annual young adult ministry programs

    Theology on Tap

    Theology on Tap is a speaker series that takes place in the fun, relaxed setting of your favorite local pub. "ToT" focuses on topics of faith and contemporary issues that directly affect the lives of young adults (ages 21-39). ToT originated in the Archdiocese of Chicago and has spread throughout the country as a vital and popular component of young adult ministry. The goal is to provide a forum for young adults to learn about and discuss their faith in a relaxing social setting. Here in the Diocese of Arlington there are four series each year and each series features six speakers on consecutive Monday nights. The talks are recorded and are available in MP3 format and on i-tunes.

    relationships Series

    The Relationships seminars are biannual evening lectures on the essentials of true and lasting friendship. One series focuses on authentic friendship and its importance in a healthy relationship and the second series continues on that theme with a deeper emphasis on marriage. All presenters are specialists in their field and are connected to the Office for Family Life. The evening requires registration and refreshments are included.

    evenings of prayer

    We offer monthly Holy Hours and Socials, which include praise & worship, Eucharistic Adoration, confession, and a social activity to follow! 

    catholic sports club

    Our sports program includes leagues, and open gyms and offers young adults a place where they can go to share their passion for sports in an environment that respects Christian precepts and gives Glory to God. To find out more, "like" our Catholic Sports Club page on Facebook!

    Washington Nationals Baseball Game

    Historical Outings and Seminars

    This is an exciting opportunity to learn about early American History, World History, and the History of the Catholic Church. The Historical Outings are day trips to some of the local treasures within and around the Diocese of Arlington. The day includes Mass and is usually led by one of our local priests.

    Outdoor/athletic Events

    Our Outdoor Events take place throughout the year and often reflect the seasons. Ice-skating in the winter, kayaking in the summer, hiking in the autumn, trips to the country-side in the spring. The regular presence of Arlington priests and seminarians adds a spiritual component to our outdoor activities.

    Retreats and Days of Reflection

    Please check our calendar for our annual retreat and upcoming days, mornings or evenings of reflection. There is typically an Advent Day of Reflection and a Lenten Silent Retreat. Registration is required for the Diocesan young adult retreat.

    Volunteer Days

    We support local charities and programs by providing a way for young adults to get involved with their communities. We welcome invitations and suggestions for volunteer work within our diocese. An RSVP is required for these events.