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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.

Melissa Maleski, our Director of Marriage and Family Life, 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 Marriage and Family Life

  Send Email
(703) 494-4008 ext. 132

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
Literally, “the way of life”. What we mean by it is “the way of and to the Christian life”. It is a framework through which we faithful 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.

Via Vita: Theme Night
A night to 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!

1st Sundays
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lower Seton Hall

Study Series
A great opportunity to dive deeper into the teachings of the Catholic faith. Studies include:

– The Bible
– The Catechism
– Church Fathers
– Classics of Catholic Literature

2nd Sundays

6:30 pm – 8 pm
Lower Seton Hall

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!

3rd Wednesdays 
6 PM – 9 PM
Lower Seton Hall


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: please email for more information.

3rd Sundays
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM


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!

4th Sundays
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Lower Seton Hall


YM Adventures
Maybe it is a hike…or the Bible Museum…or a shrine pilgrimage…or the March for Life. Wherever we go, it will be an adventure you won’t want to miss!

3rd Saturdays throughout the year

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