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!
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 www.salesianYM.com
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
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 www.salesianYM.com Have the time of your life and help others as you do it.
*Youth Leader- August 4-8th
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 John@mountmanresa.org
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!