A Roman Catholic Parish Serving:

Penn Yan, Dundee, Naples, Prattsburgh,

Rushville, and Stanley

Saint Michael's Church
Penn Yan, NY
Parish Founded: 1850
Current Church: 1902

Saint Michael's Catholic School
Penn Yan, NY
School Founded: 1882
Grades: PreK-5

Saint Patrick's Church
Prattsburg, NY
Parish Founded: 1860
Current Church: 1868

Saint Theresa's Church
Stanley, NY
Parish Founded: 1876
Current Church: 1876

Saint Januarius' Church
Naples, NY
Parish Founded: 1876
Current Church: 1964

Cobblestone Springs
Dundee, NY
Year Built: 1840
Staffed By: Sisters of St. Joseph


For Adults and Families

And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Luke 17:5-6)

“When you see holiness alive in a person, even for a moment, it is inspiring. The truth is, virtue is ultimately attractive. When Jesus walked the earth, people wanted to be with him. Whether he was speaking in the synagogue, walking down the street, or eating at someone’s home, people wanted to be with him.” Read more about this at www.dynamiccatholic.com

Opportunities to learn more about the Bible and our Catholic Faith are available to adults through small groups or online in the courses for adults at My Catholic Faith Delivered. Also recommended are participation in ministries, fellowship with other parishioners, spiritual reading and Christian radio.

Click the Catholic Resources page for more ideas. Click here.

Building Strong Catholic Families Takes Time and Effort
Here are some ideas and opportunities:

  • Attend Mass weekly together as a Family! (Praying as a community and receiving Jesus in the Eucharist (a word that means Thanksgiving) strengthens us.)
  • Consecrate your family to The Blessed Virgin Mary/ or a dedicated Patron Saint.
  • Make time to pray, converse and eat together daily.
  • Make time to do the weekly lesson and other family activities together.
  • Attend Family Faith Formation for 1.5 hours monthly on Sundays from September – May. See the Events schedule for dates, locations and times.
  • 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 Giving.)
  • As a family, participate in two service projects each year.
  • 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.




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