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Youth Ministry


Youth Ministry helps the young people of our parish come into a deeper and more personal relationship with Jesus. It endeavors to create an atmosphere where teens feel free to share their spiritual life. Many different activities are offered throughout the year, such as Weekend and Overnight Retreats, Diocesan Youth Gatherings, Community Service Projects (Servant's Heart Service Group made up of 7th-12th graders) and helping at parish events such as "Breakfast with Santa", Christmas Tree Lighting, Vacation Bible School just to name a few. 

The Youth Group is open to all teens in 8th - 12th grade. Below is a list of our upcoming events. Please come and see what the Youth Group has to offer you. We ask you to give us 3 meetings and after that we know you will have found a home. If you would like more information on the group please contact Mary Dennis our Youth Minister.
Follow us on Facebook@St. Mary's Youth Group <3, Instagram @ stmyouthgroup_, Parish Website @ Parish of St.Mary. Friend us on the Parish App under the group Youth Ministry.

Due to the Corona Virus we are meeting differently at this time. Please join us Sunday nights as we virtually meet with Project YM. Download our parish app at MyParish and join the Youth Ministry Group to participate in the meetings. 

We will be having a Zoom meeting for each of the Holy Days at Noon. So grab your lunch and join me. I’ll send out those codes the day before the meetings. I know that this is not the way we thought we’d be spending Holy Week but I wanted to give you some other opportunities to be able to celebrate Holy Week and Easter with your family.


For the Mass you know that you can go on to the Catholic Faith Network to watch it on TV. I have been taking advantage of Fr. Rob at Christ the King in Commack. If you go to their website you will see when they are offering morning prayer and the Masses you can also access these through his website www.PETERSBOAT.net and watch them at your convenience. On Holy Thursday you can watch Journey Cross and Crucifixion (we were going to see that here) they are showing it several different times their website is www.CMPAC.com. Sight and Sound Theatre is showing their production of “Jesus” on line. I have seen it in person and I would highly recommend you watch it. You can access the dates and times at their website www.sight-sound.com


On Sunday night we will be joining Project YM at 8 PM. Yes it’s Easter Sunday but we have no where to go and no company since we all have to stay home so take advantage of it and join us. That night after you sign in to the web cast then sign into our group on the Parish App and we can chat during it. Invite your families to join us as they are welcome to be a part of this.


Have faith my friends that while we are in the darkness now like Christ we will rise out of this, there will be an Easter morning for all of us. If you need anything or are struggling in any way please feel free to contact me you don’t have to go through this alone I am her for you.I miss you all and I can’t wait to see you again. I wish you all a happy Holy Week and a Blessed Easter.


Service Opportunities:

None at this time due to the Corona Virus.

Photo Gallery

Our Halloween Party 2018



Fall Garden Clean Up 2018


Youth Leader 2018

Youth Group Christmas Party 2017

Breakfast with Santa 2017


Night in Bethlehem 2017


             Christmas Wreath Making         Catholic Charities Serve-A-Thon Day @ Molloy College

              Packing of Christmas Food Baskets                           Decoration for Christmas     

      Movie Night Helpers                                                     Winter Lock-In Retreat 2018
Spring Retreat 2018
Just a few highlights from our Spring Retreat. Thank you to ABC Ministries, Chris, April & Dan for a wonderful experience.
Diocesan Youth Night of Skating 2018


Parent Information:
Parents if you would like to receive emails regarding Youth Ministry activities please either email us your contact information or download the parent form and send it back to the Youth Ministry Office. 

Director of Youth Ministry
Mary Dennis
(631) 581-4266 ext. 131

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