Youth Ministry

St. John Vianney Visit/Adventure

Posted on February 2, 2023
High school sophomore, junior, and senior men are invited on a two-day adventure from February 16-18, to tour the campus and shadow seminarians at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, MN. You will also have the opportunity to [read more...]

Register for Kairos 11

Posted on November 23, 2022
Our Lady of the Wayside Youth Ministry Presents: Kairos 11, a 4-day, overnight retreat for High School Juniors and Seniors. DATE: Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20, 2023. VENUE: Bishop Lane Retreat Center, 7708 E. McGregor Rd, Rockford, IL 61102 COST: [read more...]

Thank You Young Adults

Posted on August 2, 2022
Thank you to all who attended our first Young Adult Ministry event, The Send Off! What a blessing to have such an eye-opening event about our charisms as we launch this new OLW ministry! Keep an eye out for upcoming [read more...]


Posted on July 15, 2022
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is excited to welcome beloved songwriter, performer, worship artist and storyteller, PJ Anderson, on Sunday, August 21st at 1pm at St. Julian Eymard (601 Biesterfield Road, across from Ascension Alexian Brothers Hospital)! Grab a lawn chair [read more...]

Scenes from OLW Youth Group’s Mission Trip

Posted on July 13, 2022
OLW’s Youth Group recently returned from a successful summer Mission Trip (through Catholic Heart Work Camp). During this week-long retreat, our high school teens had the opportunity to serve those in need, to meet and serve alongside youth from around [read more...]