Youth Ministry

Youth Group Meets at 7:30 on Friday Nights.  
Contact Steven Eriquez for more information – 917-836-4985.

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.

OLG Youth Group Hosts Anti-Bullying Presentation

Officers from the 106th precinct in Ozone Park joined the Our Lady of Grace (OLG), Howard Beach Youth Group’s Oct. 20 weekly meeting to talk and offer support for bullying related issues.
Officer Ed Celona, a former youth minister and fifth and sixth...Read More »

Prayers and batteries for victims of Hurricane Maria

October, 2017:  Encouragement and batteries on their way to Hurricane Maria victims
(click photo to enlarge and read each message!)

The OLG Youth Group collected new batteries for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  They wrote words of encouragement on each packet of batteries.  This is...Read More »

Fun times at Youth Group - October 2017

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Youth Group Begins! - September 23, 2017


Gearing up for another great year!

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Candlelight Memorial Ceremony - September 11, 2017

The OLG Youth Choir participated in the 9/11 Candlelight Memorial Ceremony at the Howard Beach Firehouse on Monday, September 11, 2017.  They are shown here with Fr. Marc Swartvagher (Pastor), Steven Eriquez (Youth Choir Director, standing behind Fr. Marc) and Anthony...Read More »

Youth Group Year End Celebration

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OLG Youth Ministry Entertains Queen of Peace Residents - July 30, 2017

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...Read More »

Youth Choir Performs at NY Mets Citifield - June 30, 2017

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

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Youth Choir Sings at Walking with Jesus Prayer Service - April 1, 2017

Youth Choir Sings at Walking With Jesus' Prayer Service - April 1, 2017

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

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

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Youth Group Discussion and Gym Night-March 10, 2017

Youth Group Discussion and Gym Night - March 10, 2017

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Pretzels Activity and Symbolism to Prayer-March 3, 2017

Pretzels Activity and Symbolism to Prayer - March 3, 2017

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

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OLG and St. Helens Youth Choirs Sing at the Howard Beach Celebration of Christian Unity-January 19, 2017

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Easter 2016



Haloween Party – October 28, 2016



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


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

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Farewell Concert for Fr. Rucando - June 28, 2015

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Singin’ in the Summer Concert – July 26, 2014



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

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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.