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Parish Groups:
Youth Ministry

Updated: 4/30/18

Welcome 6th Graders!

Hey 6th Graders, the wait is over! The Youth Ministry warmly welcomes you all to join youth group for Sunday Youth Nights and other events. A registration and permission form is needed (see below).

Every 7th - 12 grader (and now rising 7th graders) wishing to participate in our Youth Ministry events needs to have a Registration and Permission Form completed! Please print it double-sided and bring with you to your first event.
Upcoming Events:
  • May 6th* - Sunday Youth Night - Parish Mission 40 Hours
  • May 11th - Tough Topics: Review of Marriage, Abortion, Planned Parenthood, and Depression
  • May 13th - NO Sunday Youth Night due to Mother's Day
  • May 20th - Sunday Youth Night - Young Saints Part 2: Pier Giorgio Frassati, Therese of Lisieux, and Other Saints
  • May 27th - NO Sunday Youth Night due to Memorial Day
  • Jun 3rd** - NO Sunday Youth Night due to Corpus Christi Celebration
  • Jun 10th - End of Year BBQ!
*We will meet at the normal time and then at 7:00 we will be joining the parish for the Parish Mission
**We will join the parish in the Corpus Christi Celebrations. Normal Sunday Youth Night will be canceled.


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.​​​​​​
    • The theme for the spring will be "Saints for the Contemporary Teen". All persons are called to holiness, even the youth! Our Sunday Youth Nights will take an in-depth look at saints and make them accessible to the modern day teenager. Each night we will primarily focus on one male and one female saint. Our selection of saints covers men and women, young and old, contemporary and early Church, priest/religious/married/single, rich and poor, normal and misfits, and more.
  • 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.

Tough Topics
Join us as we explore questions that can be hard to answer on pressing topics of our time. These are nights tailored specifically for 7th - 12th graders wanting to give a better account for what we believe as Catholics and to communicate our faith with compassion and charity. The night will consist of formation and role playing. Parents are highly recommended to attend (and required to come for junior high youth to attend). Food and drinks will be served! Tough Topics are on select Friday nights of the year. Check with James Clement to see when the next one is.

Next Tough Topics:
  • May 11th, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall
  • We will review our four previous topics: Marriage, Abortion, Planned Parenthood, and Depression
  • Sign up on Sign Up Genius

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.

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.

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]