Cathedral Young Adults (C†YA)

The Cathedral young adult ministry serves the community of Catholic adults in their 20’s and 30’s who live and work in DC, supporting them in the continued growth of their faith, discernment of their vocations, and development as stewards of the Church through opportunities for socializing, community service and spiritual reflection. 

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Dated as of April 7, 2014

Upcoming Events

Theology on Tap Spring Series: "A Church that is Poor & for the Poor"
Tuesdays through April 29 – 6 to 7 PM (happy hour) / 7 to 8 PM (talk) – Buffalo Billiards (1330 19th Street NW / Dupont Circle)
The Archdiocese Office of Young Adult Ministry will kick off another Theology on Tap series centered on the theme is “A Church that is Poor & for the Poor.” Each night includes a great speaker, food, drinks, and fellowship with young adults from around the city! The topic for April 8 is “What Does a Poor Church Look Like? A Year with Pope Francis.”
The Cathedral Young Adults are hosting on April 15 for “Bread and Roses: Friendship with the Poor.” Sarah, one of our core team leaders, will be speaking along with her L’Arche housemates, so don’t miss it!

Contact Jonathan ( for more information.

Cathedral Young Adults (C†YA) Events

– Spiritual Events –

C†YA for a Discussion: Who Is God?
Over the course of the next year, we’ll seek fresh answers to the most fundamental question: Who is God? Each month, C†YA for Discussion will explore one aspect of God in two different ways: through questions and through art and beauty. On the first Thursday of the month, we’ll meet at a restaurant for a free-flowing discussion over drinks. On the third Thursday, we’ll meet at the Cathedral to discuss how a work of art illuminates the mystery at hand.

Conversations on Beauty
Monthly on the third Thursday (usually -- next: April 24) – 7 to 8:30 PM

Perfectly timed for the Thursday after Easter Sunday, Br. Gabriel will be showing art and guiding our conversation on this month’s topic, “Hell’s Prison Break.” No knowledge or experience with art needed! All are invited to attend and discuss or just listen. The evening will end with a half hour of prayer and adoration in the Cathedral.
Contact Br. Gabriel ( for more information.

Questions on Faith
Monthly on the first Thursday (next: May 1) – 7 to 8:30 PM –
Uptown Tap House – Back Room (3412 Connecticut Avenue NW / Cleveland Park)
The topic for the May Questions on Faith session will be “Ascended Into Heaven.” Br. Gabriel will be asking and answering questions on Christ’s ascension. You don’t need to have attended the earlier discussions to participate. No question is off limits, and all are welcome to challenge, discuss, or just listen. This is a casual discussion, and you’re welcome to order dinner or drinks to enjoy as we talk.
Contact Mike ( with questions.

Wine and Wisdom
Monthly on the third Monday (usually -- next: April 28) – 7 to 8:30 PM – Cathedral North Conference Room
Wine and Wisdom is a discussion and faith-sharing group for young adult women. The conversation provided will help to form, encourage, strengthen, and prepare those who attend to be the women that God has designed them to be. The topic of the next Wine and Wisdom will on Monday, April 28, and the topic will be the Beatitudes.
Contact Tiffany ( for more information or to RSVP.

Breaking Open the Word
Weekly on Wednesdays – 7 PM – Cathedral West Conference Room
Breaking Open the Word is a weekly discussion and reflection on the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday.
Contact Nathan ( for more information.

C†YA at Mass
Weekly on Sundays – 5:30 PM – Cathedral (meet in section near front by the choir)
Don’t sit alone at Mass! Instead, celebrate with other young adult parishioners. Please join us in our section in the first few rows on the right of the nave, in front of the pulpit near the choir – look for the “reserved” signs on the pews. Then stick around to meet everyone after Mass!
Contact Lara ( for more information.

– Service Events –

C†YA at the Northwest Center
Monthly on the second Tuesday (next: April 8) – 6 to 8 PM – Northwest Center (2702 Ontario Road NW / Columbia Heights)
The Northwest Center provides support and comprehensive care that enables women to deliver and care for healthy babies. Each month, the Cathedral Young Adults assists with odd jobs like sorting donations, cleaning, or doing yard work. Come once or come every month!
Contact Natalie Committee ( for more information and to sign up.

C†YA at the Catholic Charities Youth Transitional Program
Saturday, April 12 – 10 AM to 12:30 PM – 801 East Men's Shelter (2700 MLK Blvd. SE / Anacostia)
The Catholic Charities Youth Transitional Program is a residential rehab program for young men ages 18-24. Join us for a rewarding morning of fun activities and facilitated interaction designed to help the guys develop valuable social and professional skills. We need 15-18 volunteers each month, but you’re welcome to just try it out once or come as often as you’re able! You can take the Metro and/or buses to the shelter, but we will do our best to coordinate carpools. We will finish in time to join the Seven Church Walk for the last 3-4 stops.
Contact Debra ( with questions, and please sign up here.

Upcoming Opportunities at the Cathedral

  • Homeless Ministry: Volunteers are needed to prepare bagged lunches for the poor and homeless who come to the St. Matt’s West Conference Room each Monday morning for food and social services. Contact Olivia or Norma if you would like to provide lunches once a month, every other month, or as a one-time service.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities with Catholic Charities

  • Catholic Charities needs volunteers to provide hospitality in the evenings at the 801 East men’s shelter in Anacostia. You can learn more about this individual volunteer opportunity here. If you’re interested in helping, please contract Kristi Delich (, Volunteer Manager for Catholic Charities.
  • You can find additional volunteer opportunities through Catholic Charities using their volunteer portal.

– Social Events –

C†YA for Hospitality
Sunday, April 6 – following 5:30 PM Mass – Cathedral North Conference Room
Join fellow parishioners for free food and fellowship after Mass! Please stop by to say hello to friends, make new ones, and learn about upcoming events.  
Contact Eileen ( for more information.

C†YA for Supper
Thursday, April 17 – 7:15 PM – Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant (1218-1220 Connecticut Avenue NW / Dupont Circle)
All young adults, friends, and fellow foodies are welcome to join the Cathedral Young Adults for one of our monthly supper clubs! This month, we will head over to nearby Bertucci’s after the Holy Thursday Mass to get to know each other while enjoying brick oven pizza and other Italian favorites. Please RSVP by Monday, April 14 so that we can confirm the numbers for our reservation.
Contact Beth ( for more information, and RSVP here (

C†YA for Happy Hour / STAY Happy (Hour)
Friday, April 25 – 6 to 9 PM Madhatter – 2nd floor (1319 Connecticut Avenue NW / Farragut North)
Mark your calendar now for the next Cathedral Young Adults happy hour! Bring your friends and coworkers or just come on your own to meet other young Catholics in DC.
Contact Sarah ( with questions.

Cathedral Events

Volunteers Needed to Provide Hospitality during Holy Week & Easter
If you are planning to attend Masses and other services at the Cathedral during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday and you’re able to arrive a half hour prior to the start time, please consider signing up to provide hospitality! No prior experience needed. The main responsibility is handing out programs. If you can help, please send an email to Maureen (

Volunteers Needed to Continue Hospitality
*Note that the Cathedral Young Adults will still host hospitality after the 5:30 PM Mass. If you would like to assist with hospitality after the 5:30 PM Mass, please contact Carolyn ( If you would like to help with hospitality after other Masses, send an email to

Liturgical Ministers Needed
The Cathedral is in need of liturgical ministers at all Masses, including weekday Masses. Ministers of hospitality (greeters), ushers, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, and servers are especially needed. The suggested commitment is one Sunday per month.
Contact Deacon Garcia ( for more information on expectations and training.

Lenten Lunchtime Prayer with the Community of Sant'Egidio
Tuesdays through April 15 – 12:45 PM  – Cathedral St. Anthony Chapel

Wednesday Evening Confessions During Lent
Wednesdays through April 9 – 6:30 to 8 PM  – Cathedral
The light is ON for you at the Cathedral and parishes through the Archdioceses of Washington and Arlington.

Stations of the Cross & Simple Lenten Meal
Fridays during Lent – 6 PM (Stations)  – Cathedral  / 6:30 PM (Meal) – Cathedral North Conference Room

Tenebrae Service with the Schola Cantorum
Wednesday, April 16 – 7:30 PM  – Cathedral

Holy Thursday Schedule Including the Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper
Thursday, April 17 – Cathedral

Good Friday Schedule Including Noon Reflections and 1 PM Liturgy
Friday, April 17 – Cathedral

Holy Saturday Schedule Including 8 PM Easter Vigil
Saturday, April 18 – Cathedral

Check out the Cathedral News and Upcoming Events page or download this week’s bulletin for more updates. For a full listing of the Cathedral’s Lent, Holy Week, and Easter events and Masses, click here.

Archdiocese Young Adult Events

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40 Days for Life
March 5 through April 13

Christ in the City: Young Adult Mass
Monthly on the second Thursday (next: April 10) – 6 to 7 PM (confession & adoration) / 7 PM (Mass) – Immaculate Conception (N Street at 8th Street NW / Mt. Vernon Square)

Holy Trinity Young Adults Spring Retreat: What Next? Finding Answers in Faith
Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13 – Bellarmine Retreat Center (Waynesboro, PA)

11th Annual Seven Church Walk
Saturday, April 12 – 9 AM to 4 PM – Begin at Immaculate Conception (N Street at 8th Street NW / Mt. Vernon Square)

Sponsa Christi: Discernment Retreat with the Sisters of Life
Saturday, April 12 – 9 AM to 5:30 PM – St. Andrew the Apostle Church (11602 Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD)

Serving Meals to the Homeless with the John Carroll Society
Wednesday, April 16 – 4:45 to 6:30 PM – Catholic Charities (924 G Street NW / Chinatown or Metro Center)

"The Triumph of Darkness" with St. Stephen Martyr Young Adults
Friday, April 18 – 7:30 PM – St. Stephen Martyr (2436 Pennsylvania Avenue NW / Foggy Bottom)

Schedule of Events for the Canonization of John Paul II
April 26 & April 27 – Blessed John Paul II Shrin