High School Youth Ministry

High School Youth Ministry is a peer-led ministry and includes all students in grades 9-12!  Welcome!


Upcoming Events

YM Activities

Can & Bottle Drive

Grad parties? Receptions? Cookouts? Save your cans & bottles for the Mission Trip fundraiser and then drop them off at the OLIH Parking Lot on  Friday, June 8, 4:00-8:00 pm & Saturday, June 9, 8:00-10:00 am. If you're unable to drop off, text Randy at 515.402.7433.

GLUE:Small Group Experience

G.L.U.E.  stands for “God, Life, the Universe, and Everything,” and meets twice a month during the school year (Next is May 16).  GLUE is an opportunity to focus in on a topic of faith and have open, honest, and candid conversation as well as ask questions. The goal of GLUE is to promote deep discussion about the intersection between faith and life. For the summer months, GLUE will meet three times, Wednesday June 20, July 18, and August 22, from 8-9:30 pm,  in the Youth Room.  All are welcome!

Bible Study: A Timeline and Adventure

Listen up, young church ! Have you ever wanted to read the Bible, but felt intimidated by its size? Or did you start reading the Bible and then become bored by the monotony of Leviticus? Have you ever wondered whether the Bible even relates to your life at all? Then join us for the Teen Timeline, a Bible study for teens by Mark Hart.
You might not realize it, but God’s Word contains the epic Mapquest for your life. Whether you struggle with fear, boredom, anger or doubt, you will find practical direction and meaning in Scripture. Learn how to read the Bible, how to listen to God, and how to see His loving hand in your daily life.

Youth Ministry will be hosting The Teen Timeline Bible study in the youth room beginning Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 pm for 8 sessions. For more information or to register for the study (registration is required for materials), email Randy Henderson, Director of Youth Ministry:

“Armchair Mystic:” How to Grow in Prayer

Young Church!  Join together for a five-week prayer experience using the book “Armchair Mystic” by Father Mark Thibodeaux, S.J.    

 What does a rich prayer life look like?  Do we sometimes struggle with prayer?  Is it because we’re unsure of what prayer is for – perhaps we try to pray and struggle to stay focused – or maybe we want to listen for God’s “voice,” but we’re not really positive what that means?  The book, “Armchair Mystic” makes a bold claim:  Whatever your current experience of PRAYER, praying is something we can grow in and our prayer is not “about our relationship with God,” but rather, prayer “is our relationship with God.”

If you are interested in being a part of a small group to read and discuss “Armchair Mystic,” please sign up on the youth ministry kiosk or email Randy by June 1.   We will order your books ($10 cost) and pull a 5-week schedule together ASAP.

Youth Ministry Week: June 10-15

Come to Youth Ministry week beginning on Sunday, June 10 with a movie night and concluding on June 15 with a cookout at Saylorville Lake and a variety of activities in between.  We will send a postcard soon with more information. 

June 23 - 30, 2018
Mission Trip to Appalachia (West Virginia)

What is Manus Christi?

Manus Christi is Latin for “Hands of Christ”. This week-long service and mission experience offered by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston gives participants the opportunity to encounter Christ in those in need while learning about and living the concepts of personal dignity, the common good, solidarity, and subsidiarity.

Depth of Relationship: The Catholic Church has been ministering with the people in the Tygart Valley for over 70 years through the agricultural ministry of the Salesians & the hospitality of the pastoral center. We partner with Catholic Charities & other local organizations to serve the neighbors that we are in community with for the long haul. In addition, We send one of our staff members to every worksite to handle logistics so you can focus on doing the personal ministry that you came to do.
Participants are $400           Adult Chaperones are $300

 Contact Randy Henderson with any questions, 515-402-7433.