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.

Youth Ministry Advisory Board

A couple months ago, I wrote “It Takes a Parish” when talking about Youth Ministry. I have had a lot of positive feedback at the activities we have tried and we are slowly but surely, growing our numbers. Recently I asked for
adult volunteers to serve on the Youth Ministry Advisory Committee. I foresee meeting every month or six weeks so that we can discuss what is happening, what is coming up and how Youth Ministry is progressing. You need no expertise, just a strong desire to help as we develop this program. Please volunteer by emailing me.
- Randy

Looking for College Students

OLPH Youth Ministry would like to send a gift to your son or daughter at college. We would like to do this via text. Please email Randy McGraw your child’s name, college, year in school and cell phone information. The goal is to get this out between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Calling Teens for Mass Ministries

We invite all teens interested in service at Mass as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Altar Server, Lector, or Usher/Greeter to step up and volunteer. It is a great honor and privilege to be of service to our OLPH community, especially during our weekend liturgies. We will have training sessions when we get enough volunteers to take on one of these important roles during Mass. Please email me to sign up and let me know which role(s) you would be willing to serve. rmcgraw@olphglenview.org

Calling Teen Musicians

If you sing or play a musical instrument and would be willing to join a group singing at Teen Masses, please contact Randy in Youth Ministry.

Upcoming Events

November Teen Masses

  • November 5, 6pm
  • November 12, 6pm

November Meetings

  • Jr High - Food, Faith & Fun - Sunday, November 5, 7pm
  • High School - Food, Faith & Fun - Sunday, November 12, 7pm

Service Opportunities

Sharing Room - Sunday Mornings

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

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