Be an Apostle
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 Faith Formation at [email protected] or call (703) 356-7916
Youth Ministry Events
This year we have three main activities for middle and/or high school youth which are outlined below. For each type of activity, we need a permission form on file for each youth. You can download these below. There is no fee to participate in youth ministry, but we would greatly appreciate a donation of $75/youth to help cover cost of food and materials.
To register for youth activities, please download both forms below and email them to Michael or return them to the parish office.
High School Youth Nights
- All 9th-12th graders welcome
- 1st & 3rd Sundays from 7:00-8:30pm
- Games, small groups, talks/presentations, and more!
- All 6th - 8th graders welcome
- 2nd Friday of each month 7:00-8:30pm
- All 7th-12th graders welcome!
- Every Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:00pm
- Meet on the field for sports, pizza, talk, and discussion follows
- Entire event is outdoors and will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather
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...
St. John participates in the Arlington Diocese' CYO program. Youth who attend St. John Academy or are enrolled in religious education may play on one of our boys' or girls' teams. Basketball is offered from November - March, and Girls' Volleyball takes place in the spring semester. Contact Michael for more information: [email protected]