The Basilica of Saint Mary’s Youth Apostolate is not restricted to the youth that attend our programs. It exists to build up teens into “missionary disciples” from the entire parish community, whether that teen attends private school or public school or is home schooled.
This is not possible without the leadership of our adult and parent volunteers. The Youth Apostolate is continually growing and we need your help!Get in touch
Adult Leaders: Young adults from the parish are invited to help plan the F3 and Ignite events and occasionally give a talk or lead a discussion. Adult leaders are asked to attend monthly planning meetings to learn youth ministry skills and to prepare for events. Adult leaders work directly with the Youth Directors and other adult leaders.
Chaperones: Parents are asked to help out as chaperones a couple times per year at F3 for Grades 6, 7 & 8 and Ignite for Grades 7 & 8. Chaperones are needed to help with check-in and check-out, set up the snacks, assist with the raffle, and monitor the games.
Camp Apostles Volunteers: Our biggest event of the year, a week-long WorkCamp-style camp, provides an opportunity for multiple roles.
LifeNite: This monthly co-ed, large-group event requires young adults interested in planning and leading games, talks and discussions. Participation in monthly adult leader meetings is required. Virtus certification is mandatory.
Communios: These weekly single-sex small groups, Communio Frassati for the boys and Communio Mariana for the girls, need young adults who are willing to lead talks, facilitate discussions, and work closely with teens as role models. Participation in monthly adult leaders and Virtus certification are required.
Diocesan WorkCamp: The year’s biggest high school event brings together high schoolers from parishes throughout the Arlington Diocese. There are several ways adults can volunteer.
The Basilica of Saint Mary
310 South Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
313 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm