L.I.G.H.T. Senior High Youth Ministry

Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are.”

Saint John Paul II


Teen Bible Study

Teen Bible Study will be held on Wednesday evenings starting Oct. 2nd from 6-7 pm in the Youth Center-room 211. Any and all teens are welcome to attend. Contact Joe Wiacek with any questions at joewiacek@gmail.com.

Teen Alpha

The Fall Teen Alpha is now meeting!

Please note both the AM and PM sessions are now full. Please send Dave an email to be put on the wait list for our next Alpha session.

Teen Alpha Overnight

For teens in Alpha or need a retreat for Confirmation: Here are the details and permission form for the Teen Alpha Overnight on Nov. 2-3: Click here!


Catholic Teen Night

Fall Bonfire & Party

Join us on Thursday, October 24th from 6:30-8:30 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Naperville! All 8th-12th grade teens are welcome! Join us for all of your favorite things about fall as we have snacks, s’mores, a bonfire, hot apple cider, games, and more! Don’t forget to wear those hoodies or flannels and bring your friends!

Get details and permission form here.


Teen Mission Trip to Twin Cities, MN

July 19-25, 2020

We are currently filled for the trip. Please go to our Mission trip page HERE to get all the details and to join the wait list.

The L.I.G.H.T. Guidebook for the 2019-2020 year is now available here: Here!

Details on everything we offer for high school teens is included! Guidebooks will also be in the lobby wall display and outside the R.E. Office.

***Please Note that there will be some changes to the L.I.G.H.T. program for TEENS who will be NEW to the program! Teens currently attending (or enrolled) in the L.I.G.H.T. program  will still complete the same requirements for the Sacrament of Confirmation.


What is L.I.G.H.T. Youth Ministry?

The L.I.G.H.T. (Living in God’s Holy Truth) program is designed to nourish and strengthen faith formation during all four years of high school. The courses and activities within the program are geared toward strengthening the high school teens’ relationship with Jesus, increasing their desire to serve and affirming their understanding of the Catholic Church.

The L.I.G.H.T. program encompasses four “Basic” faith themes: Profession of Faith, Sacraments of Faith, Life of Faith, and Prayer in the Life of Faith. Through thought-provoking classroom instruction, social activities, and service and discipleship projects, the teens will understand that faith is a journey for life and that the sacrament of Confirmation becomes part of the journey — not the end of the journey.

Click here to learn more about L.I.G.H.T.

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A great way to keep in the loop about all that is happening in OLM Youth Ministry. You can sign-up for the reminders on the L.I.G.H.T. program and/or the Teen Sunday Night Youth Group. Get all the details here!



Upcoming Events

October 16, 2019
  • Teen Bible Study 

    October 16, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

October 18, 2019
  • OEHS Homecoming Weekend 

    October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019  

October 19, 2019
  • OEHS Homecoming Weekend 

    October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019  

October 20, 2019
  • Teen Alpha 

    October 20, 2019  9:00 am - 10:45 am

  • Peer Ministry Team 

    October 20, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Teen Alpha 

    October 20, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

  • Teen Night 

    October 20, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

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Dave Miserendino
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Jean Rehmer
Religious Education Secretary

Our Lady of Mercy Senior High Youth Ministry
701 S. Eola Road
Aurora IL 60504
Fax (630)851-3468