Middle School Youth Ministry

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING COVID 19 PANDEMIC…

  • For those fully vaccinated, no mask is required, yet if you prefer to wear one you may. For those not yet fully vaccinated, wearing a mask is encouraged.
  • As of September 2021, the Diocese has now required that all youth and volunteers involved in any youth event or activity, download and sign a YOUTH MINISTRY COVID WAIVER form (click on link) for the academic year 2021-2022. This form only needs to completed and signed once* per academic year. This is a different form from the one ST. MARK Catholic School uses.
    *If you have already registered for Religious Education, a CYO Sport (like Basketball or Tennis) or attended the Middle School Kickoff or prior MS event, then you are set. A COVID waiver should be on our master list and on file.
    *If you haven’t registered for any of these items, you must have YOUR PARENT sign one before the next event or activity!
  • Parents and their youth will be responsible for following the protocol regularly including checking for COVID symptoms. Please turn this signed form into the Youth Office, where it will kept on file.

 

 

Welcome to ST. MARK Middle School Ministry! This dynamic ministry is open to all teens in 6th and 8th grades. Click on a slide to find out more about the event!

  • Middle School FRIDAY NIGHT Youth Group (during the school year 6:30 - 8 pm) Check website for calendar dates.
At ST. MARK Middle School Ministry, we strive to grow in faith, hope, and love through knowledge of Jesus Christ. In a post-pandemic world, we will continue to build strong friendships and healthy community through our programs, activities, and the Good News. Whether we are volunteering at a homeless shelter, breaking open the Bible, taking a trip to Kings Dominion, or just hanging out on a Friday night, we have something for everyone. Check out our calendar and see what we’re about!

 CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING EVENTS!

For your safety and your youth’s safety, for all ST. MARK Middle School events taking place ON ST. MARK grounds, please fill out the 2021/2022 Middle School Registration Form and turn it into the Youth/RE office. If there is an emergency or your youth needs emergency care, we will have your contact information and permission for treating them.

A separate permission form will be available for ANY EVENT OFF ST. MARK GROUNDS. This is usually available to download a couple weeks before the event on this website under Forms.

The information on this registration form will be kept confidential but used for our mailing list (via Constant Contact weekly newsletters) or the option to receive text notifications thru the REMIND app.

(For more information, click on event title to be transferred directly to the webpage.)

 

ST. MARK EVENTS include:

 

  • Middle School Friday Nights    6:30-8 pm  (location varies around campus, but we usually meet in Youth Room twice a month during the school year)

Social Nights (include making ice cream Sundaes, Scavenger Hunts, Bowling, Laser tag, Movies {in Youth Room Theatre or elsewhere}, hiking and more)
Spiritual Nights (include Praise & Worship, Adoration, Living Stations on Good Friday and more)
Educational Nights (include some Bible Study, Discussions on Important Issues, Talks about our Catholic Faith and more)

{If you have a suggestion for an activity or topic to discuss, please let me know}

 

  • Steubenville Conference  (July 15-17, 2022) at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. Bishop O’Connell HS and nearby parishes will be joining us next year.
    We will be traveling by bus. The earlier you register and pay your deposit, the better price you will get.

 

  • Ski Trip for all 6th grade thru 12th grade youth on February 2oth  (President’s Day), 2023.
    Registration is open from February 1st until February 15th and on a first come-first served basis. Limited spots available!

 

 

  • Youth & Family Mass on the SECOND Sunday* of every month during the school year (present thru June 2022); YOU have to be part of it!
    The Dinner & Activity/event following the 6 pm Mass is open to all Middle School & High School youth and their families. The Dinner & Activity part resumes IN FEBRUARY 2022!

    *Please note that on the 2nd Sunday of every month, we will have our monthly Youth & Family Mass.
    For the 2021/2022 school year, we now have set the 2nd Sunday of each month
    to have our monthly Youth & Family Mass from present thru June 2022.
    (May 8th and June 12th)

 

  • Middle School WorkCamp – July 10-13, 2022 (more details coming soon)
  • Kings Dominion Day – Friday, July 22, 2022 (more details coming soon)

 

Our Diocesan Youth Office also hosts some Youth Events throughout the school year including CYO Sports. Please check our website for updates.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF FCPS (Fairfax County Public Schools) CLOSES SCHOOLS OR HAVE AN EARLY CLOSURE DUE TO WEATHER – ALL CHURCH EVENTS ARE CANCELED FOR THAT DAY/REMAINDER OF THE DAY.

Contact Info

Kevin Flores, Director of Youth Ministry:  703-938-5656
The annual theme this year is DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME from 1 Corinthians 11:23-25
For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” – 1 Corinthians 11: 23-25
 

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