to daily Mass! Through our active participation in the sacraments and making an effort to pray daily He will grow in us. Check out this story of The Hudsons. Take advantage of opportunities to learn more about the Bible and our Catholic faith through small groups or online in the courses for adults at My Catholic Faith Delivered. Participate in ministries, fellowship with other parishioners, join one of our parish’s book groups, view Catholic TV and listen to Christian radio. Click the Resources page for more ideas.
Married or a Parent?
The motto of the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry is Strong Catholic Families, Strong Catholic Youth.” See more by clicking here. The Padgetts also have a compelling story.
Other things that build families:
- Attend Family Faith Formation for 1.5 hours monthly on Sundays from September
– May. See the Events schedule for dates, locations and times.
- Make time to do the weekly lesson and other family activities together.
- Incorporate spiritual reading, listening to Christian radio into your lives.
- Attend social events within the parish.
- Participate in the ministries of the parish. (Click on the Ministries found under
- Participate in two service projects each year as a family.
Camp Koinonia Located within our parish boundaries lies this beautiful get away. It offers week-long retreats for families to grow closer, relax and renew their spirits. The program staff consists of a priest, spiritual directors and program directors. Teens are offered a life changing experience as staffers, serving the families and finding lifelong friends. Young adults also have an important place at Camp Koininia, as Holy Helpers. To learn more, click here.