Youth-oriented activities this weekend


Two youth-oriented activities this weekend aim to bring the future of the church closer to God through play and prayer.

Junior and senior youth leaders and their youth groups are invited to Open Gym Night at Rowan University Rec Center in Glassboro tonight, June 26. The event is being sponsored by Gloucester County-area youth groups.

Taking place from 6-8 p.m., the night will feature basketball, volleyball, board games and snacks, and is an “alternative for youth on a Friday night, and also a chance for them to have good fellowship with other youth in the diocese,” said Kari Janisse, youth minister at St. Bridget Parish in Glassboro.

Cost is $3 a person. To RSVP or for additional information e-mail Youth attending need a permission slip.

On the morning of Friday, June 26, 31 Camden Diocese youth and chaperones left for Steubenville, Ohio, to take part in Franciscan University of Steubenville’s High School Youth Conference, held from Friday, June 26, to Sunday, June 28. The theme is “Above All,” from Chronicles 29:11, which proclaims, “yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.”

A lineup of speakers, musicians, and presenters such as Catholic musician Bob Rice, youth author and former Franciscan youth outreach director Father Dave Pivonka, and storyteller and consultant Tammy Evevard, will aid youth in strengthening their faith and bringing it to the world.