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

ST. JOE’S HIGH SCHOOL TEEN GROUP

Upcoming Events

October 2019 - August 2020

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 have some events still in the works 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 high school students in grades 9 through 12 - not just St. Joe’s Parishioners or St. Mike’s alumni (for your siblings & younger friends - we will welcome the 2020 newly Confirmed 8th graders in the Springtime - keep an eye out for an invitation). 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

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OCTOBER 2019

Completed Events: Forty Hours Devotion, PREPLiving Rosary, Fr. Buckley’s Annual Trick or Treat Family Party 

NOVEMBER 2019

Completed Events: Advent Wreath Sales, Family Movie Night, Holiday Hope Chest Project 

DECEMBER 2019

Completed Event: Parish Family Christmas Celebration

FEBRUARY 2020

  • Mission Sunday Mardi Gras Celebration will be held on Sunday, February 23rd from 11AM to 12:30PM in the Parish Center (volunteers needed 10AM-1PM).

    • 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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C48ADAD22A0FC1-mission2

    • 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.

MARCH 2020

  • We will be hosting an afternoon of BINGO on Sunday, March 15th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Parish Center. *Date is subject to change*

    • Trying something new - an alternative to Family Movie Night. 

    • All will be invited - An admission fee will be charged per patron, with 2 boards included and the option to purchase additional boards. We’ll play a variety of Bingo games with a variety of (simple) prizes!

    • We will sell popcorn, snacks & drinks. 

    • Volunteers will be needed to: set up, hand out boards, call out numbers, work in the concession stand, man the prize table, clean up.

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

  • We ask you all to join us for Stations of the Cross at 7PM on Friday, March 27th, in the church. 

    • We can sit together, or you can stay with your family - it is up to you.

    • After Stations, we will meet in the cafeteria for soft pretzels, Lenten trivia, and to help stuff the goody bags for the Egg Hunt. We should be finished before 9PM.

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

APRIL 2020

  • Fr. Buckley’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 4th 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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C48ADAD22A0FC1-help6

  • Join us for Holy Thursday Mass (Washing of the Feet) and Church Visitations on Thursday, April 9th.

    • We are honored to be chosen once again to participate in the washing of the feet. All altar servers are expected to be in attendance for the Holy Thursday Eucharistic Procession, but you are still able to have your foot washed even if serving - just let us know in what capacity you will be joining us that evening. Teen Group will be sitting together in a pew behind the altar servers, and we will join in the procession as well.

    • After Mass, we will visit several churches throughout the Diocese. We will plan to spend 10-15 minutes at each Parish. We will then look forward to food & fellowship at a diner following our visitations. We will end the evening back at our own Parish with a Night Prayer service to close our Parish and prepare for Good Friday.

    • IMPORTANT NOTE: Each participant is responsible for their own transportation (so for most, figure a parent may be joining us). Neither Fr. Buckley nor Mrs. O'Donnell are permitted to drive attendees, nor are we permitted to arrange for your transportation with someone else. This is due to Diocesan insurance obligations.

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

MAY 2020

  • HS Teen Group will say Farewell to Seniors, and officially Welcome the Newly Confirmed on Saturday, May 23rd, 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 - kickball? Frisbee? Corn hole? We’ll have fun no matter what!).

    • More details to be released closer to the date.

JUNE 2020

  • HS Teen Group Booth at the St. Joe’s Parish Festival - Date TBA, either 6/21/20 or 6/28/20

    • 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 2020

No events currently scheduled. Vacation Bible School (VBS) will most likely take place this month, so watch for that info in the Spring!

 

 

AUGUST 2020

  • We will once again be hosting a Charity Car Wash to benefit local Back to School Drives on Sunday, August 16th.

    • We had a successful event this past August - We raised over $400 and delivered over 3 dozen school bags filled with supplies to the Salvation Army in Allentown.

    • Located in the road between the Rectory and the school. Volunteers will assist with: washing and drying cars, collecting donations. This event is weather-dependent and may be cancelled if inclement weather.

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

All weather or other emergency cancellations of weekend Masses will be announced on WFMZ

Daily Mass is cancelled whenever Southern Lehigh School District and/or St. Michael the Archangel School announces either a delay or cancellation for winter weather.

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