On Saturday, November 17, 2012, we completed our eight-month Frassati Night talk series on the virtues! We were able to record and upload to YouTube each of the talks. Check them out below and enjoy:
April - The Virtues with Fr. Carlos Quijano, OP
May - Prudence with Fr. John Corbett, OP
June - Justice with Br. Peter Totleben, OP
July - Temperance with Fr. Charlie Gallagher
August - Fortitude with Fr. John Paul Walker, OP
September - Faith with Stephen Estes
October - Hope with Sister Constance Carolyn
November - Love with Fr. Andrew Royals
God is doing great things, and new things are happening for us! We cannot believe that its been almost two years since the Baltimore Frassati Fellowship was launched in February 2011. So many great things have happened over our time, from intimate times in front of Jesus in the Eucharist at Frassati Night, to building homes with Habitat for Humanity, to praying with the saints at Baltimore's first-ever Vigil of All Saints on All Hallows' Eve.
While it is great to reminisce about all the things God has done, we are even more excited about what He has in store. With that in mind, the Frassati Core Team has spent much of the past few months praying and discussing what direction God is calling to go in the future. In this post, we hope to share with you the fruit of some of that prayer.
First, we have solidified three pillars of the Baltimore Frassati Fellowship: prayer, service, and fellowship. We have also solidified a mission statement: Our goal is to grow young adults in their faith (prayer), send them out (service), and help each other along the way (fellowship).
Second, we are streamlining our events. Our monthly Frassati Night every third Saturday of the month (featuring Eucharistic adoration, praise and worship and a talk) will continue to stay a central event, but now you can also expect a service project or social every month.
Most importantly, we would like to announce the start of Frassati Suppers in January 2013!
We have been listening to the feedback of you all on how you need help in your journey with Christ, and most people have overwhelmingly mentioned the need to grow in their relationships with other young adults. We hope that Frassati Suppers fills this need.
What are Frassati Suppers? Weekly small group meetings for young adults held at a home or apartment of a Catholic young adult. Each meeting will consist of six to 10 other young adults sharing a meal together, praying together, and reflecting on the readings of the upcoming Sunday's Mass.
We are starting modestly, and planning for the first Frassati Suppers session in January 2013 in Hampden, Baltimore, leading up to our Spring 2013 series of Theology on Tap. We are going to call this the Hampden Frassati Family. However, depending on interest, our hope is that we might start many different Frassati Supper families all over the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
If you are interested in something like this, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to get yourself on the list.
We hope that you are as excited about this as we are!
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, pray for us!
Over 100 people joined us from all over Baltimore City to worship alongside the saints! Last week, we hosted Baltimore's first-ever Vigil of All Saints on Halloween with readings from writings about and by some of the saints, the singing of hymns, the chanting of night prayer, and a candlelight procession to our center altar, which was decorated with the relics of many of the saints.
We are very excited to make this an annual event, as we continue to ask for the intercession of our saints in heaven.
See for yourself: check out the rest of the photos here!
Also, the Dominican Province of Saint Joseph wrote an article on the event: check it out here!
The Baltimore Frassati Fellowship