Our Mission


We are the Young Adult Community of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City. As adults in our 20s and 30s, we strive for a faithful response to the call from Jesus Christ in the contemporary world. We seek a faith life inspired by the Gospels and informed by our Catholic tradition.  

We encourage a mature spirituality through prayer and liturgy. We promote social justice by serving those with little or no voice. As one community in faith, we look forward to growing closer to Christ by growing closer to each other.

Get involved!

Meet us after the 5:15pm Sunday Mass at St. Paul the Apostle (60th & Columbus), or email youngadults@stpaultheapostle.org


Ministry Team Area

Summer 2014

Keep Calm and Summer on with Apostolist...

Sunday, July 13 - Summer Kick-off: Ice Cream Social
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! What better way to cool off on a hot summer night than with some ice cream. Join us on the roof of the church after the 5:15 mass as we kick-off our summer season. We'll be serving up lots of ice cream and ask that you bring your favorite topping top share.

Monday, July 14 - Philharmonic in the Park:
Come picnic in Central Park for this classic NYC summer event. Bring a blanket and snacks to share. Meet at 6:00pm to help stake out a spot, or come join when you can.

Sunday, July 20 - The Cloisters: Museum & Church Tour:
Spend an afternoon exploring the beautiful Cloisters museum, walking the grounds, and visiting the Cabrini Shrine. We’ll head to 5:15 mass together afterwards.

Sunday, July 27 - Beach Day:
Summer weather is finally here so join us for a day in Rockaway Beach! We’ll celebrate mass at a local parish to conclude our day before heading back to the city.

Thursday, July 31 - Feed the Hungry:
Make a mean PB&J? Then join us as we continue our exploration of the Corporal Works of Mercy & make sandwiches for donation to the NY Common Pantry, NYC’s largest community-based food pantry. Meet in the Parish Center starting at 6:30pm.

Sunday, August 3 - Catholic 101: Marian Apparitions:
Ever wonder why Catholics have such a strong devotion to Mary? Let’s explore the meaning & importance of our mother's role in our salvation history via her various appearances throughout the world. Meet in the back after the 5:15 mass.

Saturday, August 9 - Apostolist Day of Service:
Put your faith into action & join Apostolist as we work on a service project in our community.

Sunday, August 10 - Hearing the Call: Discerning God's Plan For You:
Our very own Fr. Steve will lead us in a fun & interactive workshop to help us discern God's plan for us. You don’t want to miss this event of the season!

Friday, August 15-17 - Apostolist Summer Retreat:
Is God only in your life on Sundays? What about the other 6 days of the week? Join us on the 2014 Summer Retreat and spend your weekend creating a new strategy to live as a Catholic each day of the week with greater fulfillment and deeper faith.

Sunday, August 24 - Back to School & Game Night:
Before pizza and a night of games, we’ll be stuffing backpacks with school supplies for kids in the GSS Bronx Beacon Program. Meet in the back after the 5:15 mass.

Well-Versed, the Apostolist Bible Study is currently on hiatus. Keep an eye out for details at apostolist.com/well-versed or in our weekly emails.

Running Club meets Monday evenings: 7:15 bag drop at the Parish Center. 7:30 run/walk to start. All levels welcome!

Apostolist is the young adult ministry of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, NYC. Join us every Sunday for our 5:15pm Mass. For more information visit us at apostolist.com, like us on Facebook and find us on Twitter and Instagram @ApostolistNYC.


Spring 2014

Blessings In Bloom with Apostolist...

Sunday, April 27 - Saints & Ain'ts Kick-Off
Celebrate the canonization of Pope John Paul II & Pope John XXIII at our season kickoff with fun foods & drinks that prove opposites do attract after the 5:15 mass in the Parish Center. Parish Center 6:30 PM

Thursday, May 1 - Have Mercy
Join us as St. Paul’s own Kerry Weber speaks about her new book, Mercy in the City, and ways to authenically practice the Corporal Works of Mercy while maintaining a life in NYC. Parish Center 7 PM

Sunday, May 4 - Mass & Conversation with Cardinal Walter Kasper
Come be part of the 5:15 mass and an informal, open conversation with Cardinal Kasper, a top advisor to Pope Francis & the Consistory, about our faith and how it’s lived today. Cardinal Kasper, a "superb theologian" according to the pope, is visiting from the Vatican for the Paulist Press release of the English language edition of his book, Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life.

Sunday, May 11 - Banquet for the Hungry & Homeless
Help serve a warm meal and spend a spring afternoon with our brothers & sisters in need, 11:30-2:30pm, enter through the Parish Center.

Sunday, May 18 - Book Club Brunch
Read the celebrated The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, then join us for a discussion and a muffins & mimosas brunch (and many more munchies!) in the Parish Center 2 PM

Thursday, May 29 - Trivia Night
Join us for a few raucous rounds of trivia. Food & fellowship will accompany our feats of knowledge.

Sunday, June 1 - Send-a-Prayer
We'll be writing letters & sending well-wishes to those who are sick and put into practice the first of seven corporal works of mercy "visiting the sick” after the 5:15 mass in the Parish Center.

Saturday, June 7 - Hike & Pray
Escape the city and enjoy a day of prayer, meditation, and nature.

Sunday, June 8 - Catholic 101: The Holy Spirit
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Please join us after the 5:15 mass as we look to gain a deeper understanding of the Holy Spirit that is sure to enrich our spiritual lives.

Saturday, June 14 - Service Day with GSS
Spend a few hours with the kids of Good Shepherd Services in the Bronx as we discuss Father's day and male role models with them. 11am - 2pm at Bronx Beacon Program at MS45

Wednesday, June 18 - Mass in the Park
Take in the beauty ofCentral Park as the Apostolist community celebrates Mass outdoors.

Saturday, June 21 - [Holy] Spirit Games
Mixing faith & friendly competition for a fun-filled Field Day with OSP. Tug-O-War, Water Balloon Toss, 3 Legged Races, Cornhole & more. Come participate in some classic [Great] Lawn Games!

Saturday, June 28 - Spring-into-Summer Picnic
Kickoff the summer with us with an afternoon of food, fun & fellowship in Central Park.

Well-Versed, the Apostolist Bible Study will take place on Wednesdays. Keep an eye out for details at apostolist.com/well-versed or in our weekly emails.

Running Club will begin later this season on Monday evenings. More details to come.


Winter 2014

Faith in Numbers with Apostolist...

Tuesday, February 11 - NY Cares Coat Drive Round 2
Apostolist is helping out with the New York Cares Coat Drive one more time! Volunteers will be sorting through coats and other donated items to distribute to thousands of New Yorkers in need of a warm coat. NY Cares Warehouse (11 Penn Plaza) 6:00 PM

Sunday, February 16 - Apostolist Winter Season Opening Ceremonies
Help kick off our Apostolist winter season with an international flair as we get in the Olympic spirit sharing cuisines and refreshments from around the globe Parish Center 6:30 PM

Friday, February 21 - 23 - Livin' on a Prayer, Winter Retreat
Struggling with unanswered prayers, or do you want to explore new ways to pray? Join us for a weekend of reflection & fellowship at our annual winter retreat.

Thursday, February 27 - Catholic 101, The Meaning of Lent
Ever wonder what we are trying to accomplish when we give something up for 40 days? Join us to gain a theological perspective that will enrich your spiritual life this Lent. 7pm in the Parish Center.

Tuesday, March 4 - Mardi Gras
Join Apostolist & the entire parish community as we celebrate Fat Tuesday with food, music and dancing before the beginning of the Lenten Season. Enter through the Parish Center, 6:30-9pm.

Friday, March 7 - Tour of St. Paul the Apostle Church
Have you ever wondered why the ceiling of the church is covered in stars? Join us for a guided tour to learn about the rich history & art at St. Paul's. Meet at 7pm in the back of the church.

Sunday, March 9 - Homeless Banquet
Help serve a warm meal and spend a winter afternoon with our brothers & sisters in need. Enter through the Parish Center, 11-3pm.

Friday, March 14 - Stations of the Cross
Searching for a special way to pray this Lent? Come relive the passion and death of our Lord JC through reflection and song. Meet at 6pm in the back of the church.

Saturday, March 15 - Volunteer at GSS Literacy Day
Spend a few hours with the kids of Good Shepherd Services' Bronx Beacon Program through a creative art project, games, reading and character-building exercise. 11am - 2pm at Bronx Beacon Program at MS45

Saturday, March 22 - Field Day
Put those God-given athletic abilities to good use as we have fun and play some old-school field day games such as sack races and hula hoop contests. Prizes will be awarded!

Sunday, March 23 - Rosary with OSP
Join us before mass as we pray the Rosary with guided meditations. 4:15pm in the church.

Sunday, March 23 - Question Box
From hot-button issues to theology, is there something you've always wanted to know about your faith? Now's the chance to ask a priest anything. Join us in the Parish Center after 5:15 mass and fulfill your curiosity! Submit your questions anonymously here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5RQFSB5

Friday, March 28 - Fish Fry & Bingo Fundraiser
Enjoy a night munching on good ‘ol fish (it’s a Friday in Lent) and play some bingo with fellow parishioners. Proceeds support Mustard Seed &Apostolist. Enter through the Parish Center, 6pm.

Saturday, April 5 - Pilgrimage of New York
Come walk the island of Manhattan with Apostolist and hundreds of New Yorkers as we participate in the 5th Annual Pilgrimage. We'll visit beautiful churches that honor the Franciscan order.

Sunday, April 6 - Breaking Bread
Enjoy fellowship & food at a local restaurant! Meet at the back of church after 5:15pm mass.


Well-Versed, the Apostolist Bible Study, kicks off Wednesday 3/12. Visit apostolist.com/well-versed for more details or in the weekly Apostolist email blast.

Book Club is back, Join us later this season as we discuss "The Little Way of Ruthie Leming" by Rod Dreher. Details to follow.


Advent 2013

Hope. Preparation. Joy. Peace. with Apostolist...

Sunday, December 1 - Church Decorating
Tis’ the season for help with decorating the church for the Christmas season. Join us in fellowship as the YA Choir leads us in carols and snacks are provided. Meet in the back after the 5:15pm Mass.

Monday, December 2 - Winter’s Eve
St. Paul’s once again joins the neighborhood-wide Annual Winter’s Eve festival! We’ll be drinking cider, decorating Christmas cookies, listening to a holiday concert (8pm), singing carols, and getting into the Christmas spirit. Stop by the Church between 6:00-9:00pm.

Sunday, December 8 - Advent Community Art Project
You don’t need to be an artist to express your inner Advent!  The entire St. Paul’s community is invited to participate in this very special project.  The fun kicks off on Sunday, December 8th after 5:15 mass!

Wednesday, December 11 - Catholic 101: 12 Days of Christmas
On the First Day of Christmas, Apostolist gave to me… This event explores the theological understanding of what that silly “12 Days of Christmas” song is all about anyway.

Saturday, December 14 - St. Nicholas Project Shopping Event w/ Catholic Charities
We will join with Catholic Charities to help care for the most vulnerable families in NYC and its neighboring communities, by volunteering at their annual Kmart Shopping Day. We will help shop for those in need to provide them with essential items such as coats, hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, pajamas, socks, and blankets to help them stay warm throughout the winter season.

Sunday, December 15 - Rosary Making
Come make beautiful custom rosaries to give as Christmas presents. Any rosaries you care to donate will be given to LAMP missionaries, who distribute rosaries and other spiritual aid to the homeless and disadvantaged in the Bronx. 3pm at the Parish Center.

Wednesday, December 18 - Mass in the Crypt + Christmas Carols
Get in the holiday spirit with a special Mass and songs for the Christmas season. 7pm in the Crypt Chapel.

Sunday, December 22 - Breaking Gingerbread
Enjoy fellowship, food, and Christmas spirit at a neighborhood restaurant after mass! 6:30-8:00pm. Meet in the back of church after mass.

Sunday, Jan 5 - Epiphany Party
Toast the New Year and Epiphany with Apostolist! Bring a wrapped gift for a gift exchange, and enjoy fun and games in the Parish Center. 6:30pm at the Parish Center

Saturday, Jan 11 - Volleyball w/. OSP
Bump, Set, Spike!  Come show off your skills in a friendly competition with OSP.  All skill levels welcome, meet at Xavier High School (30 W 16th St) at 1:00.

Sunday, Jan 12 - Spirit of Resolution
With the New Year comes new hope for a new beginning and a perfect time to decide to strengthen your Catholic faith life. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you keep them? Join us after Mass to discuss how faith can play a role in setting or following through with New Year’s Goals.

Saturday, Jan 25 - NY Cares Coat Drive
Every year thousands of New Yorkers are in need of warm winter coats and that's why for the past 23 years, New York Cares has collected and distributed coats to those who would otherwise go cold. Apostolist will be helping out with the New York Cares Coat Drive by sorting through coats and other donated items. Also, if you have a coat that you no longer need, please feel free to bring donations! 10:30am-1:00pm, meeting place TBD

Friday, Jan 31 - Friday Night Fun in the City
You’ve survived your first month back to the “real world” after the holidays so lets get together for a fun night out in New York! Hang out with old friends and bring some new ones too.

Well-Versed, the Apostolist Bible Study, starts again at the beginning of January. Keep an eye out for details at apostolist.com/well-versed or in the weekly Apostolist email blast.


Fall 2013

Move Forward in Faith with Apostolist...

Wednesday, September 11 - Catholic 101: Forgiveness
Join us for the first part of a two-part discussion on forgiveness and redemption. We will reflect on contemporary ways to think about and live out forgiveness on this somber day. Meet in the Parish Center at 7:00pm.

Sunday, September 15 - Fall Fest Kick-Off
Fall is just around the corner so why not help us kick-off the season with an Apostolist Fall Fest! Join us on the rooftop at Sunday mass for some apple and pumpkin themed food, drinks, and activities: fun, fellowship, and fall galore...can't really ask for anything more!

Saturday, September 21 - Apostolist Day of Service
Join Apostolist for a morning of service as we participate in two projects.  We’ll be both serving meals downtown at the Meatloaf Kitchen and working in our own Parish’s Food Bank. Email us for more information and to sign-up.

Saturday, September 28 - Pick & Pray
Escape the city as we go apple picking at a nearby orchard, taking time for prayer amidst the foliage. Meeting location/time TBA.

Sunday, September 29 - Rose Tea & Rosary w/ OSP
Enjoy afternoon tea while learning to make custom rosaries to donate to LAMP ministries, and then join OSP to pray one! Meet at 3:00pm in the Parish Center.

Saturday, October 5 - Flag Football
HIKE! Get in the game with our newest Active Apostolist activity, just like at home in the backyard! Meeting location/time TBA.

Sunday, October 6 - Perspectives on Catholic Relationships, Part II
Continue the conversation about faith and relationships with reflections from a panel of members of our community.

Sunday, October 13 - Catholic 101: Redemption
What does it mean to be saved from sin in a worde where often we are judged by one major flaw or mistake? Participate in the discussion after mass in the Parish Center.

Thursday, October 17 - Praise & Worship
Lift up your voices in song for a spirited midweek evening of music, prayer, and reflection. Meet in the Crpyt Chapel at 7:00pm.

Saturday, October 19 - Fall New York Cares Day
Join thousands of New Yorkers in a day of service. We'll be painting, cleaning, and organizing a city school. So roll up your sleeves and show NYC how much you care. 8:00am-3:00pm - Register at http://bit.ly/13TQaj0 and use discount code NYCDF13HALF

Saturday, October 26 - Pews & Brews
Enjoy an afternoon exploring the history and architecture of some of New York City's churches. Meeting location/time TBA.

Tuesday, November 5 - Apostolist Book Club
In October, pick up your free copy of an illustrious Catholic text, read in your own time, and join us for coffee and discussion. We're meeting to discuss Kathleen Norris's book Amazing Grace. If you can't quite finish the book in time, please come to discuss anyway--it's not a plot-based book and you will still be able to contribute plenty to the discussion. 7:30 pm, Caffe Bene (50th St. and Broadway)

Sunday, November 10 - Fall Homeless Banquet
The weather has turned crisp and the thanksgiving season is upon us so why not come join Apostolist and members of our parish to serve a warm meal to our brothers and sisters in need. It is a wonderful event and we are looking for a lot of volunteers to provide fellowship and food to our guests. 11:30am-2:30pm, St. Paul's Auditorium

Friday, November 15 - Networking Within Our Community
Join us for a night of wine, cheese, and business card exchange. We'll explore topics like faith in the workplace and more. 6:30pm-9:00pm in the Parish Center.

Saturday, November 16 - Volunteering and Giving Thanks w/ GSS
Turkey-making, discussing what we are thankful for, and giving thanks with the kids of Good Shepherd Services in the Bronx Beacon program. 11:00-2:00pm at MS 45. Event details to follow.

Sunday, November 24 - Thanksgiving Potluck w/ OSP
Prepare your favorite family recipe and sit down to a true Apostolist feast! After Sunday mass in the Parish Center.

Well-Versed, the Apostolist Bible-study group, starts again this Fall on September 4 - Check out the Well-Versed tab for more information