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 mini-courses, faith sharing small groups, youth group activities, retreats, 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.

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Sign-Up is now open for the Alpha Youth Series for high school teens! Get details HERE.

Teen Park Clean-Up Day is Saturday, September 12th from 2-6 pm. This all-outdoor event will have teens help cleanup trash and debris at local FVPD parks. We will meet afterwards for McDonald’s hamburgers/cheeseburgers and teens can play some 9 square. Get details and sign-up by clicking HERE.  (You will need the access code “mission” to access the sign-up.)

Confirmation Discovery Mini-Retreat News: Our teen candidates for Confirmation will be meeting for a mini retreat on Sunday, September 20th. Details/signup information were sent to all families, so please contact Dave if you have any questions.

Interviews and Faith Conversation #2 for Teens: Our teens preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation this fall (and their parent) will conclude their preparation by having a short interview or faith conversation with their Faith Mentor or Interviewer this August or September. These interviews/conversations will be either in-person or virtually via Zoom meeting. Please contact Dave with any questions.

Online Registration for R.E./EDGE/LIGHT: New This Year! We will have one ONLINE registration page for all three of our faith formation ministries with children and youth. This will simplify the registration process for families with children in Grades K-12 allowing for just one place online to register. Please note that individual sign-ups for specific L.I.G.H.T. events, programs and mini-courses will be done online through the Sign-Up Genius site. Click here to go to the Registration page.

Upcoming Events

September 20, 2020
  • Discovery Mini-Retreat 

    September 20, 2020
    Dickson Valley Camp and Retreat Center, 8250 Finnie Rd, Newark, IL 60541, USA

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Contact Us

Mr. Dave Miserendino
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Mrs. Jean Rehmer
Religious Education Secretary

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