SPARK Teen Ministry
Grow Spiritually * Engage Socially * Serve Selflessly

Find the SPARK that lights your soul. Be the SPARK that lights the world.

Dear Friends,

As summer winds down, we at St. E’s are gearing up for an AWESOME new year of Youth Ministry, kicking off this September! Together, we will grow spiritually, engage socially, and serve selflessly. Join us to find the SPARK that lights your soul and become the SPARK that lights the world. All teens are welcome, all the time! Open your heart to the fire of God’s love and come on board!!

Check out the following SPARK Teen Ministry events!

BACKPACK DONATION DRIVE: We are gearing up to continue our partnership with El Mundo de Colores, a Catholic Charities Preschool in Paterson. Each year, we provide approximately 250 weekend food packs to children and families in need.  Teen volunteers are needed to collect monetary donations after all Masses during the weekend of September 9/10 to fund this program.  Sign up here to lend a helping hand!

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD: The Teen Advisory Board will meet for a kick-off team-building event/planning meeting on Sunday, September 10, at 5:00 pm in the Classrooms.  All confirmed 11th and 12th graders are invited to participate and take on a leadership role in SPARK Teen Ministry. Contact me for more info!

PARISH PICNIC:  Our spectacular parish picnic is scheduled for Sunday, September 17.   Teen volunteers are needed to help with set-up at 10:30 am, to run games/activities at the picnic at 1:00 pm, and then to lend a hand with clean-up. Shifts are available; sign up here today! Come on board to have a fantastic time and make a difference for your parish family!

COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP, TEEN MASS, AND PIZZA MEET & GREET: Join us for a fantastic day of faith, fellowship, and service on Saturday, September 30! We’ll kick off an incredible new year first by caring for our community and cleaning up our adopted spot on Drakestown Road at 10:00 am.  Mount Olive Township will provide bags for clean-up; all participants are asked to bring work gloves and wear long pants, long sleeves, and closed toe shoes.  A release form is required and will be provided upon sign-up, along with additional details.  Next, we’ll worship together at our Opening Teen Mass at 5:00 pm. Singers and musicians, as well as lectors, ushers, and gift bearers, are needed! Music ministry will meet at 3:00 pm; liturgical ministers at 4:30 pm. Please share your talents and give glory to God! Finally, immediately following Mass, we’ll enjoy a Pizza Meet and Greet in the Community Room.  Please RSVP for pizza by 9/25.  Sign up for the clean-up and/or a Teen Mass ministry and RSVP for pizza here.  Don’t miss this!!

Many thanks to all! As always, if you have any questions or if I may be of assistance, please feel free to contact me at any time. Looking forward to working together to build up the Body of Christ! Wishing you a beautiful end to summer and all the best as school begins. Know that you are in my prayers! God’s blessings, my friends.



Shannon Jones
Youth Minister/Confirmation Coordinator
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Youth Ministry
Cell: 201-407-6995


Teen Advisory  Board:  Our Teen Advisory Board  meets on specific Sundays throughout the year.  Confirmed teens are invited to help us to shape the future of Youth Ministry at St. E’s. Please keep this amazing group of teen leaders in your prayers, as they work together to write a new chapter in SPARK Teen Ministry! If you are a confirmed high school or college student and would like to serve on the board, please contact Shannon Jones.

Peer Leaders, expand your leadership role in the parish by serving as Teen Leaders in our monthly events. This will be a great opportunity to continue to build your leadership skills, grow your faith, and make a difference!

Adults, SPARK Teen Ministry depends upon your partnership! If you would like to join our adult volunteer/mentor team, please contact Shannon Jones for more details.

Set out on the journey by contacting
Shannon Jones at 201-407-6995 or at