All gatherings take place in Madonna Hall
What is YG180?
• YG180: Youth Group, 180 degrees, challenges teens to turn around, recognize their neighbors and gather in faith and community.
• YG180 is an area Youth Group formed for providing a fun, friendly, faith-centered space and experience for high school aged teens looking for a safe place to belong, be themselves, respected, to ask about God and discuss their faith, to grow closer to Christ accompanied by a supportive community of peers and adults.
• Mission: Participating local parishes share resources to reach, minister to and lead teens closer to Christ.
• YG180 participating parishes: St. Catherine of Siena, Cedar Grove, St. Teresa of Calcutta, Montclair • YG180 currently meets at Immaculate Conception Church, Madonna Hall, Munn Street, Montclair
• YG180 meets on monthly scheduled Sunday evenings throughout the school year from 7pm – 8:30pm.
• YG180 is hosted by YG180 Teen Core (10th – 12th grade leaders) and YG180 Adult Core volunteers comprised of volunteers from participating parishes.
• These core leader groups will meet monthly to plan and prep YG180 events. *time permitting
• Core Leaders will build program awareness by presenting and leading YG – style games and talks to peers.
• YG180 offers leadership roles, training and experience leading small groups, organizing /hosting events, giving witness talks
• YG180 is accompanied by LIFETEEN ministry and resources.
2023-2024 Calendar of YG180 Events
Sun, Oct 22, 2023 YG180 Returns!
Sun, Nov 12, 2023 Thankful in mind, body & spirit
Sun, Dec 10, 2023 That’s a WRAP! Sun, Jan 14, 2024 What’s New?
Sun, Feb 2023 TBD Sweet Talks
Sun, Mar 10, 2024 Luck of St. Patrick
Sun, Apr 21, 2024 Spring Forward into Action
Sun, May 19, 2024 End of Year Pool Party!
YG180 Service Events: Trunk or Treat, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Thanksgiving Pies Fundraiser, St. Nicholas Breakfast, Advent Wreath Making, Christmas Pageant, Three Kings Parade, Stations of the Cross, Easter Egg Hunt