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


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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Upcoming News & Events

UPDATE: All Youth Ministry gathered events are cancelled through April. We will post new information here concerning the LIGHT program (including mini-courses, service projects, Confirmation prep classes, etc.).

Please check out our non-gathered events here:

LIGHT Project Update: A new ONLINE Service/Discipleship project has been added to our signup page. Check it out here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094FACAB2AAA8-godeeper



7:00 PM

It’s been a crazy few weeks. There’s a lot up in the air, and we’re not sure when we’ll start gathering at the church again – but that doesn’t mean youth nights have to stop…

Thousands of teenagers from across the country are gathering on Sunday nights for the BIGGEST YOUTH NIGHT EVER. It’s called ProjectYM Live and each week it’ll feature some of the biggest speakers and worship leaders in the Catholic youth ministry world.

Our parish is signed up to participate – all teens have to do is head to PROJECTYM.COM/WATCH this Sunday at 7pm Central.

Two quick notes:

  1. The broadcast starts at 7pm CDT, but plan to log in (with a parent email address) a few minutes early to make sureyou’re on when it starts.
  2. You can access the event on any device with a web browser – but the faster the connection, the better.

Ps. Though this event is geared at teenagers, parents are invited to watch along with them!

Parents: This is for YOU!

We want to offer you a place to connect with other parents from OLM about faith. We have a GroupMe chat room called OLM Parent Connection.

We’ll offer faith resources for parents and families as well as information on the LIGHT High School Youth Ministry. The most important feature is that it gives all of us a chance to stay in touch with each other and our God who lives and cares for us all.

Please join the group here: https://groupme.com/join_group/58772242/4OUY0ghC

LIGHT Teen Chat on GroupMe!

High School Teens are invited to join our LIGHT Teen Chat on the GroupMe app. Stay connected with friends and checkout daily Faith resources, prayers, reflections, etc. Also stay updated on what’s happening in the youth ministry! Go here to join:

You’re invited to my new group ‘LIGHT Teen Chat’ on GroupMe. Click here to join: https://groupme.com/join_group/58754984/27eSyvoE

Upcoming Events

April 5, 2020
  • Palm Sunday 

    April 5, 2020

  • Teen Online Youth Group 

    April 5, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 9, 2020
  • Holy Thursday 

    April 9, 2020

April 10, 2020
  • Good Friday 

    April 10, 2020

April 11, 2020
  • Holy Saturday 

    April 11, 2020

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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!

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Today is Palm Sunday! Here is the link to the live stream for Mass as well as the Family Mass kit to follow along: olmercy.com/audioandvideo-homilies/ ...

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Teen Youth Group continues this Sunday 4/5 at 7:00pm ONLINE! Check it out! This Sunday is Fr. Mike Schmitz! He will lead us into Holy Week with our worship leader Alob. It is going to be an amazing night! Please join us. Go here Sunday at 6:55pm to login: live.projectym.com ...

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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