African Catholic Young Adults of Philadelphia (ACYAP)

Coordinators-Sr. Florence Enechukwu and Rebecca Tham-, 267.982.7645
Location-African Catholic Apostolate Office- 222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Meetings- first Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. EST

The ACYAP is a group of young African Catholic adults over the age 19. We bond over our connection to Africa and our common faith. Benefits of being a part of ACYAP include: a way of feeling more connected to the Catholic Church, having a safe space to ask questions, more opportunities to pray outside of Sunday mass, community service opportunities, and networking. We have Representation from several communities such as Liberia, the Francophone community, Ghana and Nigeria. But you don’t have to be a part of an established Catholic African community to join us – all are welcome!

Catholic Center for Young Adults- South Philadelphia

Coordinator: Fr. Shaun Mahoney and Nick Tonnesen: cell: 610-906-6902 
Location: 244 Fitzwater St., Philadelphia PA 19147 
Instagram: @ccyaphilly
Facebook: Catholic Center for Young Adults CCYA

Weekly events include: 
Tuesday Night Holy Hour    8:00 p.m. (240 Fitzwater) 
Wednesday Night Mass      6:30 p.m. (240 Fitzwater) 
Saturday Morning Mass      9:00 a.m. (240 Fitzwater) 
And ongoing short-run initiatives by our community members such as Monthly Art Night, Bible studies, Outreach to the Homeless, Open Mics, Forty Days for Life

Cathedral Young Adults

Chaplain: Fr. Brandon Artman: / phone: (215) 561-1313, ext. 144 
Location: Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, 1723 Race St., Philadelphia, PA  19103

Instagram: @cathedralphila

Every first Sunday of the month, Gather for the 6:30 PM Sunday Mass in the Cathedral Basilica and fellowship after Mass. Confessions are also available at 5:30 PM prior to mass.

Catholic Young Adults of the Northeast (CYAN)


Location: Resurrection of Our Lord 2000 Shelmire Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152


Calling all young adults (21-40) CYAN meets every second Wednesday of the month here at Resurrection.

Collegium Institute


The Collegium Institute is a vibrant intellectual community devoted to fostering the Catholic intellectual tradition, and the liberal tradition of humane studies more broadly, within the University of Pennsylvania community.

Founded by faculty, alumni, students, and friends of the University of Pennsylvania, the Collegium Institute draws mainstream learning into conversation with the Catholic intellectual tradition in the university community. It seeks to enrich academic culture by sharing the intellectual fruits of the Catholic tradition with a mainstream audience, both secular and religious, and by supporting scholarship, teaching, and learning that engages across the disciplines. In so doing, it also cultivates reflection on “catholic” or universal questions and on the unity of truth across the disciplines.

Gateway Gathering of Young Adults – Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

Contact: Nicholas Bruno – or Fr. Matthew Phelan 215-473-1669

Location: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
6301 Woodbine Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19151

Since its inception in July 2022, we have been meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm. Our meetings begin with prayers in church (vespers, benediction, and compline) followed by fellowship in the parish center. Our fellowship portion ordinarily consists of socializing over food, a theological presentation/talk led by Fr. Matthew.

Holy Innocents Young Adults

Coordinator: Natalie Rivera:
Location: Holy Innocents Parish, 4215 Glendale St.

The Holy Innocents Young Adult group is for all young adults ages 19-39 who are interested in learning about their faith and connecting with Catholics their age. he young adult meetings include faith based activities, socialization opportunities, and service projects. In addition to meetings, the Young Adult group also participates in parish activities and trips to deepen their faith and strengthen personal connections.

We typically meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm in CDA Hall (4215 Glendale St. – across from the rectory). Contact for more information. 

Normalmente nos reunimos el 2º y 4º miércoles de cada mes a las 7:30pm en el CDA Hall (4215 Glendale St. – al cruzar a la rectoría). Contacta con para más información.

Jack’s YACs

Coordinator: Fr. Tom Betz OFM Cap
Contact email: 
Location: St. John the Evangelist Parish
21 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Link to our FB group: and our GroupMe:

We are a Catholic Young Adult Group of men and women in our 20s and 30s located at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Center City Philadelphia. We strive to walk together in prayer, service and fellowship in a Franciscan tradition alongside the Capuchin Friars. We can’t wait to meet you!

Jesus Youth Philly’s Campus group

Coordinators: Ann Abraham: 267-436-2486; Rebecca Sebastian: 732-484-1633; Jude Mathew: 484-522-0881; Therese Mathew: 484-522-1973.
Location: Any Philly area University student is invited to join us. We currently have students join us from Drexel University, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of the Sciences, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Instagram @jesusyouthphilly

We meet biweekly. Our campus group focuses on prayer and fellowship founded in cultivating a culture of the joy of the Gospel in a campus setting. Jesus Youth is an international movement inspiring and forming young people to be missionary disciples at the service of the Catholic Church. The movement was rooted in Kerala, India, and has planted its seeds across the world. 

Voces Verbi: Voces del Verbo

Coordinador: Nicole Tejada: 267-521-7439,

Location: St. Veronica Parish 
533 W. Tioga St, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Reuniones: Todos los viernes a las 7PM en Sta. Veronica

Instagram: @voces.verbi

Evento: Cada segundo domingo del mes tenemos una Hora Santa de Adoracion a las 11 AM en la capilla de Sta. Veronica.

Somos un grupo de jóvenes adultos tratando de seguir a Dios y su llamado a través de la amistad, vida sacramental y la propagación del evangelio. Logramos esto a través de compartir nuestras propias experiencias en cuanto a nuestra relación con Dios y el mundo en el que vivimos. We are a group of young adults trying to pursue God and his calling through friendship, sacramental life and the spread of the Gospel. We achieve this by sharing our own experiences regarding our relationship with God and the word we live in. 

Manayunk Young Adults at St John the Baptist

Coordinator: Jillian Buhl-
Location: St John the Baptist- 119 Rector St (Manayunk) Philadelphia 19127

Meetings:1st & 3rd Wed. Adoration  6:30-7:30 pm All Saints Rectory Chapel 146 Rector St.

Young Adult women’s, Walking with Purpose small group study Thursday evenings 7-8:30 pm Sept-June.

The MIX – Young Adult Ministry 

Phone: (215) 923-0355
Location: 808 S. Hutchinson Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States, Pennsylvania

The MIX seeks to bring together young professionals, college graduates and students who want to deepen their faith experience. The starting points for the MIX are:
1) Social – meeting others who share your faith-filled outlook.
2) Engagement – to develop service opportunities to improve communities and reach out to those in need.
3) Educational- to provide materials for group discussions about spirituality as well as current issues.

Old St. Joseph’s Young Adult Community

Coordinators Danielle Critelli-
Location: Old St. Joseph’s Church, 321 Willings Alley Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Old St. Joseph’s Young Adult Community (OSJ YAC) aims to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for young adult Catholics in their 20s and 30s, single and married, interested in exploring the values of spirituality, social justice, and community as part of their lives through spiritual and social gatherings. As the Jesuit Parish in Old City Philadelphia, our Young Adult Community is inspired by the Spirituality of St. Ignatius and the Society of Jesus as we strive to support one another in our pursuit of becoming Women and Men for and with Others to live For the Greater Glory of God.

Our Mother of Consolation


Salesian Disciples: The Salesian Disciples is a faith-sharing group the meets to learn and grow in the Spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, while disseminating the Salesian Spirituality. The Salesian Disciples read, reflect on and discuss various writings of St. Francis de Sales as they seek opportunities to share this gentle and practical charism with the larger parish community.

Salesian Lay Association of Men (S.L.A. M.): The Salesian Lay Association of Men is a local chapter of a group of Catholic men who wish to further understand and live a life of holiness. This group meets once a month on the second Saturday and focuses on the practical and optimistic spirituality of Saint Francis de Sales. Our Apostolic Mission is “living Jesus” by learning about and practicing a form of Salesian Spirituality and praying for the Church and one another. Monthly meetings include Saturday morning Mass, optional Reconciliation, quiet prayer time and discussions of readings and topics of Salesian Spirituality.

Spirituality & Catholic Faith Studies: As part of ongoing Faith Formation there are opportunities for Small Faith Communities, Prayer Studies, Bible Studies, and Catholic Faith Studies. Each offering provides for a deepening of our understanding and practice of our faith, helping us to integrate our beliefs with our lived experience in everyday life. People come together to learn, share faith, and grow in their understanding of how God works in their lives. Opportunities include facilitating, evangelizing, and hospitality.

Padre Pio Prayer Center

Contact:, (215) 288-3081


Our mission is to rebuild the local Church by witnessing to the Gospel in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. We serve Christ in mass and adoration, by building relationships with our community, and by seeking the face of Christ in the men and women we encounter on the streets. We seek to form disciples for their journey of faith through worship, relationships, and inviting others to serve with us.

Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees (PCMR) Young Adult Group     

Coordinator-Sr. Gertrude Borres-267-303-3302,

This young adult ministry is for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation immigrants with roots in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and Brazil.

Peace Fellowship



Catholic Peace Fellowship serves as a forum where people who share a concern for peace, justice, and environmental issues can come together for prayer and discussion, education, mutual support, and collective action. Catholic Peace Fellowship’s Education Programs are designed to increase awareness of contemporary issues and the rich tradition of Church teaching on Peace and Social Justice. The Action Programs help apply those teachings to key issues of our time.

Secular Oratory of St. Phillip Neri – St. Francis Xavier



Contact:, (215) 765-4568

A community of laypeople who meet to pray and support each other in the spiritual life at an Oratory. From the very earliest days of the Oratory in Renaissance Rome, St. Philip Neri believed that fraternity was crucial to growing in holy cheerfulness. In the words of St. Philip Neri: “Give me ten men really detached from the world and I have the heart to believe I could convert the world with them.”

We invite you to join us each Tuesday evening at 7:30 at the Philadelphia Oratory, St. Francis Xavier Parish. Our usual Tuesday meeting revolves around discussing the readings for the coming Sunday. After, we socialize and usually discuss contemporary concerns and how to live a genuinely Catholic life. We also host regular talks given by our members and invited guests and other events. (Please see the calendar below for more information.). We always conclude the evening with time for fellowship, building relationships with one another based on our common bond of friendship with Jesus Christ.

Sts. AJ’s ALIVE Young Adult Group

Coordinator: Fr. Remigio Morales, SCV,

Location: St. Agatha-St. James Parish & Newman Center, 111 S. 38th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Open to all young adults & grad students, our group meets every Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Parish Rectory. Meetings vary between community building, prayer, intellectual formation, and big speaker nights. And we look to build friendship outside of meetings by getting together for different social activities. The YA ministry is formed by people between 23 and 35 years of age (grad students or not, working or not) who understand the Christian community as essential for a more plentiful life in the Holy Spirit. Our weekly meetings are on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm follow the following schedule: Theological (1st Wednesday), Prayer session (2nd Wednesday), Heart to heart sharing (3rd Wednesday), Games (4th Wednesday), Big Speaker Night (Last Wed of the month).

Sts. AJ’s Nazareth Group for Young Married Couples

Coordinator: Fr. Carlos Keen, SCV,

Location: St. Agatha-St. James Parish & Newman Center, 111 S. 38th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

St. John the Evangelist

Coordinator: Erik Massenzio (

Men’s Group- We meet through Zoom on Tuesday nights at 6:30. Back in the before-times, a friar would pop into our in-person meetings every now and then, but for the most part, we’ve always run things on our own. 

St. Martin de Porres Young Adult Group

Coordinator: Fr. Addis Mekonnen

Location: North Philadelphia serving primarily Catholics who are African American.

This group is just starting and taking form so reach out to Fr. Mekonnen if you want to learn more

St. Patrick’s Young Adults

Communications contact: Ashley Batugo (

Website (to sign up for weekly emails): 

The St. Patrick’s Young Adults group is open to all young adults in their 20s and 30s! After our weekly Holy Hour with Confessions, we meet for an hour discussion and fellowship on a new faith topic each month, with a monthly social night and bi-monthly works of mercy. 

St. Rita Shrine Young Adult Ministry

Coordinator: Jonathan Jerome-

Location: South Philadelphia


The young adult community at the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia gathers for prayer, worship, dialogue, fellowship, and service projects throughout the year. Inspired by the life of Saint Rita of Cascia, they focus on bringing healing, peacemaking, and reconciliation to our neighborhood and world.

St. Vincent de Paul Young Adult Ministry (YAM)

Leaders: Emmett Schweiger & Jeanna MuratContact:

Location: St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 109 E. Price St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
GroupMe for Updates: Click Here to join
GroupMe for Fellowship: Click Here to join
Parish Calendar:

St. Vincent’s YAM is a vibrant and diverse group that emulates the greater parish’s message that “All Are Welcome!” Our group ages range from 20 to 40(ish). We meet on a monthly basis to fellowship, pray, break bread, and grow in faith. Join our GroupMe or email us to be added to the email list for the most updated meeting and event times/locations!

Syro Malabar Philly Youth 

Alex Padayatil: 267-567-9738; Amaeya George: 215-494-6432; Kuruvilla ‘Jerry’ James: 215-301-4540; Eben Biju: 267-694-9084; Jithin Johnny: 267-574-4749

Location: St. Thomas Syro Malabar Forane Catholic Church – 608 Welsh Road, Philadelphia PA 19115.

Instagram: @syrophilly

We are the Syro Malabar Catholic Church in Philadelphia. The Syro Malabar Rite is an eastern rite of the Catholic Church in full communion with Rome. The Syro Malabar Church was founded by St. Thomas the Apostle when he came to Kerala, India in the first century. There are several dioceses outside of India as people have immigrated over the decades. We belong to the St. Thomas Syro Malabar Diocese of Chicago (USA national diocese). Our youth/young adult group focus on prayer, our cultural tradition, and fellowship founded in our Syro Malabar faith.

Young Adults in Mary’s Arms at the Miraculous Medal Shrine

Coordinator: Carolina Soares Nemo-, (215) 532-1833 or

Location:  475 E. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

The Miraculous Medal Shrine provides many opportunities for young adults and young adult families to come together and live out their faith. Throughout the year, the Shrine hosts events and programs designed to engage young Catholics in faith, fellowship and service.