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About Us

CatholicNYC is a vibrant community supporting Catholic young adults in New York City. is the official resource, provided by the Archdiocese of New York, to connect you with God, community, and resources that will assist you in plugging into the Catholic Church.

Whether you are searching for upcoming events, looking for a Mass time, or just seeking ministry or educational resources, CatholicNYC is here to serve.

If you have any questions, or want to tell us how we can better serve you, please contact us.


Colin Nykaza


Colin was a seminarian for seven years before discerning that Jesus and Mary were calling him elsewhere. As a seminarian he received a BA in Theology from Sacred Heart University and a Masters of Divinity from Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary. He also worked with Generation Life in Philadelphia as a Theology of the Body, chastity, and pro-life speaker and was a Theology of the Body for Teens trainer for Ascension Press. For many years, Colin has been going around the country giving talks on Divine Mercy, Our Lady, and sexual morality to all ages.  You may also catch Colin on EWTN’s show “The Eucharist and Sunday Night Prime.” He is also a member of the USCCB National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry. Colin considers it his life mission to help the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Heart triumph as she promised in Fatima, and is looking forward to continuing his work serving young adults in New York.

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Luigi Manente

Region 2 Program Leader

Luigi has been involved in young adult ministry for the better part of 5 years as well as high school youth ministry for 10 years. He previously worked for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society managing their Light Night Walk Campaign for the Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter before returning to his roots working for Cartwright & Daughters Tent & Party Rentals where he served as the Marketing and Sales Development Manager before being hired by the Archdiocese. Born and bred in the Hudson Valley, he couldn’t dream of living and raising his family anywhere else and is proud and blessed to be serving the Hudson Valley young adult community in his current position.


Kaitlyn Colgan

Region 1 Program Leader

Kaitlyn is a native of the Archdiocese and a graduate of Stony Brook University, where she studied English and journalism and was involved in Campus Ministry. She was a member of the 2019 GIVEN Institute cohort. Some of Kaitlyn’s favorite things include dancing, Confession, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and visiting the beach at all times of the day/year.


Anna Wulfekuhle

Associate Program Leader 1

Anna moved to New York after receiving her degree in Theatre in the Pacific Northwest. Following several years as a barista-bartender-karaoke host-nanny-traveling tech contractor, she is delighted to put her gifts to use for Mother Church. She continues to enjoy artistic collaboration and her current works-in-progress include an original movement and monologue piece on her best Saint friend, Joan of Arc.


Julissa Espinal

Associate Program Leader 2

Julissa Espinal is a Dominican-born New Yorker and a graduate of St. John’s University. She has been involved with Hispanic Young Adult ministries and Theology of the Body work since her college years. After a wonderful discernment period as a Religious Sister for six years, the Lord led her to the beautiful mountains of Denver, Colorado, where she worked in Early Childhood Education with underprivileged families. Since then, she has moved back to her hometown in NYC and seeks to share her passion for Jesus with those she is privileged to serve.