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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 Faith Formation at [email protected] or call (703) 356-7916



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2022 Summer Youth Ministry

Summer Swing Dance Nights!


St. John the Beloved Youth Ministry is excited to offer one more swing dance night this summer. it will take place on Friday, August 19, and will include a beginner lesson, free dance time, and end with optional night prayer in the Church.  No prior experience needed!

  • Who: Rising 9th-12th graders

  • When: August 19 at 7-9pm plus optional after party including Night Prayer and ice cream from 9-9:45pm

  • Cost: $10

Space is limited, register now!



WorkCamp 2022!

Please pray for the teens of our parish who will be helping the poor in our diocese during this Summer's WorkCamp: June 18-24.  If you are interested in participating in WorkCamp next year, please contact Michael for more information.


Adults: are you passionate about your faith and have a love for the youth?  Do you have experience as a coach, mentor, or teacher?  Are there any events or activities for youth that you'd be interested in bringing to St. John the Beloved?

In order to be able to help the youth of the parish encounter Christ, we need a team of adults who dedicate their time to this important mission.  The number and types of activities and events we can offer for teens is limited only by the number of volunteer leaders.

We are looking for adults who are:
- Practicing Catholics who are striving for holiness
- Willing and able to build mentoring relationships with teens
- Willing to not just volunteer but to coordinate and lead activities for youth

If you would like to help but don't think that you can serve as a leader, please pray for the youth of the parish!  If you are able to help as a leader, please contact Michael Jacobeen at [email protected]

Other opportunities for youth...

CYO Sports

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]