Our Lady Youth Group

Our Lady Youth Group is designed to give teens of all ages the opportunity to serve and socialize in an dynamic Christian atmosphere.

Our Lady Youth Group is for all teens 6th grade through 12th grade. There are 3 aspects of our program designed to meet teens where they are currently at in their faith journey and allow them opportunities to experience and embody Christ within themselves. Our Lady Youth Group is designed for teens to be able to invite their friends and be part of evangelization of all teens in our parish area. Teens do NOT need to be registered as participants in our Faith Formation programs to attend these events, however any event that takes place off parish grounds will require a permission slip. Permission slips can be found on the FORMS page of the website.

Check out our past events here

“Uptown Funk” Parody Video Event

2016, 12 18 Las Posadas Christmas Party

Christian Service

Once per month we will offer a Christian Service project within our community to allow the teens to physically serve as Jesus served. This allows them the opportunity to take Christ’s words, “Truly I say to you, whatever you did for the least of these my brothers, you did it to me” Matthew 25:40 , to heart and serve in the same way that Jesus himself served others. As Christians, service to those in need is one of the most important things we should be doing.

Upcoming Christian Service Opportunities include:
Specific dates and information will be announced as soon as available.

  • Christian Clothing Fundraiser
  • Raking Leaves for the Trinitarians of Mary in Lowell
  • SCRIP Fundraiser
  • Caroling & Community at Bishop Hills
  • Kid’s Food Basket
  • God’s Kitchen North
  • North Kent Community Service Center
  • Spring Clean Up (location TBD)

Hot Topics

There are always many topics and questions that teens need answers to. These questions cannot go unanswered. Typically the Hot Topics that come to mind are those that are already highly publicized by public events (like elections and tragic events that may have happened). We feel that we should offer the opportunity to talk about these Hot Topics in a larger group atmosphere where people feel welcome to bring friends that may (or may not) already be part of our program. These Hot Topics happen on normal class nights and would not require additional scheduling for busy families.

Upcoming Hot Topics include:
Specific dates and information will be announced as soon as available.

  • Suicide and Depression
  • Aliens, Ghosts and the Supernatural
  • How to Show True Mercy
  • How do you forgive?
  • Second Coming of Christ
  • What is Love?

Social Events

We believe that being part of an active community is part of being a good Christian. In order to be part of the Church, as Christ created, we must be part of a community of people with similar beliefs and practices. Fellowship is a huge part of being part of a group. Monthly social events are going to be offered to help foster a firm Christian environment and encourage people to bring other people to share in their faith. This is a great way for teens to start the practice of evangelization without feeling pushy or “churchy”.

Please note: Social Events will typically have a cost involved to participate.

Upcoming Social Events include:
Specific dates and information will be announced as soon as available.