Dear Friends,

This February, don’t let the winter blues get you down…Instead, open your hearts to the fire of God’s love and make a difference with SPARK Teen Ministry!  Together we will grow spiritually, engage socially, and serve selflessly.  All teens are welcome, all the time!  Find the SPARK that lights your soul and become the SPARK that lights the world.

Mark your calendars for…

CHILI’S GIVE BACK EVENT: Our Mission Team will be hosting a Chili’s Give-Back event on Thursday, February 1. Stop by Chili’s for lunch or dinner any time between 11am-11pm and support the Mission Team in the process!  Download the Chili’s Give Back Event Flyer; please remember to bring this flyer with you!!  Thanks for your support!

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING: While Super Bowl Sunday is a great day of food and festivities in our country, for many, hunger is a reality.  Let’s tackle hunger by volunteering at our annual Souper Bowl of Caring! We’ll be collecting donations at Masses and at various locations around town on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4.  *Adult and teen volunteers are especially needed at both ShopRite locations.*  All proceeds will benefit the food pantry right here at St. E’s and will help our brothers and sisters in our community. Make a big difference before watching the big game…Sign up today here or contact me!

CONFIRMATION HOSPITALITY: Our Second Year Candidates are preparing to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, February 10.  Please pray for them!  To further support these friends, please consider volunteering to help with hospitality after the 11:00 am Confirmation Liturgy.  If you would like to provide baked goods/supplies and/or lend a hand, please sign up here or let me know. Volunteers should plan to arrive at 10:30 am; we should wrap up at 12:30 pm.

VALENTINE LOLLIPOP SALE: Support the Mission Trip Team at our annual Valentine Lollipop Sale, after all Masses on the weekend of February 10/11!  The team will be selling hand-crafted chocolate lollipops…Buy one for someone you love this Valentine’s Day AND make a difference!!

TEEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  Begin your Lenten journey this year with a special and moving Teen Stations of the Cross. All are welcome to join us for this beautiful prayer experience on Friday, February 16, at 7:00 pm.  Teens, if you would like to volunteer to read or assist, please sign up here.  All volunteers should plan to arrive by 6:30 pm. Don’t miss this!

BRIDGES OUTREACH: Join us in the Community Room on Friday, February 16, immediately after the Teen Stations of the Cross and help to make 150 bagged lunches for the homeless.  Food donations and volunteers of all ages are needed! On Saturday, February 17, a team will join the Bridges Outreach staff on a “run” to distribute the lunches to our brothers and sisters in Newark.  The team will meet at St. E’s at 9:00 am to caravan and should return by 3:00 pm. Release forms are required; any minors interested in participating in the run must be of high school age and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  If you can lend a hand with any portion of this project, please sign up here.  Your generosity is a blessing!

TEEN MASS: After the Bridges run, let’s continue this journey together by worshiping at our Teen Mass at 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 17. Singers and musicians, as well as lectors, ushers, and gift bearers, are needed.  Music ministry will meet at 3:00 pm; liturgical ministries at 4:30 pm. Sign up today here to share your talents and give glory to God!

TAB/PEER LEADER TEAM-BUILDING OUTING:  Plans are in the works for a Teen Advisory Board & Peer Leader team-building outing in late February/early March.  TAB/Peer Leaders, please check email on the coming weeks for all of the details!!

Many thanks to all!  As always, if you have any questions or if I may be of any help, please feel free to contact me at any time.  God’s blessings upon you and yours!!


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




Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Chili’s Give-Back Event! 11:00 am
Chili’s Give-Back Event! @ Chili's ITC
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Support the Mission Trip Team!!!
Souper Bowl of Caring 7:30 am
Souper Bowl of Caring @ After Masses and at Roxbury/Flanders ShopRites
Feb 4 @ 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details!
Valentine Lollipop Sale After Masses 5:00 pm
Valentine Lollipop Sale After Masses @ St. E's
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details!
Teen Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm
Teen Stations of the Cross @ St. E's
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page and Confirmation calendar for more details.
Bridges Lunch Making 7:30 pm
Bridges Lunch Making @ Community Room
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details.
Bridges Run 9:00 am
Bridges Run @ Meet at St. E's
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details.
Teen Mass 3:00 pm
Teen Mass @ St. E's
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please see out  Youth Ministry page for more details.