Saint Joseph Church Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph Church     Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

ST. JOE’S HIGH SCHOOL TEEN GROUP

Upcoming Events

October 2018 through August 2019

Updated September 28, 2018


We have been working on a High School Teen Group schedule and hope you can join us for some - or all - of these events! Dates and times are subject to change, especially during the winter months when inclement weather comes into play. We may add or subtract some events as well, so stay posted! Please feel free to share this calendar with your friends and families, including those outside of our parish family! The High School Teen Group is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 - not just St. Joe’s Parishioners or St. Mike’s alumni! As always - we will gladly sign off on service hours for any event which qualifies! We offer great opportunities to serve your community while having fun with your friends! If you have any questions, feel free to email us

OCTOBER 2018

  • Please join our Parish Family for Forty Hours Devotion:

    • Sunday, October 14th at 7:00 PM

    • Monday, October 15th at 7:00 PM

    • Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00 PM - All Altar Servers are expected to be in attendance for the Forty Hours Procession and should be vested no later than 6:45 PM.

What is Forty Hours Devotion? This website provides a great explanation: http://catholicstraightanswers.com/what-is-the-40-hours-devotion/

 

  • PREP Grades 1-7 will present a Living Rosary in the Parish Center on Sunday, October 21st, from 11:15 AM to 11:30 AM. Please join us - You are a shining example to the youth of our parish - like rock stars, truly! Your presence and participation would help bring a special aspect to this celebration of Mary, the Mother of God.

 

  • Fr. Buckley’s Annual Trick or Treat Family Party will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Parish Center. There will be festive treats, crafts, pumpkin decorating, games, dancing, and, of course, a Costume Parade & Contest.

    • Volunteers are needed to help with: Set up/clean up, kids’ activities, handing out bags/prizes

    • To make things extra fun - We are proposing a COSTUME CONTEST amongst our High School Teen Group volunteers! Show up in a kid-friendly costume to volunteer, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $10 Starbucks Gift Card! Costumes must be kid-friendly - think: everyday heroes (cowboys, farmers, doctors) and superheroes, Disney characters (princesses are always a favorite), cartoon characters, etc. NO weapons of any kind; NO depictions of violence (ex: fake blood, bruising, serial killers, zombies, etc); NO inappropriate references or themes (ex: underage drinking or drugs, murder, sexual innuendos, etc). HAVE FUN but BE RESPECTFUL.

Please RSVP for this event by emailing us, or signing up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c48adad22a0fc1-help2

NOVEMBER 2018

  • We will be creating and selling Advent Wreaths to our Parish Family.

    • Order forms are in the bulletin, in the back of church, and on the website. We'll accept orders through October 28th.

    • We will create the wreaths using pre-formed wreath frames, faux foliage, ribbon and candles. It is FUN and EASY to do - you don’t need to be crafty!

    • Advent Wreath Assembly will take place on Sunday, November 4th from 5PM to 8PM. Dinner will be provided.

    • Please RSVP for this event by emailing us, or signing up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C48ADAD22A0FC1-assembling

    • Further help may be needed in distributing the wreaths once completed - details for that TBD. Wreath pick-up will be following all Masses on November 17th & 18th.

  • We will be hosting a Family Movie Night on Sunday, November 11th at 5:00PM in the Parish Center.

    • A G or PG family-friendly movie will be projected onto the large screen on the stage.

    • Admission will be FREE, but donations to our Holiday Hope Chest project will be requested and collected.

    • Also, we will advertise food for sale: popcorn, hot dogs, soda, water, chips, soft pretzels, candy, etc. Proceeds will benefit purchases made for the Holiday Hope Chest project.

    • Volunteers will be needed to: greet families, collect donations, run the food stands, clean up afterwards.

    • Please RSVP for this event by emailing us, or signing up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C48ADAD22A0FC1-volunteers

    • Info about Holiday Hope Chests: https://www.volunteerlv.org/holiday-hope-chests

DECEMBER 2018

  • High School Teen Group Holiday Party - Saturday, December 1st following the 5:15 PM Mass.

    • Held in the Parish Center.

    • We will begin with a prayer service, followed by a pizza dinner.

    • We will assemble the Holiday Hope Chests and then watch a Christmas movie on the big screen on the stage!

    • Please RSVP for this event by emailing us, or signing up online (link will be provided closer to the date).

  • Young Women of Grace Retreat, hosted by our Parish Women of Grace group -  Saturday, December 8th, following the 9:00 AM Mass (Holy Day - Feast of the Immaculate Conception).

    • All young women aged 13-17 are encouraged to attend.

    • Further details will be released soon.

    • Please RSVP for this event by emailing us, or signing up online (link will be provided closer to the date).

  • Gaudete Sunday Parish Family Christmas Celebration -will be held on Sunday, December 16th starting at 12PM.

    • All Parishioners are encouraged to attend and bring a dish to share for lunch. The Adult Choir performs Christmas carols, Santa Claus makes a surprise visit, and Fr. Buckley provides a “letters to Santa” station for the kids, as well as raffles and presents for all!

    • Volunteers are needed to help with: letters to Santa, handing out bags/presents, and assisting Santa Claus.

    • No RSVP needed - just show up and enjoy some time with your family! If you’re there, you can help however needed - just look for Mrs. Lanning or Mrs. O’Donnell.

JANUARY 2018

  • Bowling Competition - Date TBD

    • We’ll meet at Parkway Lanes in Allentown for some friendly competition!

 

  • Winter Reflection & Meeting - Saturday, January 26th following the 5:15 PM Mass

    • We will have a prayer service followed by a light meal, and a discussion in preparation for upcoming events.

 

FEBRUARY 2019

  • We will be hosting a Family Movie Night on Sunday, February 17th at 5:00PM in the Parish Center.

    • Valentines’ Themed <3

    • A G or PG family-friendly movie will be projected onto the large screen on the stage.

    • Admission will be FREE, but donations to Betty Lou’s Pantry will also be collected.

    • Also, we will advertise food for sale: popcorn, hot dogs, soda, water, chips, soft pretzels, candy, etc. Proceeds will benefit purchases made for the Mission Sunday Mardi Gras Celebration.

    • Volunteers will be needed to: greet families, collect donations, run the food stands, clean up afterwards.

    • Please RSVP for this event by emailing us, or signing up online (link will be provided closer to the date).

MARCH 2019

  • Mission Sunday Mardi Gras Celebration will be held on Sunday, March 3rd from 11AM to 1PM in the Parish Center.

    • We will run games of chance, hand out prizes to winners, and sell snacks.

    • Volunteers will be needed to: set up, run the games, sell food, clean up afterwards.

    • Please RSVP for this event by emailing us, or signing up online (link will be provided closer to the date).

    • Proceeds will benefit our Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society.

    • About the Charity: Saint Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph Church assists those in our parish and in our community who are in need of material assistance. The Saint Vincent de Paul fund is supported entirely through voluntary donations. Referrals considered may be made known by those in need, as well as by their families and friends. Upon receiving a referral, every effort is made to ensure anonymity. Needs considered may relate to shelter, fuel assistance, clothing, car repair, limited mortgage/rent assistance and gift cards for food items not available at Betty Lou’s Pantry.

  • High School Teen Group Lenten Retreat - Friday March 29th starting with attendance at Stations of the Cross.

    • Following Stations, we will have a prayer service, light meal, and create prayer bracelets for the First Communicants.

    • Please RSVP for this event by emailing us, or signing up online (link will be provided closer to the date).

APRIL 2019

  • Fr. Buckley’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 11 AM.

    • This event is held RAIN, SNOW or SUNSHINE! Either in the field behind the Rectory, or in the Parish Center.

    • Volunteers are needed to assist with: putting out eggs, handing out prizes, handing out goody bags, help with clean up.

    • Please RSVP for this event by emailing us, or signing up online (link will be provided closer to the date).

  • Join us for Holy Thursday Mass (Washing of the Feet) and Church Visitations on Thursday, April 18th.

    • More details to be released closer to the date.

MAY 2019

  • Join us for the Final Children’s Mass & May Crowning - Sunday, May 6th at 9:30 AM.

    • It is our hope that the High School Teen Group may assist Mrs. Lanning and Fr. Buckley with the First Communicants at this special Mass.

    • More details to be released closer to the date.

 

  • Mini Golf Competition - Date TBD

    • We will meet at Putt U for some friendly competition!

JUNE 2019

  • HS Teen Group will say Farewell to Seniors, and officially Welcome the Newly Confirmed on Saturday, June 1st following the 5:15 PM Mass.

    • We would like to have the HS Teen Group participate in the Mass.

    • Following Mass, we will have a prayer service under the pavilion, enjoy a picnic dinner, and engage in some friendly competition (outdoors if weather behaves).

    • More details to be released closer to the date.

  • HS Teen Group Booth at the St. Joe’s Parish Festival - Sunday, June 30th

    • We will be selling Popcorn and Snow Cones.

    • Volunteers will work in shifts throughout the day.

    • Please RSVP for this event by emailing us, or signing up online (link will be provided closer to the date).

 

JULY 2019 - No events currently scheduled.

AUGUST 2019

  • We will host a Charity Car Wash to Benefit Salvation Army Back to School Drive on Sunday, August 11th.

    • We had a successful event this past August - We raised over $275 and delivered 17 school bags filled with supplies to the Salvation Army in Allentown.

    • Volunteers will assist with: creating signs for advertising, washing and drying cars, collecting donations.

    • Please RSVP for this event by emailing us, or signing up online (link will be provided closer to the date)

October Events

10/5 - St. Mike's Walk-a-Thon

10/13 - Blessing of the Animals

10/13 - "20 Minute Walk with St. Paul"

10/14 through 10/16 - Forty Hours

10/19 - Altar & Rosary Society Fall Soup Sale

10/21 - PREP Living Rosary

10/28 - Fr. Buckley's Annual Family Trick-or-Treat Party

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