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.

Click here to learn more about Youth Ministry.


Confirmation Prep Classes (for teens being confirmed this Nov.) continue Sept. 12, 19, 26 & Oct. 3.

Mission Trip Reunion Party is Sept. 11th at 4pm Mass followed by party behind the church. Contact Dave for details and to sign-up.

Youth Alpha starts Sept. 12th. Get all the details & sign-up here: Youth Alpha Info & Sign-Up Here!

All Family Mass & Picnic Kick-Off is Saturday, Sept. 18th at 4pm Mass followed by picnic behind the church. All families having children in our K-5, EDGE and LIGHT programs are welcome!

Chili Bowl Flag Football Tournament is Sunday, Oct. 17th from 1-4pm, details TBA.

I’m Looking for:

All Teens New to LIGHT or Interested in the Sacrament of Confirmation:

Get details on all the requirements for teens to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation HERE.

All Families with High School Teens in LIGHT this year: Please register your family online HERE and then go to the Youth Ministry Sign-Up Page HERE to sign-up for Youth Alpha and other courses and projects as they become available.

Upcoming Events

September 26, 2021
  • Youth Alpha 

    September 26, 2021

  • Confirmation Prep Class 

    September 26, 2021  9:00 am - 10:15 am

  • Confirmation Prep Class 

    September 26, 2021  7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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Hurry! Did you know that Youth Alpha @ OLM begins this Sunday, Sept. 12th in the Parish Life Center? Youth Alpha is the starting point for high school teens interested in the Sacrament of Confirmation. All teens are welcome and can sign-up (learn more) here: www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094facab2aaa8-youth ... See MoreSee Less
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How to Register for our Programs

Get all the details on registration for the 2021-2022 year here. Need to just make a payment for this current year’s tuition and fees? Go here.

Check out our Youth Ministry ONLINE sign-up page for all our meetings, events, volunteering for service and discipleship projects and more!

Contact Us

Office of Family Evangelization & Catechesis for Grades 6-12

Dave Miserendino |  Director  | DaveM@olmercy.com

Jean Palasz  |  Administrative Assistant |  JeanP@olmercy.com

701 S. Eola Road
Aurora IL 60504
Fax (630)851-3468