Be an Apostle

Parish Groups:
Youth Ministry

Updated: 9/27/17


Every 7th - 12 grader wishing to participate in our Youth Ministry events needs to have a Registration and Permission Form completed! Please print it double-sided.

If you would like to opt your child out of the Safe Environment Training being offered on Sunday Oct 8th and Tuesday Oct 17th, please print and sign the Opt Out Form found here and return it to James Clement in the Parish Office. Every High Schooler participating in Youth Ministry events but not participating in the Safe Environment Training is required by the diocese to have a signed Opt-Out Form.

You can find the permission form for High School RALLY here! Cost is $25. Deadline to sign up is Sunday Oct 15th. Please return to James Clement in the Parish Office. For more information see below.
Upcoming Events:
  • Oct 1st - Sunday Youth Night - Introduction to Bishop Barron's Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues
  • Oct 2nd - Confiteor Class
  • Oct 8th Safe Environment Training
  • Oct 15th - Sunday Youth Night - Pride vs. Humility
  • Oct 16th - Confiteor Class
  • Oct 17th - Safe Environment Training Make-Up
  • Oct 22nd - High School RALLY
Bishop Burbidge invites all high school teens of the Diocese to join him at RALLY 2017! This annual all-day event is an opportunity for the young Church in the Diocese of Arlington to gather each year to pray, learn, and celebrate the Catholic faith. RALLY includes Mass with Bishop Burbidge, Eucharistic Adoration, inspirational speakers and entertainers, breakout sessions, inflatable games, music, and more!

To sign up to go with SJB Youth Ministry, please contact James Clement. Cost is $25. Permission Form is needed and can be found here. Deadline to sign up is Sunday Oct 15th. The event runs from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. Participants will be dropped off and picked up at Bishop O'Connell.

Sunday Youth Nights
Sunday Youth Nights take place 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall and will include the following:
  • Welcome, Drinks and Snacks - 6:15 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Faith Formation (Bible Study) - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.​​​​​​
    • We will be discussing virtues and vices and how a better understanding of both can lead us to living a holier and happier life! We will be using Bishop Barron's "Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues" as our main source. Group discussion will include references to scripture, the CCC, saints, and hot topics in our culture today.
  • Social - 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.
    • After our hour of Faith Formation, we will spend time hanging out socializing. This usually includes a game or activity. The goal is to build healthy Christian relationships.
Teens can opt to come to just one part of the night or the other. However, a teen must have a written/verbal permission from a parent in order to leave early. This is for the safety of the teen.

Below is the schedule of Sunday Youth Nights:

  • 10/1 - Introduction to Bishop Barron's "Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues"
  • 10/8 - Safe Environment Training for Teens - "Tricked: Inside the World of Teen Sex Trafficking" Diocesan Policy mandates that we provide yearly training for youth on safe environment. If you wish for your child not to attend, you need to fill out this Opt-Out Form, and turn it into James Clement in the Parish Office. The Make-Up date will be Tuesday Oct 17th at 6:15 p.m. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
  • 10/15 - Pride/Humility
  • 10/22 - No SYN due to RALLY. High Schoolers can sign up for RALLY by emailing James Clement.
  • 10/27 - Envy/Admiration
  • 11/5  - Anger/Forgiveness
  • 11/12 - Sloth/Zeal
  • 11/19 - Avarice/Generosity
  • 11/26 - No SYN due to Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy the time with your family!
  • 12/3 - Gluttony/Asceticism
  • 12/10 - Lust/Chastity
  • 12/17 - Confession and Trivia Night
  • 12/24 - No SYN due to Christmas.Enjoy the time with your family!
  • 12/31 - No SYN due to New Years. Enjoy the time with your family!

Confiteor Theology Classes
Freshmen and Sophomore aged students are welcome to attend the Confiteor Classes starting Monday, September 11th from  4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Adult Education Room. The topic of this theology class for teens will be “Papal Controversies.” Classes are  taught by Fr. Pollard and his merry band of Dominican Friars on most Mondays. Please contact Fr. Pollard for more details: [email protected]

Here are the scheduled class dates. Please consult bulletin for any changes or updates.
September: 11,18, 25
October: 2, 16, 23, 30
November: 6, 13, 20, 27
December: 4, 11, 18
January: 22, 29
February: 5, 12, 26
March: 5, 12, 19
April: 16, 23, 30
May: 7, 14, 21

Junior and Senior High School Religious Ed.
Junior and Senior aged students are welcome to audit the RCIA classes to continue their religious education. Classes are most Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Adult Education Room.

A big thank you to all who helped with St. John Beloved's Fall Festival!! We couldn't have done it without you.

Please check back later for any new volunteer opportunities.

Need someone to pray for you or a special intention?
Please email our Youth Ministry Prayer Warriors at [email protected]
James Clement
Director of Youth Ministry
St. John the Beloved Catholic Church
6420 Linway Terrace McLean, VA 22101
[email protected]