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News to Use from Our Pastoral Offices

Adult Faith Formation: Man Up New York

I would like to share with you some information about our upcoming men’s conference, 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!

  • When: Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
  • Where: St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers 

Join us with your men’s group. We also have follow-up resources for your men’s group. 

We would greatly appreciate your assistance with hearing confessions from 12pm-1:30 pm. There is no cost for clergy, but registration is required. 

To sign yourself up, go to

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. 

Save your spot today!

Download Man Up New York flyer PDF

Download Man Up New York web graphic JPG

Saturday, October 23, 2021, Man Up New York – need for assistance with hearing confessions 

We expect 300+ men for our Man Up New York conference. We would greatly appreciate your assistance with hearing confessions from 12:00pm-1:30 pm at the recreation center of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Guevara from the Adult Faith Formation Office at [email protected]. Thank you for your assistance. 

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, September 24, 8 p.m.

Download the schedule of reflections.

Cultural Diversity Apostolate – Hispanic Ministry: Calendar of Hispanic Liturgies at St. Patrick’s Cathedral September 2021 – August 2021

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!

Cultural Diversity Apostolate – Hispanic Ministry: Pilgrim Virgin of Altagracia

Dear Fathers,

The Archdiocesan Committee of Our Lady of Altagracia invites the Dominican Community to celebrate a Jubilee Year for the 100 Years of the Canonical Coronation of their Patroness, by welcoming to their parishes the Pilgrim Virgin of Altagracia during this Jubilee Year (2021-2022). Please see the attached flyer for additional information.


Father Ambiorix Rodriguez

Church of Saint Elizabeth

Development: Landmark Restoration Campaign

Cardinal Dolan and the Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral have led the extraordinary Landmark Restoration over the past several years to preserve “America’s parish church.” Thanks to the altruism of thousands of benefactors – including individual donors, corporations, foundations, and clergy – our restored St. Patrick’s Cathedral will endure as a sanctuary of Catholicism, charity, and culture for generations to come.

Family Life: Prepare/Enrich Facilitator Training for Clergy

The Family Life Office will be conducting a training for Clergy on the Prepare/Enrich (PE) [pre]marital relationship inventory tool. This training will focus on the mechanics of PE and is designed to help clergy administer the PE tool and use the tangible feedback about a couple’s relationship in areas such as communication, conflict resolution and spiritual beliefs. Additionally, this training will familiarize you with the Catholic Couple Checkup inventory.

The training workshop is scheduled at St. Joseph’s Seminary:
Friday, October 22nd, 2021 from 10:00am–3:30pm

To find out more or to register, please call or email Suzanne Hammill at (646) 794‐3183 or [email protected].

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. For speaker background and to register, click on the links in the attached flyer.  For questions or more information, contact Sue DiSisto in the Family Life Office at [email protected]  or 646.794.3191.

Liturgy: Sing a New Song Workshop

Join us for a Zoom workshop on best practices in the area of pastoral music ministry, focusing on the search process for new parish musicians and how to navigate relationships between clergy and musicians, on Wednesday, September 29, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets $15. Click here to learn more and register.

Liturgy: Liturgy Office Newsletter

The June 2021 Liturgy Office newsletter is now available. Click here to read Volume 8.4 of Liturgy Update online, or download directly below.

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.

Special Events: Columbus Day Mass

Join us for the 44th Annual Columbus Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Monday, October 11 at 9:30 A.M. Tickets are FREE and available by request via Eventbrite. The last day to request tickets is Friday, September 24 at Noon.

Special Events: RCIA Forum – English and Spanish

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? Participants in this Forum on the Catechumenate for Christian Initiation Ministers will deepen their understanding of the Church’s vision of the baptismal catechumenate as outlined in Part II.1 of the RCIA ritual text. 

Saturday, December 4, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cathedral High School
350 East 56th Street

Click here to learn more. Para leer este mensaje en español, haga clic aquí.

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.

Young Adult Outreach: October Young Adult Mass

Join us for our October 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. Agustino Torres, CFR. Fernando Torres is our guest musician. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Youth Faith Formation: Youth Faith Formation Updates

We are happy to welcome Tom Brinkmann and Jennifer Annuziata to the Youth Faith Formation staff. Jennifer has spent the last several years supporting parishes in Rockland and NWP as the administrative assistant to its regional catechetical coordinator. She is now serving as the project coordinator for the department. Tom Brinkmann joins us after spending 18 years with Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries. Tom will support parish ministry from baptism to twelfth grad as the regional youth faith formation specialist for Dutchess, Putnam, and Northern Westchester.

Youth Faith Formation: New Regions

As part of the restructuring of the Department of Youth Faith Formation, we have created a new regional structure to be able to provide a more personal consultation and support system for parish faith formation from baptism to twelfth grade. Each regional specialist (formerly director) will be the single point of contact for the parish in these areas in order to help foster seamless experiences of faith formation for parents and young people as they grow in their love of Christ and the Church. See the attached memo for details and contact information.

Youth Faith Formation: Forum for Catechesis 2021

We are looking forward to hosting the Forums for Catechesis and Youth Ministry in person this fall! The Forums are great opportunities for learning and sharing for those ministering to and with our children and youth. They will be held on October 16, 2021 at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx and October 23, 2021 at Burke High School in Goshen. For more information or to register please go here. Please share the attached flyer with your parish religious education and youth ministry leaders.