Youth Ministry

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 middle school youth nights on Tuesday’s and high school youth nights on the Second and Fourth Sundays of the month. 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 better 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 have a high school youth group called IGNITE! We are excited about everything that we have planned for this summer and we hope that you will join us. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday’s of the month over at Gabriel House. IGNITE goes from 6-7:30pm. These nights include fun games, snacks, a discussion on our faith, and prayer. We hope that you join us! Upcoming high school youth nights are on June 3rd and 24th. Check out the calendar below for more upcoming dates!

IGNITE High School Youth Group

EDGE Middle School Youth Group

All middle schoolers listen up! At St. Mary’s we have a new middle school youth group called EDGE! We are excited about everything that we have planned for this summer and we hope that you will join us. We meet on the 1ST and 3RD Tuesday’s of the month over in Diantha Hall.  EDGE goes from 5:30-7pm. These nights include fun games, snacks, a teaching on our faith, and prayer. We hope that you join us! Upcoming middle school youth nights are on June 5th and 26th. Check out the calendar below for more upcoming dates!

EDGE Middle School 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.

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, June 23 @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!

Youth Ministry Six Flags Trip

Join Youth Ministry as we head to Six Flags Great America for a day filled with tons of fun! We are planning to go on Thursday, July 26th, 2018. More information will be available in the next couple weeks.

Chicago Cubs Game

Join Youth Ministry as we head to Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI to watch our beloved Cubs battle the Brewers. The game is at 1:10pm on Labor Day, September 3, 2018. We will have a short tailgate before the game where lunch will be provided. More information will be available in the next few weeks.

Peer Ministry

All high school teens who have received the sacrament of Confirmation are encouraged to serve as Peer Ministers during the 2018-2019 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. There are other opportunities besides REP that our Peer Ministers can also help with. If interested in serving as a Peer Minister, please fill out the application and return it to the parish office. The application will be available mid-July to early August.

Contact Information

Grant Bright
Youth Ministry Coordinator
(847) 223-0010 ext.230
gbright@stmota.org

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