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Parish Groups:
Youth Ministry

Updated: 7/6/18

Every 7th - 12 grader (and now rising 7th graders) wishing to participate in our summer 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. Note that we will have a new Registration Form and Permission Form for the new school year.
Summer Events:
  • Jul 19 - SJB Soccer Club
  • Jul 20 - Swing Dance Party
  • Jul 26 - SJB Soccer Club
  • Jul 27 - King's Dominion Day
  • Aug 2 - SJB Soccer Club; Discipleship Night
  • Aug 9 - SJB Soccer Club
  • Aug 16 - SJB Soccer Club
  • Aug 17* - Tough Topics: End of Life Issues
*Tentatively scheduled right now. 

Summer Event Details
SJB Soccer Club - Summer Session
Calling all rising 4th graders to graduated seniors. St. John Beloved's Soccer Club is running a summer soccer session starting July 19th. We will be meeting on Thursdays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on on the SJB playground for the following dates Jul 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16. Join Coach Fr. Pollard, Coach Clement, Coach Glover, and our summer seminarian Mr. Charles Wilton for some skill drills and fun small sided soccer games! Whether you're new to the sport, want to improve your skills, or just want to have fun, this club is for you. Youth will be divided into appropriate age/skill levels. Cost is $25 for new members and includes performance t-shirt. Previous members are free. Bring your water bottle, water and gatorade will be provided to stay hydrated. Permission form is required. To register or ask questions, please contact James Clement.
Swing Dance Party (7/20)
Calling all rising 7th graders to graduated seniors and their families! It don't mean a thing, it it don't got that swing. Come swing on over to the Parish Hall this Friday July 20th for a Youth Ministry Swing Dane Party! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be short lessons and demonstrations for everyone before hitting the floor. Dress code is "Dressy Casual". RSVP on our Sign Up Genius: Please bring a snack or dessert to share!

King's Dominion (7/27)
Mark your calendars for a day of fun! All rising 7th - 12th grade students, graduated seniors, and families are invited to join us for Diocesan King's Dominion Day, Friday July 27th. We will be attending 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Fredericksburg. Tickets are $40. For more information or to sign up, please contact James Clement.

Discipleship Night (8/2)
Mark your calendar for Aug 2nd 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. for this all new Youth Ministry event called Discipleship Night! Each Discipleship Night is geared to help teens focus on one key aspect of what it truly means to be a disciple and follower of Christ. The night will include a short 5 - 8 minute reflection talk and small group discussion. The remaining time will be spent playing the role playing game called Pharisees vs. Disciples. Delicious snacks and drinks provided! We are hoping to make this a regular monthly event on Thursdays. For more information or to sign up, please contact James Clement.

Sunday Youth Nights - Will resume after Labor Day weekend.
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.

Confiteor Theology Classes - Will start again at the beginning of the school year
Freshmen and Sophomore aged students are welcome to attend the Confiteor Classes. They take place on most Mondays throughout the school year starting September 10th 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 his merry band of Dominican Friars. 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.

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]