Youth Ministry Welcome
WELCOME to St. Joan of Arc youth ministry! Our goal is “leading teens closer to Christ” and we are excited to join teens and their families on this journey of faith. All 7th and 8th graders are invited to join us on Wednesday nights at EDGE, and all high school students are invited to join us on Monday nights at LIGHT. We offer an engaging mix of catechetical nights, social nights and issue nights to help teens connect faith and real life. We also offer retreats, youth masses, service projects, summer camps and more! Teens who have been actively involved in youth ministry during their freshman and sophomore years may also choose to receive the sacrament of Confirmation as a junior or senior. Teens are always welcome at our parish, and know that we pray for all our teens regularly.
May God bless you and your family as with our teens we journey toward Christ together.
High School NET Retreat 2019!
ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INVITED TO NET RETREAT!
We all want to be happy! The pursuit of happiness motivates every decision we make. Why is it, then, that we find ourselves unhappy so often? With fabulous talks, great games, and deep discussions, this retreat explores our search for true happiness, highlighting the one thing that is big enough to fill our deepest desires— God himself!
And who are the small group leaders? NET—the National Evangelization Team! This is a group of young adult Catholics in their 20’s who give a year of their lives to travel the country, giving retreats to middle school and high school students. They are truly inspiring, filled with faith, and a lot of fun! COST: $85
Friday, March 15 @ 5 p.m. till Sat., March 16 @ 7:30 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc in San Ramon With teens from lots of other parishes — so come join us!
To sign up, check out the NET Retreat March 2019 flyer and have your folks fill out the Medical Release NET Retreat 2019 form. Turn in your check and permission slip to the Youth Office NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MARCH 4! Any questions? Call or email your youth minister!
NET Retreat 2019 for 6-8 Graders!
NET Ministries is back! 6 – 8th graders join us for this awesome retreat!
“Only God is big enough to fill you. The pursuit of happiness motivates every decision we make. Why is it, then, that we find ourselves unhappy so often? This theme explores our search for true happiness, highlighting the one thing that is big enough to fill our deepest desires – God himself.”
God alone can give us true happiness. Pope Francis
WHO: All 6th, 7th and 8th graders and their friends are invited!
WHAT: A fun, cool, awesome day-long retreat
WHEN AND WHERE: St. Joan of Arc MPR, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, Sunday, March 17, 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Lunch will be served.
WHY? Uh . . . To have fun, meet new friends, grow in faith, eat good food, play fun games, pray in cool ways, have great discussions, have a great day!
WHO IS LEADING IT? NET—the National Evangelization Team! This is a group of young adult Catholics in their 20s who have given a year of their lives to travel the country, giving retreats to high school and middle school students.
GREAT! HOW DO I SIGN UP? The cost is $55 (includes lunch). Print the 2019 Spring NET retreat flyer flyer and fill out the form at the bottom. Bring the completed form, the Medical Release NET Retreat 6-8 Grade form and a check for $55 to EDGE, BLAST, the Youth Center or RE Office by March 1! Questions? Call Gina McCormick at 830-4720, or email email@example.com.
LIGHT Discipleship 2019 Retreat
WHO: All high school students are invited on Discipleship!
WHAT: One of the best retreats EVER! Discipleship is music, games, food, fun, activities, discussion and more, all about being a disciple of Christ, being a family of faith, experiencing faith and not just learning about it!
WHEN: Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. till Sunday, April 14 at 1 p.m. (and just so you know, we do not allow teens to arrive late or leave early).
WHERE: The Diocese of Oakland Youth Retreat Center in Lafayette, 1977 Reliez Valley Road
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $185 for the entire weekend of friends, fun, faith (and delicious food too!)
SOUNDS FABULOUS! HOW DO I SIGN UP? Download the LIGHT Discipleship Retreat April 2019 flyer, fill out the permission slip in the flyer (both pages!), and bring it with your check for $185 to a LIGHT Night, youth mass, or the Youth Office NO LATER than Monday, Mar. 25. Only 35 spots available on the Discipleship Retreat, so sign up ASAP!
ANY QUESTIONS? Call Mary Machi at 830-4720, or email firstname.lastname@example.org