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

Saturday, 10/24 at 8a | Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Thursday, 10/29 at 6:30p | Holy Brew: the Catholic Traditions of Brewing Beer (Talk and tasting) at the Cathedral

Stay tuned for future small group opportunities.

Holy Brew: the Catholic Traditions of Brewing Beer
Thursday, October 29 at 7p

Did you know that many of the most significant brewing achievements have taken place within the walls of Catholic monasteries?

Or that the first person in recorded history to write about the hop plant was a Catholic saint?

Or that there are 14 Trappist monasteries in the world today that brew beer, including one in the United States?

Join us for a lively (in-person) talk by Fr. Michael about the great Catholic traditions of brewing beer. We'll also sample some of these wonderful brews!

Because of social distancing requirements in the Cathedral church hall, there is a limit of 25 young adults who can attend this event. To attend, you must register online here and there is a $10 donation requested.

Stay tuned for our next Pub Trivia event!

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!

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.

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.)

Service

Habitat for Humanity Build Day
Saturday, October 24 at 8a
330 Rumsey SW in Grand Rapids


Join us as we work with our friends at Habitat for Humanity Kent County. No constriction experience is necessary and these are always fun events and a great way to meet other of our young adults while helping our local Grand Rapids community.

Because of social distancing requirements, registration is limited.

To register, click here.

So, here's the question as 2020 winds down: how is your prayer life?

Next question: would you be interested praying more? Or how about integrating new forms of prayer into your life using the richness of our Catholic prayer tradition?

Introducing our 2020 young adults fall book adventure:
The Busy Person's Guide to Prayer

Yes, of course, you're busy. That's why this program is perfect for you!

So, how will this all work?

On your own, you'll read one chapter a week from the book (chapters like "Keeping it Simple", "Habit Forming", "You’ve Got a Friend in Me: The Prayer of Friendship", and "Good Night, God").

The chapters are short, no more than ten pages! The book itself is just over 100 pages. It's short, lively, and readable.

We'll send you an email and text once a week to keep you on track.

Every three weeks, you'll check in with a few other young adults to talk about the book and your prayer progress.

Cost? For the book, the new young adult connections you'll form, and a better prayer life, the cost is just $10. Great deal! That's less than what just the book costs on Amazon!

So: don't think too hard about this. Just click here to sign up. We'll then send you a link to pay for your book and you'll be able to pick up your book beginning this weekend at Mass. The program will begin on Monday, October 26.