Be an Apostle

Parish Groups:
Youth Ministry

Updated: 1/4/18


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.
Upcoming Events:
  • Jan 14th - Winter Kickoff: Glow in the Dark Dodgeball
  • Jan 19th - Life is Very Good Rally and March for Life
  • Jan 21st - Sunday Youth Night - Happiness and Success; WorkCamp Meeting (a parent must be in attendance)
  • Jan 22nd - Confiteor Class; RCIA Class
  • Jan 28th - Sunday Youth Night - Love
  • Jan 29th - Confiteor Class; RCIA Class
Winter Kickoff: Glow in the Dark Dodgeball (1/14)
Sunday January 14th we will be playing Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball for the social part of our Youth Night! We'll be serving Chick-fil-a for dinner! Faith topic will be on the March for Life. Open to all 7th - 12th graders. We'll meet during the normal time, 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

WorkCamp Info Session (1/21)
The first meeting will be Sunday January 21st at 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. A parent must be in attendance. Please contact James Clement for more information and/or application packet.

Life Is Very Good Rally and March for Life (1/19)
***The deadline has passed but there still may be room available. Please contact James Clement to find out.***

The youth ministry will be attending the Life Is Very Good Rally on January 19th at George Mason University and then participate in the March for Life in D.C.  This is an all day event from 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Come witness to the sanctity of life! Check out this promo video by clicking here. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday Dec 13th. Cost is $20. Permission form is needed and can be found here.

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.​​​​​​
    • This winter our focus will be on happiness! Such a basic concept yet it is the goal of all our actions. We all seek happiness but how do we know where to find it? We will be using Healing the Culture's "Principles and Choices" as our main source. The format includes a fun engaging teaching presentation followed up by group discussion. References to scripture, the CCC, saints, and the culture today are always given so that teens can apply them to their lives.
  • 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 for Winter 2018:

  • 14th - Winter Kickoff: Glow in the Dark Dodgeball
  • 21st - Happiness and Success​
  • 28th - Love
  • 4th - Off due to Super Bowl
  • 11th - Preparing for Lent
  • 18th - Off due to President’s Day
  • 25th - Truth and Reason
  • 4th - Defining the Human Person
  • 11th - Off due to High School Lenten Retreat (Tentative)
  • 18th - Freedom
  • 25th - Adoration & Trivia (Palm Sunday)

Other Events

  • 19th - LIVG Morning Rally and March for Life
  • 21st - WorkCamp Meeting: Commitment to the Team / Fundraising
  • 3rd - Ski Trip
  • 9th - Tough Topics: Topic TBD
  • 11th - WorkCamp Meeting: Preparing to Serve & Catholic Social Teaching
  • 24th - Make Up Day for Ski Trip (in case of bad weather)
  • 10th - Lenten Retreat (Tentative)
  • 18th - WorkCamp Meeting: Spirituality & Confidentiality

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 remaining scheduled class dates. Please consult bulletin for any changes or updates.
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.

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]