Youth Ministry
Check out what we did last summer!!!
IMPACT Local Mission Adventure July 23-25, 2022
  • High school teens from a variety of parishes had an unforgettable time on IMPACT, a local and short term mission experience this summer!  Camp Sullivan in Oak Forest, IL was our home base and each day we had fun serving together at a different site:
  • Service sites included Feed My Starving Children in Aurora, Mission Of Our Lady of the Angels in Chicago and Nativity House in Lockport.
  • Goals include building community, learning and applying Catholic Social Justice Teachings, building leadership skills and growing in faith. 

“Nothing can stop the person with the right mental attitude from achieving his/her goal; Nothing on earth can help the person with the wrong mental attitude.” —Thomas Jefferson

We cannot control our circumstance but WE CAN CONTROL OUR RESPONSE to it.  Your thoughts and attitude becomes the foundational path for your life.  Which direction is it taking you?  

IC Youth Ministry, called Students of Impact, strives to equip teens with the skills they need to be in command of their thoughts and attitudes.  On March 13th, we invite current 8th grade students and all high school students for a fun and compelling evening that will teach teens how to cultivate a positive attitude.  

Please encourage your teen to invite a friend and participate!  Sunday, March 13th 5:30-7 pm in Costello Hall.  We will be serving ICE CREAM SUNDAES!!! 

Students of Impact Gathering in January was a great success!  Brave students (from three high schools) came out in the cold and ice had a great time!  We played The "WA!" Game and Ninja--Fr. James played too!  We shared goals and BIG DREAMS we have for this year and our futures.  God speaks to us through Jeremiah 29:11 and says: God has plans for you to have a prosperous future full of hope!  All the students participated enthusiastically and were encouraged to tap into the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit as they figure out God's plan for their lives in every arena: relationships, personal goals, academics, family, future plans, etc.  

Thank you to everyone who prays for the high school students and helps to spread the word!  Our next Students of Impact Gathering will be on Sunday, February 27th 5:30- 7 pm.

Teens need a compass and roadmap for navigating all the relationships in their life.  Thoughts and words (especially on social media) are so powerful!  They can cut us down or build us up.  

Students of Impact strives to equip high school teens to be in command of the way they think about themselves and others--to choose positive thoughts and words.  That will overflow into the way they speak to and treat themselves and treat others!  

At the December Students of Impact Gathering, teens heard that they are valuable, important, and worthy of genuine and trustworthy friendships.  Scripture (especially Romans chapter 12) provides practical encouragement for how to have healthy and thriving relationships with family and friends.  IC Youth Ministry guides teens in understanding and applying Scripture and the truths of our faith to become an even better friend and family member.

Please encourage your teen to invite friends and participate in the Students of Impact gatherings from 5:30-7 pm at ICCP in Costello Hall in 2022.  The games are fun, the food is delicious, the people are friendly and welcoming and the topics are pracical and compelling!

Many students from a variety of high schools really enjoyed November's action packed Students of Impact gathering!  They said the tacos were awesome!  The girls crushed the boys in the small group Bible Charades competition--but everyone had a good time with it.  

The night's topic was "Let's TACO'bout JESUS:" we talked about how to open our heart to Him, trust in Him, and talk with Him.  Jenny Krumdrick, the youth minister, shared a jaw-dropping illustration to show how challenging it can be to trust God.  Our brave volunteer said "yes" to getting an egg cracked on her head because she trusted God.  To the crowd's amazement, a $1 bill came out (instead of egg yoke)!  Jenny shared stories from her life and encouraged everyone to dig deeper into the valuable truths of our faith... even if at first we don't recogize or understand what God is doing in our lives!  One of the best parts of the night was the small group discussions!  People were open, honest, and genuinely interested in learning more and getting closer to Jesus in a friend-like way.  

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If God is calling you to hang out once a month to help facilitate discussions for a small group of HS teens, please contact Jenny and she will provide all the training and materials you need!

All teens & families are invited to attend the Sunday evening 7 pm Mass!  It's conveniently immediately after the youth night and is shorter than a regular Sunday Mass!