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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.


Kaitlyn Colgan

Assistant Director

Region 1 Program Leader

Kaitlyn Colgan is a native of the Archdiocese of New York and a graduate of Stony Brook University, where she studied English and journalism and was involved in campus ministry. She joined the Office of Young Adult Outreach in 2018, and currently serves as the Assistant Director/Region 1 Program Leader, covering Manhattan and Staten Island. She is a member of the Archdiocese’s RCIA Advisory Council. She was a member of the 2019 GIVEN Institute cohort. Kaitlyn is currently studying graduate theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary.

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Luigi Manente

Senior Program Leader

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.


Julissa Espinal

Region 3 Program Leader

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.


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.