Our Youth

Our Youth Round Up Oct. 10, 2015



Continuing the Vincentian TraditionJLOC-and-seniors-chatting-with-resident_CMYK

Junior Ladies of Charity and their classmates from St. John’s Prep, Astoria, and St. John’s University students joined forces for a day of service at St. Joachim and Anne’s Nursing Home in Coney Island.

In the morning, the group visited and chatted with residents, and then played board games and Trivial Pursuit.

After a walk on the boardwalk, Prep students and members of the university’s Sunday choir performed a concert and sing-along. They were led by Kim Oler, director of the university’s glee club and choirs. It was a joyful presentation that was enjoyed by both the performers and the audience.

No Shortage of Creativity At St. Edmund Preparatory

IMG_6490_CMYLFreshmen recently attended a club fair at St. Edmund Prep, Sheepshead Bay, to see what clubs they would like to join this year.

The prep has over 25 clubs to choose from including art, robotics, theater, yoga, photography, savings and investments, tech club and the math club.

The club fair was coordinated by David Kirk, religion teacher, and Susan Moquin, English teacher.

One of the main attractions was to see the Edmund robot as it made its way around the room.

Bridget Hart, a sophomore who is in the robotics club, helped students navigate the robot.

Other attractions included watching videos of both Edmund Play Productions and Edmund News Team which is on YouTube and the school’s website.

Teen Holy Hour

Youth 13-19 years old are invited to a Holy Hour organized by the Diocese of Brooklyn on Friday Oct. 23, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. Music will be provided by Alverlis Pena. Contact Father Sean Suckiel, 718-827-2454 or Paul Morisi, 718-965-7300 ext. 5556.


Catholic Junior High Rally

All Catholic junior high school students are invited to Encounter the Joy of Christ’s Mercy at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston. Admission is free and there are two opportunities:  Wednesdays, Oct. 14 and Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Send an email to Christine Georgi at cgeorgi@diobrook.org.


Teen Shout-Out


Congratulations to Rebecca McFadden, from St. John’s Prep, Astoria. She has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.


Youth Page Submissions

What are the teens in your life up to that helps strengthen the Church? Let us know through photos, articles or reflections.

Submit items to azielinska@diobrook.org; 1712 Tenth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215; or facebook.com. For more information, call 718-517-3132.



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