Youth Ministry

Save the Date: NCYC Fully Alive Youth Conference

Posted on June 19, 2023
Save the Date! The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a biannual event held from Thursday, November 16, through Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. High schoolers are invited to join 30,000 of their peers [read more...]

Totus Tuus Camp Registration OPEN

Posted on April 25, 2023
Totus Tuus is a week-long, summer youth retreat for young people in first through 12th grade. Participants will grow in their faith through skits, games, songs, celebrating the sacraments, and engaging, interactive teachings. Themes this year are the Mystery of Salvation [read more...]

Scenes from Faith Into Action (April)

Posted on April 24, 2023
Our Lady of the Wayside’s Faith Into Action Ministry gathered in the OLW School gym on Sunday, April 23rd and put faith in action. Our children (and parents) made Hail Mary prayer flowers and prayed for those who will receive them, [read more...]

Celebrate 70 Fun Fact: First Youth Group Formed

Posted on April 18, 2023
In July, 1954, after Father Jeremiah O’Connor was appointed as the first Assistant Pastor, a Young People’s Club was formed with Father as moderator. With his appointment, it also became possible to have six Sunday Masses and two Daily Masses. [read more...]

Register for Camp WOW!

Posted on March 27, 2023
Join us for 4 days of adventure while we amplify our faith, starting on June 10, 2023. Camp WOW is a 4 day, 3 night Catholic Summer Camp that will take place in Lutherdale in Elkhorn, WI from Saturday, June [read more...]

DMI Survey; a Favor

Posted on March 21, 2023
My Dear Parishioners,I have a small, but very important favor to ask of you. If you have not taken the Disciple Maker Survey yet, can you please set aside 15-20 minutes to do so this week?The DMI Survery was created by the Archdiocese with [read more...]

Praise God for a Wonderful Kairos 11!

Posted on February 28, 2023
Praise God for a wonderful Kairos retreat! Thank you to all the leaders, retreatants, adult volunteers, and parents for making K11 such a memorable experience! A special shoutout to our amazing OLW priests for offering Mass and (3+ hour long!) Confessions! [read more...]

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...]