Tuesday, February 21 | Mardi Gras Breakfast for Dinner | Young Adult Outreach Office
Bring your favorite game and your appetite this Mardi Gras as we join together for fellowship and breakfast for dinner! Email Julissa.Espinal@archny.org for more information.
Wednesday, February 22 | Ash Wednesday Mass and Homeless Outreach | Young Adult Outreach Office
Start your Lent by giving back. We will meet at St. John the Baptist (213 W. 30th Street, New York, NY 10001) to attend the 5:15 p.m. Mass and ash distribution and then walk to Penn Station to meet our brothers and sisters living on the surrounding streets and invite them to share pizza with us. Please bring with you one pair (or more) of new warm socks along with any other toiletries or warm apparel to offer to anyone in need. Check out the Facebook event or email Kaitlyn.Colgan@archny.org for more information.
Monday, February 27 | February Theology on Tap | Young Adult Outreach Office
7:30 p.m. | Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant, 121 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Join in for a great talk by Dr. Greg Bottaro! Theology on Tap is an event for Catholic young adults to get together to listen to a speaker, meet new people, and have a drink or two, so join in for an awesome evening! More information available in the Facebook group here. Follow Theology on Tap on Instagram here.
Wednesday, March 1 | 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. Boniface Endorf, OP. Charlie Freeman will lead liturgical music. Mass begins at 7:30 p.m. Social to follow at Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant, 14 E. 47th Street. Search “March 1 Young Adult Mass” on Facebook or email Kaitlyn.Colgan@archny.org for more information.
Thursday, March 2 | Lenten Evening of Reflection | Family Life Office
The season of Lent provides many opportunities for reflection. Please note the accompanying flyer regarding the Office of Family Life Lenten Evening of Reflection and the bulletin/social media announcement below. I ask that you promote this event as an opportunity to join with others throughout the Archdiocese concerned with family life. Everyone is invited to participate. I hope to see you there.
All are invited to attend a Lenten Evening of Reflection sponsored by the Office of Family Life of the Archdiocese of New York on Thursday, March 2, 2023, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Church of the Transfiguration, 268 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Fr. Francis Amodio, O.Carm. Pastor of the Church of the Transfiguration, will lead the evening. To register, please go to tinyurl.com/adnylentenreflection or call Jeanne Travis at 646-794-3181.
Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 | Ministerial Formation Days: Parents as Partners | Youth Faith Formation Office
The Aquinas Center at Blessed Sacrament, New Rochelle
Our keynote presenter, Dr. John Rinaldo, will help us look at rejuvenating our ministries with the modern family in mind. We all know the saying: “Parents are the primary educators of the faith.” How are our parents doing with that responsibility? Successful ministry requires that parents become the center of our formation efforts. But not as the object of our formation, but as the chief formator themselves. During our time together, we will explore the complexity of the modern family and how we can practically and concretely rejuvenate our ministry efforts with families.
Each day is structured for a different audience; however, you are free to attend the day most convenient for you. Friday is structured for pastors, parochial vicars, full-time directors/coordinators of religious education, and full-time youth ministry coordinators.
Saturday is targeted to part-time and/or volunteer directors/coordinators of religious education, and youth ministry coordinators or youth ministry adult teams.
Wednesday, March 8 | Lenten Day of Recollection | The Chancellery of the Archdiocese of New York
The Lenten Day of Recollection will be on Wednesday, 8th March 2023 at St. Joseph’s Seminary, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., which is a change from the notice you received earlier. The day will be led by Father Robert Imbello, who will discuss the teachings of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and their impact on our ministry in the midst of the many challenges we face.
Saturday, March 11 | Lenten Day of Prayer and Reflection for Liturgical Ministers | St. Joseph’s Seminary
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Ushers, and Parish Musicians are invited to gather to reflect on Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection and discover its deep meaning for their lives, their ministry and their parish communities.
Friday, March 17 | St. Patrick’s Day Mass and Social | Young Adult Outreach Office
Celebrate our Archdiocese’s patron saint! Join us for Mass, followed by a social at an Irish pub! For more information, email Kaitlyn.Colgan@archny.org.
Saturday, March 18 | St. Joseph’s Day for Vocations | St. Joseph’s Seminary
Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 | ChristLife Training Conference | Adult Faith Formation Office
On March 24-25, we will host a conference on a proven and effective model of evangelization presented by ChristLife at St. Joseph’s Seminary. If you are planning on attending, please register soon. Registrations will close on March 8th as the seminary needs time to order enough supplies for the attendees. Also, hotel rooms will be available at a discounted price for those who desire to stay in the area overnight.
Here is the link to the event page: https://archny.org/ministries-and-offices/adult-faith-formation/christlife-conference/
We encourage you to join and/or send a team of people (consider 5-8 individuals) 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 email@example.com.
Saturday, March 25 | First Annual Family Life Conference | Family Life Office
Save the date for the first Annual Family Life Conference! Learn more by visiting the eventbrite page here or by downloading the flyer below.
Thursday, March 30 | St. Joseph’s Seminary Gala | Development Office
On Thursday, March 30, 2023, we will host the Second Annual Gala at X20 Restaurant along the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, NY. Our guest of honor will be William P. Harrington, Esq. The master of ceremonies is Martha MacCallum, of FOX News. The celebration will feature a special performance by the Seminary’s own Schola Cantorum.
All funds will directly support our priests in formation and the educational programs offered to all at the Seminary. We hope you will consider joining us this year. There are a limited number of tickets set aside at a special price for clergy. Please direct all inquiries and donations to Anthony Piscitiello, 914-367-8571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I encourage you to share this information with your parishioners, and possibly mention the Gala in your parish bulletin and Flocknote. Please see enclosed with full invitation and RSVP details.
Sunday, April 16 | Confirmation for Young People with Disabilities | Youth Faith Formation Office
April 16, 2023 at 10:15 am | St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered to a group of young persons with disabilities on April 16, 2023, at the 10:15 A.M. Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Although it is usually recommended persons with disabilities be integrated into their parish ceremonies, this is a special opportunity for the Archdiocese to recognize in a particular way young people with special needs.
For all present in the Cathedral, it is a reminder of the unique gift each individual is in the Church community. The Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities (paragraph 6) encourages us to bring all baptized persons to the Sacrament of Confirmation. It is truly a joy for these young people and their families to partake in this celebration.
Saturday, June 3 | New York Catholic Bible Summit | Adult Faith Formation Office
We will host the New York Catholic Bible Summit on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Highlights include Mass with Cardinal Dolan, a keynote by Bishop Joseph Espaillat, Eucharistic Adoration presided by Fr. Kareem Smith, and a keynote by a special guest presenter. Jonna and Bailey Savoy will be providing the music. Registrations will open soon!
Sunday, June 4 | Golden Jubilee Wedding Mass | Special Projects and Events