The AfterMass Youth Ministry bridges the gap between Youth Faith Formation and Adult Ministry to help connect our teens to their faith.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” —Timothy 4:12
The OLBS Youth Ministry, AfterMass, believes that even the smallest things can make the biggest difference. We strive to provide opportunity to encounter Jesus through service; service to others, service to our parish and service to our community.
Connect OLBS teens to their faith by providing opportunities for service and social interaction. All is done with a joyful heart! Click here to have a look.
All teens aged 13-19 are welcome to join the AfterMass Youth Group. Watch our calendar or follow us on Facebook for upcoming meetings (generally the 3rd Sunday of each month) and events. Stop by any time—drop-ins always welcome!
If you are interested in becoming an Adult Volunteer, please visit our Volunteer Requirements page to learn more.
Not only are our teens encouraged to help serve at Mass both individually and as part of the AfterMass Youth Group, but there is prayer and reflection built in to many of our meetings and events.
Annual Parish Picnic (teens earn service hours and get a free meal for playing games)
Annual Parish Easter Egg Hunt (teens earn service hours helping with activities and egg hunting)
Summer Programs (teens grow in faith and earn service hours while spending time with friends this Summer)
Kid’s Christmas Film Night (teens earn service hours watching movies and helping with crafts)
Supporting Organizations in the community such as Alexian Village, Feed My Starving Children or Packages for Patriots
*Service hours may apply. Please ask your event leader to sign your volunteer hour form at the conclusion of any qualifying event you participate in. Watch our calendar or follow us on Facebook for meeting and event updates.
CHWC is a Summer Mission Trip open to teens entering 9th grade or older who are willing to serve others and explore their Catholic identity. You will “work hard, serve tirelessly, think deeply, celebrate Mass and build relationships.” Check out some highlights from last Summer’s trip to Nashville!
Spots at CHWC are limited. In order to secure a spot, teens are required to:
Pay a deposit (deposit subject to change and will be announced after Mission Trips are booked)
Volunteer at all of the Fundraiser events leading up to the trip (generally 2 Pancake Breakfasts and a Pasta Dinner for the parish)
Participate in a “Thank You to the Parish” weekend following CHWC
Teens are highly encouraged to write a short recap of their CHWC experience which, with permission, may be shared on our Website, Social Media or in the parish Bulletin
Are you called? Join the AfterMass Youth Ministry. Stop by any of our events or meetings, drop-ins always welcome. Please watch the calendar, follow us on Facebook, check the bulletin or contact the Parish Office for more information today (847) 979-0901 or email@example.com.
To learn more about becoming an Adult Volunteer, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page or contact the Parish Office.