Cathedral Young Adults (C†YA)

The Cathedral young adult ministry serves the community of Catholic adults in their 20s and 30s 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 July 11, 2014

Cathedral Young Adults (C†YA) Events

– Social Events –

C†YA for “The Sky’s the Limit” Summer Affair to Benefit the Northwest Center
Wednesday, July 16 – 6:30 to 9 PM – Top of the Town (1400 N. 14th Street, Arlington, VA / Rosslyn)
Please join a group of young adults from the Cathedral at this benefit reception for a great cause with a great view of the city!  
Contact Natalie Committee ( for more information on attending.

 C†YA for a Summer Movie Night
Monday, July 21 – National Mall between 7th & 12th Streets NW
Join us for a Screen on the Green showing of “The Karate Kid”!  More details to come.
Contact Katie ( for more information. 

C†YA for Supper
Thursday, July 24 – 6:30 PM – District of Pi (910 F Street NW / Gallery Place/Metro Center)
All young adults, friends, and fellow foodies are welcome to join us for one of our monthly supper clubs! This month, you can get to know fellow young adults over pizza and other Italian favorites at District of Pi.  Feel free to come early for happy hour from 4:30-6:30, and we’ll eat together at 6:30.  Please RSVP here ( by Monday, July 21st. 
Contact Erin ( for more information or to RSVP.

 C†YA on the Shenandoah Kayaking Trip
Saturday, August 23 – 8 AM to 6 PM – meet at The Cathedral
Join us for the 3rd annual C†YA kayaking adventure!  We will carpool out to the Shenandoah River and rent kayaks and/or canoes for the day. The cost will be around $45/person depending on the number of people in our group and the type of canoe or kayak you would like to rent.  Sign up here (
Contact Rebecca ( with questions. 

– Spiritual Events –

Wine and Wisdom
Monthly on the third Monday (next: July 21) – 7 to 8:30 PM – Cathedral East 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 this month’s discussion will be Gossip.
Contact Tiffany ( for more information or to RSVP.

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.

C†YA for a Discussion: Who Is God? – Summer Vacation (series returns August 7)
Br. Gabriel is away for the summer, so we will be taking a break from our series. Please stay tuned for details on its return. Even if you haven’t had a chance to experience one of our discussions, there is still half of the series left to go! In these discussions, we 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. Then, we’ll meet at the Cathedral to discuss how a work of art illuminates the mystery at hand.
Contact Mike ( with questions.

– Service Events –

C†YA at the Northwest Center 
Monthly on the second Tuesday (next: August 12) – 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, July 12 – 9 AM to 1 PM – The Kennedy School (801 Buchanan Street NE)
The Catholic Charities Youth Transitional Program is a residential rehab program for young men ages 18-24. We’re taking a break from our usual monthly professional skill-building activities. Instead, we’ll be joining the YTP guys and another group of young adult volunteers (the Leonine Fellows) to paint the walls at another Catholic Charities building. You can take the Metro and/or buses to the school, but we will do our best to coordinate carpools from the Cathedral. 
Contact Carolyn ( with questions, and please sign up here. If you can drive others, of if you would like to find a carpool, please fill out this quick form.

C†YA for Volunteering at Holy Family
Saturday, July 26 – 9:30 AM to 1 PM – Holy Family Parish (2200 Calloway Street, Hillcrest Heights, MD)
We will be going back to help Fr. Regan do more improvements to the grounds and buildings at his new parish. After a few hours of painting or landscaping, we’ll enjoy lunch before leaving.
Please email Carolyn ( to sign up, and please let her know if you can drive others from the Cathedral. 

Upcoming Opportunities at the Cathedral

  • Sick and Homebound Ministry: An elderly St. Matt’s parishioner needs someone to help bring him groceries on weekends in July and August. Times are flexible and you would not need a car as the parishioner lives within walking distance of the 17th Street Safeway.  Contact Ian ( with questions or to sign up.
  • 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 in DC

  • You can find additional volunteer opportunities through Catholic Charities using their volunteer portal.
  • The Northwest Center seeking Spanish-speaking (both fluent and proficient) volunteers for the pregnancy center’s Step Up program. Pro-life volunteers sought to undergo counseling training with the agency and provide assistance to Spanish-speaking pregnant and parenting women and families through referrals to community resources as well as material assistance. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to weekly or bi-weekly service, Monday - Friday between 9am -5pm.If interested, please contact Jenny Ginsberg( or call 202-483-7008.

Cathedral Events

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.

English as a Second Language / Spanish as a Second Language Program Summer Semester
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 3 through August 6 – 6:30 to 8:30 PM – St. Matthew’s Education Center (1726 N Street NW) 
If you can volunteer to provide hospitality to students or serve as a teacher or tutor, please email Dan ( or for more information.

Eucharistic Adoration & Reconciliation
Monday, July 21 – 6 PM to 7 PM – Cathedral

Monthly Rosary for Life & Procession to Planned Parenthood
Saturday, July 26 – 8:30 AM to 9:00AM – Cathedral / Planned Parenthood (1108 16th Street NW)

Check out the Cathedral News and Upcoming Events page or download this week’s bulletin for more updates.

Archdiocese Young Adult Events

Follow the Archdiocese of Washington's Young Adult Ministry on facebook ( or Twitter (@DCCatholic) for more events, updates, articles, and inspiration. Want to get the weekly DCCatholic newsletter? Sign up here.

St. Peter’s Fr. Riffle on Catholic Social Teaching
Mondays, July 7-28 – 7 PM – St. Peters on Capitol Hill 313 2nd Street SE / Capitol South)

Holy Trinity YA’s Accompanying the Stranger: A Conversation with Fr. Sean Carroll, SJ
Tuesday, July 8 – 6 to 8 PM – 
Holy Trinity (3513 N Street NW / Foggy Bottom/Rosslyn)

DC Catholic July Young Adult Mass: Christ in the City
Thursday, July 10 – 6 to 8 PM fellowship to follow – 
Immaculate Conception (1315 8th Street NW / Mt. Vernon Sq) 
Join DCCatholic and Young Adults across DC on the 2nd Thursday of each month for our NEW Christ in the City Young Adult Mass at Immaculate Conception Church celebrated this month by His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick.  Come early for Adoration and Confession offered before Mass from 6-7, followed by the Young Adult Mass at 7, and join other attendees for food and drinks in the neighborhood at the conclusion of mass.

1st Annual Holy Land Festival
Saturday, July 12 – 11 AM to 5 PM – 
Franciscan Monastery (1400 Quincy Street NE / Brookland)

STAY Cool: Tubing on the Shenandoah with Optional Camping
Saturday, July 12 – 9 AM – 
St. Thomas Apostle Church (2665 Woodley Road NW / Woodley Park)

St. Peter’s Annual Summer BBQ
Sunday, July 13 – 6 to 8 PM (following 5PM Mass) – 
St. Peters on Capitol Hill 313 2nd Street SE / Capitol South)

Theology on Tap Summer Series: "Stories Worth Spreading"
Tuesdays, July 15 through August 12 – 6 to 7 PM (happy hour) / 7 to 8 PM (talk) – Catholic Information Center (1501 K Street NW / Farragut North/McPherson Sq.)

Happy Hour for Alumni of Jesuit Schools 
Thursday, July 17 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – 
Capitale (1301 K Street NW / McPherson Sq.)

4th Annual Catholic Sports Club Field Day
Saturday, July 19 11 AM to 8 PM – Burke Lake Park (7315 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA)

Petworth Catholic YA BBQ
Sunday, July 20 – following 11 AM Mass – 
St. Gabriel’s Church (26 Grant Circle NW / Georgia Ave)

St. Peter’s July Holy/Happy Hour
Wednesday, July 23 – 6 to 8 PM –
St. Peters on Capitol Hill 313 2nd Street SE / Capitol South)

  Cathedral Young Adults Mission

The mission of the Cathedral young adult ministry is to support the community of Catholic adults in their 20’s and 30’s who live and work in DC 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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