a ministry of
the Catholic Cathedral of Saint Andrew
for young adults in Grand Rapids



We are a ministry of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in downtown Grand Rapids for adults in their 20s and 30s - single or married. As the mother church of the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, we welcome anyone on their journey of faith to join us at Mass or at one of our spiritual, service, or social events.

Maybe you're seeking to make connections and form life-giving friendships with other Catholic young adults in the area? Join us for one of our regular social events.

Or perhaps you feel called by the Holy Spirit to deepen your relationship with the Lord with other young adults in the beautiful Catholic spiritual tradition? Come to one of our spiritual events and/or join one of our small-group communities.

Or maybe it's been awhile since you've actively been in touch with your Catholic faith and you're simply looking for a welcoming and positive place to reconnect? Wonderful, you've come to the right place. Join us.

Connect

For regular text and/or email updates, text CYAGR to 84576.

Email us, like our facebook page,
join our facebook group, and follow us on Instagram.

The best way: say hello and join us at Mass.
Saturdays at 4:30p; Sundays at 10a, 12 (Spanish), 5:30, 7:30p (Contemplative)

The Cathedral of Saint Andrew
301 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Our Events

Upcoming:
Adoration: Tuesday 2/25 at 6:30
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We're Going Bowling!: Thursday 3/5 at 6:30
Yes, what you've read is true: we're going bowling. Meet us at Spectrum Lanes, 5656 Clyde Park Ave SW in Wyoming, for a few hours of being with each other and pure bowling fun. The cost: just $10 per person for unlimited bowling for two hours plus shoe rental.
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Stations of the Cross: Friday 3/13 at 6
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So, what are you giving up for Lent this year?

How about...worry?

This is how our program will work: you'll get a copy of the book Give Up Worry For Lent! and read along with it every day (only two pages per day, you can do it!). Then you'll meet with your small group - made up of young adults like you - every week to discuss.

(Okay, and more point: we read this same book last year for Lent. But that's alright: participate again. You'll meet some new people and let's be honest: you're still working on the whole worry thing.)

Sign up here


Catholic author and self-described “recovering worrier” Gary Zimak combines practical spirituality, daily scripture readings, and simple action steps to help you kick the worry habit as part of your Lenten renewal. He shows you how to let go of the anxiety-producing areas of life in order to find the lasting peace that comes from trusting God.

During the season of Lent, Catholics and other Christians frequently give up something they enjoy as a measure of penance or self-discipline—and often fall back into old habits at the first “Alleluia!” In Give Up Worry for Lent!, Zimak offers fellow worriers practical, scripture-centered advice on how to relinquish the need to control the uncontrollable—not just for Lent but for good—and how to find peace in Christ.

From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Zimak guides you to ponder a scripture passage and to apply it to your own life by following four simple steps:

read, reflect, respond, pray

As you continue to meditate on scripture and practice the simple action steps at the end of each reflection, you will find it easier to replace old worries with new messages of hope and to change your life forever.

Thursday, April 16 at 7p
Peppino's Sports Grille
130 Ionia Ave SW in Grand Rapids

Being a young adult today – 20s and 30s, single or married – comes with many important (if not challenging) questions…

How do I make the important decisions in a world of so many choices?

How can I find stability in my life when I get a new job – or a new city to live in – every few years?
How can I meet new people and create new friendships while sustaining the relationships I already have?
What are the responsibilities I have to my family when I am living my own life?
How do I navigate the complicated world of social media and technology?
What is the difference between being alone and being lonely?
The good news is that we don’t have to come up with these answers on our own!

At Holy Brew we come together one Thursday a month over a meal and a pint to talk through these topics. As Catholics, we believe our church’s tradition and teaching can guide us through this formative time of our life. When we share our own experiences and listen to the journeys of other young adults, we trust that the Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts and gives us the strength to life authentic Christian lives. So, bring a friend, or come on your own and we’ll set you up at a table with other young adults.

And save the date for our upcoming Holy Brew event: February 13

Stay tuned for our next Pub Trivia event, coming this spring.

If you've never been to Catholic Pub Trivia before, it's a wonderful event! We usually have about 70 people join us at our trivia events.

And what is Catholic Pub Trivia? Think pub trivia but with Catholic and scripture questions mixed in.

Come with your own team or on your own. We'll be matching people and teams up right away; so, just a few moments after arriving you'll be meeting people and forming new connections within our young adult community!

Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 to 8 in the Cathedral Chapel.

We're busy; it's hard to find moments of quiet and peace in our lives, especially quiet time with the Lord.

This is what adoration is: just quiet and peace with the Lord.

As a young adult community, we'll gather together in the Cathedral Chapel for some quiet prayer with the Lord in adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

Not sure what to pray about or what to do with this quiet time? We'll have a prayer guide (with over 50 suggestions).

Also: we'll have the confessional open, if you'd like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. (We'll have a guide for that too!)

The event is from 6:30 to 8, but come when you can and stay for as long as you're able.

Service

Join us as a we continue our partnership with Habitat for Humanity Kent County. This will be our fourth build day with Habitat and so far over 30 people of us from our young adult community have participated in these events.

Saturday, April 4 at 8am
378 Rumsey Street SW in Grand Rapids

No construction experience is necessary - in fact, the less experience you have, the more fun you'll have.

Registration is limited, so if you can join, send an email and we'll get more details to you.