ignite Community Service

  • Flowers with Seniors
    Together with out senior friends, we were able to make 24  mason bouquets which they took home and also made a bunch for the staff in appreciation for all they do. Thank you to the Prayer Shawl Ministry for the lovely covers for our mason jars.

  • Rummage Sale
    Here are some of the local charities we helped

    Families in Need at Lunch Break and Calico Cat

    Saint Ann's Project Paul Picked up a van load of clothes and various items. Call  (732) 787-4887 to donate

    Sylvia's Children.  Two complete carloads of books were taken to support a school in Uganda. All prom dresses went to Asbury park girls and mens shirts went to Uganda.

    Saint Peter's Thrift Store was so happy to collect items for their thrift store. Call  (732) 977-2655 to donate

    Lincroft Fire Department was able to take a truck load of clothes for their clothing drive.

    Blessing Bag Brigade   filled a truck full of bags of clothes and lines to distribute in Newark. Call (347)  938-0054 to donate

    United War Veterans takes everything we could fit on their truck! Call  (888) 821-8982 to donate

    And many parishioners were able to shop for great bargains at great prices!

  • Chocolate Roses for respect life ministry

    Our teens made around 300 chocolate roses that the Respect Life Ministry handed out after masses.

  •  Boxes Of Joy

    Thank you to our generous parisioners who filled so many boxes of joy! These are often the only gift a child will get on Christmas. Visit our Webpage to listen to the testimony about someone who was an actual recipient of these boxes when she was a young child.

    This year Saint Leo the Great became one of the drop off centers for the Box of Joy. Many other parishes dropped off their boxes which we cartoned to be picked up by Cross Catholic.   

  • Kevin's Kupboard

    Thank you to all who donated food last week using Kevin's Kupboard.
    All your donations were delivered to the Barn For The Poorest Of  The Poor  on Monday.  This food goes to the 9 locations of Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in the NY & NJ area and to the 7 location of the Franciscan Friars & Sisters of the Renewal in the NY & NJ area.      
  • Car Wash for Respect Life

    A beautiful day and any cars were washed on October 2nd. Over $900 was donated to help defray the cost of the new Respect Life Memorial Statue!

  • Lenten Drives 

  • Soap Sack for Seniors

    On the 4th Sunday of Advent, our teens filled Soap Sacks with lots of items like; soap, tissues, candy canes, nativity magnets, candy and rosaries.  A HUGE shout out to the Prayer Shawl Ministry for making such beautiful soap sacks for us to fill for our senior friends!

  • Cemetery Cleanup

    Every year our teens do a cleanup of the Cedar View Cemetery which is right next door to the Parish Center.  
    Bag 'Em Up
    The School families donated many items for us to help with basic needs for the homeless.  Thank you to the Blessing Bag Brigade who came and talked with us and explained the life saving work we were doing to help the homeless.

    Respect Life Bake Sale
    We helped the Religious Store Ministry with their Respect Life Bake Sale by Creating pretty packages of baked goods that parishioners donated.

    Collier Teens 
    We connected with other teens to help put together the Christmas baskets for Collier teen girls. 

    Christmas Caroling at Luftman Towers
    We brought lots of goodies and our singing voices to bring Christmas cheer to our senior friends at Luftman Towers

    Collected Recipes with Senior Friends
    We talked about and shared favorite recipes with our senior friends. Then we made chocolate covered pretzels with them.

    Played Bingo 
    We played bingo and shared cookies with our senior friends at Sunrise Senior Living.

    Sock Drive
    Thank you to all who have donated to the Ignite Sock Drive! We collected over 1,000 pairs of socks!  Your donated socks went to  local clothes pantries and to Jersey Shore Hospital that helps needy patients and those who have come in with emergency situations and have nothing to go home in.  

  • Catholic Charities

    Thank you to the Ignite Youth Group that recently held a rummage sale to benefit local charities.   Catholic Charities was delighted to receive 10 beautiful Easter Baskets from the youth group.  The teens put aside child friendly new items donated to the rummage sale.  They were able to fill 10 Easter Baskets with the goods they gathered and then added Easter Candy, coloring books and crayons to complete the baskets. 
    These baskets were delivered to children at Linkages, the transitional housing facility for homeless families run by Catholic Charities in Tinton Falls.  These families are assisted with job training and skills, counseling and schooling to transition to permanent housing after a year in the Linkages Program. 
    The baskets the youth group prepared are sure to put big smiles on little faces on Easter Morning!
    Thank You!
    Mary Lee
    Monmouth County Board of Catholic Charities
    Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Diaper Drive

    Several of our teens held their own neighborhood diaper drives.  We collected a van full of diapers for the Diaper Bank at Child Care Resources of Monmouth County. The diapers went to families who cannot afford diapers to keep their children clean, dry, and healthy. We are very proud of the initiative our teens have shown!

  • Book Evangelization

    Our teens give out  book each year.
    Everyone likes to receive something for free so we shared our books with those that wanted one.  Good food for the soul.      

  •  Rummage Sale

    This year our Ignite Youth Group hosted our annual rummage sale.  It is a win-win for everybody!  
    • It brings our whole community together!
    • Our teens got service hours and had fun! They worked very hard setting up, organizing, carrying items in from cars and then packing and cleaning up!
    • Our parishioners got motivated to de-clutter!  
    • There were LOTS of good buys and treasures you found!
    • The youth group made money to cover the many community service events we participate in.
    • All leftover donations were given to either the Lupus Foundation, Sylvia's Children, and several local charities!
  •  Car Wash

    Lots of fun.  Lots of clean cars. And lots of books we gave out!

  •  Bring your mess to mass book drive

    Our teens participated in the teen mass as greeters, altar servers, lector and brought up the gifts.

    After mass, they gave out the 'Life is Messy' book by Matthew Kelly.