Youth Ministry at SJB includes spiritual, social, and athletic programs for Middle School and High School Youth, as well as Religious Education for sixth through eighth grade and Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation.
For High School Youth—Every Sunday, from 6 – 8 p.m., following the 5 p.m. liturgy, high school students from around the area come together at St. John’s. The meetings are generally organized around a theme/activity and are social as well as spiritual. Other High School Youth Group activities include retreats, trips downtown to museums, fireworks and ice skating, cookouts and service projects. Anyone interested in joining our energetic and diverse group of teens should contact Marie Ferman.
For Middle School Youth—SJB offers Religious Education for grades K-8, and Confirmation Preparation for those in eighth grade. SJB also hosts dances for seventh and eighth graders, as well as socials, movie nights, service trips, and other events designed to build community.
For more information about programs for teens contact Marie Ferman, Director of Youth Ministry.
To register your child for Faith Formation Classes, call the Parish Office at
301-622-1122. Download Faith Formation Registration forms.
With the guidance from our SJB Youth Minister, youth explore their faith through discussions and youth-led activities in their communities.
SJB Summer Service Trip – 19 high school students and 8 adult chaperons served St. Veronica’s Parish in Philadelphia for 1 week in July. Youth reflections of Service Trip
Youth Group activities include cookouts, Super Bowl parties, Gingerbread building contests, games, Youth band, and Youth-led Masses. All build comradely among youth members.
Reflections of a youth who attended the SJB Service Trip: “… For me, I left with a deeper understanding of poverty in its various forms. Material poverty seems easy to identify, but spiritual poverty often goes unnoticed. What St. Veronica’s lacked materially, I saw in abundance, spiritually”
Youth serve and connect with children campers at St. Veronica’s in Philadelphia.
8th grade Confirmation