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February 16, 2017 - for Critical Conversation

St. Joseph Parish Center
39 N. Carll Avenue, Babylon
6pm-8pm -5:30 Registration and Lite Dinner

Mary McMahon, Director for Youth & Child Protection, Presenter

Topics to be discussed
Understanding boundaries
How doe sexual attraction influence ministry?
Recognizing when healthy boundaries morph into unhealthy ones
Do you care too much??
The use and misuse of technology
How do you navigate social networking and ministry?
The Sunday Night Ritual
What is the difference between a secret life and a private life?

Since this training is so important to our ministry, the Bishop's Office has requested that all youth ministers and volunteers complete this training by June 30, 2017. Depending on how many can attend in February, will determine when the training will be offered again before June 30th. Please make every effort to make this training in February. Register today, deadline for registration is Monday, February 13, 2017 

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February 18-19, 2017 - "Forgiven" a High School Retreat  

Beginning February 18 @ 1pm - ending on February 19 @ 1:30 (after mass and lunch) Families are also invited to attend mass and lunch with the young people.

St. William the Abbot
2000 Jackson Avenue, Seaford
Cost $40 per person

Retreat begins at 1pm - doors open at 12:30 for registration

"The Lord never gets tired of forgiving us, it is we, who get tired of asking for forgiveness"

This is an overnight retreat that will include an opportunity for mass, adoration, confession, thought provoking discussions, community building, games, movies, and much more.

For more information, please contact Gina Drost at

Saturday, March 4 Youth Day – Spring Youth Day  

"Meant to Live for More - Your Life Makes a Difference!

Questions? Please contact Marianne Sheridan at

Register today for "Meant to Live - Your Life Makes a Difference!" - deadline for registration is Monday, February 27, 2017. Registration on line now. Please make checks payable to the Diocese of Rockvile Centre.

Please download and customize the flyer to suit the needs of your parish in either color or black and white. paul j. kim template color pj kim b&w

Learn more about Paul J. Kim paul j. kim live

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Sunday, April 2, 2017


Cost: $16 includes admission, skates, game tokens, unlimited pizza and soda
$8 for each non-skating adult
All teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for a private party at Untied Skates, 1276 Hicksvile Road, Seaford
More information to follow ... registration will begin in March!

May 5 - St. Joseph Parish Center, Babylon
7pm YM End of Year Celebration!
More information coming soon!

lIU POST JUNE 26-29, 2017
11AM JUNE 26 - 2:30 PM JUNE 29
All materials, food, accommodations are included in the price

YouthLeader is a team approach to Christian leadership formation for youth and adult leaders that integrates Christian spirituality and ministry skills. The purpose of YouthLeader is to empower young people for Christian leadership in Church and the wider community. This program is based upon the following principles:

• The voice of youth must be heard if we are to announce the Good News to its fullest.
• Youth have gifts and charisms to share in leadership and ministry.
• Youth who are striving to be young disciples deserve training and support.
• Adults make a crucial difference in sponsoring youth as leaders by preparing the community and providing ongoing support. TO LEARN MORE
YouthLeader is an opportunity for our young church to come together as leaders - empowering them with the necessary skills to be true leaders in their faith. It is an opportunity for you the YOUTH MINISTER to work with your core group of student leaders to develop a strong program of ministry - by building disciples of faith - through prayer, community and service!

If you are interested in registering for YouthLeader, please complete the attached registration form along with a non-refundable $50 deposit for each person.

The final payment is due no later than June 8.
To register:  youthleader registration


July 21-23, 2017 ~ St. John's University
steubenville nyc

Registration is now open! click here to register




Early Bird Cost: $270 (until June 1st)
Cost after June 1st: $285
Deposit Amount: $50
Deadline for Payment of Deposit: 2 weeks after registering online
Deadline for Payment of Final Balance: June 1st


"The Poor have much to teach you .... You have much to learn from them. ... St. Vincent de Paul

midnight run

Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony, go out and interact with your brothers, go out and share, go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit.

Pope Francis

This past year, the young people from our parish youth groups, high schools, college and young adult groups, took Pope Francis words to heart and participated in 28 Midnight Runs. What is a Midnight Run? It's the opportunity to allow the Christ that each of us holds inside to meet the Christ in another. By serving the poor, we become one with them as Jesus did. Through these Jesus Runs groups bring food, clothing, conversation and hope to those who are materially poor. These Jesus runs help us to bring the Church out to the streets as we embrace those whose only experience of Church may be through the eyes an hands of those who serve them.

If you are interested in either participating in one of these runs, have your group do a sock, hoodie or backpack drive or make toiletry bags please contact Marianne Sheridan at I would be happy to do o presentation for your group and to help you organize your own run. 
Thank you for all you are doing in your youth groups to encourage our young people to be aware of the needs of others.