Where Prayerful Hearts Serve With Love

Youth Ministry

Sacred Heart Youth Ministry 2019-2020


Mission Statement

Sacred Heart's Youth Ministry offers ourselves as people transformed by the Holy Spirit into a community of faith, hope, and love.  We envision our young people deepening their personal relationship and discipleship with Jesus Christ, understanding and loving the Church He established, developing Christian friendships, and growing in virtue in a  non-threatening yet challenging way.

High School

All 9th through 12th graders are welcome to attend our Sunday Night Youth Group! We get together for dinner, games, friendships, discussions about our faith, and living our faith in this sometimes-challenging world. Service is also an important part of what we do, we try to do a service project at least once a quarter. Youth Group is open to all high school teens, friends are welcome regardless of faith.

We meet most Sundays at 6:45 (after the 5:30 Mass)

For more information email [email protected]

Annual Events: 

Epiphany Party- What better way to celebrate the birth of Jesus than with a party. Each year Middle School and High School teens are invited to come to tour Epiphany Party on Epiphany Sunday. Join us for yummy food, crazy games, and a lively gift exchange.

Twilight Retreat For high school seniors and college students. An evening beginning with dinner and praise & worship music, and includes Adoration, small group talks relevant to college life and transitions to college life, ending with a fun social event, like Cosmic Bowling, ice or roller skating, or broom-ball. This event is held sometime during the Winter break from school.

Life is Very Good In 2021 the Evening of Prayer will be on January 28 and the Morning Rally and Mass will be on Friday, January 29.  The events will be held at the EagleBank Arena on the campus of George Mason University. We invite you to join groups from all over the country at one or both of these events! The Evening of Prayer is an opportunity to pray for the success of the March for Life in changing our hearts and those of others in this country. The Morning Rally prepares us to take to the streets of Washington D.C. to make our voices heard as we proclaim the gospel of life.

1 Act Play and Short Film Festival-Young People from all around the diocese get together to showcase their talents. Churches can perform a one-act play and/or create their own short film. The event is usually held in early February. Auditions for the play will be held at Sacred Heart in early January.

Work Camp A week of repairing and renovating homes for people challenged physically, mentally, financially, or just in need of some help. Includes lots of music, prayer, fun, daily Mass, and lots of time, a deepening of faith. Sacred Heart has not gone away for a work camp in many years but we are looking for rising 9th graders through 12th graders to join us for this life-changing event.

Kings Dominion Day- We join young people from all over the diocese to go to King’s Dominion. The day typically starts with Mass at St. Mary’s in Fredericksburg. This event is held in July but has been canceled for 2020

RallyBishop Burbidge invites all teens of the Diocese to join him at RALLY 2020! This annual event is an opportunity for the young Church in the Diocese of Arlington to gather each year to pray, learn, and celebrate the Catholic faith. RALLY includes Mass with Bishop Burbidge, Eucharistic Adoration, inspirational speakers and entertainers, breakout sessions, inflatable games, music, and more! 

Turkey Cup-This is a coed Soccer Tournament played with the churches in our Deanery(churches in our area) This is usually played the Saturday after Thanksgiving’

Christmas Caroling- It has become a tradition to take Christmas gifts (senior gifts from Giving Tree) and go to the Fellowship House sometime between Christmas and New Year.  We bring food to share, sing carols and of course give out presents. The residents at Fellowship House look forward to this event. Family members are invited to attend this event with us.

Middle School

All 6th-8th grade young people are invited to participate in the Middle school ministry. 

Our goal is to allow our middle school young people to interact with Catholic friends who share their beliefs and can encourage them to live a Christian life. We get together on the second Sunday of each month. Our goal is to have fun and make friends. Our meetings consist of playing games, going on outings such as bowling, laser tag, escape rooms, mini-golf…Friends are always welcome to join us

Events:

Epiphany Party- What better way to celebrate the birth of Jesus than with a party. Each year Middle School and High School teens are invited to come to our Epiphany Party on Epiphany Sunday. Join us for yummy food, crazy games and a lively gift exchange.

BASH (for middle schoolers) – a most of the day event of rides, giant inflatable games, music, comedy, Mass, and just super cool fun all day. Includes tons of pizza, ice cream, sodas, and some exclusive cool giveaway item that you just have to have. Scheduled in May

 

Download a permission slip – This may be used for any Youth Ministry event