Youth Ministry

Our Youth Group gives teens the opportunity to meet and foster lasting friendships while exploring our faith and belief.

Check us out, bring some friends, make some new ones!  Join our Facebook page “St. Boniface Youth Group“.

REMINDER:
Our Kick-Off, Meet & Greet Open House is Wednesday, September 5th from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Parish Center!
Past & present Youth Group members are encouraged to attend as well as all the youth of the Parish and their families.  Come and meet the new director, Belinda Basaca Zeitlin, learn more about the ministry…

and enjoy some refreshments…

All are welcome!

Belinda Basaca Zeitlin:  516-676-0676;  email:  stbonym@gmail.com.

We meet on Sundays from 6 – 8 pm in the Fr. James Donohoe Parish Center.  All 8th – 12th graders are invited!

For up to date information on all of our events email stbonym@gmail.com to join our weekly mailing list or follow us on Instagram at STBONYG
Follow us on our  Instagramusername: ‘stbonyg’,
Join our Facebook  page ‘St. Boniface Youth Group
Email  the Youth Minister, Belinda, at stbonym@gmail.com.
Who is your new Youth Ministry Director?
Dr. Belinda Basaca Zeitlin, MS, MD (aka “Dr. B”) is a pediatrician and has been a St. Boniface Parishioner for over a decade.  She and her husband were raised in Glen Cove and returned to the area in June 2000 to raise their now teenage boys.  She has extensive training in youth empowerment, interpersonal communication and leadership skills. She serves as member to the Pastoral Council, an Extraordinary Minister and lector and has launched several new initiatives at our Parish including the Parish Yard Sale and Christmas Around the World. As a parent and pediatrician, she has prided her professional work on being a sentinel for child protection and anti-bullying. As a child advocate, her life’s mission is to empower youth and instill leadership skills that will last them a lifetime.
Some dates to mark on your calendar:
 
Sunday, September 16th  6 – 7:30 pm

First Youth Group meeting in our meeting room at the Parish Center  

Saturday, September 22nd – 10 am – pm
3rd Annual Parish Yard Sale  
Sunday, October 7th
Sea Cliff Minimart – Details TBA
 
Saturday, October 13th
First Sandwich – Making Saturday in the Parish Center,
immediately following 8 am mass, devotion and bread blessing (around 8:45am)
 

Good Friday Stations of the Cross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midnight Run

On March 7, 2015, the St. Boniface Youth Group  participate in its Fifth Annual “Midnight Run” to Manhattan.
On Midnight Run, the St. Boniface Youth Group travels to Manhattan in cars loaded with food, clothes and toiletries to meet the homeless on the streets.  I have gone on numerous occasions, and I can tell you from experience that this is a life changing event.  Our youth encounter the homeless, the most needy; not as the detested in our society, but as those in most need of Jesus’ love and compassion.  I thank you for your support and prayers for our youth and for the homeless.  I am so happy that our Youth Group has this opportunity and I am equally pleased that we as a parish share in these blessings.

In Jesus,
Fr. Bob

Midnight Run 2014
What is Midnight Run?
On the Midnight Run, St. Boniface Youth Group members share food, clothing, blankets and personal care items with people living on the streets of New York City.  This is a grace-filled moment where the young people follow the example of Jesus, ministering to the people they will visit and allowing those people to minister to them.   Midnight run provides a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection.  That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission.

Midnight Run forges a bond between people, establishing a foundation of sharing and caring from which solutions to problems may evolve. Participants learn to see the people they visit as real people, not as a commodity. Homeless men and women learn that many housed people, adults and teenagers, have commitments and concerns that go beyond their own lives and families.

STRENGTH – a Paintball Day Retreat for Youth

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POSTPONED until early Autumn: Stay tuned for new date!

STRENGTH: A Paintball Retreat
A fun opportunity for all entering 9-12 graders
to be a part of the St. Boniface Martyr Youth Group
and learn more about yourself and your faith!!!!

I can do all things through Christ, who gives me STRENGTH (Phil. 4:13)

Schedule of the Day’s Events

9:00am Check In at Parish Center Introductions, Opening Prayer, Games,

Lunch (please bring a bag lunch)

12:00 Leave for Paintball at High Velocity

4:30 Return for 5:00 Parish Mass

Pizza Diner

Closing Prayer and Activity

8:00 Pick-Up

         

What to Bring/Wear

  • – Bagged Lunch
  • – $40.00 cash or check made out to St. Boniface Martyr
  • – Old Sneakers and Socks
  • – Gym Shorts and t-shirt  (to wear before and after as well as underneath your outfit for paintball)
  • – While playing wear: Old baggy pants, baggy sweatshirt, baseball cap or winter cap, optional gloves, optional layers.  Basically anything that can help absorb the paintball.
  • – A plastic bag to put dirty clothes in afterwards.
  • – Masks and other paintball equipment are provided.

*Indoor arena is air-conditioned.

*Paint washes off

Ha HaPaintball Waiver – please print, complete and return this waiver
to the Parish Center by August 14

Feeling Good  St. Boniface Permission Slip – please print, complete and return this slip
to the Parish Center by August 14

Contact Information:

Chris Mandato
Youth Minister stbonym@gmail.com
Office phone: 516-676-0676 (Do not hesitate to call or email me with any questions or concerns)

High-Velocity Paintball
235 S Fehr Way Bay Shore, NY
(631) 242-2096
http://www.hivipaintball.com/