Youth Ministry

OLPH Youth Ministry

The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Youth Group aims to bring the young people of the Parish to a realization that our God loves them deeply. The center of the life of our youth group is the Eucharist. From the Eucharist, we branch out to the intellectual life, the spiritual life, the physical life, and the life of service.

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 23 - Supper, Scripture and Service for Lent

We're hosting a simple supper, scripture study and service for young people on three Fridays during Lent. We will read the Gospel, assemble bag lunches for the homeless and close with Stations of the Cross.The final gathering is March 23 and we'll meet at 6:00 pm in the Youth Ministry Center. 

Teen Masses

  • April 8, 6:00 pm, followed by Food, Faith and Fun...8th grade and high school
  • ​Aprl 22, 6:00 pm, followed by Food, Faith and Fun...6th grade and high school
  • May 6, 6:00 pm,  followed by Food, Faith and Fun...8th grade and high school


Spring Events

Thursday, April 26, Feed My Starving Children

  • Libertyville
  • 5:00-8:30 pm
  • ​Teens, parents and famliies welcome

Friday, May 11, Feed the Homeless

  • Hilda's Place, Evanston
  • 5:30-8:30 pm​

Summer (and Resume Building!) Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity:  July 23-28

St. Norbert’s Youth Group has invited OLPH teens to join in a Habitat for Humanity Trip to Cedar Rapids, Iowa from July 23-28. Space is limited. If interested, please email Randy as soon as possible.

Mission Trip to NPH Guatemala:  August 2-9

OLPH youth and adults are invited to travel to Guatemala August 2-9. Join us for an information night on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm (McDonnell Hall) and learn about the Summer Mission Trip. Many parishioners have travelled to Guatemala for this mission trip in the past. Some of the teens from NPH Guatemala will be visiting the United States March 6-19 and will be staying with parish families. They will attend Masses at OLPH the weekend of March 10/11. Details are included in our bulletin throughout Lent.

Teen Service Week: June 23-29

Read about Teen Service Week online.

Sharing Room - Sunday Mornings

Looking for 2-3 volunteers to work in the Sharing Room on Sunday mornings.

Social Event(s)

Sunday, April 29, Cubs vs. Brewers at Wrigley Field

  • Bus departs OLPH following 9:30 Mass
  • Game time 1:10
  • Space limited; please sign up early. Email Randy McGraw


Youth Job Fair

The Business Networking Ministry recently hosted a Youth Summer Job Fair for the youth of our parish community. Download the Job Fair Guide for a summary of the employees that attended and the types of jobs available for youth this summer.

Youth Ministry Advisory Board

Recently our Youth Ministry Advisory Committee met to discuss plans for Youth Ministry. Please email me if you are interested in volunteering on this advisory group and helping Youth Ministry grow. You need no expertise, just a strong desire to help as we develop this program.
- Randy

Totus Tuus Summer Camp

For details about this youth summer camp hosted at OLPH in June 2018, click here.

Kairos Retreat for Youth

Kairos is a unique spiritual experience for high school juniors and seniors with effects that can last a lifetime. A biannual retreat, Kairos brings 50 young retreatants, 14 young leaders, three adult leaders, and the director together to listen to the stories of their peers and to reflect on their own lives and priorities. They are given opportunities to make appropriate adjustments and receive the powerful direction and support of their peer leaders and adult leaders.

Contact person: 
Randy McGraw
Contact person: 
Fr. Paddy Tyrrell