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

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

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For Young Adults, Families with Young Children

Maybe you are single.  Or, maybe you are married without children.  Or, maybe you are being blessed with children.  No matter!  You are an important member of the family of God.  Whether in the parish or in your home,  the “domestic church,” we learn of love, kindness, gratitude, rules, forgiveness and mercy.   That is why community is so important!  All of us are called to live holy, virtuous lives.  We need each other, trusted friends and the community to pray for us, invite us to live holy, virtuous lives and practice the faith.   Godparents, sponsors, the extended family, your parish family and the staff of OLOL are available to assist.  Call upon any of us.  Serving each other, and others, is the mission given to all by Christ.

Ways to form your faith:

  • Participate in the life of the church.
  • For “Young Adults” (aged 18-39) the Diocese publishes “Growing in Faith Together,” a weekly newsletter offering of fun, faith forming activities and meet ups.  Click on the link, or view it on our Facebook page.
  • Pray individually and with others.  Consider making a prayer corner with a Bible, candle and other items (statuary, palms, prayer cards) that brings you to a holy moment.
  • Read books or magazines that share a Christian message.  Talk about how they open your mind and heart.   (Good Reads has many titles,  genres and authors, as well as Bibles & Catechisms.)
  • Sing/listen to songs and hymns  (Use this link to learn more.)  Here are some radio stations that are enriching:
  • Family Life Network or KLove  or  Stations of the Cross

For those with children, check out some great websites like, The Religion Teacher or Catholic Icing.  See more websites below.

  • Let your kids prepare for Mass by viewing other kids doing the same.
  • Find a Mass that speaks to them.  Search on the Internet for Sunday Masses for Children.  The most recently uploaded one to YouTube from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Singapore is excellent!
  • Searching for Catholic magazines and websites for children will yield huge results.
  •  Check out the resources the Diocese makes available on their  website.  Another website that is helpful is Families of Character.
  • Plan a family service project.  Talk about how it glorifies God.
  • Tune into EWTN TV.

While schools are closed and Masses and Church activities are suspended, here are some ideas of how to continue your child’s learning:

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/resources/scholastic-learn-at-home–free-resources-for-school-closures.html#

https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/child-safety-and-catholic-family-living/growing-with-god/program-overview/coronavirus-response-lesson?utm_source=cj&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=covid-resources

http://holyheroes.net/

EWTN Kids

Catholic Kids by Loyola Press

Camps  (Ability to do this will of course depend on whether the spread of the Coronavirus has been contained.  Check with each camp to learn more.)

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