High School Youth Ministry

High School Youth Ministry

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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 14:  Passion Play & Fish Fry
    • April 20th:  New Fire
    • May 17th – 19th:  Amazing Grace High School Girls Retreat
    • July 12th – 14th:  Steubenville Youth Conference
    • July 21st – 26th:  Youth & Young Adult Mission Trip

Retreats / Conferences:

Amazing Grace: A Retreat for High School Girls
WHO: 9th – 12th grade girls WHEN: May.17th – May. 18th 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 may be available.
Registration forms may be obtained contacting Andrew McCarthy at amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org

July 12th – 14th: Steubenville Youth Conference (Main Campus) Early Bird Registration is open for only $185!

We will be attending the Youth Conference at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio this year. The Steubenville Conference combines awesome talks, incredible music, praise and worship, time for prayer and fellowship, entertainment and liturgies. The experience will take place in Ohio at Franciscan University of Steubenville and is open to rising 9th-grade youth through recent graduates. Early Bird Registration is $200 and will end on April 15th. To register please contact Andrew McCarthy with a $50 deposit to lock in your spot (we can only take a small group of youth this year). This conference is open to all high school-aged youth, rising 9th graders through graduating 12th graders. Please contact Andrew McCarthy at amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org if you have any questions. Full and partial scholarship may be available.

This year’s theme is Belong:  “See what love the Father has bestowed on us, that we may be called children of God.”  -1 John 3:1

July 21st – 26th: Youth & Young Adult Mission Trip!

This summer Youth & Young Adult Ministries are sponsoring a Parish Mission Trip to Wise County, VA, July 21st – 16th. All generations of our community will come together to serve those in need. All rising 8th grade youth through graduating seniors are encouraged to join us for the powerful mission. Participants will also share in a retreat experience in the evenings. We are blessed to be hosted by two parishes, St. Anthony’s in Norton and Sacred Heart in Big Stone Gap. Andrew McCarthy at amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org for more information.

Register with a $50 non-refundable deposit by:

  • March 31st:  $115 per person
  • May 1st:  $130 per person
  • June 15th – $165 per person.
  • *Scholarships may be available upon request.*