CYO News!!  


                                                                   When:  Sunday, June 27, at 7 PM

Where:  Pier Nine at Belmar Marina. (Meet at golf course.)

What:  Miniature Golf at 7 PM and then walk to the Pier at about 7: 45 PM for refreshments.

Food Choices:  Choose between mozzarella sticks or chicken fingers.

Price:  $15.  Please bring exact change in cash.  Included are golf fee, food, soda and tip.

RSVP:  Mrs. Reilly 732-685-6011 or by June 22nd.  (I have to submit the food order-your choice of food-on June 23rd.)

Who:  St. Mark’s CYO members and St. Teresa of Calcutta Youth Ministry.

Most asked question:  Can you bring a friend?  Yes!!!!!—but they must RSVP too.

Permission slips required.  Have your ride pick you up at Pier Nine Restaurant at 8:30 PM.




CYO Senior Supper

Our CYO seniors from left to right (Christina, Kiera, Rory, Michael and Connor) at Senior Supper with Monsignor Sean!

Monsignor invites our seniors to have supper with him each year to thank them for their outstanding dedication and faithfulness to our CYO program.  Throughout their high school years these wonderful young people perform many acts of loving mercy and service to others while growing in their faith.  We wish them well as they continue their faith journey in whichever direction they choose.  They will be greatly missed but always treasured by our parish family.



St. Mark’s High School CYO

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.


Senior Supper with Msgr. Sean 2021