Finger Lakes discussion series takes place at area wineries - Catholic Courier

Finger Lakes discussion series takes place at area wineries

Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Community is sponsoring a series of discussions about faith-related topics at several Finger Lakes-area wineries.

This discussion series, titled “The Fruit of the Vine Conversation Series,” takes place on the second Wednesday of each month through October and provides participants with a chance to relax, taste local wines and participate in Catholic conversation. Participation in the discussions is free, and there is $3.50 fee for wine tasting. The tastings begin at 6:30 p.m., and the discussions begin at 7 p.m.

Father Mark Brewer, parochial vicar at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Greece, kicked off the series June 10 at Anthony Road Wine Co. with a discussion centered around the theme “God Goes Green: From a Scripture Perspective.” Ruth Putnam Marchetti, justice-and-peace coordinator for diocesan Catholic Charities, will lead the second installment, which will take place July 8 at Keuka Spring Vineyards, located at 243 E. Lake Road (Route 54) in Penn Yan. Roslyn Karaban, professor at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Pittsford, will lead the series’ third installment, which will be held Aug. 12 at Belhurst Winery, located at 4069 Route 14 in Geneva.

Father Robert Kennedy, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Rochester, will lead a Sept. 9 discussion at Three Brothers Wineries, located at 623 Lerch Road in Geneva. Father Paul Bonacci, pastor of Schuyler Catholic Community, will lead an Oct. 14 discussion at Anthony Road Wine Co., located at 1020 Anthony Road in Penn Yan.

For more information, call the Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Community office at 315-536-7459 or contact Cris Wensel, faith-formation director and pastoral associate, at

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