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.

End of School Party at Pinstripes

All 8th grade and high school students are invited to Pinstripes in Northbrook for bowling and pizza on Monday (Memorial Day evening) at 7:00 pm. We also welcome anyone who is home from college and would like to join us. No charge. RSVP to Randy McGraw.

Final Teen Mass before Summer Break and Totus Tuus

On Sunday, June 10, the 6:00 pm Mass will be the last Teen Mass for the school year. The first meeting of Totus Tuus will follow in McDonnell Hall, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Register for Totus Tuus or email Vivi Lato.

Incoming 8th Graders Bowling and Pizza Party

For next year’s 8th graders only! Bowling and pizza at Pinstripes on Monday June 25, 6:00-8:30 pm. Be the guest of OLPH Youth Ministry. Prizes will be awarded. Adult chaperones welcome.

Bowling for next year’s 7th graders

Tuesday July 10, 7th graders bowling and pizza party at Pinstripes in Northbrook beginning at 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 

Summer Youth Ministry Service Events

  • May 30, Wednesday, 5:00-8:30pm Feed My Starving Children, Libertyville
  • June 16. Saturday, 5:30-8:30pm Feed the homeless at Hilda’s Place Evanston
  • June 22. Friday, 5:00-8:30pm Feed My Starving Children, Libertyville
  • July 23. Monday, 5:00-8:30pm Feed My Starving Children, Libertyville
  • July 31. Tuesday, 5:30-8:30pm Feed the homeless at Hilda’s Place Evanston
  • August 18. Saturday, 5:30-8:30pm Feed the homeless at Hilda’s Place Evanston  
  • August 2.5 Saturday, 6:00-9:30pm Feed My Starving Children, Libertyville

Additional Service Opportunities

Teen Service Week: June 23-29

Read about Teen Service Week online.

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.

Sharing Room - Sunday Mornings

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

    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
    224-521-9332
    Contact person: 
    Fr. Paddy Tyrrell