Youth Ministry

 St. Mary's Catholic Youth Alliance

(St. Mary's CYA)

Our Youth Ministry program consists of 2 age appropriate groups: 6th-8th grade is Junior and 9th-12th is High School youth. We start the school year off with our Annual Bonfire Event at the end of September. In October we begin our Thursday meetings at the Parish Center from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Our High School group will meet twice a month and our Junior group meets once. Both groups group come together for our Chill'nConnect Open Gym (CnCOG) monthly during the school year on Thursdays as well. We have plenty of activities during the summer months as well. Our teens are involved in many Parish events, community services and trips. To name a few, our Annual Night of Summer Carnival, Vacation Bible School, Mission Trips, Souper Bowl of Caring, Annual HS Winter Retreats, Diocesan Youth Conference, Easter Egg Hunt, and Live Stations of the Cross. Dates are posted in our weekly Parish bulletin as well as sent via Flocknote emails and texts. For more information, check our parish bulletin or contact the youth office at 609-597-1071 Monday-Thursday. 

The youth of today is the future of our Catholic Faith! They CAN make a difference in the world!


We are currently looking for any young adults or adults who wish to assist in forming a St. Mary's Community Service Team. These adults/young adults will help our youth with service project for those in need within our communities.  We need Mission Researchers to locate areas in need and Team Leader to guide the youth with their service.  

Our goal - To BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD by spreading the Good News of our faith to others through word and service. Our youth are the next generation Catholics...the future.  They are yearning to do something to help others and begin to change the world. Are you yearning to do something for our faith?  

If interested in helping or if you have any questions, contact Alicia Bruno, Coordinator of Youth Ministry.  Contact information listed at top right of this page.

GET CONNECTED with Flocknote!

Please join our 'flock' so you may be connected to everything that our youth are doing. Go to to join Saint Mary's Barnegat 'Flocks' (ministries).  Please subscribe to the Youth Ministry flock and then, depending on your their grade, subscribe to Junior Youth or High School. You can choose to get notifications by e-mail, text or phone call or choose all.  Notifications will be sent prior to events or changes and any new information that may arise. Our monthly calendar is also sent out, as an attachment, through the Flocknote email system.  Don't miss a thing...Get Connected!  


Alicia Bruno