"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 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 us. We (the 3 organizers) are parishioners of Holy Spirit in Cortlandt Manor (pastor: Fr. John DeBellis). In December 2013, CiRL became an officially recognized group of the parish. While Holy Spirit is our home base, we serve and have members from various area parishes.
All 30s and 40s Catholics, (married, single, divorced, with kids or without) are welcome to join us on our journey to explore what it really means to live our beliefs every day and 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!"
Can you relate? 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.
Some of the ways we'll explore being Catholic in Real Life include:
• Social events such as dinners and parties • Seasonal & liturgical celebrations & activities • Bible study • Service & volunteering • Trips / pilgrimages • Attending lectures • Both adult and family events