Youth News


Youth Events and Activities: 

Children's Christmas Nativity, Dec 24th, 4 pm

Practice for St Joseph's Children' Christmas Nativity will be on Sundays, Dec 8, 15, and 22 immediately after the 11 am Mass. Meet in the church.

All children of the parish are invited to be part of the Liturgy.

Contact Sally at or call the parish office during office hours.

CHRIST IS ALIVE! Essay Contest

Contest is open to children in grades 3-8 who are enrolled in a Catholic School or in a Parish Religious Education Program.

2 winners in each grade from across the US will be selected.

To find essay topic, awards, plus printable forms,

go to

or email Sally at for more information.

Children's Liturgy

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) has resumed during Mass on most of the Sundays when there is Faith Formation class. This if for children 4-8 years old. During the Liturgy of the Word, Fr Ken will call up the children and excuse them for a lesson of their own (approx 20 mins.).

The CLOW leaders will take the children to the Conference Room off the Sacristy. Children return during the envelope collection.

Registration is not required but very helpful.

If interested and for registration, email Sally Herceg at

Catholic Charities Holiday Youth Program
Youth ages 11-17 years living in Broome County will have the opportunity to receive a gift card through the month of December at either Catholic Charities pantry: Community Empowerment Center, 100 Main St., BinghamtonMother Teresas Cupboard, @St. Ambrose Church, Garfield Ave., Endicott.
In order to offer a gift card, we are asking for parish support in donating gift cards for Walmart, Target, Boscovs and the Oakdale Mall to meet the need. We would like to offer cards in $25-$40 amounts. Cards in $5 increments work best. Gift card donations may be brought to St. Josephs Parish office during office hours or put in the collection basket. We have begun accepting gift cards. Thank you for your assistance in helping put a smile on all youth this holiday season.

St. Joseph's Church NOW has an account at Roma's Distributing, Nanticoke Ave, Endicott.  Drop off your bottles and cans and mention St. Joseph's/Sally Herceg as the account, we'll earn the $$$$!