Catholic Center Holidays
The Catholic Center will be closed on Friday, December 23, Monday, December 26, and Monday, January 2. You may always leave your message in the department’s voice mailbox, and it will be returned on the next business day. To reach the chancery after hours and on weekends, call Community Answering Service at 877-582-2996. Add this number as “Chancery Emergency” to the list of contacts in your mobile telephone.
2023 Dates for Your Calendar (subject to change)
- Ash Wednesday | February 22
- RCIA Rite of Election | Sunday, February 26
- Lenten Day of Recollection | Wednesday, March 8
- St. Patrick’s Day Mass and Parade | Friday, March 17
- Lenten Reconciliation Monday | April 3
- Mass of the Chrism | Tuesday, April 4
- Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord | April 9
- Ordination to the Priesthood, Saturday | May 27
- Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass, Sunday | June 4
- Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate | Saturday, June 17
- Jubilee Mass and Brunch for Religious | Sunday, June 18
- Columbus Day Mass and Parade | Monday, October 9
- Advent Reconciliation Monday | December 18
December 31 | New Year’s Eve Party | Young Adult Outreach Office
For more information, email Kaitlyn.Colgan@archny.org
January 4 | Young Adult Mass | Young Adult Outreach Office
Join us for our monthly Young Adult Mass! Adoration and Confessions will be available from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Our celebrant is Fr. Louis Masi. Salem Farmand will provide music. Mass begins at 7:30 p.m. Social to follow at Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant, 14 E. 47th Street.
Search “January 4th Young Adult Mass” on Facebook or email Kaitlyn.Colgan@archny.org for more information.
January 10, 17, 26 | Engage.Encourage.Educate | Family Life Office
Please see the attached flyer that contains three additional meeting opportunities. If you did not have the opportunity to attend or ask your parish leaders to attend, please consider doing so in January. You will learn about upcoming initiatives that will assist in our service to families in the Archdiocese of New York. Some outcomes of past meetings include:
- The need for concrete ways to assist families to grow as the domestic or home Church
- Opportunities for small faith sharing groups to be formed or enhanced
- Create or continue to enliven an environment where all members of the family feel welcomed in the parish
- More opportunities to accompany couples who plan to marry as well as those who are already married
- Dedicated resources for those families with members who are suffering or feel neglected
January 12 | Igniting Faith in Middle School | Youth Faith Formation
Join us for a free online seminar that will explore the world of the middle school young person and practical ways in which we can help them burn with the fire of Christ. Register at archny.org/ARCHNYLAB.
January 25 | Evening of Fraternity | Our Lady of Victory & St. Andrew Parish
Father Myles Murphy, pastor of Our Lady of Victory/St. Andrew in the financial district of Manhattan is inviting all priests for an evening of fraternity on Wednesday, January 25 at 4:00 pm at a private room at Rory Dolan’s Restaurant Bar, 890 McClean Avenue, Yonkers. A generous benefactor is underwriting the cost. RSVP 917-882-7915 or email@example.com.
January 28 | Retreat Day for Catholic Teachers and Staff Working in Public Schools | Youth Faith Formation Office
The Department of Youth Faith Formation sponsors a yearly retreat for those Catholics teaching and working in public schools. This retreat is a chance to recognize and support those who teach and work with our children throughout the archdiocese daily. They serve as evangelizers for our young ones and their families. This year’s retreat is Saturday, January 28, 2023, at St. Joseph Seminary. For more information visit our website.
February 11 | Edge Training Day | Youth Faith Formation Office
Come experience and learn how dynamic catechetical resources, small group mentoring, and a fun, safe place can help youth people get answers to their unanswered questions. Edge is a middle school catechetical youth ministry program that will help young people experience Jesus Christ in a profound, personal way and to find a solid Catholic community in the life of the parish.
February 12 | World Marriage Day and Longest-Married Couple Search | Family Life Office
In the new document from the Vatican’s Dicastery of Laity, Family, and Life Catechumenal Pathways for Married Life, we read, “The task of accompanying couples is the duty of the entire ecclesial community, which embarks on a journey shared by priests, Christian spouses, and pastoral workers. The celebration of married life is to be a priority for each member of the ecclesial community. This January, we will begin the development of a marriage catechumenate to assist in this important mission.
To begin this endeavor, plans for World Marriage Day, celebrated this coming year on February 12, 2023, are presently underway. Please note the attached flyers (English and Spanish) and the bulletin/web site announcement. I urge you to promote the Masses that will be celebrated throughout the Archdiocese s well as the Longest Married Couples Search. Information regarding World Marriage Day will be sent to you in January as well as posted on our web site at https://archny.org/ministries-and-offices/family-life/ and https://archny.org/ministries-and-offices/vida-familiar/
February 27 & May 1 | A Morning of Recollection For Priests | St. Francis of Assisi
On Mondays, February 27 and May 1 at 9:45 in San Damiano Hall. RSVP www.stfrancisnyc/priestdays
March 24-25 | ChristLife Training Conference | Adult Faith Formation Office
On March 24-25, we will host a conference on the New Evangelization presented by ChristLife at St. Joseph’s Seminary.
You can read some endorsements for ChristLife here, including a good word from Cardinal Dolan: https://christlife.org/about/endorsements/
Here is the link to the event page:
We encourage you to join and/or send a team of people from your parish to be equipped. There will be a special discount for priests, deacons, seminarians, and religious. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 22 | New York Catholic Youth Day | Youth Faith Formation Office
Calling all Parishes!! Join us on Saturday, April 22nd at St. Joseph’s Seminary for an opportunity for your young people to experience their faith in new ways, we have great speakers lined up as we celebrate 10 years of NYCYD! Come be inspired and AMAZED as we break open this year’s theme of Signs & Wonders. The day is open to all high school students with their parish leaders. The registration cost is $40/person and opens in January visit https://archny.org/ministries-and-offices/youth-faith-formation/.
April 23 | Middle School Youth Rally 2023 | Youth Faith Formation Office
**NEW** Calling Parishes with MIDDLE SCHOOLERS!! Join us on Sunday, April 23 for a celebration of faith and fun with youth from parishes all over the Archdiocese of New York. Experience a day filled with interactive speakers and activities to help youth grow in their faith. The Middle School Youth Day starts at 12:30pm and concludes at 5 PM. The registration cost is $25/person and opens in January visit https://archny.org/ministries-and-offices/youth-faith-formation/ .
June 3 | New York Catholic Bible Summit | Adult Faith Formation Office
Our bi-annual New York Catholic Bible Summit will be held on June 3, 2023. The theme of the conference is “Spirit and Life” (John 6:63) and will focus on the Eucharist in the spirit of the Eucharistic Revival. We are happy to announce that Dr. Brant Pitre from the Augustine Institute will be one of our keynote speakers. The day will include times of prayer, dynamic teachings, fellowship, and, most importantly, Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. More information to come!
July 30–August 7 | World Youth Day | Young Adult Outreach Office
Fatima and Lisbon, Portugal
Join the Archdiocese of New York for our World Youth Day 2023 9-Day Pilgrimage in Lisbon! Meet Catholic young adults from around the world to pray together, learn together, and celebrate together! Must be 18+ to attend. For more information and to register, visit www.petersway.com/9893.html. The tour brochure is also available for download at the same link. For questions, email Kaitlyn.Colgan@archny.org.