JN.B. Sophomores and freshmen bring desserts in April. Thx everyone!
March 25: Easter Egg Hunt. Please arrive by 9:40 AM. You can then go to the 10 AM Mass. Egg hunt after Mass.
7:30-8:45 PM: Dress rehearsal for Stations of the Cross.
March 30 (Good Friday) at 7:30 PM. Arrive at 6:30 PM for final rehearsal and then present the Stations of the Cross.
April 8: 7:30-8:45 PM. Comedy Night. Sign up to be a coordinator. Themes: “Getting Ready for the Prom” and “Welcoming Ameenah into the Catholic Church and Getting Her Ready for Her Wedding Day.”
April 15: 7:00-8:30 PM. Bowling Night with the Holy Innocents! Details TBA.
April 22: 7:30-8:45 PM. “Why God Feels I Deserve to be in Heaven with Him.”
April 29: 6:15 PM. Senior Super with Monsignor Sean. Seniors only.
May 6: 6:15-7:30 PM. CYO end-of-school year barbecue. Info TBA.
May 20: CYO and CYO alumni miniature golf night. Time and place TBA.
N.B. I need people to volunteer to plan Comedy Night on April 8th. Please sign up with me.
God love and bless you,
St. Mark's CYO youth group is open to all high school teenagers. Our meetings are typically Sunday evenings (7:30-9 PM) during the school year. We not only learn about our Catholic faith but put faith into action by engaging in numerous service activities including working at an Asbury Park soup kitchen and visiting a local nursing home. We assist at the annual Champion for Life dinner, are servers at the St. Patrick's Day party at St. Mark's, and we also present the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday as well as well as run the parish Easter Egg hunts.CYO is an opportunity to bond with other teens who share our common faith and compassion to serve others. It is also a great social outlet with lots of social events: our Girls and Guys' Nights, Bowling and Miniature Golf, our annual barbecue, Senior Supper with Monsignor Sean, plus our Thanksgiving and Christmas parties! We have Game Board Night, Leadership Night, Comedy Night and very special guest speakers. If you wish to develop your leadership skills, there are plenty of opportunities for you to lead a meeting or discussion group or design and implement a new CYO activity and then get it organized and completed. Our current and former CYO members have written and directed movies as well as implemented Operation Christmas Child, Operation Cookies for U.S Soldiers in Afghanistan and a charity bike-a-thon into our program. Our annual Christmas wreath sale enables us to donate thousand of dollars to many worthy charities such as Madonna House, St. Denis Doves and the Mission of Mercy– Uganda missions.Our primary goal in CYO is to make all our teens feel welcomed in our church and to help them realize their special role in knowing, loving and serving God and others through our faith community. CYO members make lifelong friends in our program.