Service & Discipleship Projects

An important goal of the L.I.G.H.T. program is to empower our high school teens to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in today’s world.  To help them on their spiritual journey, the L.I.G.H.T. program enables teens to be disciples through involvement in service and discipleship.

Requirement for Confirmation Preparation Program
Teens are asked to complete 3 SERVICE PROJECTS and 1 DISCIPLESHIP PROJECT to enter the Confirmation preparation program. Service projects should be for someone in need, while the Discipleship Project will focus on sharing faith with someone or a group.

Please see the many different projects listed below. Teens may also complete other projects not on the list. Just contact Dave at DaveM@olmercy.com to find out if the project will count for service.

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Discipleship Projects:

Living Stations of the Cross performance on Good Friday. A rehearsal is required and there will be silent acting and reader parts for teens.

Teen Advent Forum: A 3 week online reflection during Advent season.

Teen Lenten Forum: A 3 week online reflection during Lenten season.

Teen and Parent Speaker Night held in January: Attend to hear a great Catholic speaker on a relevant topic of faith. Parent and teen attend this together.

Service Projects:

OLM Parish Mobile Food Pantry – held monthly on Wednesday afternoons to provide food for families in need.

Aurora Day of Service held in the spring to do work for needy parishioners or community members. Jobs consists of mulch installation, gardening, garage/yard clean-up, window washing, etc.

Teen Help at Various dinners and events held in the parish. These are posted as they come up.

Plan you Own Service Project (these are planned by the teen on their own within the local community, neighborhood or school) Contact Dave to see how your project might fit into the Service requirement.

Other Projects:

Mission TripThis project counts for ALL the Service and Discipleship requirements! Serve for a week in the summer at a workcamp to repair homes for needy residents of the community. See the Mission Trip page HERE  for details and to signup.