Youth News


Youth Events and Activities:

8th Grade Confirmation Class collection

As a way of putting their faith in action, they are creating and executing service projects on issues of importance to them. One of the groups is doing Rainbow Boxes. They are going to make bright boxes full of colorful things to give to the people of Mercy House.

They are asking for puzzle books, chap sticks, colored pencils, markers, coloring books, religious items (prayer cards, rosaries).

Donation boxes will be at the entrances and exits of the church.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Souper Bowl of Caring collection

February 1 and 2, after all Masses,

the youth of our parish will be collecting cash donations for the Souper Bowl of Caring which benefits the food pantry.


February 7, 7-8pm at St Anthony of Padua

Thrive is an evening of music, inspiration, and fellowship.

No cost, no commitment.

Everyone is welcome, especially families with small children!

Jeremy Bobak, worship leader and Chris Spilka, inspirational speaker.

Come spend some time with the Lord and get in touch with your faith!

Pancake Breakfast

February 16, 9 am - 1 pm, at St Anthony's church hall

Eggs, pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee and more.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the 9th grade confirmation class.

To benefit the St Anthony's and St Joseph's Youth Program.

$7 pre-paid, $8 at door; children 5+ $5; children 5yrs free; family $30

Tickets can be purchased at both parish offices.

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

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 $$$$!