Youth Ministry

Part-Time Parish Center Receptionists Wanted

Posted on November 28, 2023
Heads up OLW teens (16 and older). We’re looking for smiling faces to staff our Parish Center from 4:00 – 7:30 pm weeknights, and from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm on weekends. Schedules alternate (not 7 days a week). To [read more...]

OLW Youth Gather to ‘Encounter’

Posted on October 20, 2023
Many thanks to our Youth Ministry team and their volunteers for starting up with 8th graders this year! They will meet for ‘Encounter’ on four Sundays before they make the sacrament of Confirmation. The theme for the first meeting in [read more...]

OLW Youth Ministry Kicks off September 10

Posted on September 4, 2023
Our Lady of the Wayside’s Youth Ministry will continue to meet under the interim leadership of Thomas (TM) McKenna and Flo Trunk. Peer Ministry nights are on Sundays from 7-9 PM, following the 6 PM Teen Mass. The September Schedule [read more...]

Chris Stefanick Remembers World Youth Day 2023

Posted on August 20, 2023
Chris Stefanick brings you with him to World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. He answers some great questions and challenges he received on social media about the event. You’ll meet teens who live in places where just going to [read more...]

Rejoice Always

Posted on August 2, 2023
Dear Friend in Christ, “Everything is amazing and no one is happy.” This classic line from Louis CK on the Conan O’Brien show years ago pretty much sums up our culture at the present time, doesn’t it? We’ve never had [read more...]

Happy Scenes from Totus Tuus 2023

Posted on August 1, 2023
Totus Tuus 2023 is a wrap! The week-long summer retreat for our youth in 1st through 12th grades was a huge success. Participants grew in their faith through skits, games, songs, celebrating the sacraments, and engaging interactive teachings. The themes [read more...]

Youth Ministry Transitions…

Posted on July 31, 2023
Our Director of Youth Ministry is leaving our parish at the end of August. The job is posted with the Archdiocese and is being shared to those who might be interested through various channels. We are making special efforts to [read more...]

FREE Scally Brothers Concert!

Posted on July 14, 2023
You’re invited to a FREE concert by The Scally Brothers on Sunday, July 23rd. The concert will take place at St. Edna Parish in Arlington Heights, at 6:15 pm — immediately following a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Jeffrey Grob [read more...]