Parish Youth Ministry and CLCs

Youth Apostles are often engaged in full-time or part-time parish youth ministries where they seek to build programs that foster the spiritual growth of young people and contribute to the life of the parish. Such programs typically include diverse elements such as Catholic Life Communities (CLC), youth groups, religious education classes, young adult ministry and music or theater ministries.

The Catholic Life Community is our signature ministry. CLC’s are small communities of faith for high school students designed to provide teens with the support they need to commit themselves to an integrated spiritual and moral life.

The CLC communities help young people discover the Eucharistic Christ, the power of prayer, the example of Mary, the meaning of genuine friendship and the strength of spiritual guidance. These communities place special emphasis on teens’ efforts to cultivate the paramount Christian virtues of faith, hope and love within themselves.

Parishes where we work

  • All Saints — Manassas, Va. — Rob Tessier, Director of Youth Ministry
  • Basilica of St. Mary – Alexandria, Va. – Tyler Fabian, Youth Ministry volunteer
  • Blessed Sacrament – Alexandria, Va. – Fr. Tom, YA, Parochial Vicar
  • Holy Spirit – Christiansburg, Va. – Mark Embree, Youth Ministry volunteer
  • Holy Trinity – Gainesville, Va. – Paul Bevins, Director of Youth Ministry
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Newport News, Va. – Joe Clem, Youth Ministry volunteer
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Thurmont, Md. – Mike Miller, Director of Youth Ministry
  • Sacred Heart – Manassas, Va. – Kevin Gibson, Youth Ministry volunteer
  • Sacred Heart – Winchester, Va. – John Campbell, Youth Ministry volunteer
  • St. Ann – Midland, Ga. – Ben Kolodziej, Youth Ministry volunteer
  • St. Anthony of Padua – Falls Church, Va. – James Armstrong, Director of Youth Ministry
  • St. Bernadette – Springfield, Va. – Stephen Paquette, Assistant Director of Youth Ministry
  • St. Bernadette – Springfield, Va. – Jeff Badstübner, Youth Apostles Missionary
  • St. Frances de Sales – Purcellville, Va. – Mike Galdo, Youth Choir
  • St. John Neumann – Reston, Va. – Sean McCartney, Youth Ministry volunteer
  • St. Joseph – Herdon, Va. – Mike Power, Youth Ministry volunteer
  • St. Luke – McLean, Va. – Benjamin Emrich, Youth Ministry Intern
  • St. Mary/Holy Angels – St. Albans, Vt. – Bill Gavin, Youth Ministry volunteer
  • St. Mary of Sorrows — Fairfax, Va. — Bobby Celio, CLC moderator
  • St. Peter the Apostle – Union Bridge, MD – Kevin Parker, Director of Youth Ministry
  • St. Therese – San Diego, Ca. – Charles Negus, Youth Ministry volunteer