The Immaculate Conception Youth Ministry is devoted to developing, nourishing and improving the social and spiritual lives of our youth, teenagers and young adults. The following ministries and programs are available:
- Altar Servers
Our Altar Server ministry provides an opportunity for boys and girls Grade 5 and above to serve at the table of the Lord while receiving continuing religious education in Catholic school or CCD.
- Children’s Choir
At the family Mass on Sundays (9:00 a.m.) a younger style of liturgical music is sung once a month by students Grades 3 and up in the CCD Program and Academy. The choir rehearses once a week on Sunday.
- Columbian Squires
The Columbian Squires is the official youth program of the Knights of Columbus. As in years past, the Squires, who are young men 11 to 18 learn values and traditions from the Knights of Columbus. Immaculate Conception Circle #4411 provides an opportunity for young men to grow in their faith through prayer, parish and social activities, community service and fun events.
- CYO Basketball
The CYO Basketball program is eligible to boys and girls in grades 1 through 8. Registration is typically the second of week of September each year. The season runs September to April with games on Saturdays and Sundays from October to April. Practices are held weeknights.
- CYO Cheerleading
CYO Cheerleading is a program open to all from grades 1 to 8. Registration is held in September of each year. The team practices twice a week from September to February. They cheer at basketball home games on weekends.
- CYO Track
CYO track is a for boys and girls grade 2 through 8. Registration is held in January. The season is in the spring with practices being held once a week at Astoria Park. Meets are held once a week on Saturdays.
- CYO Volleyball
The CYO Volleyball program is eligible to young girls in grades 3 to 8. Registration is held in the beginning of October each year. The season runs from October to May with games from January to May with games on Saturdays and Sundays. Practices are held weeknights.
- Jornada Group / Jornadistas
The Jornada Movement is part of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. This group holds weekly "charlas," talks about a specific topic about spiritual teachings of the church, the Bible, and life issues to a new and fun perspective lead by its own members keeping the motto: "Youth Evangelizing Youth."
Please contact the Rectory if your child is interested in participating.