CTA 20/30 Young Adult Community

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Building & Supporting Young Progressive Catholic Community

CTA 20/30 is a network of young, progressive Catholics committed to working for justice in our church and world.

We are a diverse set of Catholics in our 20s and 30s: college students, young parents, vowed religious, married and single folks, LGBTQ and straight. Our Catholic practice varies too: some of us go to mass, others to intentional Eucharistic communities, or none of the above. Our common bond is our desire for joyful, inclusive Catholic spaces where all are welcome at the table – feminists, LGBTQ people, people of color, those who follow their consciences, and others who have too often felt marginalized in mainstream Catholic life.  And we’re glad you’ve found us!

If you want to learn more, or get involved, be sure to fill out the interest form at the bottom of the page!

An elected leadership team organizes events and online offerings throughout the year for young progressive Catholics. Here are a few ways to get involved:

Apply for CTA’s 20/30 Project for Mentoring and Leadership

20/30 Leadership Team

CTA 20/30 is an inclusive community of Catholics in our 20s and 30s who seek justice in the Catholic Church. We seek to deepen our faith, to integrate faith with action and, in so doing, to transform our church through a lens of anti-racism and anti-oppression principles.

The CTA 20/30 Leadership Team is responsible for developing and implementing the direction of CTA’s 20/30 program. While we are not currently accepting candidate applications, if you are interested in serving in the future please email cta@cta-usa.org.

Find Progressive Catholics Near You

We have point people in Washington, DC, Boston, Chicago and Detroit who have been (or will soon be!) making local events happen for young adult progressive Catholics in those cities – like this great community-building stuff happening in DC. Join a chapter or email cta@cta-usa.org for information about 20/30 activities in your city.

Connect Online

Meet Up at the Conference

Many young adults gather at the annual Call To Action conference each November. In addition to a full conference agenda of interesting workshops and speakers, we host structured and informal opportunities to meet and network with other young progressive Catholics.  There are scholarships available for people in their 20s and 30s who might otherwise not be able to attend.

Faith-sharing Group & Prayer Resources

The Leadership Team has assembled faith-sharing and prayer resources they have found helpful when establishing and supporting young adult Catholic community. These resources range from step-by-step guides to written reflections to online prayers. We hope you will find these resources nourishing and supportive of your faith journey!

Click here for a listing of resources

If you have a resource/s you’d like to add to this list, email christine@cta-usa.org.