Youth Ministry

OLW Youth Ministry has a middle school and high school component. 

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Middle School Youth Ministry

Middle School Youth Ministry meets after-school (3:15-4:15PM), 1 Tuesday a month. Participants enjoy companionship with peers, fun and games, and the opportunity to serve others.  

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High School Peer Ministry

High School Youth Ministry takes place on Sunday night at 7PM, following the Teen Ministered Mass .  Our renowned peer ministry is planned and led by a core group of junior and senior members.  Our nights are marked by fun games, easy companionship, teachings about our faith, praise and worship music, and adoration.  Check us out and bring a friend! 

Youth Ministry Calendar

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Camp WOW Middle School Retreat

Camp WOW is a four day outdoor retreat that takes place in June at Dickson Valley Camp near Plano, Illinois.  Camp WOW is universally loved by the participants – so much so, that former participants return as camp counselors in their high school years!  Registration for Camp WOW occurs in late fall.  Sign up ASAP as spots are limited!  Click here for camper registration form

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High School Mission Trip

Our High School Youth Ministry sponsors an annual mission trip in July.  Registration is being accepted now!  Mission trip participants take part in several service projects and fundraising events prior to the trip. Parents are asked to assist in fundraising also.

2020 Mission Trip will be to St. Louis, MO. on July 12-18

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Kairos

Join Wayside, St. Colette’s, and St. John the Evangelist parishes for our annual Kairos Retreat during Presidents’ Day Weekend.

Kairos 8 date: February 14-17th, 2020

Kairos is a powerful 4-day retreat where teens are offered a safe place, where they can be themselves, grow in fellowship, learn more about God and reflect on their lives. Kairos is led by teens and adult volunteers. 

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If you are a parishioner and are able to help a teen attend a Kairos retreat by donating, please click here!

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Teen Ministered Mass

The 6PM Mass is ministered by our OLW teens. If you are interested in being a Lector, a Eucharistic Minister, and/or an usher, contact Kathy O’Neill!

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