Venture to the C.A.F.E. on Sundays


VENTURE to the C.A.F.E.

The VENTURE C.A.F.E. (Comfortable Area For Everyone) is  a place where everyone is welcome. It was a vision created by teens in the Bayshore Area who were looking for someplace to go to just be themselves. They wanted a coffee house combined with a pool hall. Thus the VENTURE C.A.F.E. was designed! The C.A.F.E. is located in the school building.

During our Weekly VENTURE Meetings on Sunday high school and middle school teens will be engaging in captivating activities, compelling discussions centered around various topics, games and social gatherings, open gym with structured and unstructured games of their choice. Meetings begin and end with prayer with the opportunity to more deeply embrace the catholic faith during our Monday Veritas Nights starting this Fall.

All are welcome. There is no religious requirement to participate in our activities or be part of our group, however, our team of leaders is dedicated to living and modeling our own catholic faith, and we strive to pay attention to the direction the Holy Spirit is guiding us in. You will find when you walk through the doors of our C.A.F.E. that it is our goal to welcome and meet newcomers with authentic charity, much like Jesus did – no matter where they may be on life’s journey! The only requirement to VENTURE is that each person commits to maintain RESPECT on 3 levels:

Respect for Self in the way you dress, you speak, you act, and you care

Respect for Others by including their ears, their eyes, their bodies, their property, their differences or similarities

Respect for Property by treating our buildings, rooms, equipment, games, bathrooms with care

We hope you encourage your teens to come drop in one Sunday, if you have any questions – send us a text message 732-419-8298, we love hearing from others interested in our group!

“God’s love can only unleash its power when it is allowed to change us from within. We have to let it break through the hard crust of our indifference, our spiritual weariness, our blind conformity to the spirit of this age. Only then can we let it ignite our imagination and shape our deepest desires.” – Pope Benedict XVI


A Blessing in Disguise

It wasn't always this way! A true blessing in disguise. After a storm caused the roof to lift and water to enter our social space, the group had no choice but to renovate and replace. We were blessed to have new carpet installed, and asked input from our teens what they envisioned this new room to look like. They wanted a pool table, a new look, fresh paint on the walls, and COFFEE! Yes, they wanted a coffee type cafe! We heard, we asked around, and it happened! After many man-hours later, our room is nearly ready for the new group of teens who will be making their way through the doors! A fresh start, a new look!