Youth Ministry

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

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 their...Read More »

Fun times at Youth Group - October 2017

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Youth Group Begins! - September 23, 2017

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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 Glaviano (Youth Choir Assistant, far right).    ...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

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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

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Youth Group Discussion and Gym Night-March 10, 2017

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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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2016

Easter 2016 YC              Haloween Party - October 28, 2016     Diocesan Youth Concert at Resurrection-Ascension – November 15, 2016   West Hamilton Beach Fire Department Tree Lighting - December 3, 2016 Wishing Deacon Prezemek well on his Diaconate Ordination Day - December 18, 2017 ...Read More »

Farewell Concert for Fr. Rucando - June 28, 2015

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2014

  Singin’ in the Summer Concert – July 26, 2014     Diocesan Youth Concert, Good Shepherd Church Marine Park, Brooklyn – November 16, 2014 ...Read More »


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 their attempt to send a little light into the darkness.  We applaud them on their efforts!


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 Glaviano (Youth Choir Assistant, far right). 


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.


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