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

Junior High 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 13, 2018 in Aldie, VA, (www.sproutcenter.org) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The event is free and includes pizza lunch. Click  for the flyer and registration form. Click 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 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 23, 2019 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 2 - 4, 2018. $150 per participant. Click here for the registration and information packet.
  • PYM Junior High Weekend @ Shrine Mont:  May 10 - 12, 2019. $150 per participant. Click here for the registration and information packet.
  • PYM Sr. High Weekend @ Shrine Mont: November 1 - 3, 2019. $150 per participant. Registration and information packet coming soon. 

     

    For more information, contact Paris Ball.
    Please feel free to copy one or both of our current PYM Adult Co-Chairs (Sierra Gore and Rees Kirkorian) when emailing Paris and we will work as a team to get back in touch with you. 
    800-DIOCESE, X1042