Forming disciples in the heart of the nation´s capital

What we offer

LIVE, GROW & SHARE

your Catholic faith with other young adults in the DC area.

Who we are

We are a community of faith that calls, forms, and sends young professionals to be salt and light in the Church and the Nation’s Capital.

By offering opportunities for spiritual formation, small group community, and social gatherings, we strive to welcome newcomers, strengthen disciples, and equip young professionals for their mission in life.

We are the Young Adult Ministry within St Ann’s Catholic Church in Tenleytown.

  • Sundays at 7pm at St. Ann Catholic Church.
  • Confessions at 6pm
  • Rosary at 6:30pm

  • First friday of every month at 7pm at St. Ann Catholic Church.
  • Social to follw (location changes each month)

Every Tuesday at 7:30pm

    • 1st-3rd Tuesdays:
      Talk/Dinner
      in the
      Parish Undercroft
    • 2nd-4th (5th) Tuesdays:
      Small Groups; location depends on small group.

  • Date, time and location to be announced in the weeks leading up to the seasonal social.
  • Every third Sunday at Guapo's restaurant, Tenleytown, following 7pm Mass.

Explore life, faith & purpose

Alpha Course

Alpha is an 11-week course that creates a space, online or in person, where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about faith, life and God.

Upcoming events

Contact Us

We will be reaching out to you soon.

I'm interested in

For young adults, run by young adults

the ark dc st ann

I started attending the 7pm Mass at St. Ann’s in August 2022, after I moved back to DC. I didn’t start going to the Ark, however, until maybe January or February. I was still looking for the right faith community, and while I had attended some young Catholic events throughout Washington, they weren’t quite what I was looking for.

I was immediately struck by how friendly and welcoming everyone was, and how genuinely glad to worship, talk, and learn together they were. It is truly infectious.

       Mike Ginsberg

I moved to Washington D.C. to start a graduate degree and knew I was about to face multiple challenges that come with this stage of life and moving to a new city. I also knew that with these increased challenges, I would need more strength and guidance to remain anchored, so I looked for this in my faith. However, I tried to do it by myself.

The ARK young adult community has been a game-changer in growing in my faith, which has spilled over into other areas of my life, while giving me an incredible group of people that push me to be better. I can truly say that the ARK community has been a catalyzer of a stronger relationship with God, myself and others.

Maricarmen Barrón Esper

I moved to Washington D.C. to start a graduate degree and knew I was about to face multiple challenges that come with this stage of life and moving to a new city. I also knew that with these increased challenges, I would need more strength and guidance to remain anchored, so I looked for this in my faith. However, I tried to do it by myself.

The ARK young adult community has been a game-changer in growing in my faith, which has spilled over into other areas of my life, while giving me an incredible group of people that push me to be better. I can truly say that the ARK community has been a catalyzer of a stronger relationship with God, myself and others.

Maricarmen Barrón Esper