Our Mission

Welcome!

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


 

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Monday
Feb102014

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.

Thursday
Dec052013

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.

Sunday
Sep152013

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

 

Friday
Jul052013

Summer 2013

 

Live in the Light with Apostolist...

Sunday, July 14 - Summer Season Wine & Cheese Kick-Off
Apostolist is kicking off the summer season with our very own rooftop party! Bring a bottle of wine to share, and enjoy an evening of food, music, and fellowship... we "live in the light."

Monday, July 15 - Philharmonic in the Park
Come picnic in the park for this classic NYC summer event. Bring a blanket and snacks to share. Meet at 7:00pm to help stake out a spot, or come join when you can.

Saturday, July 20 - Revitalize East River Park with NY Cares [updated from postcard]
Join us as we spend some time outdoors along the waterfront gardening, planting, painting and helping revitalize the Lower East Side park.

Sunday, July 21 - International Rosary & Potluck Picnic [Facebook event]
Ever heard the "Our Father" in Latin? What about Filipino, or Polish, or Chinese? Members of our beautifully diverse community will lead the rosary in different languages as we walk through the peaceful Fort Tryon Park.

Saturday, August 3 - Outdoor Volleyball
OSP vs. Apostolist...the rematch! We'll be playing on an outdoor sand court along the Hudson for this heated competition. Come to play or cheer Apostolist on! Meeting time/place TBA. Check back for updates

Sunday, August 4 - Catholic 101: The Pope
Pope Francis has taken the Catholic world by storm! Come hear about the history of the papacy, the traditions around the pope and why Francis is so special. Parish Center, 7:00pm

Sunday, August 4 - 18 - Back-to-School Drive
Help collect school supplies for the kids in Good Shepherd Services Bronx Beacon program!

Wednesday, August 7 - Riverflicks: The Avengers
Looking for a little action to your midweek routine? Come out for a free movie night on Pier 63 at Hudson River Park. Bring a blanket and some snacks to share. Meet at 6:30pm to stake out a spot!

Sunday, August 11 - Day at the Beach
Apostolist is going to the beach! We'll celebrate our Sunday mass in the sand and spend the day in the sun. Keep an eye out for more details to come.

Friday, August 16 - Rooftop Movie
A rooftop screening of a movie favorite. Come to the Parish Center at 7:00pm for refreshments and fellowship, movie to start at 7:30pm.

Sunday, August 18 - Backpack Stuffing & Game Night
Before pizza and a night of our favorite board games, we'll stuff backpacks with brand-new school supplies for kids in the GSS Bronx Beacon Program. Parish Center, 6:30pm.

Sunday, August 25 - Perspectives on Catholic Relationships, Part I
Join us for the first of a two-part series in which we explore the nature, theology, and experience of Catholic realtionships.

Friday, August 30 - September 1 - Summer Retreat
Spend a weekend out of the city in prayer, reflection and fellowship at Don Bosco retreat center in Stony Point, NY.

 

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

Monday
Apr012013

Spring 2013

Have Joyful Hearts with Apostolist...

Sunday, April 7th - Spring Season Kick-Off Carnival [Facebook]
After the Sunday 5:15pm mass, Apostolist will kick off the Spring Season in grand style with our first-ever carnival! The Parish Center will be converted into a three story carnival so join us as you test your luck in the ring toss, or have your face painted, or eat some hand made cotton candy. We look forward to gathering the Apostolist community together for this epic kickoff and of ourse, the unveiling of our Spring 2013 Season! Parish Center, 6:30pm-9:00pm.

Saturday, April 13th - Bingo Night w/ Mustard Seed Guild: A Fundraiser for Orphans [Facebook]
B-I-N-G-O! Calling all Bingo Players! Get your stampers ready and come join us for an evening of food, drink and this classic game to raise money for the Mission Trip of Mustard Seed Guild to the Hogar Belen Orphanages in Nicaragua. There will be prizes! To learn more about Mustard Seed Guild, visit their website at http://www.mustardseedguild.org/. Parish Center, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sunday, April 14th - Conversations: Catholic and Dating
We're young Catholic adults and in one of the most fast-paced, competitive, and arguably secular cities in the country ... at one point or another, you know this topic has crossed your mind! After mass, guest speaker and theologian Donna Freitas joins Apostolist for a lively conversation on what it means to date as a Catholic. Parish Center, 6:30pm-9:00pm.

Saturday, April 20th - New York Cares Day Spring 2013 (Registration required by April 12)
Join our team to repaint park benches and rake up leaves and debris at Cunningham Park in Queens to get it ready for the spring season! Bus transportation will be provided to/from the park. Register at http://www.newyorkcaresday.org/TeamApostolist and use the discount code "NYCDS13HALF." Bus to leave Manhattan by 8:15am, scheduled to work in the park from 9:00am-3:00pm, with the bus bringing us back.

Sunday, April 21st - Springtime Rosary w/ OSP
Spring is upon us, so let us take this time this Sunday, April 21, to pray the Glorious Mysteries for life, growth, hope and renewal for the St. Paul’s community with our friends at Out@StPaul. Meet at the back of the Church by the Welcome Bookstore at 4:00pm. If it is warm enough, we will walk to the Fordham Gardens to pray. If not, we will pray in the cozy, meditative South Tower/Adoration Chapel inside the Church.

Saturday, May 4th - Mother’s Day Service Event w/ GSS
Volunteer to celebrate mothers/female role models with the kids in Good Shepherd Services' Bronx Beacon Program at MS45 through a creative art project and character-building exercise. MS 45 in the Bronx, 11:00am-2:00pm, two meeting times/places: Group 1 at the steps of St. Paul's at 10:00am, and Group 2 at MS 45 at 11:00am.

Sunday, May 5th - Spring Homeless Banquet [Facebook]
Come volunteer to serve a warm meal and spend the afternoon with our brothers and sisters in need. 12:00pm-3:30pm, enter through the Parish Center.

Friday, May 10th - Apostolist Bowling Night [Facebook]
Slip on some rented shoes and hit the lanes at Frames Bowling Alley (Port Authority) for some friendly bowling competition! 7:30pm-9:30pm.

Sunday, May 12th - Mother's Day Rosary w/ OSP
Join us as we team up with Out@StPaul to offer thanks and prayer for all mothers. We will pray the Joyful Myseries, where Mary's own mothergood takes place. We will also pray for the intentions of the community. If the weather is nice, we will walk to the Fordham garden and pray among the beautiful flowers. If it is cold and rainy, we will pray in the cozy South Tower chapel with the lovely mosaic. Meet at the Welcome Bookstore at 4:00pm.

Saturday, May 18th - Kickball Game w/ OSP
Whose ready for some kickball? Apostolist and Out@StPaul will be meeting up on Great Lawn Field #5, waiting for a softball game to finish on the same field before we start our kickball game, so all are more than welcome to get to the park a little earlier to toss a frisbee, hangout or just lay in the park. Email us if you plan on joining us for the game so we know to look out for you at the park! Meet at Central Park, Great Lawn Field #5 (map), game from 6:00-8:00pm.

Sunday, May 19th - Catholic 101 - Part 1: Let's Talk About Sins, Baby...
In the first part of this Catholic 101 series, we will explore sin in today's world. What is sin? Why do we do it and how does it affect our relationships with God and others? We'll have a short presentation diving into the biblical and theological before opening a general discussion to see how we wrangle with sin in our daily lives. Parish Center, 6:30-9:00pm.

Wednesday, May 22nd - Catholic 101: Part 2: Amazing Grace
We can't talk about sin without talking about grace - join us for the second part of this Catholic 101 series. Armed with a solid understanding of the nature of sin, we'll dive into God's answer to sin - Grace. Our discussion will again tackle how we can live in the world of sin with the gift of God's grace. The format will remain the same with a short presentation starting at 7:00pm and plenty of time for discussion and application. Parish Center, 6:30-9:00pm.

Sunday, June 2nd - Breaking Bread
Enjoy food and fellowship at a neighborhood restaurant after mass. Local restaurant TBA, 6:30-8:30pm.

[CANCELLED] Saturday, June 8th - Father's Day Service Event w/ GSS
Need Father's Day gift ideas? Ever make a wallet out of duct tape? Well, here's your chance! In anticipation of the Day of Dad, we're heading back to GSS's Bronx Beacon Program at MS45 for a fun service event celebrating fathers and other male role models. We're looking for 15 volunteers. To sign-up or for questions, please email Sergio (sergionavarro525@gmail.com).  MS 45 in the Bronx, 11:00am-2:00pm, meeting place/time TBA. 

Friday, June 14th - Apostolist After-Work Dancing [Facebook]
Show off your moves and learn different styles of popular dances! Parish Center, 6:30pm-9:00pm.

Sunday, June 16th - Father's Day Rosary Walk w/ OSP
Let’s take a walk in the park and pray for all fathers and our community’s intentions with your friends at Out@StPaul. Meeting by the bookstore, 4:00pm 

Saturday, June 22nd - Hike & Pray
We're taking on Bear Mountain with a Busted Halo-produced hiking retreat to guide us. If you haven't yet, please email youngadults@stpaultheapostle.org and receive all the details about the hike and transportation. Come find your inner mountaintop! Meeting time, 8:00am.

Wednesday, June 26th - Mass in the Park [Map]
Celebrate the mass with us out in Central Park! Meet at the entrance near 63rd and Central Park West, and we'll take a short walk to an open grassy area near the bridge for mass. Meeting time, 6:45pm.

Saturday, June 29 - Spring-into-Summer Picnic [Facebook]
We're kicking off the summer with food, fun, and fellowship in Central Park. We'll also be cheering on our Apostolist Softball team at their first game! Please bring a snack or beverage to share! Central Park Great Lawn behind Field 5, 2:30pm.

 

Well Versed, the Young Adult Bible Study Group, starts again on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm from April 17-June 12 (except May 22nd)