Thursday, September 30, 2010

Upcoming Talks and Lectures at St. Vincent Ferrer

All talks take place at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer
Lexington Avenue at East 66th St.

Dr. Paul C. Vitz, PhD 
Monday, November 15 @ 7pm

First Monday of every month @ 7pm in the Church Hall

The Threefold Body of Christ
The Natural Body Born of Mary
Oct 4: Biblical Teaching on the Body
Nov 1: Early Challenges and Confessions of the Church
Dec 6: Christ's Temptation, Suffering and Death

The Sacramental Body of the Eucharist
Jan 3: Biblical Teaching and the Early Church
Feb 7: The Doctrine of the Real Presence
Mar 7: The Real Sacrifice of the Mass

The Ecclesial Body of the Faithful
Apr 4: Biblical Teachings on the Church
May 2: The Mystical Body of Christ
Jun 6: The Worshiping, Sacramental Body

Noon Divide (Partage de Midi)

The Storm Theatre and
Blackfriars Repertory Theatre present
the third show of the
NOON DIVIDE (Partage de Midi)
by Paul Claudel
October 29 – November 20, 2010

The Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre present the third show of The Paul Claudel Project, NOON DIVIDE (Partage de Midi), originally BREAK OF NOON, by Paul Claudel, beginning October 29, 2010 at The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame, 114th Street and Morningside Park (one block from Columbia University).  Tickets are $25 and are available at or by phone at 212-868-4444.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Frassati Hike September 25th-26th

You are invited to join Frassati Fellowship for a weekend hiking trip this coming weekend, September 25th and 26th.

We will depart from NYC at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, and will drive up to Camp St. Joseph where we will have Mass and breakfast, followed by a day hike in the Berkshires. We will return to the camp for dinner and holy hour, and weather permitting possibly a bonfire. We will spend the night Saturday at Camp St. Joseph (in Amenia, New York). Sunday morning we will celebrate Mass and have brunch before heading back to NYC Sunday afternoon. (Note: Do not make evening plans as we cannot guarantee a specific return time!)

If you wish to join us, you must RSVP no later than Wednesday, September 22nd. Please include your name, age, cell phone number and email address in your RSVP, as well as whether you need or can provide transportation.* Reply to with all information. The hike is open to all young adults in their 20’s and 30’s, and will be of moderate intensity (i.e. medium difficulty).

*We are in need of drivers so if you have a car and can take other passengers, please let us know.

Cost of the trip is $25 per person and includes breakfast and dinner Saturday and brunch Sunday. Please bring a bag lunch for Saturday’s hike, and/or snacks for trail, as well as water

Sleeping bag, pillow and warm clothes for overnight (it will be cold!)
   *Beds are provided but not linens, so if you need them bring them
   Cabins are not heated but have space heaters, so bring warm layers
Hiking shoes/boots and extra socks
A bag lunch for the hike itself on Saturday

Final details including meeting places will be sent to those who RSVP. You must RSVP to attend the hike! Please RSVP no later than Wednesday evening, September 22nd, so that we can plan for food, transportation and accommodations. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fall Retreat

The Frassati fall retreat will take place October 8th-10th at Villa Maria Guadalupe in Stamford, CT.  We hope that you can join us! Download the flyer here for more information.

The retreat is open to young adults in their 20's and 30's.
To register, print the registration form and mail with payment to:

c/o Bonnie Cinquegrana
28 Fox Hunt Lane
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Inquiry Hot Line (917) 991 9698

Please note, we can only accept registrations by mail
Please do not attempt to register by phone or email or online.
Spaces fill quickly so register early! 

Friday, September 3, 2010

Volunteer Teachers Needed

We are seeking young adults who are willing to volunteer for one hour per week (October through May) teaching Catholic catechism to children in Manhattan. Classes begin after school, usually at 3:30 or 4:30, and last for one hour. (A few classes meet after work hours, but most begin earlier). We need teachers for various grades and for sacrament preparation (e.g. First Penance and First Communion). We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic teachers who practice and will faithfully present what the Church teaches. If you are interested, please email us at or call 212-535-9329.

Frassati Fall Events

Dates to save:
September 13thThe Screwtape Letters Off-Broadway
September 19thMonthly Dinner and Holy Hour
September 25thVolunteer Service Day
September 25th-26thHike (tentative)
October 8th-10thFrassati Fellowship Fall Retreat
October 16thFrassati Half Marathon in Central Park
October 29th-31stFrassati Overnight Hike Weekend (Level: Strenuous/Difficult

September Dinner and Holy Hour

We will begin a new year on September 19th with our monthly Dinner and Holy Hour at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer.   *Note the change from our usual 2nd Sunday of the month.

               September 19th  Dinner and Holy Hour
               5:30 Mass at St. Vincent Ferrer* (869 Lexington Avenue)
               Dinner follows Mass at approximately 6:30 p.m.
               Holy Hour follows dinner at approximately 7:45 p.m.
               Requested contribution: $10 per person

*St. Vincent Ferrer is at 869 Lexington, between 65th and 66th Streets.  Take the F to 63rd, or the 6 to 68th; also close to the 101,102, 103 and the Crosstown 68th Street buses. 

Screwtape Letters (Off-Broadway)

On September 13th, Frassati members plan to go to see C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters starring Max McLean as Screwtape.  The show will be held Monday night at 8:00 p.m. at Westside Theatre & Box Office, 407 W 43rd St (9th Ave), NYC.

1. Visit and enter code SLTMC44
2. Call 212-947-8844 and mention code SLTMC44
3. Bring a printout of this email to the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Aves. Box office hours: Mon-Sun, Noon-6pm