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 September 12, 2014

Cathedral Young Adults (C†YA) Events

– Social Events –

C†YA for Happy Hour
Friday, September 19 – 6 to 9 PM – The Madhatter (1319 Connecticut Avenue / Dupont Circle)
St. Matthew's Cathedral Young Adults invite all young adults to attend our September happy hour! Please bring friends or coworkers, or just come on your own to meet other young Catholics in DC.  We have the mezzanine level reserved. Please come up the stairs at the back left of the Madhatter when you arrive, and we'll be at the top of the steps.
Contact Sarah ( with questions.

C†YA for Supper

Thursday, September 25 - 7 PM - Sette Osteria (1666 Connecticut Avenue / Dupont Circle)
All young adults, friends, coworkers, and fellow foodies are invited to join us for one of our monthly supper clubs!  This month we'll enjoy traditional Italian dishes together at Sette Osteria in Dupont Circle.  Please RSVP here ( by Monday, September 22.
Contact Sean ( with questions or to RSVP. 

Inter-parish Kickball Tournament
Saturday, September 27 – 1 PM – National Mall (23rd & Constitution / Foggy Bottom)
The Archdiocesan-wide young adult kickball tournament returns with another year 0f bragging rights at stake.  Lunch will also be served so please join us for a day of fellowship and friendly competition.  The Cathedral team is currently forming and more information will be available soon. 
If you’re interested in playing or have questions email (

Northwest Center’s Annual Indian Summer Ball
Saturday, October 18 – 8 PM to 12 AM – Organization of American States (17th & Constitution NW / Smithsonian)
Tickets and sponsorships are now available for the 18th Annual Indian Summer Ball to benefit Northwest Pregnancy Center.  Northwest relies on this event for one quarter of their yearly income.  The Ball is black tie with a dinner buffet, live music, and an open bar.  Please consider attending or supporting this wonderful event and worthy cause that the Cathedral Young Adults work so closely with. 

– Spiritual Events –

Wine and Wisdom
Monthly on the third Monday (next: September 15) – 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.
Contact Tiffany ( for more information or to RSVP.

Breaking Open the Word 
Weekly on Wednesdays (next: October 1) – 6:30 PM – Cathedral West Conference Room
Breaking Open the Word is a weekly discussion and reflection on the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday.  The first Sunday of the month is buffet night, so we will meet half an hour earlier than usual.  Bring a dish or treat to share, or just come and enjoy!
Contact Nathan ( for more information.

C†YA for a Discussion: Who Is God? 
First & third Thursday of the month (next: September 18) – 7 PM – Uptown Tap House – Back Room (3412 Connecticut Avenue NW / Cleveland Park)
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.

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  for more information.

– Service Events –

C†YA at the Northwest Center 
Monthly on the second Tuesday (next: October 14) – 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 withodd 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.

St. Matthew's Cathedral Health Fair 
Sunday, September 14 – 9 AM to 3:30 PM – Cathedral
Volunteers are needed for shifts during the Health Fair taking place at the Cathedral on Sunday, September 14. If interested in helping or for more information, please email Gregg Glotnis( 

C†YA for Farm Gleaning
Sunday, September 28 – 2 to 4 PM – Bread for the City (1525 7th St NW / Shaw)
Join the Cathedral Young Adults to assist a local group at a farmers market for an afternoon in September! 
For more information or to sign up, contact Katie ( - limited slots available! 

C†YA at the Catholic Charities Youth Transitional Program
Saturday, October 4 – 9:30 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. After a summer hiatus, we will be resuming our work with YTP on Saturday, October 4. We need several 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.
Contact Carolyn ( with questions or to sign up! 

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. 
  • English and Spanish Classes: Opportunities to assist or take part in the English as a second language and Spanish as a second language classes at the Cathedral. Please contact Dan Horning ( for more information or to volunteer.
  • Serve as a Liturgical Minister at the Cathedral: 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.

Other 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

Eucharistic Adoration & Reconciliation
Monday, September 15 – 6 PM to 7 PM – Cathedral

Info Sessions on 'Just Faith'
**New Cathedral Initiative: Weekly Small Group Meetings hosted by Social Justice Ministry at St. Matthew's Cathedral
Just Faith focuses on the Gospel's call to compassion, justice, and peace in a world scarred by the domestic and global crisis of poverty. Meeting weekly, small groups of parishioners will explore the challenges of following Jesus through readings, prayer, and community engagement.
Email Franz and Tyler at for more information.

Monthly Rosary for Life & Procession to Planned Parenthood
Saturday,September 27– 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

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St. Peter’s Ask a Priest Happy Hour
Monday, September 15 – 7 PM – St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill (313 2nd Street SE / Capitol South)

JCS Top of the Town Young Adult Event
Wednesday, September 17 – 6:30 to 9 PM – Top of the Town (1400 N. 14th Street Arlington / Rosslyn)

9/11 Unity Walk: Service for Peace
Sunday, September 21 – 1:30 PM – Washington Hebrew Congregation (3935 Macomb Street NW)

Save the Date – YAC Fall Retreat
Friday, October 17 – Bellarmine Retreat Center

STAY Oktoberfest 2014
Saturday, October 18 – 6:30 to 10:30 PM – St. Thomas Apostle (2665 Woodley Road NW / Woodley Park)

Annual Young Adult Mass with Cardinal Wuerl
Sunday, October 26 – 3 PM – Cathedral of St. Matthew 
(food and drinks to follow)


  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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