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 June 22, 2015

Cathedral Young Adults (C†YA) Events

– Social Events –

C†YA for Supper
Thursday, June 25 – 7:00 PM -
Ankara(1320 19th Street NW / Dupont Circle)
All young adults and fellow foodies are encouraged to join us for our monthly supper clubs and are welcome to bring friends or coworkers!  This month we're headed to the brand new Turkish restaurant in Dupont Circle - Ankara.  Check out their extensive authentic menu here. Sign up here ( by Monday, June 22nd. Email Carolyn ( for more information. Also, stay tuned for information on our next supper club on July 24th! 

C†YA for #NatsMass & a Nats Game!
Sunday, August 9 - 12 Noon -
St. Vincent dePaul (14 M Street SE / Navy Yard)
Join the Cathedral Young Adults for an afternoon at the ballpark! We’ll begin with #NatsMass at St. Vincent de Paul at noon, followed by first pitch at 1:35 against the Colorado Rockies!  Tickets are $15 and space is limited so register via eventbrite today!  
Contact Hannah ( or with questions. 

– Spiritual Events – 

DC Catholic Summer Theology on TAPTalks
Series begins July 7 - 6 to 8 PM - Catholic Information Center (1501 K Street NW / Farragut North) 

Wine and Wisdom
Monday, July 20 - 7 to 8:30 PM - Cathedral East Conference Room
Wine and Wisdom is a discussion and faith-sharing group for young adult women. Our conversations are intended to help form, encourage, strengthen, and prepare those who attend to be the women that God has designed them to be. In July, our topic of discussion will be Evangelization in the Workplace. Contact for more information or to RSVP. Dates and topics of forthcoming discussions are as follows: 

August  - Consecrated Life  [8/17/2015]
September - Genesis (Creation Story)  [9/21/2015]
OctoberGender Roles  [10/19/2015]
November - Creating Authentic Friendships [11/16/2015]
December - Role of Daughter/Granddaughter  [12/14/2015]

– Service Events –

C†YA at the Northwest Center 
Tuesday, July 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.  The Cathedral Young Adults get together each month to sort donations or do odd jobs around the Center. 
Email for more information and to sign up.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, look at this article about the work of L’Arche in DC that includes an interview with our own Sarah Ruszkowski!

Summer Dinner for the Homeless
Sunday, June 28 - 3:00 PM - Cathedral Volunteers are needed!  Contact Paulin Leonida (from the Cathedral Social Justice Committee) at  or 703.931.0407 if you are interested in helping with logistics or serving at the dinner.

Service Opportunities at the Cathedral 

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.        

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.

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

·       The San Miguel School of Washington DC is launching a young professionals advisory group. San Miguel DC is a Lasallian Catholic middle school serving low-income families by providing a 9 hour school day (until 5pm) and a year-round schedule with small class sizes and intensive tutoring. We continue to provide support to over 170 graduates in high school, college, and the workforce. If you are interested in Catholic education, Catholic Social Teaching's preferential option for the poor, or urban education--this is the group for you! Join us as we network with fellow DC young professionals and spread the word about San Miguel School. Contact Molly O'Connor, manager of outreach and communications for more information ( To learn more about the school, visit

·       Feeling called to service leadership? Catholic Charities is recruiting a group of energetic reliable volunteers to serve on the Hope Corps Volunteer Committee.  Members of this committee would serve as liaisons between Catholic Charities staff, volunteers, and populations served by their events.  Members of the Committee must commit to leading 9 service days per year.  Contact Carolyn ( for more information.  

  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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