Youth/Young Adults opportunities/events

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The Knights of Columbus Nativity Council 2976 annual Free Throw Shooting competition on Sunday, Jan. 26, starting at 3 p.m. in the gym at John Paul II school, Warwick Road, Stratford. Contest is open to all children age 9 through 14. No charge to enter; birth certificate is required. Contact Justin, 856-383-2318 or Mike, 267-973-2398.

St. Rose YAM and Holy Child Parish are joining forces to host a “Swing Night” at St. Maria Goretti Hall, 321 Orchard Ave, Runnemede, Saturday, March 1, at 8 p.m. (See http://www.holychildparish.net/Holy_Child_Parish/DIRECTI ONS.html for directions.) $5 cover charge includes admittance, refreshments, and a dance lesson. Contact Steph Smaldore for info or to RSVP, 856-287-6137 or stroseyam@gmail.com. See the event listing on the St. Rose of Lima Facebook page and join the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/108928949209827/

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: stpetersover21@yahoo.com (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): Saturday, 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, persistent21@verizon.net; Tuesday, Feb. 11, Theology on Tap, Dooney’s Pub, Route 130, Delran, for more information contact Roseanne, persistent21@verizon.net; 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, persistent21@verizon.net

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 akela@northstarexplorers.org

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 youthministerkari@gmail.com, website www.YouthGroupInfo.com

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 jlarosa@churchoftheholyfamily.org (www.churchoftheholyfamily.org/jryouthreg for 5th and 6th grade program; www.churchoftheholyfamily.org/sryouthreg 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 jlarosa@churchoftheholyfamily.org