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"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them." (Matthew 18:20)

Welcome to Catholic In Real Life, the place for 30s and 40s Roman Catholics (married, single, divorced, with or without kids) living in Upper Westchester County and Putnam County, New York.

We started CiRL to answer the need for a faith-based, local community group because we hadn't found an established group that was geared toward our age range. We (the organizers) are parishioners of Church of the Holy Spirit in Cortlandt Manor (pastor: Fr. John DeBellis). While Holy Spirit is our home base, we serve and have members from various area parishes. 

Join us on our journey to explore what it means to practice our faith beyond Sunday mass--in short, to become Catholic in Real Life!

Are you asleep in your faith? Well, "Awake from your slumber! Arise from your sleep!"

Are you, like us, looking to deepen your faith and grow as a Catholic in Real Life? Then this is the place for you! We only ask 2 things of members:

1) Engage: come to events, provide feedback on the events you attend, and send us suggestions.


2) Respond: give a yes or no RSVP to each and every event posted in our calendar – this helps us gauge interest in meet-ups.

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Are you asleep in your faith? Well awake from your slumber and join the journey!

  • August 21 · 2:00 PM

    Post-Mass Picnic

    5 Catholics | 5.00 | 8 Photos

    Join us for a post-mass picnic by the Hudson river! Pack a lunch and picnic chairs and enjoy food and great conversation with your fellow 30- and 40-somethings. Cold... Learn more
  • July 23 · 9:00 AM

    Day of Service with Habitat for Humanity

    3 Catholics

    Third time's the charm! Join us as we return to the Lake Peekskill Habitat site and help put the finishing touches on this home! Habitat Putnam has found a family to... Learn more
  • June 12 · 1:30 PM

    Post-Mass Brunch

    3 Catholics

    Join us for brunch at The Quiet Man Pub in Downtown Peekskill! Grab a bite to eat and chat with your fellow 30- and 40-somethings. We'll head out following the noon mass... Learn more
  • May 21 · 11:30 AM

    Holy Door Mini Pilgrimage and Lunch

    7 Catholics | 5.00 | 15 Photos

    Pack a lunch and make a mini pilgrimage with CiRL to one of the designated Holy  Doors in our region! What's a Holy Door, you ask? In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis... Learn more
  • April 3 · 1:30 PM

    Post-Mass Brunch

    3 Catholics

    Come grab a bite to eat and chat with your fellow 30- and 40-somethings at the Quiet Man Pub in downtown Peeskill! We'll be heading out following the 12pm mass at Church... Learn more
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