Youth Ministry

Saint James Catholic Church has an active Youth Ministry where students have fun, make friends, and grow in their faith.

If you have any questions or are interested in your students participating in any event, contact our Youth Ministry coordinator, Amy Bigart, [email protected] with any questions. She will be working closely with Fr. John Paul on scheduling and coordinating events. We will keep this page up to date with all the latest events for high school and middle school students.

To print out a summary of all events scheduled at this point, click here.

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High School Youth Ministry Sports Sundays-Youth Ministry invites all high school students to play flag football. St. Anthony of Padua Youth Ministry will be joining us. Bring a friend. No RSVP needed. VIRTUS trained adults are welcome to stay. Email Amy, [email protected] if you can stay. 

· Date:  Sunday, November 27th

· Time:  4:00pm-6:00pm

· Location:  Rocket Field (behind the convent)

Mass Attendance Card-Father John Paul invites all Middle Schoolers to prepare for the gift of Jesus this Advent by meditating on this gift at Mass and in the Rosary. Pick up a Mass Attendance Card and get it signed each week during Advent. Cards will be available in the church vestibule, the Rectory office, and on this link, click here to download.

For those involved, there will be a celebration at our pizza and s’mores Epiphany Party in January.

Middle School Youth Ministry Pizza & Dodgeball Sundays-Youth Ministry has scheduled Sunday afternoon dodgeball fun for middle school students on December 4th from 4-6pm with pizza! The games will be in the school gym. Feel free to bring a friend. No RSVP needed. VIRTUS trained adults are welcome to stay. Email Amy Bigart, [email protected] if you can stay. Pizza generously donated by Vocelli Pizza located at 7395- J Lee Hwy, Falls Church. Thank you Vocelli!!

Handel’s Messiah Concert-We have 12 tickets available to the Kennedy Center for Handel’s Messiah Concert on Friday, December 16th, from 7:00pm-11:15pm. High school students and chaperones will leave from Saint James. The cost is $15. Face masks are required. Download the permission form below. It is in PDF and Word format. Please RSVP as soon as possible if you are interested.


Registration for WorkCamp-is open for all high school teens currently in grades 9-12. WorkCamp will be held from June 17-23, 2023, in Frederick County, Virginia. In addition to attending the entire week of camp, teens are required to attend four preparation meetings and participate in fundraising activities. The cost is $525, but the fundraising covers a large part of this. Each parent should plan to volunteer in some way such as helping with fundraising, spending one afternoon at camp as a security volunteer, being a crew leader, or helping in some other way. Email Karen Graffam, [email protected], if you are interested in participating.

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.