October 20 | Bioethics: A Christian Moral Vision | St. Joseph’s Seminary
October 23 | Young Adult Hike | Young Adult Outreach Office
Join the Office of Young Adult Outreach for an afternoon hike at Arden Point and Glenclyffe. We’ll be meeting for Mass at 10:15 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Chapel in Cold Spring (about 15 minute walk from the train station in Garrison). After Mass, we’ll walk to the trailhead for a day of hiking!
For those leaving from Manhattan, we will take the 8:45 a.m. Metro-North train from Grand Central to Garrison. If you would like to ride together, buy your ticket and meet at the center clock at 8:30 a.m. Please bring water, lunch/ snack (if desired), and warm clothes!
Questions? Contact [email protected].
October 31 | Year-End Financial Statements Due | Finance Office
As fiscal year 2022 has concluded, the annual process of finalizing the parish’s financial records will be undertaken by all of our parishes.
Please work with your accountant, bookkeeper, and associate director, as applicable, to finalize and submit all required financial statements. Consistent with prior years, submissions are due by October 31, 2022, including a balance sheet and income statement for each parish entity (church, school, and cemetery).
Download word document for instructions and additional information
October 31 | All Saints Vigil and Halloween Bash | Young Adult Outreach Office
Join fellow young adults for the fourth annual All Saints’ Vigil & Halloween Bash! There will be food, beer, and tons of fun! We will start off with a Holy Hour at 5:30 p.m. Fulfill your Holy Day of Obligation with the 6:30 p.m. All Saints’ Day Vigil Mass before the party! $30 includes everything!
November 2 | Young Adult Mass | Young Adult Outreach Office
Join us for our monthly Young Adult Mass, celebrated by Bishop Espaillat on the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed! Adoration with praise and worship music and Confessions will be available from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mass begins at 7:30 p.m. Fernando Torres is our guest musician. A social will follow at Connolly’s on E. 47th Street.
November 3 | FORMED Webinar | Adult Faith Formation Office
We are pleased to announce that the Archdiocese of New York has once again entered into an agreement with the Augustine Institute to assist all parishes in the Archdiocese with the renewal or adoption of a FORMED subscription
In addition to a 10% discount from the Augustine Institute, the Archdiocese will be contributing $1200 to each participating parish. This is a total savings to your parish of $1400.
A free webinar with a tour of FORMED content and resources, and a discussion on best practices will be offered by the Augustine Institute
- When: Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 6:30 PM Eastern
- Who: Priests, parish staff, parish leaders, catechists and key volunteers should attend. Your parish will get the most benefit out of FORMED if all your leaders are on board!
- All registrants will be sent a link to a recording of the webinar, so even if you cannot attend live, you do not have to miss out!
Register for the Webinar HERE
November 7 | Hope for the Holidays Webinar | Family Life Office
The annual Family Life Office workshop on Finding Hope for the Holidays – for parishioners who are grieving the loss of a loved one – will be held via Zoom conference on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 7:00pm. The evening will provide participants with a time of prayerful remembrance, introspection, and a brief presentation on helpful hints for finding hope during difficult days. A Q&A session with the consolation team will follow the presentation.
Please note: Participants must register in advance by Friday, November 4, 2022 to receive the zoom link. For more information, or to register, contact Vincent DaSilva at (646) 794-3168 or [email protected].
November 12 | Feminine Genius Brunch | Respect Life Office
Please help us to spread the word to the women of your parish about our upcoming Feminine Genius Brunch in Westchester County. Please find attached a graphic for your parish bulletins.
- Saturday, Nov. 12th @ 10:00AM
- Sonesta White Plains
- To register: https://adnyfemininegeniusbrunch.eventbrite.com
This brunch borrows its name after those amazing God-given attributes endowed to you as women—receptivity, sensitivity, generosity, and maternity—all of which make up the feminine genius!! In addition to a lovely brunch, Sr. Virginia Joy, the director of the Respect Life Office of the archdiocese will give a talk on the beauty of the feminine heart and these distinct attributes as women.
Come discover God’s plan for your ultimate flourishing!
November 15 | Gloria Purvis Event | The Sheen Center
The Art of Controversy leans into important and timely discussions about Catholic faith and culture. Bringing together guests of differing views, the series will lead with civility, inclusiveness, and a willingness to listen, neither shying away from the teachings of the Catholic Church nor the charitable love with which the faithful are called to proclaim them. Our first event in the series is: “Public Figures and the Eucharist.”
November 19 | Organfest! | St. Joseph’s Seminary
REGISTER AT organfest.eventbrite.com
November 19-20 | Global Celebration of Young People | Youth Faith Formation Office
His Holiness Pope Francis in his recently released message for the 37th World Youth Day (Global Celebration for Young People), shares, “My message for you, dear young people, the great message entrusted to the Church, is Jesus! Yes, Jesus himself, in his infinite love for each of us, his salvation and the new life he has bestowed upon us.” This universal message calls upon us to remind young people of this announcement of Jesus’s love for each of them!
In response to this message, and in the declaration of renewal to celebrate and accompany young people. We encourage each parish to intentionally recognize young people in the community as Pope Francis has asked on the Solemnity of Christ the King, November 20, 2022.
Please see the attached Global Celebration Resources and Liturgical Suggestions handout for free resources on how to engage and celebrate young people, including Prayers of the Faithful, homily notes, and optional blessings.
November 29 | Giving Tuesday | Development Office
The increased offertory programs that launched last month have provided select parishes an ideal way to improve their offertory during a time of the year when most people give to a variety of philanthropic causes. For those parishes not participating, the autumn is still a great season to boost participation and communicate the benefits of sustained offertory giving.
This year’s Giving Tuesday (Tuesday, November 29, 2022), a global day to encourage charitable giving following the consumer-driven Black Friday and Cyber Monday, may be an ideal time to emphasize your electronic giving program during mass, as most are already being asked to support causes through online giving.
It may also be good practice to promote less discussed giving options that nonetheless provide substantial support, especially due to larger gift sizes. These options include employer matching gifts, gifts of securities, gifts through Donor Advised Funds (DAF), gifts through mandatory distribution from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA), and estate planning (also known as Planned Giving).
For detailed instructions on handling these gift types, or for more information on informing parishioners about these giving options, please reach out to your Associate Director of Finance, Campaign Manager, or contact the Development Office of the Archdiocese of New York directly at (646) 794-3300 or [email protected].
January 28, 2023 | Retreat for Teachers | Youth Faith Formation Office
The Archdiocese of New York’s Department of Youth Faith Formation will sponsor the Annual Retreat Day for Catholic Teachers and Staff Working in Public Schools. This retreat will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 8:30AM to 1:30 PM at St. Joseph Seminary, Yonkers, NY.
Active and or retired Catholic public school teachers and staff members are welcomed. This is an opportunity to deepen your appreciation of your ministry as a teacher and staff working in public schools, share with your colleagues and pray and reflect upon Jesus’ connection with each of us. Visit https://bit.ly/CTPS2023 for more information.
Attached you will find a “Save the Date” flyer and sample bulletin announcements.
July 30 – August 7 2023 | World Youth Day | Young Adult Outreach Office
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 [email protected].