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 we journey closer to Easter, let’s open our hearts to the fire of Jesus’ love and allow Him to transform our lives!  Together, let’s grow spiritually, engage socially, and serve selflessly with SPARK Teen Ministry.  All teens are welcome, all the time.  Let’s find the SPARK that lights our souls and become the SPARK that lights the world!!

Please join us for…

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD: The Teen Advisory Board will meet for a planning meeting on Sunday, April 2, from 5pm to 6pm in the church. Confirmed 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are invited to participate and take on a leadership role in SPARK Teen Ministry.  Contact me to come on board and make a difference!

MISSION TRIP:  Support our friends on the Mission Trip Team at their April fundraisers!  The annual Plant & Flower Sale with Donaldson’s Farm kicks off on April 1.  Order forms may be downloaded here (Mission Trip Flower Sale 2017) and submitted to the box in the vestibule from 4/1 to 4/30. Also, on Sunday, April 2, the team will be hosting a bake sale at Sam’s Club in the ITC from 10am to 3pm.  Stop by for a tasty treat! If you’d like to lend a hand by donating some baked goods, please sign up here or let me know.  Many thanks for your support and generosity.

EASTER EGG HUNT!:  Volunteers are needed to host an awesome Easter Egg Hunt for the children of our parish on Palm Sunday!  Meet us on the lawn behind the church immediately after the 10:30 Mass on Palm Sunday, April 9, to help with set-up.  The festivities will begin following the noon Mass. Sign up here to lend a hand and make a difference this Holy Week!!

HOLY THURSDAY ADORATION: Following the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, all are invited to spend time with Jesus in adoration.  In the Garden of Gethsemane, on the night before He died, Jesus asked His friends to stay with him.  We have the opportunity to do the same. Please join us for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 13, and then spend some time in adoration.  Each ministry has been assigned a certain time to cover from 8:30 pm to midnight; Confirmation/Youth Ministry is asked to attend from 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  Please sign up here and join us!

COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP:  Check out this new addition to our calendar!  On Saturday morning (4/29), we’ll follow Pope Francis’ lead and care for our earth by working together on a town property clean-up.  We’ll clean up a wooded area on Drakestown Road from 9am to 11am. Mount Olive Township will be providing 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.  We’re hoping to “adopt” this spot, so let’s come together as a team and make a difference in our community! Sign up today (Earth Day!) here!

TEEN MASS AND MOTHER’S DAY LOLLIPOPS:  Join us for an amazing afternoon of faith, fellowship, and service on Saturday, April 29.  First, we’ll meet in the Community Room at 2:30 pm to make Mother’s Day chocolate lollipops!  These will be sold as a fundraiser to benefit the Mission Trip.  This project will be tons of fun…a delicious way to make a difference! Afterwards, let’s worship together at our 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 ministries at 4:30 pm. Please share your talents and give glory to God! Sign up here today!!

Many thanks to all for your partnership in Christ!  As always, if you have any questions or if I may be of assistance, please feel free to contact me at any time.  God’s blessings upon you and your families!

Shannon Jones
Youth Minister/Confirmation Coordinator
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Youth Ministry
Email: youth@stelizabethschurch.org
Cell: 201-407-6995

To participate in any Youth Ministry event, please fill out the release form with your parent or guardian.

 

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, YM 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 youth@stelizabethschurch.org

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Recent YM Pizza Party Fun!

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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 St. E’s YM!

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Mission Trip Bake Sale at Sam’s 10:00 am
Mission Trip Bake Sale at Sam’s @ Sam's Club, ITC
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details!
Confirmation Year 1 – Session 14 4:30 pm
Confirmation Year 1 – Session 14 @ Classrooms
Apr 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please see our Confirmation calendar for more details.
TAB Meeting 5:00 pm
TAB Meeting
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details!
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Easter Egg Hunt! 1:00 pm
Easter Egg Hunt! @ Lawn/Community Room
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry Page for more details.  Set-up will begin after the 10:30 Mass; the Egg Hunt will begin immediately after the noon Mass!
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Community Clean-Up 9:00 am
Community Clean-Up @ Drakestown Road
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details.
Teen Mass & Mother’s Day Lollipop Project 2:30 pm
Teen Mass & Mother’s Day Lollipop Project @ St. E's
Apr 29 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please see our  Youth Ministry page for more details.
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