Middle School Youth Ministry

Middle School Youth Ministry

Andrew McCarthy
Youth and Young Adult Minister
Follow us on twitter @stjoanofarcva and on Instagram @ sjoayouthministry

Do not forget about Tuesday Night Youth Group. Youth Ministry is engaging middle 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:

Saturday, September 23rd – Adventure Park: Up for an adventure? St. Joan of Arc Youth Ministry is going to Virginia Beach to experience a thrill filled park adventure which includes high rope courses, zip lines, and a lot of other challenges. With 15 different color-coded trails ranging from beginner to advanced, there is something for everyone. Both middle and high school students are welcome. Tickets are $30 per person. We plan to leave from the church parking lot on Sep. 23rd at 4:00pm. In order to make this trip happen please RSVP by September 15th to armccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org or call the parish office at (757) 898-5570.

Saturday, October 7th – Virginia Catholic Youth Day @ Busch Gardens: Enjoy Youth Day with the Diocese of Richmond. We will celebrate Holy Mass in the park, enjoy a great day filled with fun, and encounter youth from across the diocese. Please RSVP by October 1st to amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org. If you do not already have a pass and would like to attend please contact Andrew McCarthy for discounted tickets.

Saturday, October 29th – Middle School Youth Rally – The Middle School Youth Rally is a one-day diocesan gathering of middle school youth (grades 6-8). This event is intended to be a high-energy day filled with great talks from a keynote speaker, fun activities and games, and a chance to meet other youth from nearby parishes. This year the rally will take place at Bishop Sullivan High School from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. We will be carpooling as a parish from St. Joan of Arc. The registration fee is $45 and covers admission, lunch, a giveaway item, and the t-shirt. Register by October 10th by contacting amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org.