What Do We Do?

SUNDAY NIGHTS All high school aged teens are welcome to come to the Youth Room immediately following 5:30pm Mass for Sunday Supper. Nightlife Program begins around 7:00pm and ends at 8:30pm. We gather together to play games, meet with friends, share our faith, and discuss topics relevant to your life.

WORKCAMP Help those in need while having fun in a new part of the country. This faith filled week is spent painting and repairing homes in a needy community for a week during the summer. This year we are attending Norristown PA on June 25th-July 1st!

RETREATS There are two retreats a year. One is our overnight Lock-In that takes place on January 14-15 at OLGC. Our second is a 3 day retreat on April 21-23.  They are weekends specifically designed to meet you where you are on your faith journey in a fun and non-threatening way. Learn more about yourself, your faith, and your friends.

ADVENTURE NIGHTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS Watch the bulletin or the website for details on our special events just for you! We will be scheduling regular outings for lots of fun. The more the merrier so come with friends! 

High School Youth Ministry

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Youth Ministry Weekly Update

Recap 11/20/17-   This week had a bit of everything: Hello Scripture, Guys vs. Girls Jr. (Congrats Girls, 2 years and it wasn’t really close!), Homeless Campout, and a chastity talk to 8th grade @OLGC. A big shout out to all teens (15) that came to the Homeless Campout. OLGC has made it since day one and Good Shepherd Parish is thankful for our involvement. A few of our students made it on EWTN, ABC, NBC, and the Catholic Herald. If you haven’t seen it, check out this article from Channel 7 and watch the segment included. Because of the amount of times he has seen us, our Bishop recognizes us  as “the teens from Our Lady of Good Counsel in Vienna!” This week, It is important that we recognize what we have been blessed with in our families, our homes, our friends, and our time here on earth. Many of us have a new perspective from things that have happened over the last two weeks. Let’s not waste this opportunity to thank God for all that we have. OLGC Youth Ministry wishes you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

This Week-

No Hello Scripture on Thanksgiving Day. We return Thursday, Nov. 30th.

No Nightlife this Sunday. (Thanksgiving Break)


Sunday Supper-

We are looking for some family or families to help with donating Supper on Dec. 3rd. Please sign up here to donate Supper. As always, we appreciate your consideration!


Nightlife is back on Sunday, Dec. 3rd. We are going to have our Advent Prep and Reconciliation Service. Friends always welcome! We will be accepting donations for our Adopt a Family.

Adopt a Family-

Every year, youth ministry “adopts” a family in need for the Christmas season. Last year, it was a large family that couldn’t afford any presents for their kids or bare necessities due to some circumstance in their life. We ask that you give whatever you can in terms of cash/check so we can have our youth leadership team buy items that our new family needs to make a nice Christmas morning. We receive a list and we shop for them. Please bring any monetary donations and drop it off at the administration building, to Derek at Nightlife, or Hello Scripture in an envelope marked “Youth Ministry Adopt a Family”. Our teens go shopping to have the gifts ready by Dec. 10 th . Thank you very much, every little bit helps! We have a goal of $600.

Youth Mass-

Our next Youth mass is Sunday, Dec. 3rd at 5:30pm. We are looking for High School AND Jr. High students to assist us! If you are between grades 7-12, we would love you to join us.
Please check how you can help
Sign up here! We need singers, servers, ushers, and more!

Our Music practices are on Thursday, Nov. 30th. at 6pm to 7pm in the Choir Room and on Sunday, Dec. 3 rd at 4pm in the choir room.

Bulletin Board:

Register for the 2017-18 Year and get on our mailing list! 

High School Youth Ministry 2017-18 Registration (9th-12th Grade)

Jr. High Youth Ministry 2017-18 Registration (7th-8th Grade) 

Sign Ups:

 Sunday Supper Donations 2017-18 

Youth Mass Volunteers 


Spotify Nightlife Praise and Worship Playlist 

Spotify Nightlife Instrumental (Study Remix) Playlist

Contact Us:

Youth Ministry Office: 703.896.7409 ex. 128

Derek Rogers
Director of Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry Calendar

Thursday 11/30

Hello Scripture

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Narthex
Sunday 12/03

Youth Mass

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Church


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: De Sales
Thursday 12/07

Hello Scripture

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Narthex
Saturday 12/09

Christmas Bake Sale

Thru: Sunday, December 10, 20175:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: DeSales
Sunday 12/10


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: De Sales

Our Volunteer Policy

Volunteers who have “substantial contact with children,” at a parish and/or school within the Diocese of Arlington, must correctly complete and clear the required background check forms and complete a required, annual VIRTUS Training (as determine by the Diocesan Office for Child Protection and Safety).  Click here for more information.

Click the "Request a Background Check Packet" , in order to request a packet from Tammy Beaven , Records Manager and OLGC Child Protection Liaison. OLGC requires specific forms for our volunteers, and processing your forms through OLGC will ensure that your paperwork will be processed quickly and accurately.