High School Youth Ministry

High School Youth Ministry

Contact:
Andrew McCarthy
Youth and Young Adult Minister
amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org
Follow us on Instagram @ sjoayouthministry

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:

December 15th: Family Christmas Caroling!

December 17th: Nativity Play and Pancake Breakfast

December 19th: Youth Ministry Christmas Party

January 18th-19th: March for Life Pilgrimage

February 9th-11th: DYC (Diocesan Youth Conference)

Friday, December 15th – Family Christmas Caroling: Give back this holiday season with your fellow youth, young adults, and families. We will be visiting several Senior Living and Nursing Homes to bring gifts, sing songs, and spread the Good News that Jesus Christ is Born! All youth, young adults, and their families are encouraged to join us for this joyful evening. Please RSVP for this even by December 10th.

Tuesday, December 19th – Youth Ministry Christmas Party: Come prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ with Youth Ministry at 6:30 pm. There will be fun, games, and presents! Please come with a wrapped gift (under $10) for a white elephant gift exchange. RSVP by December 17th.

Thursday, January 18th – Friday, January 19th – March for Life Pilgrimage: Join youth and adults from around the country as they peacefully march on the nation’s capital in support of life. The cost of the trip is $50 which includes transportation, hotel, and the ‘Life is VERY Good’ youth concert and rally. Please RSVP by December 17st if you plan on going, no late registrations will be accepted.

Friday, February 9th – Sunday, February 11th – DYC Diocesan Youth Conference: Early Bird Registration for DYC is still open! If you register before December 18th the price will only be $145, saving you up to $55. 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. 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 amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org for more information.

Future Youth Ministry Events:

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