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

Summer Youth Ministry Events


Discipleship nights:

  • Mondays from 6:30-8:00pm (July 1 – Aug 12)
  • Rising 9th-12th graders invited
  • Snacks, games, and discovering how to know Christ as a friend
Sports Nights:
  • Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm (July 3 – Aug 14)
  • Rising 7th grade and up
  • Short talk, opportunity for Confession, and outdoor or indoor sports

Diocesan Kings Dominion Day (Friday, July 26)
  • Rising 7th grade and up (Families welcome to join us)
  • $36/person

Swing Dancing at Glen Echo Park
  • Saturday July 27, 7:30 – 11:00pm
  • Live band, beginner lesson, and free dance
  • Rising 9th grade and up

DC United Game
  • August 4, game begins at 7:30pm
  • Rising 7th-12th graders, families welcome to join
  • $25/ticket

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]