Youth Ministries

Boy Scouts

St Mary’s sponsors Boy Scout Troop 66 and Cub Scout Troop 66. For further information Contact the rectory for Boy Scouts and Hope for the Cub Scouts.

Contact The Rectory
698-5531

Hope Pastor
290-2339

Children’s Liturgy

A Liturgy designed for children is provided every Sunday during the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary of the Pines. Children learn the word of God through teachings and activities.

Contact Maryclaire Balko
618-4395

Children’s Mass

This Mass is held every Sunday at 9:00 am in St. Mary of the Pines. Every Mass is a “Children’s Mass” however, because they’re always welcome!

Columbian Squires Annunciation Circle

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, this program provides young men ages 10 to 18 an opportunity to plan and participate in a variety of Service, Spiritual, Membership, and Circle activities. They meet once a month. See the bulletin or call Bill.

Contact Bill Cox
660-2607

High School Youth Group

The High School Youth Group is open to all youth grades 9th-12th within our parish and surrounding communities. HS Youth Group meets on Thursday’s evening from 7:30-9:00pm at St. Mary’s Parish Center, Manahawkin. You can now follow us on Facebook at Saint Marys Youth Online.

Contact Alicia Bruno
597-1071
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Junior Youth Group

The Jr. Youth Group is open to all youth grades 6th-8th within our parish and surrounding communities. Jr. Youth Group meets on Thursday’s evening from 5:30-7:00pm at St. Mary’s Parish Center, Manahawkin.You can now follow us on Facebook at Saint Marys Youth Online.

Contact Alicia Bruno
597-1071
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Praise Band Mass

Our Praise Band sings at the 9:00am Mass at St. Mary of the Pines on the 2nd Sunday of each month. All are welcome!

Contact

Michelle Bockin

609-698-4499

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Religious Education

Children from K-8th grade are provided learning opportunities throughout the year. The office is open from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday – Thursday.

Contact

Cindy Craft

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 (609)597-7600

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is a week-long program during the summer from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. daily. Children entering Kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in dynamic, enjoyable, faith-filled activities including prayer, Bible stories, songs, skits, crafts, and games all focused around a specific theme. Generally, Vacation Bible School takes place two weeks after the St. Mary’s Carnival. (Look for announcements in the bulletin at the end of May to find out what week VBS will be scheduled.) The cost of this program is $10.00 per child or $20.00 per family to cover the cost of crafts, snacks, and decorations. Many volunteers are necessary to make this program run smoothly. Anyone: Parents, Senior Citizens, and Youth Helpers—are all welcome to help out. Everyone who helps gets as much out of this program as the children do (and sometimes even more!) Call Alicia if you can help!

Contact Alicia Bruno
597-1071
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