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:

  • May 18: Youth Service Day
  • June 17: Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast
  • June 22-24: Steubenville Youth Conference (Main Campus)
  • June 29: Water Country Trip
  • July 29-August 4: Lifeteen Camp Hidden Lake


Saturday, May 19th – Youth Service Day: Come join your peers in service to those in our own community. We will be meeting at 9:30am at the Church parking lot and plan to wrap up around 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by May 14th.


June 22nd – 24th: Steubenville Youth Conference (Main Campus)

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. The conference cost is $200 and registration ends on June 1st. To register please contact Andrew McCarthy with a $100 deposit to lock in your spot (we can only take 16 youth this year). This conference is open to all high school-aged youth, rising 9th graders through graduating 12th graders. 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 10th 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.

July 10th –July 13th Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis is a Latin phrase which translated means “Where are you going?” The goal of the Quo Vadis Camp is to bring high school aged men together who desire to grow in faithful discipleship and personal holiness to be better able to discover their own vocation invitation from our Lord, whatever that might be. This is accomplished through a four day experience that is highly energetic, fun, active, prayerful, and meant to build fellowship among the participants. Cost: $150 (Scholarships are available)

July 18th – July 20th Fiat Days

“Fiat” is a Latin word that refers to Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel, “May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38). The goal of Fiat Days is to bring high school aged women together who desire to grow in faithful discipleship and personal holiness to be better able to discover their own vocation from the Lord, with a special focus on the call to religious life. We will be joined by religious sisters from several communities for this three-day retreat. Cost: $150 (Scholarships are available)