Register Now for O’Murchu Retreat June 6-8

The Friends of Diarmuid O’Murchu are very pleased to announce a Weekend Retreat titled

Adult Faith

at the Carondelet Hospitality Center June 6-8, 2014.

 Register now by mailing in the registration on the brochure attached or by going to the website to download a registration form for mailing.


 Diarmuid O’Murchu, Sacred Heart Missionary Order.

Please see brochure for schedule and registration details.  See brochure for details.

Revised registration brochure


Make arrangements directly with
(518) 783-3536
$55.00 per night, includes breakfast

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20/30 invites you to the young adult faith-sharing retreat (near Boston)


This summer, CTA 20/30 is hosting a retreat for people in their 20s and 30s. The workshop/retreat will equip participants with skills to start or re-energize small faith-sharing groups in their communities. The weekend will offer skill-building in how to start and lead informal faith-sharing groups, and will also simply offer an opportunity for spiritual reflection and community-building with other young progressive Catholics.


July 11-13, 2014
We will begin at 6 pm on Friday, and finish with lunch on Sunday.  (See attachment for full details) 20-30-Retreat-2014.doc


Call To Action members will be heartened and challenged by the personal stories of these young adults.  Co-edited by Albany’s own Kate Ward.

Read the review by Jocelyn E. Collen in NCR

Hungering and Thirsting for Justice

Lacey LouwagieKate Ward

Ten real-life stories, written and edited by young adult Catholics, trying to discover how they are called to carry out their faith within their daily lives.



Six of the young authors presented their stories in person and held Q&A at the National CTA Conference in Louisville, KY.  An audio CD of the presentation is available at   Look for Young Adult Panel Conference 2012.


Chrism Mass Witness in Rochester

Congratulations to Rochester advocates for Women’s Ordination for a successful Chrism Mass demonstration outside Sacred Heart Cathedral April 15, 2014.

We were there last night…Four of us. One woman (86 year old) had to leave early due to the cold so she’s missing in the photo below.  One woman was there despite recent hip surgery and the other is a new retiree who said she wants to continue participating in more of these vigils.

Inspired by WOC’s vigil the night before in Washington D.C., we braved 28 degree weather that included snow showers and winds so strong we could barely hang on to our signs. It felt so good to be there.  Got hugs from two priests …supporters of women’s ordination… and lots of “thumbs up,” “hang in there,” and “thank you’s” from clergy and laity.


2014 Thruway Tour with Diana Hayes

Upstate NY Call to Action is very proud to present the Spring 2014 Thruway Tour with Diana Hayes

“The Challenge of Renewing the Church: Pope Francis, Vatican II and You.”

Dr. Hayes is a native of Buffalo and received her undergraduate degree from UB. She went on to earn a law degree (JD) from George Washington National Law Center as well as a baccalaureate degree and a licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of America. She received a PhD in Religious Studies as well as her STD from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium).

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The talk is free and open to the public.  A free will offering will be asked.  Contact: 518-370-1615

Thruway Tour Schedule:


Date:  Monday April 28, 2014

Time:  7:00pm

Location:  Newman Center, University of Buffalo,495 Skinnersville Rd. Amherst, NY 14228



Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

Location:  Church of the Transfiguration, 50 West Bloomfield Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534



Date:  Tuesday April 29, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

Location:  St. Lucy’s Church,  432 Gifford Street, Syracuse, NY 13204-3254



Date:  Thursday May 1, 2014

Time:  7:00pm

Location: Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, College of St. Rose,

959  Madison Ave., Albany, NY, 12206