Youth / Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

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Calendar (April & May)

April 25

Sunday

Young Adult Gathering
(4:00 p.m., Social Hall)

May 8

Saturday

Young Adult Gathering
(3:00 p.m., Social Hall)

May 23

Sunday

Pentecost & Marian Celebration
(3:00-8:00 p.m., Worship Space/Moat)

Young Adult Gatherings

Join us for a talk and discussion on one of the treasures of our Catholic Church (ranging from doctrine, spirituality, evangelization, etc.), followed by going out to a restaurant for dinner.Through both of these, we’ll build up friendship & communion under the unity of our great Faith.

Middle School Youth Ministry

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Middle School Youth Ministry Calendar [Tentative] (April & May)

[See below for event descriptions]

April 23

Friday

MSYG (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

April 30

Friday

Verso L’Alto: After Hours (5:00-8:30 p.m.)

May 2

Sunday

May Crowning of Mary (10:00-10:30)

May 14

Friday

MSYG (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

May 21

Friday

Verso L’Alto: After Hours (5:00-8:30 p.m.)

May 28

Friday

MSYG (6:30-8:30 pm)

Middle School Youth Group (MSYG)

We’ll meet on the second and fourthFridays of each month (or at least 2 Fridays of each month) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Parish. The theme of each meeting will be announced in the Flocknote messages.

Verso L’Alto: After Hours

We had so much fun during the summer, so why stop there?! We’ll meet on the 4th or 5th Friday of each month from 5:00-8:30 p.m. We’ll begin in the Worship Space with Adoration, and then move into the JPII Center for dinner (all individually wrapped/packaged), games & activities, & growth in the Faith. During the school year, we’ll be watching the “Real Life Catholic” series (an amazing TV series illustrating the life of the Church throughout our nation).

High School Youth Ministry

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High School Youth Ministry Calendar [Tentative] (April & May)

[See below for event descriptions]

April 20

Tuesday

HSYG [6:30-8:30 p.m.]

April 27

Tuesday

HSYG [6:30-8:30 p.m.]

April 30

Friday

Verso L’Alto: After Hours [5:00-8:30 p.m.]

May 2

Sunday

May Crowning of Mary [10:00-10:30]

May 4

Tuesday

HSYG [6:30-8:30 p.m.]

May 11

Tuesday

HSYG [6:30-8:30 p.m.]

May 18

Tuesday

HSYG [6:30-8:30 p.m.]

May 21

Friday

Verso L’Alto: After Hours [5:00-8:30 p.m.]

May 25

Tuesday

HSYG [6:30-8:30 p.m.]

High School Youth Group (HSYG)

We’ll meet every Tuesday evening at the Parishfrom 6:30-8:30 p.m. The location & theme of each meeting will be announced in the Flocknotemessages.

Verso L’Alto: After Hours

We had so much fun during the summer, so why stop there?! We’ll meet on the 4th or 5th Friday of each month from 5:00-8:30 p.m. We’ll begin in the Worship Space with Adoration, and then move into the JPII Center for dinner (all individually wrapped/packaged), games & activities, & growth in the Faith. During the school year, we’ll be watching the “Real Life Catholic” series (an amazing TV series illustrating the life of the Church throughout our nation).

Contact Information

J.M.J.

Justin Pybus

Youth and Young Adult Minister

757-898-5570 ext. 17

jpybus@stjoanofarcva.org

“Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.”
(1 Timothy 4:12)

Hey everyone! I’m proud and honored to serve you as your Youth & Young Adult Minister. I was born in Calcutta, India (and am proud to say that I’m almost100% Indian!), but moved to south Florida nine months later when my family immigrated. Ten years later, we moved to my hometown of La Grange, KY.

The oldest of seven, I was homeschooled all the way through highschool before entering the Fathers of Mercy, a religious order in Bowling Green, KY. I spent four amazing years (2015-2019) in the seminary and religious life, before discerning that God had other plans for me. Those plans included finishing my BA in Philosophy from Holy Apostles College… and then being hired at St. Joan of Arc in the summer of 2020, right after I graduated! Prior to being a Youth & Young Adult Minister, I worked as a Food Service Worker (basically a glorified dishwasher) at a hospital.

Other jobs I’ve held include a Food Manufacturing Worker, a YMCA Lifeguard & Swim Instructor, & a Summer Camp Counselor. In my spare time, I enjoy calling back home & talking to my parents (Joseph & Alison) and my six siblings (Johann, Jude, Agnes, Mariela,Kateri, & Magdala); watching movies & mystery shows; playing sports like basketball, soccer, running, & Ultimate; cooking (& eating!); singing & listening to music; and cheering on my two favorite college basketball teams-the Louisville Cardinals… and whoever’s playing the Kentucky Wildcats! It has been a blessing to serve at St. Joan of Arc and to form our youth & young people to be, not the Catholic Church in the future… but the Catholic Church right now! The Catholic Church is truly young and alive.

We young Catholics should never say we are too young to follow Christ, because He’s already entrusted us with a mission to bring His Good News, our great Catholic Faith, to those we encounter. Our youthfulness is not a weakness, but a great strength & source of energy to do this. It’s my goal to help the youth & young adults of SJA tap into that energy & transform it into an undying fire & passion for Jesus Christ and His Kingdom, the Catholic Church. I’m looking forward to meeting you and getting to know and serve you better! Take care & God bless.

Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our diocese to notify civil authorities, call the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064 and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.