Youth@SaintBrigid offers high school students an opportunity to get together each week and socialize, share, learn, grow and do service in our community. Our growth as disciples of Jesus didn’t stop at Confirmation and Youth@SaintBrigid allows you to live out all you have learned and have fun doing it.
This isn’t another class for you to sit in, it’s an opportunity to make friends, and figure out what it means to be a Catholic teenager today. In addition to our service activities, there will be guest speakers, movie nights, retreats and a whole lot more!
We have a lot of great events planned this year, things like:
Midnight Runs- where we bring food, clothing and other supplies to the homeless living on the streets of New York City, the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Retreat experiences and our Teen in Action service mission.
Our group consists of teens from many different high schools (Catholic and public.)
We understand how busy you all are, so if you can’t make it one week, just come on over the next. We are here every Sunday from October through June (except when we have holiday weekends.)
This is YOUR youth ministry...
Be involved in one, some or all of our events!
Additional Information about Y@SB
1) In order to defray program costs and also to encourage commitment from participants, we are asking that each family help support our mission.
A $25 donation ($40 max if more than 1 student in a household - so a sibling pair/group would give $40) includes a Youth@SaintBrigid t-shirt.
A $20 donation ($35 max if more than 1 student in a household - so a sibling pair/group would give $35) - no t-shirt.
Families are welcome to discuss this with our Youth Minister, Vince, if there are any questions or concerns as this should in no way prohibit participation in Youth@SaintBrigid.
2) Permission slips for all events and any fees are due back by the deadlines communicated.
3) Info sheets with required emergency contact information and health insurance are required.
4) We meet every Sunday from 7pm-9pm in the Teen Center. If any student needs to leave early a parent must enter the building for dismissal.
5) We generally DO NOT meet on Sundays where it is part of a public school 3 day weekend.
6) Our communications will use the REMIND app. Text @ad4h8 to 81010
7)Facebook: StBrigid YouthNet
9) Pizza is available weekly at $2 per slice. There is no charge for beverages.
10) We commit to a technology free space during our meetings.
Vince Buzzeo is a husband and father of three. Vince’s faith development was accelerated when he became a grade school catechist at St. Brigid, Westbury in 1994.
In 2000, at the encouragement of his Pastor, he enrolled in the Diocesan Pastoral Formation Institute (PFI). Upon gaining his certificate in 2002, Vince subsequently completed additional certificates in Family Ministry & Advocacy (2003), Youth Ministry (2004) & Spiritual Growth (2006).
As Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Brigid Church, Vince works with high school teens in ongoing faith formation and spiritual growth by offering prayer, retreat, Christian leadership development and service mission experiences.
Vince was trained in Spiritual Direction under the Sacred Space/Holy Listening internship at St. Ignatius Retreat House and has been in practice since 2007. He has completed the 19th Annotation Retreat.
In June 2012 he completed his internship in Retreat House Ministry at St. Ignatius Retreat House, under the direction of Sister Karen Doyle, SSJ, and he is currently a Staff Associate at the Cenacle Retreat House in Ronkonkoma.
Vince has facilitated programs in Workplace Spirituality, Young Adult Retreats, a program for Couples Hoping to Be Parents and a retreat experience based on the best-selling book, The Shack. In addition, he is one of the facilitators of a monthly Men’s Prayer group in Port Washington.
Currently, Vince is a Vice President for a major financial institution’s Risk Management division.
His life’s scripture theme is 1Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Sunday, February 4, 7pm-9pm - SOUP-ER Bowl Sunday! Bring a donation of canned soup for the food pantry.
Sunday, February 11- 7pm-9pm
Saturday, February 17 - Peanut Butter Gang (8am-9:30am)
Sunday, February 18 - NO MEETING- WINTER BREAK
Sunday, February 25, 7pm-9pm
All gatherings take place in "THE BASEMENT" (our parish Teen Center) located in St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School at 101 Maple Avenue.
Pizza is available each week for $2 per slice.
Each month from October through June, Youth@SaintBrigid hosts a monthly community service activity called Peanut Butter Gang where participants gather to prepare and package 300-500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for delivery to the Hospitality Too Soup Kitchen located at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church in Brentwood. The sandwiches are delivered to agencies across Nassau and Suffolk counties helping to feed the hungry among us right here on Long Island.
Peanut Butter Gang meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8am until approximately 9:30am in Code Auditorium (St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope School gym.)
Participants are asked to bring a loaf of white bread to supplement a generous monthly donation by the Sanchez family (parishioners.)
Other donations accepted include:
Creamy Peanut Butter
Squeezable jelly or jam
sandwich bags (fold over preferred)
food preparation gloves
Rosa, Kristen, Elena, Christina, Gina... and Vince look forward to seeing you there
Join Youth@SaintBrigid communications on REMIND- text @ad4h8 to 81010
Join Peanut Butter Gang communications on REMIND- text @hbggb6 to 81010