The purpose of the St. Joan of Arc Youth Group is to live our Catholic faith through our actions, and to build Christian community with each other and our Parishes.

We welcome all teens in grades 8-12th to come and join us! You do not have to be a member of St. Joan of Arc to be part of our Youth Group. Scroll down to discover all that we have to offer! Feel free to contactAudrey Wurst, the Youth Group Coordinator anytime; 412-833-2400 or newsjayouthgroup@comcast.net

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 10 – Event name! It’s awesome!

Tuesday, July 17 – (see above for description)

Tuesday, July 24 – (see above for description)

Who are the members?

The youth group is made up students from South Park, Bethel Park, Peters Township, Ringgold, and other South Hills communities. Our members are grades 8 thru 12.We invite and encourage participation of all teens regardless of their religious affiliation. You do not have to be a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Church to belong to the youth group.

What is the basic structure?

There is no membership fee. A monthly newsletter is sent each month announcing upcoming events. Each month we strive to offer a spiritual, service, social, and fundraising opportunity. Following are some things we do on a regular basis:

  • Our monthly teen Mass is held the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11:00 am.
  • A monthly teen meeting is held the 2nd Sunday of each month from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm in the Youth Group Room
  • The Youth Group sponsors a Sunday Breakfast on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 8:30 am – 12:00 noon.

What other things are there to do?

We are an extremely active youth group. We offer many events, and teens are encouraged to pick and choose those that appeal to their interests. Just some of the things we have done in the past include:

  • Kennywood Fright Night
  • Tutoring Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Day of Service to help the elderly by raking leaves, cleaning house, etc.
  • Ski Retreat
  • Flag Football
  • Special Olympics
  • All-Night Bowling
  • Cedar Point
  • National Catholic Youth Conference
  • Appalachian Work Camp
  • Working behind the scenes at Phantoms in the Park

Why is fundraising included in your program?

Fundraising is completely optional. If you choose to fundraise, the money you earn goes directly into a youth group account with your name on it. You are the only one that can use that money. The money is used to pay for youth group activities that have a fee associated with it (such as bowling, ice skating, etc.). Some fundraisers we have sponsored include:

  • Hoagie Sale-3rd Sunday of each month
  • Sunday Breakfast-3rd Sunday of each month
  • Nutroll Christmas & Easter
  • Chocolate covered pretzels Easter & Christmas

Is there a summer mission project?

Since 1997 St. Joan of Arc Church has been involved with the Appalachian Work Camp. Together with several other area churches, we travel to Owsley County, Kentucky to build and repair homes for those less fortunate. This is a wonderful weeklong program that challenges teenagers to learn new things, have new experiences, examine their own lives, and make life-long friendships. There is no greater example of living the Word of God.

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Contact and Additional Information

For more information about the St. Joan of Arc Youth Group, please contact Audrey Wurst at 412-833-2400 or at newsjayouthgroup@comcast.net

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