A non-traditional church in Rochester, New York

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Dangerous Spirit: A Conversation for Pentecost

Dangerous Spirit: A Conversation for Pentecost

At this week’s (5/20) Caritas gathering, we’re having a conversation about Pentecost. Having emerged from a variety of traditional church backgrounds, we’ve all experienced different meanings surrounding the Pentecost event in Acts 2. But what does Pentecost mean for the church — and your faith […]

Ask Caritas: “Why Doesn’t Caritas Want My Money?”

Ask Caritas: “Why Doesn’t Caritas Want My Money?”

There are a lot of things that set Caritas apart from traditional and contemporary churches. But for some reason, we get a lot of questions about why we don’t ask for tithes or donations. Honestly, it’s kind of sad that people are skeptical about a […]

Ask Caritas: “Is Caritas a Church?”

Ask Caritas: “Is Caritas a Church?”

At Caritas, people frequently asked us to define exactly what we are. Is Caritas a church? A nonprofit organization? A community group? It’s a fair question. After all, we set out to reinvent church, so it’s not surprising that we don’t look like a church […]

Christmas Can Drive: Fairport Village Gazebo, December 9th

Christmas Can Drive: Fairport Village Gazebo, December 9th

Ready to get in the holiday spirit? Caritas is hosting a Christmas Can Drive and event with Santa to benefit the Perinton Food Shelf. Date: Saturday, December 9th Location: Fairport Village Gazebo/Kennelly Park Gazebo (on Main Street beside the canal) Time: 1pm – 4pm We’re […]

Anti-Racism Rally & Candlelight Vigil: August 20, 5 PM

Anti-Racism Rally & Candlelight Vigil: August 20, 5 PM

SUNDAY, AUG. 20th, 5 PM MLK/Manhattan Square Park, 353 Court Street, Rochester Caritas is sponsoring a gathering of people of faith and Rochester area residents committed to opposing racism and standing in solidarity with those who are impacted by racism in our local community. In light […]

Confronting Hate: A Christian Response to Charlottesville

Confronting Hate: A Christian Response to Charlottesville

At the August 20th Caritas gathering, we’re having an open and honest conversation about Charlottesville and the events of the past week. It’s a safe space to decompress and together, formulate a response in light of the gospel imperatives of love and justice. Racism, hate […]

Building A Simpler Life

Building A Simpler Life

Want a simpler life? Most of us do. This month, we’re building simpler and saner lives through a multi-week dialogue about the spiritual and practical elements of Christian simplicity.

What Is Home to You?

What Is Home to You?

Home means different things to different people, but many us spend our lives trying to find it. At this week’s gathering, we’re talking about what our individual and joint quests for a place to call home.

Caritas Kids Celebrate Earth Day

Caritas Kids Celebrate Earth Day

 Caritas kids had some Earth Day fun learning about caring for God’s creation and planting salsa gardens. They ended the event with a piñata shaped like a hot chili pepper.

What Is Caritas?

What Is Caritas?

Caritas is a Latin word that literally means “love.” For centuries, the word caritas has been at the heart of passages that have inspired people of faith to work toward change.