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Church of the Incarnation Youth Ministry


Life Teen is a comprehensive youth ministry program with a strong focus on the Eucharist.  It is a parish-based Catholic-centered ministry for middle and high school teens.  The goal of Life Teen is to create an environment to lead teens into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.  It speaks to teens on all levels--emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual.  Life Nights challenge teens to live their faith as they carry out their daily lives.  Teens experience this sharing in an atmosphere of love and acceptance from their peers and their adult core team leaders who are there to assist them in their journeys.  Teens are also encouraged to embody God’s Grace through mission and service opportunities in the Church in whatever capacity their time and talents allow.  Our high school Life Teen schedule can be found here.


Edge speaks to the younger pre-teen walking along their Confirmation preparation in encouraging personal relationship with Jesus.  Our response to God’s love for us is extending that love to the people in our lives: Our families, our friends, the less fortunate, and the broken and forgotten.  Service opportunities are acts of mercy and seen as the response to our Baptismal call.  Edge nights are packed with social as well as spiritual experiences on a level they process, while at the same time communicating with parents to help facilitate this forming relationship with Jesus.  A variety of prayer experiences frame Life Teen and Edge nights to help round out the large and small group discussions.  The youth are empowered to take what they’ve learned into their daily lives.  Grades 6-8 meet every other Sunday evening. Their schedule can be found here.  


 

XLT is a Life Teen gathering for people of all ages who want to see, know, and love God. We come together to celebrate God’s love for us, and then are inspired to go out and share that love. We sing of God’s love with high-powered, full band praise and worship, hear about God’s love from our youth minister and other speakers, and spend time contemplating and receiving His love in a time of Eucharistic Adoration, a tradition in the Church that’s been practiced for centuries.  We also realize as humans we fall into sin, and for those times, confessors are available during XLT for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  

It’s a time for the whole family, the whole community, to come together and worship in fellowship and unity. Each XLT, we have college students, young professionals, grandparents and teenagers alike come through our doors and celebrate their faith together.  This is a time to be immersed in the Holy Spirit and spend this holy hour in unity with God.  XLT will be held seasonally and is open to all!


Upcoming Events


Service opportunity--

Help us to stuff socks with toiletries and other items to be given out those experiencing homelessness in Camden!  Youth from grades 5 and up are welcome to come and take part!  February 7, 2018, 5-7pm in the Kernan Center (hall).  Sign up so we have a head count for snacks!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d44a8a92fa4f49-socks


Need some help with your cell phone or other devices?  Bring them to the Knight's Breakfast March 4th, from 9-11am in the Kernan Center!  Parish teens will be on hand to help you understand what you can do with them!  Please sign up at this link!


#LivetheTruth Camden Diocesan Youth Congress

March 11, 2017!!!  Location is Assumption Regional Catholic School, OLPH Parish, Galloway, NJ.  Open to grades 8-12!  Keynote speaker is the AWESOME Fr. Joseph Espillat (who was the 2017 NCYC Emcee as well as a frequent Steubenville speaker).  Join the effort to help make 40,000 meals for the organization Rise Against Hunger while listening to some engaging talks!  Bishop Sullivan will be celebrating the Mass concluding the day!  Email Mrs. Drees to join the trip!

 


 

The 5th Annual FaithFull Food Drive is being held Sunday, March 18, 2018.  It is our diocesan one-day effort to help stock the food pantries of the six southern counties of NJ.  Last year the diocese collected nearly 139,000 pounds of food to distribute--and that magic happens HERE at the parish level.  

Our parish needs teen volunteers to help sort and move food from the back of the church to the U-Haul which we will fill and drive to the collection point in Blackwood.  A team of teens is needed as well as 1-2 adults to make the trip with our designated driver.

You can sign up here.


Knit a hat for our brothers and sisters in need! Join us for LifeTeen on March 18th from 6-8pm to learn how to make a simple knitted hat on a loom.  These hats will be donated to needy babes through adults in our communities.  Teens in grades 8-12 are welcome to participate!


The cast is now forming for an exciting Living Stations program, to be held Tuesday night, March 27th.  Email Jen Drees at youthministry@incarnation-church.org to be included!  (Specify request for role or to lead the musical component!)


We are very happy to announce our annual Steubenville trip, this year to the summer conference held in Queens, NY, July 20-22, 2018.  Click on this link for the conference website and see a list of speakers.  Information specific to our trip can be found here.  

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Put faith into action!  We serve because we are #blessed!  Check this section often for opportunities to serve our neighbor.

 

 

 

 



 


 

 

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Incarnation Youth Ministry Mission Statement 

We are focused on growing disciples who will grow other disciples. We gather. We witness. We nurture. We proclaim. We serve.

 

Our Staff:

Jennifer Drees

Youth minister
youthministry@incarnation-church.org

 

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