St. John the Evangelist’s Youth Ministry Program is a comprehensive youth ministry program for all of the youth of Lower Makefield. We welcome all youth, especially those already a part of the St. John’s community, to join us as active participants of the faith here at St. John’s parish. Following the USCCB document, Renewing the Vision, St. John’s combines faith formation, catechesis, community, sports, service to others, and an authentic love of Christ into our programming for our youth. In conjunction with the larger parish community, we work to equip our teens to be lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ and active members of the church community. If you are interested in learning more about our parish Youth Ministry Program here at St. John’s, check out our website, or please contact Maria Parker, our Director of Youth Ministry, at [email protected] or by calling the parish office at 215-295-4102 ext. 118.
Maria Parker is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where she obtained a B.A. in Theology with minors in History and Latin as well as certifications in Youth Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, and Religious Education. She is currently pursuing a M.A. in Counseling at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey focusing on her work with youth and young adults. After graduating from the Mount, Maria went on to work with FOCUS, The Fellowship of Catholic University Students, at Ramapo College in New Jersey where she worked on the front lines of the New Evangelization. After spending a few years teaching Theology and Latin after FOCUS, Maria began in 2013 at St. John’s as our Director of Youth Ministry. She is enthusiastic about the faith and bringing our youth into a deeper relationship with Christ as lifelong disciples.