Youth Ministry

The Saint James Catholic Church Youth Ministry Program strives to foster the life of the Spirit in the development of the human person by:

1. Assisting families in the responsibility of raising youth in the faith; 

2. Teaching youth to pray/encounter and;

3. Connecting youth with their peers practicing the faith

You can follow us on the Saint James Parish Facebook page, @StJamesCatholicChurch, and Instagram, @stjamescatholic for the latest news and updates.

For questions or to RSVP for an event, email Youth Ministry coordinator Amy Bigart, [email protected]. Virtus-compliant adults click here to sign up.


Join us for an outdoor movie on Sunday, October 20th, at 6:00pm on Rocket Field. The movie will be The Chronicles of Narnia.


High school boys are invited to this Paintball event that includes Mass and lunch on Saturday, October 28th.

Bishop Burbidge invites all teens of the Diocese to join him at RALLY 2023 on Sunday, October 22nd, from Noon-8pm at Bishop O’Connell High School! This annual event is an opportunity for the young Church in the Diocese of Arlington to gather each year to pray, learn, and celebrate the Catholic faith. RALLY includes Mass with Bishop Burbidge, Eucharistic Adoration, inspirational speakers and entertainers, breakout sessions, inflatable games, music, and more! 


Workcamp 2024-Calling all high school students and adults. If you are interested, contact Amy Bigart, [email protected].



College Coffee – Graduating high school seniors and college students home for the summer are invited to join us for 6:30am Mass followed by coffee on Tuesdays through August 1, 2023.

College spike ball fun through August 1, 2023.


Signup for Flocknote-Get the latest news and updates from Saint James Youth Ministry by signing up for Flocknote. You can receive email and text notices. Fill in the fields below and click ‘SIGN ME UP’.

If any adult can volunteer for events, click here.


Youth Ministry Calendar (Updated 9/18/2023) – Get the latest news and updates via text and email by signing up for Flocknote above.

The Arlington Diocese prohibits the use of cell phones during youth ministry events.  We ask that students leave their cell phones at home or place them in the cell phone box at sign in.  Cell phones will be returned at the conclusion of the event. 

ADULT VOLUNTEERS – Youth Ministry needs adult volunteers for most activities who must be VIRTUS compliant and have completed a background check through the Arlington Diocese. Visit the Office of Child Protection website for more information on background checks, click here.

  • If any adult can volunteer for events, click here.

Parish Picnic on 9/30/2023 Volunteers-Students and adults are needed to assist the parish picnic. It is lots of fun!

To volunteer, click here.

Saint James Gabriel Project and Prof-Life Group are sponsoring a Baby Bottle Drive the weekend of November 4-5. Bottles will be handed out at all the Masses the weekend before, October 28-29. This collection supports the work of Hope of Northern Virginia/Options Care Center.

Volunteers are needed to cover all the church entrances both weekends. Kids are welcome to help. Click here to see the signup form.

First Friday Food Distribution-Community Outreach Opportunity-High School-We are seeking additional high school youth volunteers for our monthly Food Distribution.  This outreach initiative typically occurs on the First Friday of the month in Heller Hall.  Volunteer shifts begin in the afternoon and end by 7:00pm.  If you are interested, email Amy Steinbicker, [email protected]. We ask that volunteers officially sign up, rather than just show up on the night of Food Distribution.     


Check out our slide show below and see some of the many Youth Ministry events we have had.