Middle School Youth Ministry

Middle School Youth Ministry

Andrew McCarthy
Youth and Young Adult Minister

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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:

February 24th:   Ice Skating Night
March 25th:         Passion Play Performance
March 31st:          First Fire!

Saturday, February 24th – Middle School Ice Skating Trip: Take a break this winter and hit the ICE. Join Middle School Youth Ministry at the Hampton Road IcePlex at 6:30 pm. The cost will be $12. Please RSVP to amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org by February 20th.

Sunday, March 25th -Passion Play Performance: Join our parish community in prayer and fellowship as our youth reenact the Passion of our Savior. All are welcome, come experience this powerful and prayer filled afternoon. Tickets for the Fish Fry and Passion play will be on sale soon. All proceeds go to support Faith Formation and Youth Ministry programs.

Saturday, March 31st – First Fire: At the start of the Easter Vigil, an Easter (First) Fire is kindled and used to light the Paschal Candle. This First Fire is left in vigil until Easter morning and the parish community gathers throughout the night to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. We had a great group of teens campout last year and hope to have even more this year! Please contact amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org for more information or to sign up.

8th Grade Only

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

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

We will be attending the Youth Conference at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio this year. The conference combines awesome talks, incredible music, praise and worship, time for prayer and fellowship, entertainment, and liturgies. This conference is open to all high school-aged youth (rising 9th graders through graduating 12th graders). Registration and final costs will be available soon but you can preregister with a $100 deposit to lock in your spot (we can only take 16 youth this year). Please contact Andrew McCarthy if you have any questions. Full and partial scholarship may be available.

July 29th – August 4th Life Teen Camp at Hidden Lake, Dahlonega, GA

Pre-registration is open! Turn in your $100 deposit by to lock in your spot. Only 10 spots this year! 
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. Final costs will be available soon. Please contact Andrew McCarthy at amccarthy@stjoanofarcva.org for more information.