2021-2022 ignite Community Service

  • 2022 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. 

  • 2022 Chocolate Roses for respect life ministry

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

  • 2021 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!

  • 2021 Boxes Of Joy

    Thank you to our generous parisioners who filled 109 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.   

  • October 2021 -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.      
     
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  • October 2021 - 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 2021

  • Cemetery Cleanup

    Every year our teens do a cleanup of the Cedar View Cemetery which is right next door to the Parish Center.  

  • 2021 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.  

  • 2021 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

  • 2021 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!

  • 2021 Book Evangelization

    On Palm Sunday, our teens gave out the book
    'I Heard God Laugh' by Matthew Kelly after all the Masses.  Everyone likes to receive something for free so we shared our books with those that wanted one.  Good food for the soul.

  • 2021 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!