Dear Friends,

The season of giving is upon us! This November, 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! Join us to find the SPARK that lights your soul and become the SPARK that lights the world.

Mark your calendars for…

PARISH WIDE COAT DRIVE FOR JERSEY CARES: Teens, we need your help at our 8th annual parish-wide coat drive benefiting Jersey Cares!  Volunteers are needed to collect/sort coats before and after all Masses on the weekend of November 4/5.  Volunteers should plan to arrive 15 minutes before Mass to receive coats, attend Mass, and then stay for about 15 minutes after Mass to sort/bag the coats.  Please sign up for the Mass of your choice here and help to bring warmth to neighbors in need this winter.

2018 MISSION TRIP: Plans are already in the works for our 2018 Mission Trip with Catholic HEART Workcamp!  We’ll be serving the people of Hartford, CT, during the week of July 8-13, 2018.  14 spots (12 teens, 2 adults) are available.  Teens must be 15 years of age by July 2018 to participate.  The application can be downloaded here – Mission Trip Participant Application 2018. Completed applications should be submitted at an info meeting on Sunday, November 5, at 6pm in the Community Room. Open your hearts to this life-changing experience and consider coming on board!!

MOUNT OLIVE MANOR BIRTHDAY PARTY: Please join us as we celebrate the November birthdays of our friends at the Mount Olive Manor on Thursday, November 16, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Please bring a pie to share and meet us at the Manor (49-51 Flanders-Bartley Road) for a fantastic party and a spirited game of Name that TuneSign up here today!

MINI MISSION AND NOVEMBER TEEN MASS:  Join us for an amazing day of faith, fellowship, and service on Saturday, November 18!  In the spirit of our annual mission trip, we will come together to pray with friends, join forces and resources to serve the community, and then return to give glory to God as a team!  First, we’ll gather at St. E’s at 10:00 am for an outdoor Rosary Rally.  Immediately afterwards, we’ll meet in the Community Room to make breakfast bags for the Community Soup Kitchen.  Participants are asked to contribute specific items for this project; needs are listed on the sign-up genius.  Once the bags are packed, we’ll break at 11:30 am and then later return to St. E’s to 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! Sign up for any portion of this mini-mission here.  Don’t miss this!!

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD/PEER LEADER MINI RETREAT: All members of our Teen Advisory Board and Peer Leader team are invited to our next meeting, a mini leadership retreat scheduled for Sunday, November 19, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Church/Community Room.  All confirmed teens are invited to attend and to join the TAB/Peer Leader teams.  Please RSVP for this extra special event by signing up here!

CHRISTMAS WREATH DECORATING: Looking for a creative way to give back on Thanksgiving weekend?  Join in the fun of our parish Christmas Wreath sale!  Meet us in the Community Room on Friday, 11/24, and/or Saturday, 11/25, starting at 9:30 am, and help to decorate wreaths for our annual parish fundraiser.  Sign up here to embrace the spirit and come on board!

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.  Keeping you and your families close in prayer and looking forward to seeing you soon. God’s blessings!!

Peace,

Shannon

Shannon Jones
Youth Minister/Confirmation Coordinator
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Youth Ministry
Email: youth@stelizabethschurch.org
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 youth@stelizabethschurch.org

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Coat Drive for Jersey Cares 5:00 pm
Coat Drive for Jersey Cares @ St. E's
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details.
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Mission Trip Info Meeting 6:00 pm
Mission Trip Info Meeting @ Community Room
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details.
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Mount Olive Manor Birthday Party/Name That Tune 4:30 pm
Mount Olive Manor Birthday Party/Name That Tune @ Mount Olive Manor
Nov 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details.
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Mini Mission 10:00 am
Mini Mission @ TBD
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details.
Teen Mass 3:00 pm
Teen Mass @ St. E's
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details.
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TAB/Peer Leader Leadership Retreat 3:00 pm
TAB/Peer Leader Leadership Retreat @ St. E's
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details.
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Mission Trip Team Meeting 7:30 pm
Mission Trip Team Meeting @ Community Room
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Please see our Youth Ministry page for more details.
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