Project Description

Passport To Freedom

A retreat for youth based on the book “Freedom and Forgiveness” by Father Paul Farren

We began the day in the Church as our centering point. We discussed the origins of the underground railroad and the Rochester connections. And we we honored to have Jerry Bennett , a local expert in the underground railroad to explain it to help us understand it. Each team received a real identity of a person escaping slavery with details about their life and their struggles. We moved through the underground tunnel from the Church into School. Then we recalled the many ways Churches have helped people find freedom.

We spent time reflecting on how we are enslaved by society, busy-ness and peer pressure and how God loves us unconditionally.Where was God in the midst of tragedy? What’s the role of free will? Participants wrestled with these concepts as well the responsibilities of Christians living in today’s world. The day was filled with learning, but also fun, we played Man Hunt, Human Hungry Hippos and ate lots of pizza!

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Monroe-Clinton Mass Schedule

  • 4:00pm at St. Mary's
  • 5:00pm at St. Boniface
  • 9:00am at St. Boniface
  • 10:00am at Blessed Sacrament
  • 10:30am at St. Mary's
  • 12:15pm at Blessed Sacrament
  • - 8:00am at Blessed Sacrament
  • - 12:10pm at St. Mary's
  • Tuesday
  • - 7:30am at St. Boniface
  • Wednesday
  • - 8:00am at Blessed Sacrament
  • Thursday
  • 12:10pm at St. Mary's
  • Friday
  • - 7:30am at St. Boniface
  • - 12:10pm at St. Mary's

Blessed Sacrament

259 Rutgers Street, 14607 Phone: 585-271-7240 Fax: 585-442-7517

Saint Boniface

330 Gregory Street, 14620 Phone: 585-473-4271 Fax: 585-256-0868

Saint Mary’s

15 Saint Marys Place, 14604 Phone: 585-232-7140 Fax: 585-232-4483 Web: