Youth Ministry is for teenagers in grades 7-12. Normally, groups will be split up with one consisting of 7th and 8th graders and the other consisting of 9th-12th graders. We have junior high youth nights on Tuesday’s from 5:30-7:30 over in the gym at Frassati Catholic Academy- Mundelein Campus. We have high school youth nights on the Second and Fourth Sundays of the month, unless otherwise noted over in Gabriel House. We meet to learn more about our Faith while helping each other grow in holiness. We also have many other events happening for both groups including; a lock-in, a mission trip, retreats and a bowling night, just to name a few. A teen that comes to youth group regularly can expect to become not only more knowledgeable about our Faith, but can also expect to become more prepared for their next step in their life.
IGNITE High School Youth Group
All teens that are in high school listen up! At St. Mary’s we are introducing a new high school youth group called IGNITE! We are excited to kick this off and hope that you all will join us. We meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. These nights include fun games, snacks, a teaching about our faith, and good discussion! We hope you join us!! Upcoming youth nights are February 18 and 25 and March 11 and 25. Check out the calendar below for exact dates!
IGNITE High School Youth Group
EDGE Middle School Youth Group
All teens that are in middle school listen up! At St. Mary’s we are introducing a new middle school youth group called EDGE! We are excited to kick this off on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @5:30pm over in the gym at Frasatti Catholic Academy- Mundelein Campus and hope that you all will join us. We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. These nights include fun games, snacks, a teaching about our faith, and good discussion! We hope you join us!! Check out the calendar below for exact dates!
EDGE Junior High Youth Group
CHWC Summer Mission Trip
ATTENTION PLEASE! This upcoming summer of 2018 we will be partaking in a Catholic Heart Work Camp in the beautiful city of Knoxville, TN! The trip is from Sunday, June 10 – Saturday, June 16. Mission trips are an excellent opportunity for youth in high school to not only serve fellow Americans, but to also relay the message of Christ to all who will listen. Please visit the CHWC page for more information.
Night of Worship with Chris Tomlin & Matt Maher
Join St. Mary Youth Ministry in a Night of Worship hosted by Chris Tomlin and featuring Catholic artist Matt Maher on Saturday, April 7, 2018 @7pm. We will leave the Church around 5:45pm and return around 10pm. The event cost will only be $26 which includes transportation to the concert. There will be many great artists performing. We hope you can join us in this night of prayer! This event is for 7th-12th graders and registration forms must be turned in by Monday, April 2, 2018. Any questions? Please contact Grant.
Youth Ministry Sports Nights
Come out and join St. Mary Youth Ministry in our monthly sports nights held over at Diantha Hall. These nights start after the 5pm mass usually on the 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month. We play a sport for about 2 hours and then we enjoy pizza, pop, and fellowship. The sports we play rotate from month to month and as the weather gets nicer we will hold them outside. Exact dates for our sports nights can be found on the calendar at the bottom of the page.
NEXT EVENT: Saturday, March 24 @6pm
Stubenville Youth Conference - On the Lake
Do you feel distant from God? Are you struggling to figure out what God has planned for your life? FEAR NOT! I have a FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY for YOU!! Join St. Mary Youth Ministry this upcoming July at a Steubenville Youth Conference at Carthage College in Wisconsin. This weekend is highly recommended for high school students! The weekend consists of many fantastic speakers, small group sessions, and a live band for praise and worship. This is a chance to have God reveal himself to you for you to have a better relationship with Him. The cost for this whole weekend, including transportation, is $285. Registration forms must be turned in by Monday, May 14, 2018. If interested please contact Grant in the parish office!
All high school teens who have received the sacrament of Confirmation are encouraged to serve as Peer Ministers during the 2017-2018 school year! Peer Ministers help run the 7th/8th Grade Tuesday REP program alongside an adult core team of volunteers by leading icebreaker activities, talks, small group discussions, and prayer activities. If interested in serving as a Peer Minister, please fill out the application and return it to the parish office.