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January 2021

  Catholic Scripture Study: Tuesdays at two different times (you only need to attend one, but are welcome to join both) beginning January 12th: 10am-11:30am or 6:30-8pm on Zoom. As we begin a new liturgical year "B," at Mass we will hear mostly from the Gospel of Mark. Exploring Mark: The Gospel Through the Eyes of Peter by Catholic Scripture Study International/St. Benedict Press, is an appropriate way to prepare for the new liturgical year ahead. We hope you can join us.

This comprehensive bible study program consists of eighteen sessions with group discussions on Zoom, January 12th through May 11th. The lessons can also be done individually online at a time that is convenient for you.

Registration for this program is required. Deadline to register is January 10th. Cost is $15. Checks may be made payable to Peace of Christ Parish, 25 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609. To register, send in this Mark Bible Study form with your payment. Once your registration form is received, you will be sent a Zoom link and access code to all lessons. Contact Melissa Mang with any questions at email: or by calling (585)288-5000, ext. 121. 

ZOOM link for Mark Scripture Study  Meeting ID: 889 0140 7954   Meeting Passcode: 5rQgMA

Or, to join our Zoom discussions by phone,dial: 1-929-436-2866 and enter the Numeric Passcode: 638388

St. Benedict Press: to sign up for complete access to the lessons.

Mark: The Gospel Through the Eyes of Peter by Catholic Scripture Study International/St. Benedict Press

The gospel of Mark has long been regarded as the authoritative teaching of Peter, composed by his follower, Mark. This study is a deep dive into this most foundational book of the Bible. Catholic Scripture Study at its finest.

In this engaging eighteen-week study, join Fr. Patrick Winslow, JCL, and Michael Pakaluk, PhD, as they examine this compelling introduction to the Christ. See Jesus through the eyes of Peter. Experience him first as a “worker of mighty deeds” who expels demons and heals the sick, who teaches that the Kingdom of God has arrived in power. And learn with Peter why it was necessary for the Christ to suffer.

In Mark you will find:

  • Extensive commentary that opens up the meaning of the entire biblical text
  • Powerful teaching videos with an in-depth look at a particular passage each week
  • Questions to help you reflect on the biblical text and how to apply it to your life
  • Supplemental readings from the Catechism, Church teachings, and the saints
  • And much, much more!

This fascinating, compelling study of Mark: The Gospel through the Eyes of Peter is a life-changing experience of following Christ as an original disciple. Like those disciples, you will hear the Lord’s call—and understand it like never before—so that you can go out into the world as His follower and tell the Good News. Watch the bulletin for more details. Contact Melissa Mang for the Zoom links for these sessions at                

February 2021


Join us for a 5-week Lenten Retreat with Matthew Kelly's latest book: I Heard God Laugh, on Monday evenings February 15th to Monday, March 22nd. Visit this page for our Lenten Retreat Schedule. 

How our Parish Lenten Retreat Will Work This Year

Due to social distancing guidelines, we are unable to meet in person for our annual Parish Lenten Retreat. This year, we invite you to participate in our Lenten Retreat by reading Matthew Kelly's latest book: I Heard God Laugh, and by reflecting on the questions found in the study guide that accompanies the book. In addition, if you have access to the Internet and would like to discuss your thoughts and observations of each chapter with others, we are hosting a weekly discussion of the book on Zoom, on Monday evenings, 6:30-8pm, beginning Monday, February 15th.

Matthew Kelly's I Heard God Laugh if you would like the book, and have not pre-registered to receive your free copy, we still have copies available. Stop by the parish office during normal business hours to pick up your free copy today. 

For parishioners who have already pre-registered for their books, the parish office will call you in January when to come pick them up.

*See the links below to access the Lenten Videos (Dynamic Catholic Lenten Retreat Videos) and Weekly Discussion Zoom Link (Zoom Link for Weekly Discussion).

Dynamic Catholic Lenten Retreat Videos

Zoom Link for Weekly Discussions  Meeting ID: 898 6081 3253       Meeting Passcode: f3xbzM

Or, to join our Zoom discussions by phone,dial: 1-929-436-2866 and enter the Numeric Passcode: 418381

We hope you can join us this Lenten Season by reading the book and completing the study guide at home, and by joining us on our weekly group discussions on Zoom! 

Overview of Matthew Kelly's I Heard God Laugh 

Is Your Life Working?

Most of us are trying to put together the jigsaw puzzle we call life without a very important piece. Over time this becomes incredibly frustrating. In this extraordinary book, Matthew Kelly powerfully demonstrates that we cannot live the life we have imagined, or experience the joy we yearn for, unless we learn to tend the soul. From there, with his classic style of practical wisdom, he teaches us how to remedy this problem.

When our bodies are hungry, our stomachs growl. When our souls are hungry, we become irritable, restless, confused, overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious, discontent, and tend to focus on the things that matter least and neglect the things that matter most.

Are you taking care of your soul? Are you feeding it and nurturing it? Or are you ignoring it and neglecting it? The reality is, most people have never really been taught how to tend their souls. I Heard God Laugh will help you to do just that, and so much more.

If you ever wondered how Matthew Kelly has been able to write and speak the way he has over the past three decades, he is about to share his secret with you. As he shares what transformed his life, along with intimate details of his own journey and struggle, he teaches us how to apply the great spiritual lessons learned to our own lives.

At every turn he floods the reader with hope and demonstrates unmistakably that the best is yet to come!