Youth Ministry

Youth Group Year End Celebration


OLG Youth Ministry Entertains Queen of Peace Residents

The Youth Ministry Program of Our Lady of Grace Parish, Howard Beach, NY visited the Queen of Peace Residence, Queens Village, NY on Sunday, July 30th and entertained the residents with a show including sacred and secular hymns by the OLG Youth Choir, and a dance routine by members of the Competition Team at Fazio Dance Studio who are part of the OLG Youth Group.

The concert began with the Youth Group giving paper tissue flowers (which they made) to all the residents, as well as to their family and friends who were also present. The choir began with the National Anthem, as they had sung one month prior for a Mets game at CitiField. It continued with inspirational anthems of faith followed by popular standards such as “Splish Splash”, “New York, New York”, and “Yankee Doodle Dandy” which the residents clapped and sang along to.

It continued with a tap dance to a special version of “Candy Man” followed by a Marian hymn and the presentation of flowers to our Blessed Mother. it concluded with a special Blessing song and “So Long, Farewell” from The Sound of Music. This event was all possible through the coordination of fellow OLG Music Ministers Rich and LauraLee D’Auria, who sing and play for Mass monthly at Queen of Peace, and Sr. Maria Catherine Isp. And, as always, we wish to thank Steven Eriquez and Anthony Glaviano for their dedication and support of the young people of Our Lady of Grace parish! The children greatly enjoyed the experience of being of service and bringing joy to all of the Queen of Peace residents.

Are you in Middle School or High School and interested in joining our OLG Youth Group?  Would you like to audition for our Youth Choir?  If you answer “yes” to either of these questions, please call or text Steven Eriquez (Director of Youth Ministries) at 917-836-4985.

Watch our wonderful Youth Choir’s performance
at NY Mets Citifield on June 30th!

OLG Anthem 6-30-17 from New York Mets Productions on Vimeo.


Photo 1- Youth Choir Sings at Walking With Jesus’ Prayer Service – April 1, 2017

Photo 2- Youth Group Attends Diocesan Holy Hour at Most Precious Blood Church, Brooklyn – March 17, 2017

Photos 3 – Youth Group Discussion and Gym Night – March 10, 2017

Photos 4- Youth Group Discussion and Gym Night – March 10, 2017

Photos 5 – Pretzels Activity and Symbolism to Prayer – March 3, 2017

Photos 6 – Pretzels Activity and Symbolism to Prayer – March 3, 2017

Photos 7- Pretzels Activity and Symbolism to Prayer – March 3, 2017

Photo 9 – Wishing Deacon Prezemek well on his Diaconate Ordination Day December 18, 2016

Photo 10 – West Hamilton Beach Fire Department Tree Lighting – December 3, 2016

Photo 12 – Halloween Party – October 28, 2016

Photo 13 – Halloween Party – October 28, 2016

Photo 14- Halloween Party – October 28, 2016

Photo 15 – OLG Youth Group Begins! – September 23, 2016

Photo 18 – Easter 2016

Photo 19 – OLG to OLG Concert at Our Lady of Grace, Brooklyn February 22, 2017

Photo 20 – OLG to OLG Concert at Our Lady of Grace, Brooklyn February 22, 2017

Photo 21- OLG to OLG Concert at Our Lady of Grace, Brooklyn February 22, 2017

Photo 22 – OLG and St. Helen’s Youth Choirs Sing at the Howard Beach Celebration of Christian Unity January 19, 2017

Photo 23 – Diocesan Youth Concert at Resurrection-Ascension – November 15, 2016

Photo 29 – Farewell Concert for Fr. Rucando – June 28, 2015

Photo 32, Diocesan Youth Concert, Good Shepherd Church Marine Park, Brooklyn – November 16, 2014

Photo 33 – Singin’ in the Summer Concert – July 26, 2014

Photo 34 – Singin’ in the Summer Concert – July 26, 2014

Photo 35 – Singin’ in the Summer Concert – July 26, 2014