Youth/Young Adult events/opportunities


Annual Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Championship, Saturday, Jan. 11, Good Shepherd School, Collingswood. Registration begins at 12 Noon, contest at 12:30 p.m. All boys and girls ages 9-14 are eligible to participate and will participate in respective age divisions; winners of each age division can further progress through district, regional, and state competition. Proof of age is required. Contest is free and open to the public. For information, contact Joe Franciosa, 856-858-5546.

St. Rose YAM Carols for Seniors, Sunday, Dec. 22, at 10:30 a.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Home, 210 St. Mary’s Drive, Cherry Hill (see RSVP to Steph Smaldore, 856-287-6137 or

The Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE), a Catholic faith based youth movement of pontifical right, has single-gender programs for boys and girls ages 6-24 to learn how to assume responsibility and leadership positions, to work hard within a diverse team and as individuals, and to finish what they start, emphasizing the development of the whole child from a Christ-centered perspective rooted in the sacraments. For more information call 856-381-7099 or email

St. Peter’s Christian Singles Club, Merchantville, affiliate parishes: St. Stephen’s, Pennsauken, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Maple Shade. For December and January 2014 scheduled events, email: (John Edelmayer, club director, 856-663-3759; Bob Sorrentino, president, 856-751-7319).

Young Adult Group at Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill (ages 20-39): Friday, Jan. 3, Bowling Night, Pinsetters, 7111 Maple Ave., Merchantville, meet at 7:30 p.m., all skill levels welcome (snow date, Jan. 31), contact Roseanne,; Sunday, Jan. 12, Mass and Bunch Social, Coastline, 1240 Brace Rd., Cherry Hill, meet 10:45 a.m. for 11 a.m. Mass (snow dat, Jan. 26), $15, drinks extra, email Rosanne,; Saturday, Jan. 18, Dinner and Flyers (vs. Islanders) game at PJ’s, 396 Lenola Rd., Maple Shade, meet at 6:30 p.m., email Roseanne,; Satuday, Jan. 25, New Jersey Catholic Young Adult Conference, Piscataway, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with lunch, register now or talk to Fr. John about carpooling; Friday, Feb. 7, Bowling Night, Pinsetters, 7111 Maple Ave., Merchantville, meet at 7:30 p.m. (snow date Feb. 28), contact Roseanne,; Tuesday, Feb. 11, Theology on Tap, Dooney’s Pub, Route 130, Delran, for more information contact Roseanne,; Saturday, Feb. 15, Service Day, Habit ReStore, Cinnaminson, meet at 9:45a.m., day goes until 1 p.m., heading to Tony’s Pizza after the service day (snow date, Feb. 22), need to complete waiver form, for more information and directions, email Roseanne,

St. Rose Young Adult Ministry, Haddon Heights (ages 20-39), meets every other Sunday in the chapel at 8 p.m. for a Holy Hour, followed by reflection and socializing. For more information call Stephanie, 856-287-6137.

Our Lady of Peace Parish, Williamstown, youth groups: junior, sixth to eighth grades; senior, ninth to 12th grades; young adults ages 18 to 25. Contact Kari A. Janisse, work 856-629-6142, ext. 20, cell 973-534-8960, email, website

Divine Mercy Parish, Vineland, Young Youth Group for children in grades 3 to 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. second Friday of month, church hall. Call Michael and Shirley Velazquez, 856-696-2241.

Youth Ministry Program, Church of the Holy Family: Contact Julie LaRosa, 856-228-2215 or ( for 5th and 6th grade program; for high school program).

Hearts of Fire, 7th and 8th grade youth program at Church of the Holy Family, Sewell (for those confirmed, or preparing for Confirmation). Contact Julie LaRosa, 856-228-2215 or