All events are open to those in grades 7-12 unless otherwise noted.

Weekly Wednesday Hangouts are a time to enjoy time away from home to play games, do homework with friends, watch television, and destress. There is no Weekly Wednesday Hangout on 11/22, 12/20, 12/27, or 3/28

Into the Deep Nights are our Sunday evening event featuring Dinner, Teaching about Catholicism, Small Group Discussion, and time for Games and Socializing. All are welcome! (On EDGE Nights, 7th and 8th graders in EDGE are welcome to come for dinner at 5pm, and the head to St. John XXIII for EDGE before 6pm.)

Contact James Hamilton at jhamilton@sjnlancaster.org for more information or to sign up

Sunday, September 24, 5-8pm, Youth Ministry Kick-Off and Youth Room Reveal

Starting Wednesday, September 27, 6-8pm, Weekly Wednesday Hangout in the Youth Room every Wed.

Sunday, October 8, 5-8pm, Into the Deep Night

Sunday, October 22, 5-8pm, Into the Deep Night

Saturday, October 29, 1-5pm, Ziplining and more at Refreshing Mountain

Deadline to Register: Friday, October 13th

Ziplining Flyer 

Ziplining Permission Slip

Saturday, November 11, 8:30am-9pm, Fan the Fire Youth Rally in York, PA (grades 8-12)

Deadline to Register: Friday, October 13th

Fan the Fire 2017 Flyer

SJN Permission Slip 

Youth Liability Form

Adult Liability Form

Please complete both the SJN Permission Slip and a Liability Form for each participant.

Sunday, November 26, 5-8pm, Into the Deep Night

Thursday-Sunday, December 7-12, Kairos XXI Retreat (Juniors and Seniors)

Sunday, December 17, 4-8pm, Christmas Party

Sunday, January 7, 5-8pm, Into the Deep Night + 40 Hours Devotion

Sunday, January 21, 5-8pm, Into the Deep Night

Saturday, February 3, Laser Tag, Tentative

Sunday, February 18, 5-8pm, Into the Deep Night

Wednesday, February 21, Weekly Wednesday Hangout goes to our Parish Mission

Friday, March 2, 150th Diocesan Anniversary Youth Event

Friday, March 16, 7pm, Shadow Stations of the Cross performed by Youth Ministry

Sunday, March 18, 5-8pm, Into the Deep Night

Saturday, March 24, Service Day, to be announced (grades 9-12)

Saturday, April 7, Easter Day of Reflection, Tentative

Sunday, April 22, 4-8pm, Into the Deep + Game Night

Saturday, May 5, Skyzone or Go-karts, Tentative

Sunday, May 13, 5-8pm, Into the Deep Night (8th Grader Confirmation Celebration)

Sunday, May 27, 5-8pm, Into the Deep Night (Senior Night)

Friday, June 8, Hersheypark Trip. Tentative


Youth Room Makeover! We need your help!

St. John Neumann Youth Ministry is updating our Youth Room to make it fun, friendly, and familiar for our parish’s teens to hang out and feel at home at St. John Neumann Parish.

We are asking for donations of specific items to go in our Youth Room! Below you can see a list of items we are asking for, and each item is a link to a page where you can see the items and purchase them online. When you have committed to donating an item, you can then go to the SignUpGenius page here  and sign up for those items. There are more instructions on the SignUpGenius.

Items Needed:

We are also looking for food and drink items in a couple different categories, so you sign up to donate those items as well.

If you would like to donate an item not listed (new or gently used), please contact James Hamilton, Coordinator of Youth Ministry at jhamilton@sjnlancaster.org or 717-569-8531 x 219!

Thank you so much for supporting the youth of our parish and the work of Youth Ministry!


Guiding Scripture:

Family Movie Night

And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.” – John 17:3 RSV

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the   name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded  you; and lo, I am with you always, to the                                     close of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20 RSV


Vision: For the Youth of St. John Neumann Parish to be committed disciples of Jesus Christ, grounded in the sacraments, observing all that the Catholic Church teaches.

Mission: Reflecting Jesus’ commands, Youth Ministry will seek to always love God, love our neighbors, and make disciples. From there we will work to form an inviting, loving community where real and deep relationships can form, opportunities for encounter with Jesus Christ are ample, and formation in the way of Christian discipleship is transformational.


Whitewater Rafting August 2017

Youth Ministry is working on developing a plan for our Youth that has Discipleship of Jesus Christ at the center, for our Youth Ministry Team, for Youth, and for our parents. As part of that, we will be implementing Discipleship-based Small Groups for weekly formation and evangelization for our teens, along with weekly activities that are prayer, social, and service-oriented and special opportunities to experience the Church in an exciting way, including Steubenville Conferences and NCYC.

Hershey Park 2017

If you or your teens want to get involved with Youth Ministry, contact James Hamilton, Coordinator of Youth Ministry, at jhamilton@sjnlancaster.org

We are looking for volunteers and core group members to give the best experience possible to our Youth!