The annual youth event, RALLY, brings teens from all over the diocese to hear guest speakers, play games and learn the example of St. Teresa of Kolkata.
The Office of Youth Ministry of the Arlington Diocese gives more than 60 awards in their annual Youth and Campus Ministry Appreciation Dinner.
Before to the presidential election, Marymount University hosts a panel discussion on religious liberty.
When Maribeth Harper's son was 2 years old, he would alternate between tearfully clinging to her leg at the park and racing headlong toward the swing set. His communication style in college reminded Harper of those early days at the park. “He would text me three times in an hour … and then go radio silent for the remainder of the week,” she said.More
I felt as if I were panting. The next water station was far off. My feet throbbed as each step clunked on the pavement, inching closer to our destination: "home." My thoughts were fuzzy and the line to get enough coffee to stifle my headache would've taken hours. Newfound friends and I walked in silence, almost zombie-like; we were exhausted and sore. I grasped a rosary in my right hand and attempted to pray.More
Seated below the St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel in Fairfax is the office of the chaplain of George Mason University's Catholic Campus Ministry. Father James Searby, appointed chaplain in June, exudes excitement as he talks about the future. With the help of the staff, faculty and students, he hopes to continue the legacy of the established ministry and to evangelize through friendships.More
Robert Tessier sits surrounded by more than 30 teens and
young adults in the lobby of All Saints' old church, now
called the Parish Activity Center (PAC). He's going through
his notes from the previous night's rehearsal and giving
critiques - cues, blocking, timing - the countless small, but
vitally important details that go into making a theater
There wasn't an empty seat as everyone gathered in the school
auditorium for 7 a.m. Mass prior to heading to their work
sites Thursday to wrap up their projects. The weeklong
WorkCamp was drawing to a close, and while many campers were
slow-moving before Mass began, they were recharged by the end
- bursting out of the auditorium doors and filling the
hallways with energy.
Fearing for their child's life, the parents packed up their
belongings and set out at night to a foreign land to live
A video version of the Arlington Diocese's Journey to Emmaus
curriculum is now being offered online to youth ministers
across the nation. The Office of Youth Ministry hopes this
resource will help more adults in the parish become witnesses
to the faith through fostering intentional discussions with
youths in a variety of settings.
Katie Mitchell attended the University of Notre Dame in
Indiana to play golf, but wound up finding her Catholic
faith. With chapels in every building and friends who shared
the same values, sacraments and spiritual encouragement were
never more than a dorm room away. Finding that same
environment after college was a little more challenging.