Outdoor Movie Night
Friday, June 27 Doors open at 7:30
Presented by St. Matthew's Youth Group
Help Support St. Matthew's as they continue to raise funds for Steubenville East!
Entrance is free
Refreshments will be sold
St. Matthew's Youth Group will also be collecting backpacks ... if you have a backpack that you will no longer be using, please consider bringing it that night to donate to the homeless.
If you haven't seen Frozen yet, it's a great movie to share with your youth group, family and friends ... there's a message for all of us in this movie! frozen trailer ...
questions or for more information, contact Gina Drost at 631-835-3088 or
Thursday, June 26 - Sunday, June 29, 2014
Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, NY
For High School Students
(entering 10th through 12th grades)
YouthLeader is a Program sponsored by the Center of Ministry Development (CMD) and is designed to empower our youth with interpersonal and communication skills necessary in the development of youth leaders. Over the past several years, the cost for the 5-day YouthLeader Program was up to $495 per person. Although a great program, the cost was definitely leaving some groups out. Keeping that in mind, we have changed the venue of the Workshop and CMD has developed a 4-day Program for our Diocese. This change will still include all of the important elements of this program, for one day less and at a cost of $215 less per person. I am hoping at the reduced cost, more groups will choose to participate. It is a great way of not only developing the leadership in your own youth groups, but also the leadership of the larger church. I realize that many of you have your own leadership training. However, what makes this program different is that it allows teens from all over Long Island to work, pray and laugh together as they learn the skills necessary for leadership. They get out of their "comfort" zone and are challenged to meet new people, have new experiences and to grow in their faith.
COST FOR YOUTH LEADER
This 4-day Training will cost $280 per person. This fee includes all materials, meals, accommodations, a YouthLeader t-shirt and a wealth of hands on knowledge to take back to their group.
If you are interested in participating in this Training, please
return the following >>> registration form <<<
no later than February 1, 2014
Please click here for >>> flyer <<<
Meet at the Captain Lou in Freeport by 5:45!
There will be 4 hours of music with a DJ, great food, lots of laughs and many surprises!
Space is limited to 150 people
(and several parishes are already booked)
click here to see a flyer that you can use and update for your youth group .. flyer
There must be at least 50 teens paid for by July 7th
if not the trip will have to be cancelled....
so please don't wait until the last minute ...
Everyone MUST purchase a ticket in advance...
For more information, call Phil at 516-315-7002
Click for directions to Captain Lou
World Youth Day - Krakow
July 24, 2016-August 1, 2016
2016 WYD Theme "Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy" (Mt 5:7)
The Diocese will be working with 206 Tours for World Youth Day in Krakow in 2016. New to our Diocesan Pilgrimage, we will be offering an opportunity to participate in the "Days in the Diocese" mission week prior to the opening of World Youth Day. More information to follow within the next few weeks...
INFORMATION and PRICING for WYD WILL BE COMING OUT ON APRIL 27th!
START FUNDRAISING ... this is a WYD you don't want to miss!
"The Poor have much to teach you .... You have much to learn from them. ... St. Vincent de Paul
In October, we joined together for the "Hunger Banquet" and there we found out how much we had to learn from the poor. As Christians, we are called to be "one with the poor" as Jesus, himself was.
If you are interested in either participating in a midnight run, making toiletry bags or having a sock, hoodie or backpack drive, please let me know. I could pick up all donations.
Also, if you would like a date for midnight run, I'd be happy to schedule one for you, make a presentation to your group and go with you into the city. To secure a date that you want for April, May and June, please submit the date no later than February 10th.
Thank you for all you are doing in your youth groups to encourage our young people to be aware of the needs of others.
National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry ("NCCYM")
What a great opportunity to be with Youth Ministers from our Diocese, to meet other Youth Ministers from across the country and to be "re-energized" and learn more about the Ministry we love! A group of Youth Ministers and myself went down to Orlando in 2013 and had a great time! Hoping to get a group together again this December. Several youth ministers have already registered ... don't wait until the last minute, there are discounts now for registration!
>>> nccym registration and information