Young Adults

Young Adult Ministry

The St. Joan of Arc Young Adult Ministry is a ministry for married and single parishioners 18-35 years of age. The ministry facilitates spiritual, social, and service events to help foster faithful Christian growth in community. Childcare is provided for some events upon request.

Contact: Andrew McCarthy
Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
757.898.5570 ext. 17

For information about Young Adult activities check out our Facebook group SJOA Young Adult Ministry:

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 20th – 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. The parish community gathers at the fire throughout the night to celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior. We had a great group of young adults last year and hope to have even more this year! Please contact for more information or to sign up.

Sunday, May 12th – Second Sunday Brunch @ IHOP
All young adults are welcome to join us after the 11:30 am Mass at IHOP! You are welcome to meet us in the commons directly following mass (by the welcome banner) or meet us there. If you are meeting us there please let us know. We typically meet for a Young Adult Brunch on the 2nd Sunday of each month, Hope you will join us!!

Saturday, May 25th –Young Adult Ministry Hike! Join Young Adults from St. Joan of Arc for an afternoon of hiking, great food, and prayer. Please contact by May 20th to signup or for more information.

July 21st – 26th: SJOA Parish Mission Trip (Wise, VA)
Youth and Young Adult Ministries are sponsoring a Mission Trip in Wise County, VA. All Young Adults are encouraged to register for this mission experience. You will be given the opportunity to serve others, deepen your faith, and grow in community with other teens! We will be assisting households in Wise Country with projects such as minor repairs, ramps, decking, handicap bathroom remodel, painting, and so much more! Participants will also share in a retreat experience in the evenings. We are hoping to bring a great group to this powerful week of Christian service so please register early! All adults who are willing to serve as site coordinators, transportation, service crew, or just help out are encouraged to fill out an interest form after Mass or contact Andrew McCarthy.
Register with a $50 non-refundable deposit by:

  • March 31st: $115 per person
  • May 1st; $130 per person
  • June 15th: $165 per person
  • *Scholarships may be available upon request*

Peninsula Frassati Events

Wednesday, April 10th – Theology on Tap –
Join young adults from across the Peninsula at our new location Schooners Grill! (12567 Warwick Blvd, Newport News), at 7:00 PM. Theology on Tap occurs on the third Wednesday of every month. No RSVP required, just show up and have a great time!

For information about Young Adult Ministry Peninsula wide please check out the Peninsula Frassati Young Adult Facebook Page:

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