Young Adult Ministry

Named “Catholic Life Young Adult Ministry,” we serve both single and married people ages 21-39 years old. We are a community striving to grow closer to God with our peers. We also offer a Young Adult Family Ministry for parents with children Pre-K and younger.

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Spiritual Growth

Small group: Discuss C.S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity”- Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm in the Youth Ministry Room (downstairs in the school).  New people welcome!

Joyful Noise Praise and Worship with Adoration and Confession: 2nd Friday of the month, 7:30-9:00 pm in the Church. Re-center your month with Jesus.

Fairfax Theology on Tap: 3rd Monday of the month at The Auld Shebeen in Fairfax. Food/drinks start at 6:30PM, Talk at 7:30 PM.  Plenty of food, drinks, and free parking nearby.

Young Adult Family Ministry 

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Service Opportunities

In the Community: Volunteering in the community is important to us!  Opportunities include serving the homeless in the food pantry at Christ House in Alexandria and visiting the elderly at Sunrise Senior Living in Burke. The Special Olympics also looks for volunteers to help with their basketball tournaments.

At Nativity:  You can volunteer with Religious Education/Youth Ministry/CYO Coach/ Nativity Players Theater Ministry. We have more information to share- just contact Alison.

At Mass: When you come to Mass, everything runs so smoothly, right? You may not realize there is always a need for new lectors, greeters, ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, and choir members. We need you! You have gifts to share! Check out opportunities to serve as a liturgical minister. Just contact Alison Fram if you’d like some information.

Globally: Operation Starfish, our thriving ministry with Haiti, is 20 years old this year! You can also get involved with two special Operation Starfish projects- Stella Marina and Fish4Hope.

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Social Events

Form friendships and experience the joy of our faith! Some of our favorite events include:

  • Advent Mass and Christmas party
  • Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner
  • Trip to a Winery
  • Corn Maze and Bonfire in the Fall
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Catholic Sports Club Basketball

All skill levels are welcome to come for pick-up basketball games! No need to RSVP, just show up.

Meeting Time: Thursdays from 8:30 – 10:30 pm
Location: Fr. Martin Center (Gym)

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Special Events

“Teaching the Mass- Learning to Know and Love the Liturgy”

Friday, January 25, 7:30pm in the School Chapel*

Have you ever attended Mass wondering why we do things the way we do?
This special teaching of the Mass with Fr. Vaccaro is an AWESOME OPPORTUNITY to enrich your own experience at Sunday Mass and introduce it to a friend!

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Meet our Director

Welcome to YA Ministry! I was born and raised in Burke (rare, I know) and attended Nativity growing up. I have a BA in Theology from Mount St. Mary’s University and have been working in parish ministry since 2012. I think finding a faith community post-college is one of the most difficult things, and I’ve loved helping to create that for my peers. Let’s get some coffee and talk!

Work Cell: 703-577-5329
Email me at: afram@nativityburke.org

Meet our Program Assistant

Hi! I’m Mary.
If I’m not in the Youth Ministry Room managing Instagram accounts, then you can find me at Trader Joe’s buying 72% Dark Chocolate or in a field practicing photography.

My job is to assist Alison in any way I can to make sure that our ministries run smoothly and attract more people to Jesus Christ. Contact us anytime for more information about what our College, Young Adult, and Family ministries have to offer you.

God bless, and we hope to see you soon!
Email me at:  mcastellano@nativityburke.org

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