January; Seniors in February; Juniors in March; and Sophomores and Freshmen in April.
January 14: 7:30-8:45 PM. Girls’ Night Only hosted by senior girls. Dinner will be served. Must rsvp to me.
January 21: 7:30-8:45 PM. Guys’ Night Only hosted by Senior boys. Dinner will be served. Must rsvp to me.
January 28: 7:30-8:45 PM. CYO Drug Awareness Night.
February 4: Super Bowl Sunday. No CYO meeting.
Saturday, Feb. 10: Diocesan Youth Conference with Spanish Ministry—all day event.
February 11: Winter school break. No CYO meeting.
February 18: 7 – 8:15 PM. CYO Bowling Night at Lanes of Sea Girt. Weekend of Feb. 23-25:
Tentative—DJ Ice Skate Night or Leadership Night (to be announced.)
March 4: 7:30-8:45 PM. CYO meeting.
Sat., March 10: 5:30-8:30 PM. St. Patrick’s Day party. CYO members will decorate, set up, and serve dinner. Service night.
N.B. Decorating crew will work from 12 noon-2 PM.
March 11: 7:30-8:45 PM. Rehearsal for Stations of the Cross. Cast and crew only.
March 18: 7:30-9 PM. Stuff the Eggs Night. Dress rehearsal for Stations of the Cross and CYO confessions.
March 25: Easter Egg Hunts after 10 AM and 5 PM Masses.
Night: 7:30-8:45 PM Dress Rehearsal for Stations of the Cross.
March 29: Holy Thursday. CYO members participate in washing of the feet.
March 30: Presentation of Live Stations of the Cross at 7:30 PM. Cast and crew must arrive by 6:30 PM.
April 1: Easter Sunday
April 8: 7:30 PM. CYO Comedy Night
April 15: 7:30 PM. CYO meeting April 22: 7:30 PM. CYO meeting April 29: 7 PM. Miniature golf. Place to be announced.
May 6: 6 PM. End-of-school year barbecue.
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.