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High school teenagers from all over the tri-state area have found community, a way to challenge themselves, and give to others through Presentation’s Youth Ministry. All are welcome! Join us for any number of events/activities. Add this page to your Favorites and check back with us often for new and updated event information. Stop by the Youth Ministry office to pick up a copy of the Program Handbook.
Click here to download a Youth Ministry Registration Form
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY ADULT INVOLVED WITH THE CHILDREN OR TEENS OF OUR PARISH CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Youth Ministry Events 2012-2013
Sunday Community Gatherings— Some come to meet new people or see old friends, others come for a spiritual boost at the beginning of their week, most come for both! A few times a month the high school youth of the parish gather together to socialize, talk about current issues, and support each other in prayer. We discuss many different topics, and spend time getting to know one another. All are welcome to these wonderful, uplifting gatherings!
Click here for the schedule.
Confirmation Preparation for Teens - Confirmation Preparation is an engaging and dynamic two year program, and most teenagers begin the process in their Freshmen Year. Teens can begin in their Sophomore or Junior Year as well. Freshmen will receive information about their requirements in the mail. Orientation meetings are held in the spring of the year prior to Year 2 of the preparation process for those in Sophomore through Senior Year in High school. The majority of the preparation happens in Year 2 of the program. For more information, please contact our Confirmation Coordinator, Cara Annese, at 201-327-1313 x819.
YouthREACH: Hope for the Homeless* - This is one of our most popular retreats and it is a wonderful service experience! Come and see what you can do to help raise awareness of hunger, homelessness, and poverty as you serve the homeless and experience a little bit of homelessness yourself. This is a very moving and life-changing retreat experience. Date: October 13-14, 2012 (Overnight). Click here for more information and to download a registration form.
Freshman/Sophomore Retreat*— Join us for a wonderful weekend away at the Warwick Retreat Center. This peer-led retreat is usually attended by over 200 teens and is full of inspiring witness talks, great discussions, games, music, prayer and much more! We hope you can come to this memorable weekend retreat experience!
Date: November 9-11, 2012
Click here for more information and to download a registration form.
Advent and Lent Pardon & Peace— We all need to experience Reconciliation with God and others. Twice a year our parish offers a communal service, with opportunities for individual Reconciliation, to help us seek forgiveness and heal those relationships.
Advent Pardon & Peace—Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:30pm
Lent Pardon & Peace—Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:30pm
Spiritual Explorers*— This 4 or 6 week program is held in Advent and Lent and is for sophomores, juniors and seniors who wish to dive deeper into their faith with an adult mentor. Teens ask an adult to be their mentor for the program, and spend time discussing the Sunday Gospels and faith sharing in pairs and with the group. It is a sonderful program for those who wish to further explore their faith and the Word of God. Click here for the Lent 2013 registration form.
Antioch Retreat*—This weekend retreat is a high energy and spiritually rewarding retreat experience that is run by our Young Adult Ministry. It is an extremely popular retreat weekend held right here at Presentation Parish. Participants stay in Host homes for the weekend, and share meals together here at Church. Join us as we spend a weekend celebrating our relationships with God and each other. Date: March 8-10, 2013. Click here for more information and to download a registration form.
Living Stations of the Cross—Relive the final hours of Jesus’ life as the Youth Ministry re-enacts the Stations of the Cross with acting, singing, and contemporary prayers. Each year the Church is packed with over 1000 people to experience this Presentation tradition led by our high school youth. No acting or singing experience necessary. Come and be a part of this life-giving and rewarding experience! Dates: Practice – Sunday, March 22, 2013; Retreat Day and Service – Friday, March 29, 2013.
Hiking Day Trip* - Join us for an experience of outdoor activity, community building and prayer as we spend a day together walking and sharing our faith. This day will give us a chance to be together as we explore and learn to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation. Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Plant Sales—Three times a year, our Youth Ministry hosts plant and flower sales in order to raise money for our Youth Ministry Outreach programs such as our summer mission trip to New Orleans. We need as many volunteers as we can get (after all of the Masses) for set up, selling, and clean up. Sale dates are: Sept. 8-9, December 1-2, and March 23-24.
NJ State Youth Rally*—Every year Catholic youth ministries from the 5 Dioceses of New Jersey attend Great Adventure for a day of fun and recreation. The day includes an opening session, lunch buffet, all day rides and a Mass celebrated by a local Bishop and all Priests in attendance. Information on this event and the registration form will be available in March 2013 from the Youth Ministry Office & posted here.
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Senior Get-Away*—is our graduation gift from the parish to Seniors graduating High School. It is a time of fun and reflection as our graduates are encouraged to examine how they feel about their accomplishments as well as the changes occurring in their lives. It provides the perfect opportunity to examine values before going to college and the work place. Planned Date: Spring 2013.
Outreach– Relay For Life*—Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer in our community. Our Youth Ministry is hoping to build a team to participate in the Ramsey Relay For Life Team in Ramsey, N.J. The anticipated date will be a weekend overnight in May 2013. A separate mailing will be mailed during the year which will include a registration form, and which will be posted here.
Nicaragua Summer Service Mission*—Teenagers going into their Junior or Senior year of in the Fall 2012, are invited to experience this week-long summer immersion experience. Join us as we learn how our faith calls us to service, to participation in ecumenism and to the joys and challenges of living in solidarity with others.
Date: July 27-August 3, 2013. Click here to download the application package, which is due Dec. 2, 2012
*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. Check with the Youth Ministry Office or back to this site six weeks prior to the event for information and the registration form.