Opportunities Around the Diocese


Mother Teresa: No Greater Love Movie

October 3-4, 2022

25 years have passed since the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta , sparking a renewed interest in this spiritual giant of the 20th century. Filmed on 5 continents and featuring unprecedented access to both institutional archives and the apostolates of the Missionaries of Charity, this film reveals not just who Mother Teresa was, but how her singular vision to serve Christ in the poor continues to be realized through the Missionaries of Charity today. This is far more than a documentary. It is at once a soaring tribute to one of our great, modern, Eucharistic saints.
For show times & locations, click here.

Ad Altare Dei Religious Emblem Class for Scouts

Wednesday Evenings | 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Tyburn Academy
17 Clymer St. Auburn, NY

Catholic Scouting leaders in the Auburn community are offering an opportunity for Scouts (ages 13-17) to earn the Ad Altare Dei religious emblem medal. Ad Altare Dei (to the altar of God) helps scouts develop a fully Christian way of life by exploring the Mass and the seven Sacraments. Classes begin on October 5th! For more information about the emblem class or Scouting in general, contact Aaron Wilson.
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Basilica Pilgrimage

Thursday, October 20 | 11:00 a.m.

Our Lady of Victory Basilica Church
767 Ridge Rd. Lackawanna, NY

Holy Cross and Our Mother of Sorrows invite families to join Fr. Bill Coffas and Fr. Joseph Martuscello for a day trip to the Basilica of Our Lady of Victory Church. Being the year of the Eucharist and to promote healing within our families and the world. Families will travel to the Basilica via their own transportation. Car-pooling is with fellow parishioners. This will be an experience you wouldn’t want to miss. Pilgrims will meet at the front of the Basilica with a special Blessing before we “knock on the door” towards our spiritual awakening and will then attend Mass, concelebrated by Fr. Martuscello, at 12:10 p.m.

For more information, click here.

All Souls Adoration & Mass

Wednesday, November 2 | 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Adoration) & 5:30 p.m. (Mass)

All Souls Chapel & Christ Our Light Chapel
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

2461 Lake Ave. Rochester, NY

In commemoration of the National Eucharist Revival, join other faithful for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m in the All Souls Chapel (East side of Lake Avenue). Adoration will conclude with Benediction at 5:00 p.m. with Bishop Matano. Mass will be offered by Bishop Matano at 5:30 p.m. in Christ Our Light Chapel (West side of Lake Avenue).

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Becoming Eucharistic People

Varying Dates

Virtual & St. Joseph’s Church
43 Gebhardt Rd. Penfield, NY

As the Catholic Church embarks on a three-year Eucharistic Revival, Holy Spirit and St. Joseph’s are offering an adult formation study called: Becoming Eucharistic People. It is based on the book by the same name, written by theologian Timothy P. O’Malley. The study begins in-person on Oct. 10 at St. Joseph’s Learning Center. The following five sessions are on Zoom. Each session will feature a teaching video, time for Worship and Praise, Small Group Discussion, and sharing in the Large Group.

For more information and to register, click here.

The Eucharist in Scripture

Sundays | Following 10:30 a.m. Mass
Wednesday Evenings | 7:00 p.m.

St. Rita Roman Catholic Church
1008 Maple Dr. Webster, NY

In “The Eucharist in Scripture”, discover God’s plan as it is expressed through the Bible and the Mass. This six-lesson study, presented by Dr. Scott Hahn, will unlock the meaning of covenant, sacrifice, and sacrament as understood in the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation. Each study gathering will include a video, work in the study guide and discussion. 

For more information and to register, click here.

Eucharistic Revival Speaker Series

Wednesday Evenings | 6:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Church
783 Hard Rd. Webster, NY

Join St. Paul’s Church for their Eucharistic Revival Speaker Series. Each month there will be a guest speaker presenting on a different topic related to the Eucharist. Speakers include Fr. Peter Van Leishout, Dr. Matthew Kuhner, Sr. Karen Dietz, Lisa Lickona, Fr. Peter Mottola, Fr. Bob Kennedy, and Christine Kvam. Series participants will receive a free copy of the book Becoming Eucharistic People by Timothy P. O’Malley which will be incorporated into the series. The series will also be available via livestream on the parish website.  

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Weekend Eucharist Retreats

Notre Dame Retreat House
5151 Foster Rd. Canandaigua, NY

Notre Dame Retreat House is offering several weekend retreats this fall on the importance of the Eucharist and why it is a gift and the action that should inspire our every day living. Retreats will offer thoughts on the different aspects of the Mass such as Mass and its History; Mass as a Meal; Mass as Thanksgiving and Mass as Mission. Registration is limited!
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Nocturnal Adoration Prayer Vigils

The Nocturnal Adoration Society sponsors monthly prayer vigils at several parishes in the Diocese of Rochester. The hour-long prayer vigils are a special adaptation of The Liturgy of the Hours and include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, psalms, scripture, spiritual readings, prayers, and silent adoration. A preview of the Office of the Blessed Sacrament prayer book can be found here.
For locations & times, click here.

More Eucharistic Revival Opportunities Coming Soon!

If you would like your opportunity featured here, contact Mark Capellazzi at Mark.Capellazzi@dor.org.