PARISH YOUTH MINISTRIES
PYM Covid-19 Update
Due to the emergence of coronavirus and its impact on all aspects of our daily life, including operations at Shrine Mont, we are not able to have our 4th & 5th Grade Weekend on April 17-19, We aren't quite sure what we'll do but we're exploring many possibilities. Being together in community is important and we will be together soon. But for now, we want everyone to stay healthy and safe and do our part to navigate through this new territory. We will be in touch in the coming weeks about our new hopes and plans. At this point, we are still planning on Jr. High Weekend on May 8-10, and we are closely monitoring the situation. Thank you for your continued support of PYM and young people in our diocese!
PYM Program Director
PYM stands for Parish Youth Ministries – it is a committee of the Diocese of Virginia that is exclusively made up of high school students from around the diocese. The committee plans and leads three retreat weekends held at Shrine Mont throughout the school year for 4th-12 graders.
Each weekend begins on a Friday evening and ends by 11:30 on Sunday morning. Throughout the weekend, youth are in small groups with their peers, led by committee members, where they can ask and explore big questions, or just get to know one another. In large groups we play silly games, make joyful noise in worship, learn from a chaplain and each other, dig into the theme for the year through art or other developmentally appropriate activities, and make new friends with young people across our diocese.
2019-2020 PYM Weekend Schedule
Senior High (9th-12th grade): November 1-3, 2019
In the hotel and cottages; eat at hotel dining hall
4th and 5th Grade: TBD
Junior High (6th-8th grade): May 8-10, 2020
In Rec Hall, St. George’s Camp, and cottages; eat in Tucker dining hall
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