Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry is for teenagers in grades 7-12. 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 NEW school year 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! Our upcoming nights are on January 13 & 27 and February 10 & 24. 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! For the school year, EDGE becomes a part of REP on Tuesday nights from 5:30-7:30pm. Please contact Grant if you are interested in joining us!

EDGE Middle School Youth Group

CHWC Summer Mission Trip

Join Youth Ministry at Catholic Heart Work Camp this next summer in Fremont, NE! Applications are available both in the parish office and online on the CHWC Page. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out!

Next CHWC Meeting: Sunday, January 13, 2019 @1pm

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: Basketball- Saturday, January 26 @6:15pm

Enchanted Castle Lock-In

Any teen that is in 6th-12th grade is invited to join St. Mary Youth Ministry for a lock-in at the Enchanted Castle in Lombard, IL. This event will take place from Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 10pm until Saturday, February 3, 2018 @6:00am. The cost for the trip is $60 which covers transportation, pizza, pop, tokens, and all amenities inside the Enchanted Castle. Registration forms can be found below or in the office. Email or call Grant with any questions!

Peer Ministry

High school teens who are at least going into their Sophomore year and 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 including the summer mission trip, VBS, Summer REP and other youth ministry events. If interested in serving as a Peer Minister, please fill out the application and return it to the parish office by August 19.

Junior Peer Ministry

Freshman high school teens who have received the sacrament of Confirmation  are encouraged to serve as Junior Peer Ministers during the 2018-2019 school year! Junior Peer Ministers will shadow Peer Ministers during the 7th/8th Grade Tuesday REP program alongside an adult core team of volunteers helping lead icebreaker activities, talks, small group discussions, and prayer activities. There are other opportunities besides REP that our Junior Peer Ministers can also help with including VBS, Summer REP and other youth ministry events. If interested in serving as a Junior Peer Minister, please fill out the application and return it to the parish office by August 19.

Youth Ministry Upcoming Events
Sat 26

Sports Night

January 26 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sun 27

IGNITE High School Youth Group

January 27 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Feb 01

Enchanted Castle Lock-In

February 1 @ 10:00 PM - February 2 @ 6:00 AM
Feb 16

Youth Ministry Bake Sale

February 16 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Feb 16

Sports Night

February 16 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Sports Night

January 26 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Contact Information
Grant Bright
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
847-223-0010 Ext. 230
gbright@stmota.org
Check out the Youth Ministry article in the Summer 2018 Spotlight Newsletter
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