Be an Apostle

Parish Groups:
Youth Ministry

At St. John, we strive to provide a wide variety of activities for youth.  If you want to learn more about youth ministry, contact Michael Jacobeen, Director of Youth Ministry at [email protected] or call (703) 356-7916 ext.140

Sunday Youth Nights
All youth in 7th-12th grades are invited our weekly youth night from 6:15-8:00pm tonight!  This week’s theme is “Charity – more than being nice”
Upcoming youth nights:
November 25: No youth night, Happy Thanksgiving!
December 2: Adoration and Trivia night
December 9: Save Environment night – “Called to Protect” (Each year we are required to offer one night where we talk about abuse and safe environment for teens.  This year we will be using the “Called to Protect” program.  More information about this program is available here.  If you would like to opt out your child, contact Michael Jacobeen) 

Advent Bible study
All high schoolers are invited to a 3-week Bible study on Wednesday nights, December 5, 12, and 19 from 7:00-8:30pm.  If you are interested, please contact Michael before 12/5 to sign up.

WorkCamp Info night: December 6 at 7pm
Every summer, over 800 high school youth gather to replace drafty windows, build wheelchair ramps, and fix leaky roofs for over 120 families in need.  All 9th-12th graders and their parents are invited to come learn more about this amazing week of service. Contact Michael) to RSVP for the info night - parents and teens are strongly encouraged to attend together. 

Swing Dance Nights
Who? Youth in 7th-12th grades: learn how to swing!
When? Friday, December 14, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Where? St. John Parish Hall
Dancing ability required? NOPE!

Adults: be a partner in youth ministry
At St. John, our goal is to offer a wide variety of youth activities and programs to inspire and equip every young person in the parish to live in a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.  The only way this is possible will be if many adults step forward to serve the youth.

You can help by: committing to pray for the youth and adult volunteer leaders, supporting the practical needs of our youth ministries (like snacks and meals), or helping to lead a youth ministry activity (such as Sunday nights, Sports nights, Movie nights, “Going deeper groups”, activities for younger kids, or your ideas)


Other opportunities for youth...

Confiteor Theology Classes
Freshmen and Sophomore aged students are welcome to attend the Confiteor Classes. They take place on most Mondays throughout the school year starting September 17th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Adult Education Room. The topic of this theology class for teens will be “Church & State Controversies” Classes are taught by Fr. Pollard and Br. Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P. Please contact Fr. Pollard for more details: [email protected]

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 beginning September 17. Please contact Mrs. Laura Gomes for more details: [email protected]