Youth Ministry



Our youth programs aren't taking a break this Summer--instead we are meeting creatively to keep our network strong!  How will we do that?  Scroll down for information!


Middle school--it's been AWESOME!  Check back for updates as we get closer to the fall!

Are you looking for a way to keep the fire going?  Your teen needs a small group and we are ready to make that happen!  Open the dialog at home--would you like to host a group of friends for a 6 week session? 

Sessions begin the third week of September.

Summer Events:

Keep our teens and chaperones headed to Steubenville NYC (July 19-21) in your prayers!

We are starting up the youth choir this fall!  This is open to kids in grades K-8!  All abilities welcomed! First rehearsal is Saturday Sept. 7, from 9-10am.  Email Jen Drees ( to be included in emails.

Jump on board--we have a limited number of tickets for this awesome day of praise and prayer!

Do you get our weekly email/newsletter?  If not, check your spam/junk folder!  If it's not there, jot a note to Jen Drees to be included!


Want to see what we've been up to?  Check out our pics below!

Youth Ministry 2018-19:

Backpack blessing!

Core leader retreat

Core leaders!

Hungry Hungry Hippos!

High School!

Incarnation youth leaders at Paul VI student conference Sept '18

Mrs. Drees and Jesse Mantibusan!

Will and Jesse!

Some tiny trunk or treaters!

Getting our prizes ready!

Trunk or treat!

Blessing of the animals/St. Francis' feast day!

Sanctuary scavenger hunt October '18

Jerry and 8th graders making sandwiches!

Sandwich making with 8th grade!

Bishop listens to our young people, Camden youth synod October '18

Emily and others sit with Bishop!

Our incredible organizers of the scavenger hunt!

Happy servants!

Our October work crew for bag lunches! Way to go!

EDGE/Life Teen combo night! Jenga anyone?

Kiara rocks!


Did we mention how well we eat at youth???

Our youth room is soooo cozy!

High schoolers deep in thought


We often break out in flash volleyball-ing!

HS Twister??? Yep!

Candid smiles!

Impressive how flexible we are!

Trunk or treat bonfire!

Their trunk was so awesome!!!

They decorated these pumpkins and sold them! YAY!

EDGE pizza--tastes better when we make it!

EDGE--this is how we make pizza!

Each pizza is us!!!

Our finished pumpkins!

Come to EDGE and eat well!

Sometimes we get some cool visitors at HS YM

Our MS helped with Thanksgiving baskets!

These baskets had an artistic touch!

What candy do you like the most??? Trade 'ya!

Gimme all your tootsie rolls!

Talented hands doing good!

Sandwich making!

Our bonfires are tremendous!

Intense focus!

November bag lunch crew! YOU ROCK!

Jen with Mr./Mrs. Clause!

Crafting at our cookie swap!

Making bag lunches October '18

Caroling at Advanced Subacute!

Marie is such a blessing to us! AND a great baker!!!

EDGE Christmas themed games!

Night out at hibachi!!!

preparing to get working on the Sock for Sons and Daughters

Socks for Sons and Daughters!

Record breaking crowd for Socks for Sons and Daughters!!!

EDGE--we SO happy!

YES we DID conquer the ESCAPE ROOM!

Because we got out of the escape room, we decided to celebrate!

Life Teen Family Feud!

Kids only movie night...NEMO!

Duck, duck, GOOSE!

Movie night Jenga? Isn't this getting a little high?

Kids only movie night out!

February bag lunch program! So much love here!

WOW Critt is an amazing witness to being Christ in a broken world.

Look at this awesome assistant to the Bishop!!!

Nothin' but smiles on Confirmation day!

iRace for Vocations!

Spring college student care packages...LOVE!








Mom and son egg decorating!

aww...Easter Bunny love!

WOW look who we ran into after our Altars of Repose pilgrimage!

Marlene is an ANGEL and talks from the HEART!

Our April crew of bag lunch makers! SUCH MUSCLE!

HS bonfire! Chill...

May sandwich crew for bag lunches! Way to GO!

Marlene sharing her joy!


EDGE bonfire--June '19

EDGE end of year bonfire--did we say we like to eat?

Cupcake decorating @ movie night!

NJ Catholic student rally and Six Flags!

Father and son making bag lunches


Steubenville summer trip 2017:



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Incarnation Youth Ministry Mission Statement 

We are focused on growing disciples who will grow other disciples. We gather. We witness. We nurture. We proclaim. We serve.


Our Staff:

Jennifer Drees

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry



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