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Meet the Chaplain during Welcome Week at NYU!

  Sunday, August 25: Move in day — Chaplain Mary Cat Young will be found at the Center For Spiritual Life table in the E&L Auditorium, 4th Floor Kimmel 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 6 p.m. Holy Eucharist at Grace Church Tuesday, August 27: Chaplain Panel on Spiritual Life Resources, 5  p.m. Drop-in, Center for […]

Congrats Class of 2013!

Congrats Grads! The Class of 2013 prepares to walk. In these final days, as you walk the halls, buildings (and streets) of the campus where you have studied, discovered your true love and vocation, cried tears, sung praises, had your hearts broken, and crossed paths amazing, inspiring people, hold the memories in your heart, give […]

Mark the beginning of Lent, Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13

The Season of Lent begins Wednesday, February 13: Ash Wednesday Lent is a six week long season of preparation for the coming of our highest celebration and feast of the year: Easter. Historically this was a time when the unbaptized learned the teachings of the Christian faith and practice and worship in preparation of being received into the Church on the […]

Student Loan Debt and then some…

Epiphany: A Month of Mission, a Season of Service

The Young Adult Network for the Diocese of New York is embarking on a unique and exciting challenge for the first part of the season of Epiphany. The Plan: Make January 6 – 31 a season of service, a month of mission by offering invitation to engage in outreach and servant ministry around Manhattan and […]


Students gathered for a service of Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 2, to start off the new liturgical calendar year.  Following is the reflection offered by Chaplain Young.  For daily reflections and meditations throughout the season of Advent visit the Episcopal Commons a resource for Young Adult and Campus Ministry in the Episcopal Church. As students, you […]

Prayers for Newtown, Connecticut

On Monday, December 17 and again on Thursday, December 20, I had the opportunity to pray with student communities, and reflect on the tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut the week before.  Below are some of the words and prayer that I offered in those places. Chaplain Mary Cat In the season of Advent […]

Will you seek and serve Christ in all others, loving your neighbor as yourself?

Consider doing a new thing in the new year, such as:  Participate in a domestic internship/service-learning year with The Episcopal Service Corps Applications are being accepted for short and long term programs here in New York, across the country for young adults seeking an intentional community where they can live, serve, and discern how to best […]

Night Prayers with Canterbury Downtown, Wednesday, December 12

  Wednesday, December 12 at 8:30 p.m. Canterbury Downtown is offering a Night Prayer service called Compline in the Chapel of the Catholic Center. This candlelit prayer service will include time for silence, song (led by our choral scholars) and prayer for students. All are welcome. Cookies and conversation time to follow. Click here for a facebook invitation to share. Join […]

Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Opportunities  

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