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News to Use from Our Pastoral Offices

Adult Faith Formation: Man Up New York – SOLD OUT! 

We are sold out for our Man Up New York, Manning up in the face of adversity. St. Joseph-Model of True Manhood! It will be a day of fellowship, spiritual enrichment, and practical insights on how to live out our faith during this time of adversity. We will be joined by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Fr. Don Calloway, Mike Piazza, and Dr. Greg Bottaro! If you would like to join virtually, please sign up at

ASSISTANCE NEEDED with Sacrament of Reconciliation

Father, we would greatly appreciate your assistance with hearing confessions from 12pm-1:30 pm. If you can come, please email us at [email protected] or at 646-794-2581. 

Free Parish Watch parties

If you would like to hold a watch party at your parish, there would be no cost for your parishioners to participate in the conference. Contact us for more information at [email protected] or at 646-794-2581.

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Adult Faith Formation: For a Synodal Church – Communion, Participation and Mission 

On Sunday, October 17 at 10:15 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cardinal Dolan will officially open our phase of the synod. We call together all members of the Christian faithful to be present and pray for its success. Join us!

Adult Faith Formation: RCIA Forum 2021       

Children of varying ages and a wide range of faith development come to us seeking Christian initiation. How do we minister to these children and their families? What is the best way to offer each child appropriate catechesis and formation in Christian life? How do we receive children who have been baptized in other Christian traditions into the full communion of the Catholic Church?                       

Participants will deepen their understanding of the Church’s vision of the baptismal catechumenate as outlined in Part II.1 of the RCIA ritual text (RCIA adapted for children of catechetical age).        

Adult Faith Formation: Blessed are the Poor! – We are Fratello (Flyer)

Cultural Diversity Apostolate – Black Ministry: The Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner                                                       

His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan Archbishop of New York cordially invites you to the Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund Awards

Cultural Diversity Apostolate – Hispanic Ministry: Year of St. Joseph Reflections

The next presentation in the Year of Saint Joseph Zoom Reflection Series will be “Paternidad de San José” with Dr. José Luis Perez Guadalupe.

Friday, October 29, 8 p.m.

Download the schedule of reflections.

Cultural Diversity Apostolate – Hispanic Ministry: Calendar of Hispanic Liturgies at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

El Ministerio Hispano de la Arquidiócesis de Nueva York los invita a celebrar la riqueza y diversidad de los Hispanos Católicos. Experimente la alegría, la belleza y la devoción en estas celebraciones Marianas y Misas especiales celebradas en la Catedral de San Patricio. ¡Todos están bienvenidos!

The Hispanic Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York invites you to celebrate the richness and diversity of Hispanic Catholics. Experience the joy, beauty and devotion at these Marian celebrations and special Masses held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. All are welcome!

Family Life: Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents in-person retreat

The Family Life Office begins anew our in-person Emmaus Ministry Retreat for Grieving Parents with this all-day retreat in Rockland County. A unique, faith-based program providing spiritual retreats offered by grieving parents for grieving parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age, by any cause, no matter how long ago. 

  • When: Saturday, November 20, 9:30AM – 7:30PM
  • Where: Church of St. Augustine, 118 South Main Street, New City  10956

For questions or more information, contact Sue DiSisto in the Family Life Office at [email protected]  or 646.794.3191.
To register:

Family Life: Hope and Action – Suicide Prevention Webinar

This free Zoom-based webinar offers parents a safe and confidential way to learn about warning signs for suicide, and how to create space for loving conversations that may save a life.  Presented by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC; Pamela Morris, Ph.D.; and Stan Collins. 
October 28th Webinar:

November 3rd Webinar:

There are a few ways you can promote this for your parishioners (and social media viewers):

  • Share the attached flyer (via email, website, or printed)
  • Post to your social media channels as follows:
    • For Facebook or Twitter: use the attached “Facebook Twitter” JPG file, and just include the following text in the type that accompanies the FB/Twitter image:
    • For Instagram: use the attached “Instagram-hl” JPG file (nothing else needed)

For questions or more information, contact Sue DiSisto in the Family Life Office at [email protected] or 646.794.3191.

Marketing: Flocknote

On December 5, there will be an archdiocese-wide Flocknote Sign Up Sunday. In preparation for that, please be sure you are using Flocknote in your parish.

Respect Life: Respect Life Sunday and Respect Life Month

In October, the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is designated as Respect Life Sunday (October 3rd). To find information and materials designed to support Respect Life Month please visit these websites:

Respect Life: Respect Life Week Curriculum

Education on the sanctity of human life is of critical importance. Consider implementing the Respect Life Week curriculum in your school and/or CCD program. The curriculum is available for free online with lesson plans on a wide-range of life issues including abortion, assisted suicide, immigration, and marriage. The material is presented at an age-appropriate level for all grades (PK-12). You can access the curriculum on the Respect Life Office website.

Respect Life: 40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer campaign that will take place throughout our Archdiocese starting on September 22nd and concluding October 31st. 40 Days for Life is a peaceful initiative consisting of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and educational outreach with the goal of protecting mothers and their children from abortion. More than 18,000 unborn children have been saved from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns.  To learn more about the 40 Days for Life campaign, visit:  

For information about participating in the 40 Days for Life campaigns in the Archdiocese, click the link below to download the contact list.

St. Joseph’s Seminary: Cathedral Prep weekends and the Day of Vocations       

The Office of Vocations is proud to bring back Cathedral Prep weekends and the Day of Vocations. Please announce these upcoming events and post them in your bulletins. Thank you for helping to promote vocations.                            

  • Cathedral Prep Weekend: October 29—31, 2021                                        
  • Cathedral Prep Weekend: December 3-5, 2021      
  • Saint Joseph’s Day: March 19                              

St. Joseph’s Seminary: Dr. Charles Camosy Lecture                                              

Public Lecture – Dr. Charles Camosy: “Losing Our Dignity: How Secularized Medicine is Undermining Fundamental Human Equality”                                                                      

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 5:00 PM                                                       

St. Joseph’s Seminary: Advent and Christmas Concerts      

Save the dates to join us during this year of St. Joseph, in celebration of the Seminary’s 125th anniversary for their Advent and Christmas Concert 

  • Saturday, December 4, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 5, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

Support St. Joseph’s Seminary Schola by placing a Journal Ad in the Concert Program. All proceeds will go towards cultural and spiritual enrichment programs for the seminarians

St. Joseph’s Seminary: St. Joseph’s Seminary Anniversary Car Raffle

Raffle tickets for 2022 Toyota RAV 4 XLE available now for purchase. Download the flyer below or click here to lean more.

St. Joseph’s Seminary: Eucharistic Revitalization in the Archdiocese of New York Forum

On Thursday November 4th 2021 at St. Joseph’s Seminary, following the Annual Mass for Deceased Alumni and a luncheon, the Presbyteral Council will sponsor a forum starting at 2:00 PM with three speakers: Father Joseph Lienhard, S.J. of Fordham University, who will present on the theme “The Eucharist Believed – A Revitalized Understanding”; Father Herald Brock, C.F.R., who will address the topic “Eucharistic Coherence as a Call to Conversion”; and Charles Camosy, Ph.D. of Fordham University (and Visiting Scholar at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Fall 2021), who will speak on the topic “Eucharistic Coherence as a Matter of Personal Conscience.”

These presentations will be followed by a break-out session during which smaller groups of priests will provide input on the topics already addressed, which will then be reported back to the larger assembly for a final Q & A session with the presenters.

If you can join us for the conference, please email The Presbyteral Council at [email protected]

Young Adult Outreach: November Young Adult Mass

Join us for our November Young Adult Mass! Adoration with praise and worship and Confessions will be available from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mass b

The Office of Young Adult Outreach is pleased to share the following upcoming event:

  • November Young Adult Mass
  • Wednesday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Join us for our November Young Adult Mass! Adoration with praise and worship and Confessions will be available from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mass begins at 7:30 p.m. Our celebrant is Fr. Boniface Endorf, OP. Charlie Freeman is our guest musician.
Social to follow at a nearby establishment.
Please follow signs at the Cathedral for up-to-date COVID protocols.
Search “November 3rd Young Adult Mass” on Facebook or email [email protected] for more information.