Youth Apostolate

“Young Hearts on Fire with the Love of Christ”

Office:(703) 773-2005  +  Email: youthminister@stveronica.net


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Living Stations of the Cross 2017

Junior High Work Camp 2017

Mount 2000 Retreat 2017

Welcome! We are delighted that you have stumbled upon our Youth Apostolate page! Please know that our team prays regularly for the youth of our parish and their families. You’re always welcome to let us know about specific prayer requests!

MEDICAL AND PHOTO RELEASE FORMS: If you have not signed NEW forms for the 2017-2018 school year, we must have these forms before youth can participate in IGNITE, ABLAZE, Sunday Scene, or other onsite events. Download the forms here and return them to the parish office or Catacombs.

Ablaze photo and medical 2017 18

Ignite photo and medical 2017 18

 

Planning to join us for an activity off site? Please be sure to complete the form below:

Basic Liability Form: Event Permission Slip 2017 18

Please note that this form has been updated by the diocese. We will not be accepting older versions of this form.

Have you ever wondered what we do with all of those permission slips? Check out this document for more information. do you know permission slip information

Here’s our latest calendar. Always feel free to contact us if you have any questions:

Printable Calendars of Events:

Spring Semester Calendar 2018 table

“Were not our hearts burning within us while He spoke to us on the way?”- Luke 24:32 

IGNITE seeks to accompany young people in grades 6-8 on their journey of faith, pointing out the loving works and very near presence of the Lord in their day to day life.

IGNITE gathers on Friday evenings (EXCEPT ON FIRST FRIDAYS) from 7:30pm-9pm in the parish hall. All students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to attend. The evenings include food, music, games, prayer, and learning. This year we will also be going to BASH a diocesan rally for youth in Middle School as well as having day retreats, service opportunites, picnics, sports, and more!

“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! “- Luke 12:49

ABLAZE seeks to empower high school students to put their faith into action through evangelization and works of mercy.

ABLAZE gathers on Sundays (EXCEPT ON 2nd SUNDAYS). All teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join us in the parish hall for dinner, games, prayer, and opportunities to grow in knowledge of our Catholic faith on Sundays from 1:30pm to 4pm. This year, we will be going on retreats and pilgrimage as well as discovering how the Lord is inviting us to use our gifts and talents to serve others and spread the Gospel.

YOUTH APOSTOLATE NEWS:

TEAM- Our Youth Apostolate Team consists of parents and single adults who have answered the call to serve the middle and high school youth of parish. These individuals receive regular formation on discipleship, ministry planning, praying with teens, leading small groups, youth safety, and more! The team gathers on the first Fridays of the month for Mass, dinner, and formation. During these gatherings we pray for our parish young people and continue to grow to understand how the Lord is inviting us to lead youth into a deeper relationship with Him. If you have thought that God might be calling you to serve youth in our parish, please contact our Coordinator of Youth Ministry for more information at youthminister@stveronica.net

Please Note These Upcoming Opportunities:

 

 

Spring Semester Calendar 2018

DATE EVENT AGE/RANGE DESCRIPTION
Friday, January 5, 2018 TEAM Epiphany Party Adult Volunteer Team Location TBD, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, January 6, 2018 Sorting baby clothes at Hope in Nova 6th-12th Grade Please bring a bagged lunch.

Free breakfast!

Please bring a new baby clothing item wrapped for Christmas.

We will gather for 8:30am Mass. We will have a quick breakfast and then drive to a local pregnancy center. There we will sort clothing for new and expectant moms and their babies. We will return to St. Veronica’s by 2pm.

 

Sunday, January 7, 2018 ABLAZE Epiphany Party 9th-12th Grade Christmas Cookie-Bake off! Join us from 1:30pm-4pm in the parish kitchen to bake some delicious Epiphany cookies. Email youthminister@stveronica.net if you would like to join us. Everyone will be assigned on ingredient to bring to the party.
Friday, January 12th, 2018 IGNITE 6th-8th Grade Welcome back! This will be our first IGNITE of 2018. Join us in the parish hall from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday, January 14th, 2018 Donut Sunday 6th-12th Grade 7am-1pm providing donuts after morning Masses in the Parish Hall in shifts
Sunday, January 14th, 2018 Sunday Scene: Ice Skating 6th-12th Grade Join us for an afternoon of ice skating in Fairfax. Cost is $20 and include ice skating, skate rental and pizza lunch. We will gather at 1pm for pizza in the parish hall. We will then go ice skating from 2pm-4pm. We will return to the parish hall by 4:30pm. Deadline to turn in a permission slip and $20 is January 11th.
Friday, January 19, 2018 March for Life 7th-12th Grade 6am-6pm, registration forms are due by January 7th. For more information, email youthminister@stveronica.net. We will be going in a joint trip with St. Veronica’s school.
Sunday, January 21st, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in the Catacombs and Church from 1:30pm-4pm.
Friday, January 26th, 2018 IGNITE 6th-8th Grade Join us in the parish hall from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday, January 28th, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in the Catacombs and parish hall/kitchen and Church,  from 1:30pm-4pm.
Friday, February 2nd, 2018 TEAM Adult Volunteer Team Location TBD, 7pm-9:30pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018 Diocesan Short Film Festival 9th-12th Grade 11:30am-6pm. Sign up by January 20th. More details to follow.
Sunday, February 4th, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in the Catacombs, parish hall, kitchen and Church,  from 1:30pm-4pm.
Sunday, February 4th, 2018 Mount 2000 Family Planning Meeting Parents and Youth going to Mount 2000 4pm-5pm in the parish hall. All youth attending Mount 2000 and their parents should attend this information session.
Fri-Sun, February 9th-11th , 2018 Mount 2000 Retreat 9th-12th Grade Please keep our high school students and adult chaperones in your prayers this weekend!
Friday, February 9th, 2018 NO IGNITE No Ignite since we will be away on the high school retreat.
Sunday, February 11th, 2018 NO ABLAZE No Ablaze since we will be away on the high school retreat.
Friday, February 16th, 2018 IGNITE 6th-8th Grade Join us in the parish hall from 7:30pm-9:00pm

Lenten Meals Begin

Sunday, February 18th, 2018 Donut Sunday

(There’s no Sunday Scene in February)

6th-12th Grade 7am-1pm providing donuts after morning Masses in the Parish Hall in shifts
Sunday, February 18th, 2018 Family Potluck- Mount 2000 Return Celebration 6th-12th Grade All families are invited to join us for our return from Mount 2000 Retreat Family Potluck at 6pm in the parish hall. Please bring a food item to share. Youth who attended Mount 2000 will share pictures and stories from their retreat.
Friday, February 23rd, 2018 IGNITE 6th-8th Grade Join us in the parish hall from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday, February 25th, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in the Catacombs, Parish hall, Kitchen and Church from 1:30pm-4pm.
Friday, March 2nd, 2018 TEAM Adult Volunteer Team Location TBD, 7pm-9:30pm
Sunday, March 4th, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in the Catacombs, parish hall, kitchen, and Church from 1:30pm-4pm.
Friday, March 9th, 2018 IGNITE 6th-8th Grade Join us in the parish hall from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday, March 11th, 2018 Donut Sunday 6th-12th Grade 7am-1pm providing donuts after morning Masses in the Parish Hall in shifts
Sunday, March 11th, 2018 Sunday Scene- Visit to the Museum of the Bible 6th-12th Grade We will be taking a Lenten field trip to the Museum of the Bible in DC and eating dinner out. The cost for the day is $20 and includes dinner and transportation. We will leave at 1:30pm from the parish hall and return at 7:30pm. Permission slips and $20 are due to the parish office by March 8th.
Friday, March 16th, 2018 IGNITE 6th-8th Grade Join us in the parish hall from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday, March 18th, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in the Catacombs and Church from 1:30pm-4pm.
Friday, March 23rd, 2018 Living Stations of the Cross 6th-12th Grade All youth who are serving in the living stations are required to arrive to the parish hall by 5pm. There will be no Ignite this evening. Instead, all families are encouraged to attend the parish Lenten Supper followed by the Living Stations. A separate rehearsal schedule for the living stations will become available in February.
Sunday, March 25th, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in the Catacombs, parish hall, kitchen and Church from 1:30pm-4pm.
Fri-Sun, March 30th-April 1st NO YOUTH ACTIVITIES He is risen! Alleluia! Happy Easter!
Friday, April 6th, 2018 TEAM Adult Volunteer Team Location TBD, 7pm-9:30pm
Sunday, April 8th, 2018 Donut Sunday 6th-12th Grade 7am-1pm providing donuts after morning Masses in the Parish Hall in shifts
Sunday, April 8th, 2018 Sunday Scene 6th-12th Grade We’re heading out to Great Falls for another afternoon hike. Pack a lunch and join us! We will leave from the parish hall at 12:30pm and return by 5pm. Wear appropriate clothes, bring a water bottle, and your lunch! There’s no cost for the day. Permission slips due to the parish office by April 1st.
Friday, April 13th, 2018 IGNITE 6th-8th Grade Join us in the parish hall from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday, April 15th, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in the Catacombs and Church from 1:30pm-4pm.
Friday, April 20th, 2018 No IGNITE No Ignite due to Bash on Saturday.
Saturday, April 21st, 2018 BASH- Amazing diocesan day for middle school youth 6th-8th Grade We’re so pumped for BASH this year! Permission slips and $15 due by April 16th. Save your seat on the bus! More details to follow.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in the Catacombs, parish hall, kitchen and Church, from 1:30pm-4pm.
Friday, April 27th, 2018 IGNITE 6th-8th Grade Join us in the parish hall from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in the Catacombs, parish hall, kitchen and Church from 1:30pm-4pm.
Friday, May 4th, 2018 TEAM Adult Volunteer Team Location TBD, 7pm-9:30pm
Sunday, May 6th, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in JPII from 1:30pm-4pm.
Friday, May 11th, 2018 NO IGNITE NO IGNITE
Sunday, May 13th, 2018 No Donuts/no Sunday Scene Happy Mother’s Day!
Sunday, May 13th, 2018 No ABLAZE Happy Mother’s Day!
Friday, May 18th, 2018 IGNITE 6th-8th Grade Join us in the parish hall from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday, May 20th, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in JPII 1:30pm-4pm.
Friday, May 25th, 2018 NO IGNITE
Sunday, May 27th, 2018 NO ABLAZE
Friday, June 1st, 2018 TEAM Adult Volunteer Team Location TBD, 7pm-9:30pm
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in the Catacombs, parish hall, kitchen and Church from 1:30pm-4pm.
Friday, June 8th, 2018 NO IGNITE We will not have IGNITE this evening. Everyone is invited to go with us to ordinations on Saturday.
Saturday, June 9th, 2018 Priestly Ordinations at the Cathedral 6th-12th Grade Join us as we pray for and with the newly ordained priests of our diocese. We will leave the parish hall at 8am and return at 2:30pm. We will have lunch together at a restaurant on our way back from the Cathedral. Please bring cash for lunch (about $15) to use directly at the restaurant. Dressy attire requested. Permission slips are due by June 2nd.
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 Donut Sunday 6th-12th Grade 7am-1pm providing donuts after morning Masses in the Parish Hall in shifts
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 NO Sunday Scene or ABLAZE No Sunday Scene
Friday, June 15th, 2018 IGNITE 6th-8th Grade Join us in the parish hall from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 CARWASH 6th-12th Grade 8am- 12:30pm in the parking lot next to the parish kitchen. All hands on deck!
Sunday, June 17th, 2018 ABLAZE 9th-12th Grade Join us in the Catacombs and Church from 1:30pm-4pm.
Friday, June 22nd, 2018 IGNITE 6th-8th Grade Join us in the parish hall from 7:30pm-9:00pm

 

Save these dates:

June 23rd– 29thHigh School Work Camp (Registration opened in December, sign up today!)

July 8th-11th-SERVE: Junior High Work Camp  (Registration opens March)

July 20th-22ndSteubenville Youth Conference (Registration opens February)

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PICTURES FROM EXCITING EVENTS THIS YEAR: