Parish Youth Ministries (PYM)

PYM stands for “Parish Youth Ministry” – it is a committee of the Diocese of Virginia that is exclusively made up of 25-30 high school students from around the Diocese.  The committee plans and leads three retreat weekends for middle and high school youth.   Members of the committee serve at the diocesan Annual Council meeting as pages and volunteer assistants. PYM offers three retreat weekends at Shrine Mont.  Each begins on a Friday evening (registration generally begins at about 7pm, with the opening session beginning after dinner), and ends by about 11am on Sunday morning.

Senior High Weekend – November

6th/7th Grade Weekend – April

8th Grade Weekend – May

To find out more, click here.

 

Check out our PYM Slideshow! You can view it as a Youtube video or download the PowerPoint  to use in other presentations with your parish.

PYM Events

Service Days

  • PYM's Fall Youth Day of Service:  The Parish Youth Ministry Committee and 6th- 12th grade youth from all over the Diocese will join together for a day of volunteer work giving back to the community. Youth will work together at the Sprout Center, a nonprofit equestrian center serving those who are handicapped or limited otherwise and unable to enjoy horses traditionally. The date is October 14th, 2017 in Aldie, VA, (www.sproutcenter.org) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event is free and includes pizza lunch. Click here for the flyer and registration form. Click here for the waiver from the Sprout Center.
  • PYM's Spring Youth Day of Service:  The Parish Youth Ministry Committee and 6th- 12th grade youth from all over the Diocese will join together for the first event of 2017 for a day of volunteer work giving back to the community. Youth will work together at Shalom Farms, a regional food access and community development project serving 1,500 individuals and families per year. The date is March 24th, 2018 at Shalom Farms, Midlothian, VA (shalomfarms.org) 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The event is free and includes a pizza lunch. Click here for volunteer waiver and volunteer info sheet. Click here for the diocesan registration form/flyer.

Shrine Mont Weekends

  • PYM Sr. High Weekend @ Shrine Mont:  November 3-5, 2017. $150 per participant. Click here for the registration and information packet.
  • PYM 6th & 7th Grade Weekend @ Shrine Mont:  April 20-22, 2018. $150 per participant. Click here for the registration and information packet.
  • PYM 8th Grade Weekend @ Shrine Mont:  May 18-20, 2018. $150 per participant. Click here for the registration and information packet.

     

    Contact Mike Wade for more information!
    mwade@thediocese.net
    800-DIOCESE, X1027