High School Youth Ministry

High School Youth Ministry

To Register for High School Youth Ministry Please Follow This Link

Andrew McCarthy
Youth and Young Adult Minister

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Do not forget about Youth Group! Youth Ministry is engaging High School Students both socially and spiritually from 6:30-8:30 on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and from 6:00-8:30 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. These nights start with an Emmaus Dinner at 6:30pm. Wednesday night meetings will begin with an Emmaus dinner at 6:00 and will transition into Praise and Worship.

Upcoming Youth Ministry Events:

  • April 20th: Rebounderz Trip!
  • May 4th-6th: Amazing Grace High School Girls Retreat
  • June 22nd-24th: Steubenville Youth Conference (Main Campus)
  • July 29th-August 4th: Lifeteen Camp Hidden Lake


Friday, April 20th – Rebounderz Trip: Have some fun this month at the Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena. Join Youth Ministry 6:30 pm to experience Free Jump, Trampoline Dodgeball, the Jump Xtreme Tower, a Ninja Warrior course, and much more. Middle and High School students are encouraged to attend. The cost will be $15. We will be arriving between 6:00 pm and 6:15 pm to ensure we are ready to begin at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Andrew McCarthy by April 15th.


Amazing Grace: A Retreat for High School Girls

Who: High School Girls

When: Friday, May.4th – Sunday, May. 6th

Where: St. Joan of Arc

This retreat weekend is a “Peer Ministry” experience, led by a team of high school girls who have been formed into a strong and effective team to provide the main content on the weekend. The goal of this retreat is for participants to recognize how Christ’s Amazing Grace works in their everyday lives. The cost for the retreat is $60 and some scholarships are available.

Registration forms may be obtained from the team members or by contacting Andrew McCarthy at amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org. NOTE: Registration forms should be returned ASAP to lock in your spot.

June 22nd – 24th: Steubenville Youth Conference (Main Campus) Early Bird Registration is open for only $170!

We will be attending the Youth Conference at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio this year. The conference combines awesome talks, incredible music, praise and worship, time for prayer and fellowship, entertainment, and liturgies. This conference is open to all high school-aged youth (rising 9th graders through graduating 12th graders). Early Bird Registration is open but the cost will go up to $200 on May 11th. To register please contact Andrew McCarthy with a $100 deposit to lock in your spot (we can only take 16 youth this year). Please contact amccarthy@stjoanordarcva.org if you have any questions. Full and partial scholarship may be available.

Theme: Revealed: “In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him.” – 1 John 4:9

July 29th – August 4th Life Teen Camp at Hidden Lake, Dahlonega, GA

Registration is open! Turn in your $100 deposit by to lock in your spot. Only 5 spots left! 

Summer Camp with Life Teen is an incredible opportunity to bring your teen into an incredible experience of the faith. For over 10 years, Life Teen has  provided experiences at summer camp where your high school teen is able to able to be free and confident in him/herself, develop new friendships with other teens from your parish, and encounter God working in his/her life. This camp is for those entering 9th grade for the 2018 – 2019 school year through 2018 high school graduates. We will be traveling in a charter bus this year and will be going down a day early! Camp pricing is $300. Please turn in your deposit by May 7th to register. Contact Andrew McCarthy at amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org for more information about the camp and payment plans. Full and partial scholarship may be available.