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:

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 Aaron Bianco, Program Outreach Associate, at aaron@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. We may know of progressive Catholic communities in other cities, too, with whom we could connect you. Email Charlie to find out what might be happening near you.

Connect Online

  • A nationwide listserv networks 250+ young adult progressive Catholics to each other.  Click here to sign up.
  • The Faith and Families listserv is an additional resource of mutual support among progressive Catholic parents.
  • Young Adult Catholics, the 20/30 blog, offers a venue to share reflections by young progressive Catholics.
  • Just follow CTA 20/30 on Facebook
  • We are hoping to start a young adult online faith-sharing group that will meet monthly via Google Hangout. If you are interested in participating, email Jen.
  • Stay connected.  Use the form below to sign up to receive e-news from Call To Action.

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, please send to Deb Winarski, Communications Associate, at deb@cta-usa.org.

Volunteer With Us

The 20/30 Leadership Team tries to make all this happen – and more hands are always useful!  Whatever your gifts are, we would love your participation. Do you want to lead an online book group for 20/30 folks? Do you want to help make a local progressive Catholic event happen near you? Would you help plan young adult programming at our annual conference? Email Monica to let us know how you might want to support this growing community.