2012 Youth Apostles Awards

This year Youth Apostles will honor three individuals for their commitment and excellence in youth ministry programs. We will honor both a male and female teen with the Saint Dominic Savio and Saint Maria Goretti awards and a youth volunteer with the Saint John Bosco award. Please take the time to review the nomination forms and consider […]

1st Five Year Commitments for Women Youth Apostles

On June 23, 2012, six of our sisters (bottom row from left to right: Lauren Traskey, Irene Viorritto, Kathy Sullivan, Kelly Power, Laura Schaefer, and Jessica Kresge) in the Women Youth Apostles renewed their full-member commitments for five years. This is an exciting step for their community because it is the first time that the […]

La Mancha Soars As Both Theater And Ministry

  It takes dozens of people working toward a common purpose to put on a big musical like The Man of La Mancha. Maybe that’s what gives a theatrical production so much potential as a ministry. It inspires people, draws them outside of themselves and brings them together in a kind of communion. It helps, […]

The Man of La Mancha, This Week At All Saints

This Wednesday, July 18, the curtain goes up on The Man of La Mancha, Upper Room Theatre Ministries’ summer production at All Saints Catholic Church. Upper Room is the theatrical child of Rob Tessier, a YA Full Member and the coordinator of youth ministry at the Manassas, Virginia, parish. Their annual summer shows have become […]

Junior High BASH 2012 – Your Place in God’s Plan

Sunday, April 29th saw hundreds of junior high school teens descend on PVI high school for BASH, an annual event sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Office of Youth Ministry. The teens had tons of fun with the rides and inflatables, as well as watching the performance by APEX ministry; which included jokes, juggling, and more. […]

Blessed Sacrament CLC Update: Commitment Mass and Workshop

On March 28th, the Blessed Sacrament Boys CLC held a commitment ceremony during the parish weekly 7 pm mass.  During this ceremony three guys made Member commitments, one made a Candidate commitment, and one became the first Full Member ever in this CLC community.  The Pastor, Fr Cregan, celebrated the Mass. On April 20th, 11 […]

CLC Commitments for St. Mary of Sorrows & St. Leo the Great

On April 11, the CLC communities from St. Mary of Sorrows and St. Leo the Great parishes came together for a joint commitment liturgy. Three guys from St. Mary’s made Member commitments along with two from St. Leo’s. One member of the St. Mary’s CLC and two from St. Leo’s made a Candidate commitments. Fr. […]

DBC Marks Presidents’ Day with “El Presidente Cup”

Monday, February 20, 2012 the Don Bosco Center held a Presidents’ Day soccer tournament. The tournament was held at the Don Bosco Center on the new turf field that was just completed this past fall. There were six teams with six players each in the tournament. Jessica Morales, director of youth ministry at Sacred Heart […]

DBC teens, families celebrate Ash Wednesday

Father Ramon invokes the blessing at the DBC’s Ash Wednesday Mass. On February 22, 2012 the Don Bosco Center (DBC) held an Ash Wednesday service. We had regular DBC at the start of the day. We helped students with homework from 3 – 4pm and then they played soccer from 4 – 5pm. At about […]