“Young people often fail to find responses to their concerns, needs, problems and hurts in the usual structures.”

Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel, 105


YDisciple is a program designed around the principle of bringing teens together in the home setting on a weekly basis to build relationships, discuss and learn about the faith, and to ultimately grow closer to the Lord.

Gathering Details

  • Teens meet every week in their homes under the guidance of 1-2 mentors. These groups are gender exclusive.
  • Every first Sunday of the month each of the groups converge for a special larger event/party.
  • Every first Wednesday of the month each of the groups join the rest of the parish for our Night of Worship.

Connecting, Conversing, Caring

More than a plug-and-play approach to youth, YDisciple engages would-be disciples where it counts: – showing them their place in the bigger story of God – creating a small-group environment of trust, understanding, and transparency Authentic Small Group Discipleship – providing guidance through adult mentors – establishing the critical tools they need to live as joyful disciples of Jesus

Vibrant and Effective

YDisciple integrates the small-group format with compelling online video studies, plus adult leader and parent resources. 

Join a YDisciple group by sending an email to youth@joanofarc.org!

“Dear young people, the Church needs genuine witnesses for the new evangelization: men and women whose lives have been transformed by meeting with Jesus, men and women who are capable of communicating this experience to others.”

—Pope St. John Paul 11