Summer 2014
Many and One
Steve Angrisano (Inescapable Love)

Click below to see inspiring video of the Youth helping after Hurricane Sandy!

Pope Frances the First, says come all, especially the young and find a home that welcomes in the church! Pope Frances said this week, dont be afraid to have accidents in life, for it is better to live with trying versus being afraid. so stop being afraid and live out your faith and make a difference!
Don Bosco also said, "It is enough that you are young, for me to love you!"
This is the page for the Bensonhurst Cluster of Youth Ministry in Brooklyn, NY. 
Become friends with us on Facebook at Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry and or follow us on Twitter @BklynYM or Instagram @BklynYM. 
You can email us at [email protected]

Youth Opportunities all Year Long

The YM  Program is run by the Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry, which runs programs and experience for youth and families all year long.
Please follow us on Facebook by becoming a friend at Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry or check out our website at

Follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @BkylnYM

In the fall we will also send an invitation to join Group Me, which is a texting app to send you updates on events as they happen.

Of course you can call or text anytime 7184904469 or email at [email protected]

During the years we have festivals, carnivals, retreats, sporting outings and also youth center and faith formation programs for all ages.

  1. Every Wednesday Night we offer a Youth Center for tweens and teens.
  2. Every Thursday Afterschool we offer a junior high tweens and teens program.
  3. In the late fall we plan to offer another afterschool program for younger kids and throughout grade school.

Some dates to remember.



11/19-11/22           NCYC- National Catholic Youth Conference- Indianapolis, Indiana

12/11-12/12          Overnight Retreat- St. Dominic's, starts at 7PM on Friday- ends Saturday


1/31/2016               Feast of Don Bosco carnival- St. Mary, Mother of Jesus

2/26                           NJ Devils versus Tampa bay Lightning- Hockey game

3/1/2016                  Youth Penance Experience- St Dominic’s

3/11-3/12                Overnight Retreat Experience- TBA

3/23                           Youth Way of the Cross Procession

3/26                           Easter Egg Hunt and Festival- Saint Athanasius

4/17                           Deanery Youth Day- St. Simon and Jude

4/18                           Youth and Family Night of Inspiration- ValLamar Jansen.

4/30                           Diocesan Youth Rally

5/7                             Youth Ministry Trip to Six Flags/Great Adventure

5/14-5/15                Overnight Retreat

6/29                           SOS starts

7/5/2016                  SOYP Begins

7/22/2016               Pilgrimage to Poland and to see Pope Francis at World Youth Day.

  1. Dates and locations subject to change, please verify with website of Facebook.
  2. Additional activities and programs will be added each month, Movie Nights and Bingo.
  3. Please any questions, needs, concerns do not hesitate to contact us and let us help each other build the kingdom of God for all youth and families.

We are always are  in need of help, volunteers , donations, so if you have any contacts that can help us offer quality experiences for youth, we welcome it!

 Our programs are supplemented by the Parishes of Saint Athanasius, St. Francis Cabrini, St. Simon and Jude, St. Mary, Mother of Jesus and Most Precious Blood. Please let your local Pastors and Bishops know if you enjoyed and participated in our program.



Overnight “Youth  LOCK IN Retreat.”

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When: December 11-12, 2015 (Friday 7PM- Saturday 9AM)

Where: Saint Dominic’s (2001 Bay Ridge Pkwy)

 Sponsored and Run by:  Saint Dominic’s Parish and The Bensonhurst Cluster Office of Youth Ministry.

 Space is limited and we encourage form, text to ensure your registration.

 Return forms on a Wed Night Youth Center Night before Dec 3rd

 Cost: $5.00

 Join us for this 14 hour retreat, where you are LOCKIN and have a chance to LOCK OUT the outside world. Take the first steps of faith and see where God and your peers lead you.

 Play and pray, reflect, talk, play basketball, eat some , meet new friends, meet yourself, get to know friends better and get a chance to see God and life in a new way! AND you may only  sleep for a few hours, so bring sleeping bags, comfortable clothing! Fun and FAITH.

The Retreat will start at 7PM on Friday Evening and conclude on Saturday morning at 9AM. We invite all junior high through high school to attend, those that come to the youth center and those from the parish and community!

Did we say it will be fun? And much more than you could have thought, so come on and join us!


The Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry Homeless Outreach Program is in desperate need of the following items: can you help?

 Ice Tea Mix

New Socks and Underwear (male and female)

 Men’s Jeans (Sizes  32-40)- New or gently used.

Travel Soap or Hotel Bar Soap

 Small Bags of Chips.

Do you have a group of friends that want to make sandwiches for an outreach day? We are looking for 75 Turkey and cheese/ Ham and Cheese Sandwiches each month.

We will come pick up any items on the list from you. Please do not drop off anything to the parish. Please text or call 917 498 8424 or email [email protected] with what you have, questions or when things are available for pick up. Thank you for your help and remember “whenever you help one of the least of your brothers and sisters, you have indeed helped me (Jesus).”







Service Opportunities

Youth and Adults are always welcome and needed to be part of the planning and animating presence on any of our ym programs. All over 18 must be Virtus Trained and we are willing to help you find out how you can contribute to our program. We do have an SOS service program that tries to either match up individuals to assist the elderly in our community or as a group to do various service projects. We also participate monthly in the Midnight Run program that goes into the city to feed and clothe the needy, usually on the last wed or Thursdays of the month.


Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry

Participate in a weekly youth center at St. Frances Cabrini on Tuesday nights, become a part of a High School or College age leadership and support group, do community service on Saturday Mornings helping younger kids at St. Athanasius, or come on a service project. Help confirmation youth to prepare for the sacrament, or get better prepared yourself on Sunday Nights. Go to a youth conference; make a video for the youth film festival or on an overnight lock in retreat. All of this is possible through the Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry which assists the above programs here at St. Simon and Jude and in the local community. For more information, to register please call or text Kenny at 7184904469, like us on FACEBOOK @ Bensonhurst Cluster Youth Ministry or visit or email at [email protected]



  1. Announcements in the beginning
    1. World Youth Day Registration is Open, register now, $250 deposit and mail in form filled out. go to