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:

    • October 30th:  Holy-ween Party
    • November 4th:   Regional Peninsula XLT
    • November 16th – 18th:  Albatross to Phoenix:  High School Gues Retreat
    • November 20th:  Youth Group Thanksgiving Dinner
    • February 8th – 10th:  Diocesan Youth Conference (DYC)


Sunday, November 4th – Regional Peninsula XLT:
All High School Youth from the region are invited to attend a one-night program held at st. Bede Catholic Church.  This event will consist of a keynote by nationally renowned speaker Sean Forrest, good food, Praise and Worship, Adoration, and much more!  The cost is $10 per teen and the event will be held from 6:00-9:00 pm.  We will be carpooling from St. Joan of Arc at 5:15 pm on the 4th.  Contact Andrew McCarthy to register by October 30th at amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org  Scholarships are available.

Retreats / Camps:

Albatross to Phoenix: A Christian Leadership Retreat
Who: 9th – 12th grade guys
When: Friday, Nov.16th – Sunday, Nov. 18th
Where: St. Joan of Arc
This retreat weekend is a “Peer Ministry” experience, led by a team of high school guys who have been formed into a strong and effective team to provide the main content on the weekend. The goal of this retreat is to have burdens transformed into strengths for all who attend. Registration forms may be obtained in the parish commons, from the team members, or by contacting Andrew McCarthy at amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org

Diocesan Youth Conference (DYC)
Save up to $65 and register your son or daughter for DYC before November 6th!

This amazing conference will take place February 8-10th in Richmond. Super Early Bird Registration for DYC is open until November 6th!! Turn in your $50 deposit on or before November 6th and the price will only be $130, saving you up to $65. This is a weekend event held each year to gather 8th – 12th-grade youth from all 145 parishes located in the Diocese of Richmond in one central location. The Conference is highly energetic, engaging, and an awesome opportunity for our high school teenagers to gather as a larger Church community and celebrate the amazing richness of our Catholic Christian Faith. The cost includes the conference, meals, and a T-Shirt. Please contact  Andrew McCarthy at amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org