YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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    WorkCamp

    What is WorkCamp?

    WorkCamp is a week-long intentional Christian community for high-school aged youth. We begin each day with the celebration of Mass before going to work sites where we serve those in need by making their homes safer, warmer, and drier. The evening program consists of Christian entertainment, songs, and speakers. A reconciliation service is always a part of the week and Eucharistic adoration is frequently the way we close the day.

    Who can go?

    Senior High Youth, rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who are active members of their parish youth group may attend with a ratio of 5 youth to 1 Adult Crew Leader. Parishes wishing to attend need to designate one person to attend WorkCamp as “Stakeholder” who will attend all of the required preparation meetings.

    Where is WorkCamp held?

    WorkCamp is held within our Diocesan boundaries. We are presently serving the community around the Spotsylvania County area. This includes the counties of Spotsylvania, Caroline, Louisa, King George and Orange and all of the cities and towns within a 50 minute drive from Fredericksburg, VA.

    How much does it cost?

    The cost is $475.00 per participant.

    Who can I get More Information from about WorkCamp?

    If you have any questions about WorkCamp, how to get involved, how to get your parish involved, or perhaps have some "project referrals", you can reach Ed Gloninger at the office: 703.841.2559 or e.gloninger@arlingtondiocese.org.

     

    Sports Leagues

    The Arlington Diocese has a very active Northern Virginia Junior Catholic Youth Organization (NVJCYO) sports program. These leagues are for younger kids who are not yet in high school. You should contact your parish for more details about the leagues that you can participate in. For general questions, contact Jim Rourke at 703.841.2559.

    The Office of Youth Ministry also sponsors sports tournaments for high school aged youth. These tournaments are designed to provide youth with competitive sports leagues while maintaining a Christian spirit and attitude during the entire season. Sports can acquaint people with one another, build trust, encourage spontaneity, mix and blend groups, and help youth to release energy!

     

    Directions to the Office of Youth Ministry

    From the West:

    Take I66 East to Fairfax Dr./Glebe Rd. Exit. Follow the ramp past the Holiday Inn and take a right onto N Glebe Rd. (Route 120) heading south. Follow Glebe Road past 5 traffic lights. You will see a large 10-story office building on the right (200 N Glebe Rd.). Pass the building and make a right on Cathedral Lane (in between McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants) Turn into the parking lot on your right. The office of Youth Ministry is on the 5th floor in Suite #519.

    From the South:

    Follow Interstate 95/395 toward Washington DC. Exit at Glebe Road North. After merging onto Glebe Rd. follow Glebe Rd. until you pass over Route 50 – Arlington Blvd. (about 2 miles). Just after passing over Rt. 50 make a left onto Cathedral Lane (between McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants). Turn into the parking lot on your right. You will see a 10-story office building directly ahead of you (200 N Glebe Rd.). The Office of Youth Ministry is on the 5th floor in Suite #519.

     

    Scouting

    Where can I get the workbooks for Parvuli Dei and I Live My Faith awards/religious emblems?


    Mark Kramer, Chairman CCOS
    E-mail: dccoscf.kramer@gmail.com


    Rev. Augustine M. Tran, Chaplain
    Saint James Catholic Church

    905 Park Avenue

    Falls Church, VA 22046-3104

    703-532-8815
    E-mail: frtranforyouth@gmail.com

    Scouting Religious Emblems:
    Tina Lovingood
    17273 Magic Mountain Drive
    Round Hill, VA 20141
    540.338.1900
    E-mail: scoutingemblems@aol.com

     

    Parish Programs

    My parish does not have a youth ministry. How can we get one?

    The first step is to talk to your pastor/administrator about your desire to have a strong youth ministry and that you are interested in helping to make it happen! Feel free to contact Kevin in the Office of Youth Ministry for ideas or suggestions.

    Which parishes offer summer activities for children, junior high, or senior high youth?

    Each parish plans separate activities for their individual parish. If your parish is not providing anything then the first thing to do is to speak with your pastor or youth minister about your desire for summer activities. In the event that you still have no activities, then you can call neighboring parishes to inquire if their programs are open to individuals outside their parishes.

     

    RALLY

    What is RALLY?

    RALLY is a day-long celebration of our Catholic faith. Many parishes use this event as an outreach to youth in the parish who are not members of their youth group. The celebration includes Christian Rock Bands, Christian speakers and entertainers, an event T-shirt, dinner, and the highlight.... Mass with the Bishop.

    Who can attend RALLY?

    RALLY is an event for 9th – 12th graders. Groups usually participate in the event with their school/parish with a ratio of 10 youth to one chaperone. Unchaperoned youth are not admitted – there is no walk-in admittance. Parish/school registration is required before the event. The cost for the event is $25.00 per person.