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.  We meet every Sunday night from 6-8pm in the youth room.  

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 FRIDAY evening from 7-8:30pm in the youth room. Their schedule can be found here.  

We expanded our youth ministry this year by launching a brand new group, REACH, for those in grades 3-5.  Reach will engage the young person as they emerge from the joy of receiving Jesus in the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation in 2nd grade, and in the early elementary years that follow.  As we are all called to be missionary disciples as our abilities allow, this group will gather monthly to work on projects which help our friends in need, and also engage in fun activities to learn more about our growing relationships with God.      



Looking ahead:


Join our high school mini-retreat, Sunday March 10th from 10am-6pm.  During the afternoon portion, we will be visiting Camden, and undergoing training for liturgical service in the church.


  Winter 2019 Events

March 24--Stand Up and Serve//Bag Lunches
April 13--FAMILY egg decorating/Little Ones Egg Hunt 12-2pm

April 28--Stand Up and Serve//Bag Lunches

May 18--Kids Only Movie Night 6:30-9pm

May 19th--NJ Catholic Student Rally at Six Flags/Great Adventure and Matt Maher concert


Do you get our weekly email/newsletter?  If not, check your spam/junk folder!  If it's not there, jot a note to Jen Drees to be included!


Ready for a deep experience with God?  Take a trip to Steubenville NYC and let God speak to you in a powerful way! On the way we will stop in Manhattan to volunteer at "soup kitchen". Those entering 9th grade through graduating seniors are encouraged to attend. 






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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



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