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Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry

Summer 2008 Youth Ministry Programs

Don Bosco Visits the USA for the first time ever!
haiti project
Diocesan Youth Rally
S.O.U.L TEAM 2010
Summer Job Offer For Youth
SOYP- Summer Outdoor Youth Program
SOS- Students Out Serving
St. Timothy Award
Don Bosco Award
Yankee Game 2009
Writers, Poets and Dreamers
Faith Formation 2010 Youth group
The Passion Player 2010- Youth Drama Group
Youth Ministry Program Update 2010
World Youth Day SEPT 2010
Saturday Youth Program 2010- For kids 4 to 10 years old
Art and Poetry Contest
Calendar for rest of 2009
St. Frances Cabrini Youth Center 2010
Overnight LOCK-IN RETREAT 2009
Diocesan Family Retreat
Volunteers Needed!!!
Reflection: Food for your Soul!
Six Flags Great Adventure Trip 2009
ND Vision- Joe Hadzovic Shares
YM Summer Music Series
Summer Youth Camp Offerings 2009
Papal Trivia and Visit
Youth Penance Service
Youth Way of the Cross Procession
Pope Pius Award Class
Need someone to talk to?
Q and A and Message from the Pope to the Young
Mother's day Prayer
Prayers to saints
Pray for Peace
For parents and guardians
Feast of Padre Pio 2009
Faith Formation Groups, What, where and when?
Cybserspace ways to help others
Get involved and stay informed
First Annual Cluster Youth Leadership
More pictures from the Leadership Day
Need Service Hours
Upcoming Programs and News 2010
Youth Mass and Activities Resource Page
Don Bosco Feast and Carnival- January 31st
Rosary Rally- June 1st
Brooklyn Cyclone Outing 2009
NCYC- National Catholic Youth Conference 2009
Local Adult Youth Minsters
The Good News
Permission Slip

Summer Youth Ministry Opportunities

Family Rosary Rally- June 1

A free bus will depart for those register, come young and old, but we encourage youth and their families, as we journey to Queens for a large rosary in many languages, followed by games and food for the whole family! The entire day is free and sponsored by the Diocesan Office of faith Formation.

Cluster Overnight Lock In Retreat- June 6-7

Join us for this 24 hour retreat for Junior High and High School Youth, hosted at St. Mary’s, Mother of Jesus (23rd Ave and 85th St) Come where faith and fun, help you meet other youth and grow deeper in your faith. Cost is $20.00 per person, and space is very limited.

Brooklyn Cyclones Home Opener- June 17th

Youth and families get your $5.00 ticket and catch the excitement of opening day, Game time is at 7PM, but things get started at 5:30PM with player autographs, and Brooklyn is playing the Staten Island Yankees that night. Free raffle for all, and even one is guaranteed a prize this year! Call Billy for tickets- 917-626-0478

Padre Pio Feast- June 18-22nd

Come to 20th Avenue and more so to St. Dominic’s on 20th Avenue and 74th St. Free games and live music, local youth and other bands to perform on Friday and Saturday Nights- June 20 and 21st. Join the procession on Sunday for Padre Pio at 4PM

Wednesday Night Youth Program-  Starts June 25th

Every Wednesday from June 25th to Sept 17th. 7-9PM Youth to come and play pick-up games and also other fun organized activities, Food and fun, with some time for fellow ship. Come with friends or meet new ones!

*CAMP LIFE- June 26-28- For Men only!

Hike, swim, play and pray in the outdoors, in Newton, NJ. Males 16-20 years old, who have a spirit of adventure and are willing to face their fears. Run by the Salesian Office of Youth Ministry, for more info go to




SOS- Service days

Join us for week days, where we either will outreach to local elderly or handicapped or help in a project at a local church. Have fun, but also help others. SOS will happen several times a month and could be weekly, if we had enough youth to help.

Cluster Music Summer Series

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, sit or bring a Frisbee as several nights this year we have some local youth perform live music and have musical acts that bring different sounds to Bensonhurst. Location will be in the parking lot of St. Athanasius, acts and dates will be announced shortly.

*Notre Dame- Vision Program.

This is open to youth who are 14 years or age and older. Join youth from around the country for this 5 day program on the campus of Notre Dame, as you discover and learn more about your strengths and gifts. Registration is limited and some financial help is available.

*Salesian Gospel Roads- Service Experience July 26- August 2nd

This program happens in South Orange, NJ. Are you at least going into Sophomore Year, like to work hard and meet new people. Then this service immersion experience is for you. For more information go to Have the time of your life and help others as you do it.

*Youth Leader- August 4-8th

Sponsored by the Diocesan Office of faith Formation and taking place at Mount Manresa in Staten Island, this 5 day program will give you the skills and confidence to youth leaders, through experience and information. For those going into their Junior or Senior Year, For more information email John Gillen at

Social Outings- All summer long

This summer we plan to get to the beach at Coney Island for some Volleyball, go to see the Yankees and the Mets, and to catch a Broadway Play. So stay in touch to find out when and where!

*If you were to attend one of the week long programs, after your initial registration and deposit  inform the Cluster Youth Ministry Office who will be giving substantial scholarships to those who attend from our area!

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