Gradstudents and Young Professionals

Welcome to the Graduate Student and Young Professional Ministry!

Our graduate student and young professionals community is a small, but personal group that works to serve the social and spiritual needs of its members.  Through service, social, and faith formation events, we offer a friendly environment for you to meet new people and share in the joys and frustrations of post-graduate life.  We are an active part of the Georgia Tech Catholic Center, and we are open to all graduate students and young professionals who are working in the Atlanta area.

Whether you are a brand new graduate student at Georgia Tech or heading into your fifth year, we have a place for you.  While most of our members are in their 20s or 30s, we welcome anyone seeking to deepen their faith and build friendship, whether single or married, a Masters or PhD student, a student or working professional, American or International. If you have children, a spouse, or significant other, we welcome them too!

We are always looking for new friends and new adventures so come check us out!

If you are looking for new friends or things to do too, you can find us on Tuesdays in the Georgia Tech Catholic Center basement for Bible Study from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. In addition to bible study, we plan social and service events for each month and also encourage spontaneous hanging out throughout the month, such as going out to dinner, hiking, seeing a show, doing a service project, and celebrating birthdays or graduations.  You are welcome to join us whenever you can! The best way to find out about these events besides checking this page is to come to a Bible study or to simply sign up for the email newsletter below.

We are so glad you decided to come to Atlanta/Georgia Tech and join the Catholic Center family, and we hope to see you at some of our events!

Our Mission and Vision:

To be a home and family that supports graduate students and young professionals in Atlanta  through a community that enkindles divine joy and love for our Lord, that nurtures and strengthens each person’s Faith and individual call to holiness, that encourages accountability, intentionality, and sacrifice with each other, and that pursues Truth, Hope, Light, and Love above all things.

Email Newsletter:

To sign-up for our mailing list, please register at our Google group: (click “Join this Group”)

Contact Us:

Every Tuesday:

Daily Mass @ 5:30pm, Bible Study at 6:30pm, Dinner @ 7:30pm

Meetings held at the Catholic Center (172 4th St. NW on East Campus) in the basement.

Schedule & Upcoming Events:

Past Events:

Despite the fact that we are busy grad students and young professionals, we still manage to have an awful lot of fun.

  • Game Night
  • 3rd of July BBQ & Fireworks
  • Drive-in Movies
  • Swing Dancing
  • Hiking
  • Halloween Party
  • River tubing
  • Laser Tag
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Cosmic Bowling
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Eucharistic Congress
  • Theology on Tap
  • Birthday Parties
  • Graduate Student Retreat
  • Craft Center Night
  • Corn Maze
  • Easter Dinner
  • Lip Sync Battles
  • Graduation & Going-Away Parties
  • A capella Concerts


The Graduate Student and Young Professional Ministry started in March 2009 by David and Michelle Ediger. Our first event was an Ice Cream Social, and about 12 students attended. The first annual 3rd of July BBQ was held the following summer with visiting priest Fr. Bernie Bisbee. In the fall semester of 2009, we welcomed our first new class of graduate students at GradExpo and began a weekly Bible study in the basement of the Catholic Center. The fall of 2010 brought many new members with over 80 people on our email list. As the years have gone on, we have celebrated many members’ graduations, promotions, weddings, and success, seeing them move on while welcoming newcomers each year. We hope you come join our family and keep in touch when God brings you new adventures elsewhere!

Pillar Chair:

Johnny Sentmanat