Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Saint John Paul II Youth Retreat Center
499 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

Main Office Number 201-998-0088
Fax Number 201-299-0801

Our Mission Statement

The Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, advocates for the recognition, value and integration of young people into the life and mission of the Church as we educate and support the pastors, clergy, coordinators of youth and young adult ministry and the parish communities of the Archdiocese of Newark.

About our Office

Young Adolescents, Teenagers, college students, and young adults are the Catholic Church of today and the future.  They are energetic, passionate, and ready for action.  They have questions, want experiences of God and are searching for a path in life.  They need support and direction. 
The Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry trains, equips and supports parishes for the tremendous challenge of ministering to, with, by and for our Catholics.  The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry reaches hundreds of young Catholics each year throughout the 210 parishes of the Archdiocese with the love and truth of Jesus and His Church.  As result parishes come alive with enthusiasm, becoming faith communities;  and most of all, young people hear Jesus’ call to change this world for God.

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Tom Conboy
(201) 998-0088 Ext.4146

Gerri Ricci Menegolla
Executive Secretary
(201)-998-0088, ext 4154

Maria Santamaria
Finance Secretary
201-998-0088, ext 4144

Vic Pianese
CYO Sports Coordinator

Rich Donovan
Associate Director
201-998-0088, ext 4150

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