Youth Ministry/ Young Adult Ministry

Youth Ministry provides spiritual, social and cultural experiences for students in middle through high school.  The purpose of St. Peter’s Youth Ministry is to empower the young people in our parish to live as disciples of Jesus Christ by drawing them to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community.   For youth in middle and high school it will foster development and growth in Christian discipleship and Catholic identity through faith formation sessions, service projects, social events and spiritual activities, such as retreats.
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Storm Front for Middle School youth meet each First Friday, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.. This is also a night of formation in preparation for Confirmation with the Chosen series.
For those in high school, we will have a lock-in and participate in our parish’s First Friday All-Night Adoration in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
High School Youth will meet in the church at 7:30 p.m. and conclude with 8:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday morning. Teens will spend the night praying before the Blessed Sacrament, learning more about their faith through catechesis, games, and spending time in fellowship and fun with other young Catholics. Come join the fun! Contact our Coordinator of Youth Ministry, Gavin Arvizo at or 301-843-9583 x160 if you have any questions.

For dates and times, our Parish calendar may be easily viewed by clicking

Young Adult Initiative- –The Archdiocese of Washington’s Office of Young Adult Ministry (DCCatholic), in collaboration with the Catholic Apostolate Center, has created the initiative From Practicing Catholics to Apostles on Mission to give young adult Catholics the tools and experience needed to be evangelizers to their families, parishes, and communities.  Invite a young adult to learn more at or call Jonathan Lewis at 301-853-4559.

 World Youth Day  Alumni – –Saint John Paul II National Shrine invites pilgrims of past World Youth Days (from Rome 1984 to Denver 1993 to Krakow 2016) to join in a special reunion day WYD alumni to recall and celebrate all that has been learned and experienced at World Youth Day, the gift of St. John Paul II to the Church and to the world. 

The USCCB- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops encourage you to continue your pilgrim journey, with resources at their Beyond World Youth Day site.
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