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Youth Ministry

At St. John, we strive to provide activities for youth that will help them to encounter Christ and grow in friendship with Him.  If you want to learn more about youth ministry contact Michael Jacobeen, Director of Faith Formation at [email protected] or call (703) 356-5275


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Summer Youth Ministry!

Summer is underway and while we hope you have a chance to slow down we want to let you know of all of the high school youth ministry events we are offering over the summer. Unless otherwise noted, all these events are open to rising 9th-12th graders.*

High School Bible Study - Tuesdays, July 2- August 6

  • 6:30-8:00pm

  • We will meet in Room 10 of the School

  • Dinner provided

  • Sign up Here!

Kings Dominion day - July 26.

  • Depart from St. John by 7:30am, return to St. John by 8:00pm

  • Mass with Bishop Burbidge at St. Mary's in Fredericksburg followed by a day in the park.

  • Cost: $40/teen

  • Rising 7th-12th graders invited (families may get tickets and attend on their own)

  • Parent chaperons and drivers needed!

Swing Dance for High Schoolers:

  • Dance Nights at St. John: July 12 & August 2

  • 7:00-9:00pm each night, optional ice cream and night prayer from 9:00-9:30

  • $10/night

  • Sign up here!

Live Band Swing Dance at Glen Echo Park - July 20

  • Lesson at St. John from 7:00-8:00pm

  • Drive to Glen Echo park, free dancing with a live swing band from 9:00pm - 10:30pm

  • Parent chaperons and drivers needed!

  • Sign up here!

*recently graduated seniors may attend as long as they have not yet attended any college or young adult ministry events.


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 and resources for youth...


Visit to experience the Tough Topics program. T2 was created by St. John’s Youth Ministry as a free resource to educate and encourage youth when engaging in difficult conversations about complicated cultural issues. Learn the truth about gender identity, abortion, and same sex attraction – then speak it with love. 

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]