Winter invitation: Join us to study Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was an American activist, writer and Catholic convert who co-founded The Catholic Worker Movement in the 1930s. Long considered a radical and controversial champion of social justice, the cause for her beatification has been opened in 2021. 

This winter, we invite you to join a small study group planning to read Dorothy Day’s autobiography The Long Loneliness. We will meet over the course of six evenings to discuss the book, its ideas and a few questions posed beforehand. No prior knowledege is required, and all are welcome!

Meeting times:  Every second Monday at 6.30-7.30 (we may order dinner afterwards 🙂

Place: Murstenslokalet (access through the chapel behind the church

Dates: 01/ 23, 02/6, 02/20, 03/02, 03/ 20, 04/03. 

Questions? Contact n.w.mottelson@gmail.com

For the meeting on Jan 23 there is no need to read anything, but on the following days we discuss the chapters we have read for that day (roughly 50 pages pr. meeting). At one of the meetings, we will also meet online with a person from The Catholic Worker who knew Dorothy Day.

No signup required – just show up!

Sunday of the Word of God

January 22 we are celebrating the Sunday of the Word of God. The pope invites us to emphasize the importance of the Word of God both during the mass and in other ways.
We will gather in the afternoon to learn about how to read the Bible, both as a way of private prayer (lectio divina) and as a ministry of announcing God’s Word during the mass. Come and join us for moments of reflection, meditation and practicing in how to read. You can come if you are interested in helping to read during mass or if you just want to know more about how to read and understand the Bible.

We meet in Englesalen behind the church Sunday January 22 from 3 pm to 5 pm. Fr. Daniel will lead the meeting.

CAYAC film nights

On the third Tuesday of the month, we will watch films with Christian content together. The movie begins at 7.30 pm. People are welcome to organize eating together after the mass that ends at 6.30.

Fr. Daniel will give a short presentation to each film, and we will spend some time afterwards to discuss the film.


This is the program: 

January 17: Shadowlands (126 minutes – English with English subtitles). About the author C.S Lewis played by Anthony Hopkins.

February 21: Thérèse (94 minutes – French with English subtitles). About Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. Winner of the Golden Palms of Cannes

March 21: The Island (109 minutes – Russian with English subtitles). A Russian film about some monks on an Island.

April 18.: The Mission (125 minutes – English with Danish subtitles). About the Jesuit missionaries in South America in the 18th century with Jeremy Irons and Robert De Niro

May 16: The Apostle (137 minutes – English with English subtitles). Film by Robert Duvall about an American Pentecostal preacher.

Ignite – Advent Concert

3rd December 2022, 15.00-17.00

Sankt Augustins Kirke, Jagtvej 183D, 2100 Køvenhavn Ø

We are delighted to invite you to our Advent Concert! Join us on Saturday, 3rd December 2022 at 3 p.m. in Sankt Augustins Kirke (Jagtvej 183D, København Ø). 

You will hear music composed by Michael Praetorius, Paweł Bębenek, Lars Knapmann Egerrup and Daniel Kantor as well as traditional Advent and Christmas songs. The program will be performed by singers from the CAYAC choir and guest musicians associated with Sankt Augustins Kirke in Copenhagen. After the concert, you are invited to a cup of tea or coffee.

Ignite is a charity event. In this special time of the year, when we are all looking forward to celebrating Christmas with our loved ones, we want to offer something to people affected by homelessness and solitude.  Thus, all money collected at the entrance will be donated to Grace KBH – an organization supporting people in need living in the streets of Copenhagen (as part of Blå Kors Danmark). To find out more about their activities, visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/graceKbh/

The minimum entrance fee is 50 kr. but free donations are welcome.

We are looking forward to having you with us!

CAYAC bowling

Autumn is here and the best way to stay in good shape is to do some sport. Thus, come and join us for a bowling afternoon. We will meet in front of DGI Byen, Tietgensgade 65, Copenhagen V on Saturday, 19.11 at 3.45 PM and have one hour of bowling competition (4-5 PM).

You can sign up by contacting Jola (jola@cayac.dk). Then you will receive the payment info. The sign up and payment deadline is on Sunday, 13.11. The price is 100 DKK (one hour of bowling and shoe rental included). If surplus is left, it will be divided and returned to the participants. 

Short autumn excursion north of Copenhagen Sunday afternoon 

On Sunday October 16 CAYAC is organizing a short hike to see the beautiful autumn leaves in the forests north of Copenhagen. We walk 8,4 kilometres from Sorgenfri St. to Skovbrynet St. alongside Lyngby Sø, Furesø and BagsvĂŚrd Sø: https://goo.gl/maps/4zfptdvn2nQ8D1pTA

HOW TO MEET? Be at Sorgenfri St. before 2 pm. Take the S-train line S towards Hillerød. Departure from København H 13:33, from Østerport st. 13:39, from Svanemøllen St. 13:44. Arrival Sorgenfri St. 13:57. We need to leave from Sorgenfri at 2 pm, so don’t miss the train. Trains are going every 10 minutes, so you can also take an earlier train 😉.

If you want to join, please contact fr. Daniel who will add you to the trip’s WhatsApp group: +4560901505 or dn@jesuitterne.org.

We plan to return to Copenhagen from Skovbrynet st (at latest) 16:31. Arrival at Svanemøllen St. 16:49, so that we are at Sankt Augustins Kirke for choir rehearsals at 5 pm.

“There and back again”: Fr. Daniel’s vocation story

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2022 AT 7 PM

St. Augustine’s Church, Copenhagen

Our CAYAC chaplain, Daniel Nørgaard, tells about his way to becoming a priest, about his joys and crisis in his priesthood and why he chose to become a Jesuit. Join us after Mass to hear the story while having dinner at the usual meeting place!

CAYAC trip to Sweden

SEP 30 AT 6 PM – OCT 2 AT 5 PM

The CAYAC trips are back 😀 Hiking in the forests of Blekinge Län 🌲🌿, chilling at the cozy house with sauna close to the lake 🏡, Holy Mass 🙏 and evenings with good food 🍲🍷 and board games 🎲♟. Interested? Come and see! Join CAYAC Sunday Mass for more details.

Picnic & grill – Opening of new semester

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 AT 2 PM
“Picnic” & grill at St Augustine – Opening of new semester


Due to potential rain 🌧, we will meet instead at St Augustine ⛪️. Enter through the side door of the church by the parking lot and we meet on the brick room (just like on Sundays). There will be a grill with burning charcoals 🔥 in the inner garden, so you can still bring food for barbeque 🥩🌭🫑🥔. Otherwise, ready made foods 🥗🥘🍰 and drinks 🍺🍷 are welcome! If the weather is good 🌥, then we can have outdoor games 🥏 in the garden. Else, board games ♟are also good to have. We will move to the tower at 5 PM to continue hanging out. It will be a good occasion to get to know others if you have just recently arrived 🙂

New chaplain / Sunday mass on August 7th

Father Pawel Ben SJ is leaving Denmark for a training program in US. Father Daniel Nørgaard SJ becomes the new chaplain of CAYAC. You can meet both of them in the first Sunday mass after summer break on August 7th at 6 pm in Saint Augustine’s. We will have a gathering with meal after the mass. Hope to see you there!

Daniel Nørgaard SJ (contact information) entered the Jesuits in 2019 after 12 years as a diocesan priest in Denmark. Some of you may remember him from the times when he was a parish priest in the Cathedral in Copenhagen. This year, he has finished his studies in Ignatian spirituality in Madrid. Apart from becoming the new chaplain of CAYAC, he will work at Niels Steensens Gymnasium.