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 November 27, 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

  • Completed events: Forty Hours Devotion, PREP Living Rosary​, Fr. Buckley’s Annual Trick or Treat Family Party

NOVEMBER 2018

Completed Event(s): Advent Wreath Assembly & Pickup, Family Movie Night

DECEMBER 2018

3 events

1) Holiday Hope Chests Assembly Party - Saturday, December 1st, 3PM-5PM.

Please join us for our Holiday Hope Chests Assembly Party on Saturday, December 1st, from 3PM to 5PM.

We will be wrapping 25 shoe boxes and filling them with items for less fortunate children, ages 15 through 17+, living in the Lehigh Valley. Our specific task is to fill:

  • 5 boxes for Boys 15-17 years old
  • 5 boxes for Girls 15-17 years old
  • 5 gender neutral boxes for 15-17 years old
  • 5 boxes for Boys 17+ years old
  • 5 boxes for Girls 17+ years old

If possible, please bring at least one item to contribute to the boxes. All items should be new and must be able to fit into a shoe box. We are in need of: shoe boxes with lids, toiletry items, winter accessories, age-appropriate games, movies & books, arts & crafts, school supplies, sports items, gift cards, etc. We cannot accept any candy, gum or other food items. Think about something you personally would appreciate receiving, or even simple things you know you can't live without - we are gifting your peers, and they will benefit greatly from your kindness and generosity.

We will assemble the Holiday Hope Chests while we enjoy Christmas cookies & warm beverages. A classic Christmas film will be screening while we work. Located in the Parish Center.

Info about Holiday Hope Chests: 

https://www.volunteerlv.org/holiday-hope-chests

Please RSVP for this event by emailing us, or signing up here: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C48ADAD22A0FC1-holiday

 

2) 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).

YOUNG WOMEN OF GRACE - DARE TO PREPARE: AN ADVENT RETREAT, for Teen Girls aged 12 and older, will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 in our Parish Center from 9 AM to 4 PM. Cost is $30.00 per person which includes retreat materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. The day will include Mass, social time, games, and a special Christmas craft/gift. A local youth minister will also address the girls on the importance of respecting themselves. Please go to womenofgrace.com to register. Once you are on the website, click on upcoming events and go to the December 8th event for complete schedule for the retreat. If you have any questions, call Rose Newcomer at 610-390-4131.

 

3) 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

2 events

1) Bowling Competition - Date TBD

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

 

2) 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

1 event

1) 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

2 events

1) 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.

2) 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

2 events

1) 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).

2) 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

2 events

1) 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.

 

2) Mini Golf Competition - Date TBD

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

JUNE 2019

2 events

1) 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.

2) 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

1) 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)

​December Events

12/4 A & R Society Meeting

12/8 Immaculate Conception - Mass at 9AM

Vigil Mass on 12/7 at 7PM

12/8 A & R Society Christmas Floral Sale Pickup

12/8 Young Women of Grace Advent Retreat

12/16 Gaudete Sunday Parish Family Christmas Celebration

12/19, 12/21 & 12/22 Advent Ember Days

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