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A 30+ Adult Ministry

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Who We Are

Elevate is a ministry serving adults 30 years and older ​in the Diocese of Rochester and beyond. The ministry ​seeks to build fellowship, grow the spiritual life of its ​members, and serve the community.


No matter who you are, no matter where you’ve ​been, no matter what you’ve done, you are


Invited & Welcome

Join in!

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We would love to see you at one of our ​upcoming events.


Come as you are; no registration required.


Although our ministry resides in the ​Catholic church, you don't need to be a ​member of any particular church or even ​Catholic to participate.

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Upcoming Events


Tuesday, June 25th -- 6pm

Jazz Fest

6:00 pm

(Carpool leaving from St. John’s, at 5:30pm,

553 Humboldt St.)

Join us to experience this great Rochester Festival! ​City meeting location: 6pm at the Liberty Pole!

RSVP to attend


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Wednesday, June 26th - 6:15pm

Mass & Social

6:15 pm

Join our friends from Luz y Sal young adult hispanic ​ministry to celebrate the feast of St. Josemaria ​Escriva. Mass starts at 6:15pm with a social to ​follow in the Church hall.


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Saturday, July 13th -- 7am - 12:30pm

Abbey of the Genesee Visit & Nature Walk

Attend 8am & 12pm Prayer at Abbey, Visit Monk ​Bread & Gift Shop with optional lunch on return to ​Rochester.

Abbey of the Genesee, Piffard NY

Indian Fort Nature Preserve, Geneseo, NY


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Sunday July 21st -- 8am - 12:30pm

Kayak Adventure

8am Mass at St. James Church and meeting at ​9am at Bayside Paddling Center (1099 Empire ​Blvd.) for Kayak Rental. Come spend a half day on ​the beautiful marsh trails that stretch for miles.

RSVP to attend.


Questions or RSVP?

Sponsored By Friends:

These events are not “sponsored” by Elevate, but ​join our friends in these great events in our area!


Help Serve at Rochester Hope

A local Food Pantry

Join friends to help our neighbors in need at ​Rochester Hope. Accompany neighbors through ​this unique pantry which allows a “take as much ​as you want” method, trusting that God will ​provide the food... and He does!


St. Michael’s Church

Pantry: 869 N Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY

Parking: 355 Clifford Ave, Rochester, NY

(Volunteer Parking Lot on corner of N Clinton and ​Clifford, may be blocked off, but mention you ​are a volunteer and they will let you park!)


You can choose to volunteer anytime 8:30-3:30!

We are encouraging friends to serve with us on ​the following Saturdays from 8:30am-12:30pm:

July 6th

August 3rd


Questions? Contact Brian at 585-953-2324


Learn more about the pantry in this news story.


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Friday’s Open Community Dinner

Everyone is always welcome to Friday dinner at ​Miguel and Kate Dominguez’ house:



288 Marion St, Rochester, NY 14610

Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner at 6pm, ends ​around 7:15pm.

Bringing a dish is admired but not required. Bring ​yourself (and a friend)!

Questions? Contact Kate Dominguez at 713-319-​8391


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Rochester Food Truck Rodeo


Description from website: food on four wheels ​featuring the community's creative mobile ​cuisine! Just about everything and anything that ​could be served from a truck can be found at ​Food Truck Rodeos!

While you experience Rochester's best food ​trucks at Rodeos, you'll also enjoy local music, ​dancing and entertainment. See you at the ​Rodeos!


The Food Truck Rodeos are on the last ​Wednesday of the Month, April-September!


Dates: June 26, July 31,

August 28 and September 25


Interested?

Reach out to Mark at 585-506-8962



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Coming this Fall 2024!


Faith and Film Series

Quarterly film screenings and discussion


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More offerings to come!


Event Examples

Elevate hosts a variety of events throughout the year


We would love your help coming up with more! Please email ideas to elevate@dor.org

Bible Studies

Community Service

Meals & Fellowship

Speaking Engagements

Fun Trips

Small Groups

Looking For Resources?

Visit our friends at CONVERGE Young Adult ​Ministry to discover a treasure trove of ​resources, including:

  • Mass Times
  • Confession Schedules
  • Online Resources
  • Local Support Groups
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Men & Women Specific Resources

And More!

Contact Us

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Elevate is an Initiative within the Roman ​Catholic Diocese of Rochester

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