Youth & Young Adult Ministries


For any questions regarding Youth or Young Adult Ministries feel free to call Alex Quinones at (718)372-8022 ext. 103 or send him an email at

Youth Group

Here at MPB-SSJ we firmly believe in encouraging and empowering our teens to lead active lives of faith. We strive to form young intentional disciples by engaging them in every aspect of their Catholic Faith so that they are well-formed to meet the challenges of our culture. Over 50 teens involve themselves in one or both of the groups we offer here at MPB-SSJ; the Jornada and Illuminate. All teens 8th - 12th grade are welcome.


The Jornada youth group seeks to spread the Gospel through the gift of community and “charlas” (chats). We meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the Faith Formation Center. These meetings have helped several of our teens grow in their relationship with Jesus and choose to serve him. To stay up-to-date on our meetings, please follow our instagram account below.

Tuesdays - 7pm - Faith Formation Center

IG: @mpbjornada


The Illuminate Youth group is based off of Matthew 5:16, that we are called to be lights in the darkness. Each teen is encouraged to take what they learn at this group and to bring it back to their families, schools, and communities. We meet every Wednesday at 7pm at the Church of Saints Simon and Jude to share in community, reflect on the Gospel, and pray together. To stay up-to-date on our meetings, or get the please follow our instagram account below. CURRENTLY CANCELLED.

Wednesdays - 7pm - Rectory Basement

IG: @mpb_ssjyouth


Here at MPB-SSJ we understand that during these times you may not feel comfortable with your child attending in person group. If they are still interested in attending group, we offer a virtual youth group that meets every Wednesday at 7pm. We meet through Zoom and the code for the group is below.

Zoom Code: 835 2524 5965

or Click Here!

Young Adult Ministries

Our Young Adult ministries are extremely important here at MPB-SSJ. We understand that living in work filled, busy, and increasingly secular city can be isolating; that is why we offer ministries for you to come together and grow in your faith with people close to your age and life circumstances. Young adults 18-35 are welcome at all of our ministries.

Grilling With God

To celebrate the summer, we're proud to announce or Grilling with God event. Grilling with God will be meeting June 11, June 18, and June 25, in place of Theology on Tap. Each week we will have a live speaker come in to share on our theme of Revival. There will be free food and drinks provided by our Knights of Columbus. We will be meeting in the parish garden at 7pm. The entrance can be found on 46th street next to the church building entrance. Parking available at 70 Bay 47th St.

Upper Room Group

Our main young adult ministry is Upper Room. Every 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month we gather together from 2-4pm at the parish Faith Formation Center to meet up and grow in our faith. These meetings usually consist of a social, a brief lesson or message, a check-in for how you’re doing, and concludes with prayer. These meetings are a great opportunity to continue growing in your faith as a young adult. Please join our Facebook group to stay up-to-date with any updates or information regarding the ministry and events. CURRENTLY CANCELLED.

2nd and 4th Sundays - 2-4pm - Faith Formation Center
Our Facebook Group

Theology on Tap for Young Adults

We are proud to host a monthly Theology on Tap (ToT) here at MPB-SSJ. We have dynamic guest speakers come to our parish to give a talk on the faith and answer questions from the audience. During this talk we offer hors d’oeuvres, beer, and other refreshments for an evening of fellowship  and community. 

Last Fridays of the Month - 7:30-10pm - TBA