Youth Ministry

Welcome to the Blessed Sacrament Youth Ministry

For any questions or for further information, please contact
Blessed Sacrament’s Youth Minister, Casey Esser
• 202.449.3985


Please read through our whole page for information about summer camps, our March 2017 service project, and social outings in April and May.

A Catholic Youth Ministry Service Program
“Christ has no hands but yours” – St. Teresa of Avila

The parishes of Blessed Sacrament and Little Flower have an exciting opportunity for high school students (rising 9th through recent graduates) this summer! Manus Christi (“hands of Christ”) is a Catholic service week / retreat experience / adventure camp in the Appalachia Mountains in West Virginia. The beautiful campus of the pastoral center includes hotel-style accommodations, a 90-foot water slide, zipline, climbing wall, and extensive hiking trails. Each morning will include an outing to the local community to perform some type of service – helping repair a house, plant a garden, etc.

  • When: Sunday, June 18 through Friday, June 23
  • Who: high school students and parent chaperones led by Fr. Alec Scott and Michelle Balch (DRE)
  • Cost: $395 per participant. *If you are in need of financial assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
  • More Info: we are accepting applications for this trip as spots are limited! Space is still available. See the information packet and application download links below, and check out the website at

Information Packet – Download Here
Application – Download Here (due March 6th)

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” –Matthew 19:14

Vacation Bible School is back this summer! Join us for games, songs, crafts, and fun.
When: July 5th-14th (weekdays 9am to 3pm for participants, 8am-4pm for volunteers)
Who:    Participants: rising K-5th grade
Volunteers: (counts for service hours)

  • Junior Volunteers – rising 6th-8th grade
  • Senior Volunteers – rising 9th-12th grade
  • Adult Volunteers – age 21+

Registration is now open!!

Participant Registration (rising K-5th)

Volunteer Registration (rising 6th-12th and adult volunteers)



April 1st – Hiking Day – All 8th grade and high school students are welcome to join us on an outing to Falls Nature Trail in Catoctin Mountain Park and a day of fun. We will be joined by the Our Lady of Mercy high school youth group.

8:45am – Meet at Mass at Our Lady of Mercy, leave in bus at 9:15am
Our day will include:

  • Hiking Falls Nature Trail in Catoctin Mountain Park Lunch
  • Tour of the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto at Mount St. Mary’s, time for prayer and  relaxation
  • Outdoor games and open gym back at Our Lady of Mercy
  • BBQ Dinner

6:00pm – pick-up time at Our Lady of Mercy

May 28th – Nationals vs. Padres game – details to come; open to all middle school and high school students, game starts 1:35pm.