Hi there!

We’re so glad you found us! Welcome to Seton Lake Ridge Youth Ministry.

We are an active family of youth, adult core members, and parents who desire to grow closer to Christ and live out our Catholic faith. The Sacraments are our lifeblood. The Church is our second home and we always have room for others in our hearts and at our tables.

Our Ministry Mission

To help fill the God-sized hole in the hearts of our youth.

Our Ministry Goal

In imitation of our Mama Mary, and in communion with the saints, we strive to give God our personal and intentional FIAT (our yes!) every day.

Our Diocesan Youth Ministry Theme for 2020-2021

Hope is a gift of God, reminding us always that we are not alone; that we are loved, and not forgotten. God remains with us, giving us what – and who – we need to attain eternal peace.


Via Vita: The Way of Life 

Literally, “The Way of Life”. What we mean by it is, “The Way of Christian Life”. It is a framework through which we faithful can discover and develop a more personal, intentional, and meaningful relationship with Christ, the Church, and our Catholic Faith.


What We Do

Youth Ministry offers the youth of our parish and their friends the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith through a variety of anchor and specialty events.
Our anchor events are rooted in the cycles and seasons of the liturgical year—a way of life that we at the parish call Via Vita. They guide our ministry in making our mission and goal a reality in each of our youth and the adults to support them.

Our specialty events range from hiking, to seasonally-themed activities, to trips beyond our parish borders, to the celebration of Ember Days—and more!

Anchor Events

Via Vita: YM Edition

A theme night that will feed you all month! Join us for an immersive introduction to the Church’s monthly devotions. Each month we will eat, pray, and play our way through a new devotion that you can take with you wherever you go!

Every 1st Sunday: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in Lower Seton Hall
December 6th: Advent and the Virtue of Hope


Lectio Divina Small Group

Take some one-on-one time with God through a contemplative guided half-hour with Scripture. Extra time is available for continued prayer or quiet fellowship. Registration is required: email m.maleski@setonlakeridge.org for more information.
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Chapel

Every 3rd Sunday starting November 15th


YM Connect

A relaxed evening to take time for yourself and your friends! Have some dinner, read, play games, pray, or catch up on homework if you want—the night is yours!

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in Lower Seton Hall
Every 3rd Wednesday starting January 20th


Debate Your Faith Night

Do you have questions about your Faith? Do you want to know how to answer your non-Catholic friends when they challenge you on your beliefs? Do you simply like to argue? Then join us for a lively night of apologetics: no judgement, just discussion!

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in Lower Seton Hall
Every 4th Wednesday starting January 27th

Melissa Maleski, our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, loves to have a full inbox and voicemail, so give her a holler if you are interested in learning more about the ministry or want to lend your support in some way!


Melissa Maleski
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

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(703) 494-4008 ext. 132

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