High School Youth Ministry

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

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: August 10, 2017

The YM Adventureland trip is being planned for Thursday, August 10, 2:00-9:00 pm. Costs and permission slips will soon be posted.

November 16 - 19, 2017
National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis, IN
NCYC is biennial, four-day experience of prayer, community and celebration for Catholic teenagers.  The schedule includes powerful liturgies, general discussions, workshops and special activities.  Join the over 23,000 teens and adults are expected to attend this year!  OLIH will be taking a group, and we would love to have you join us.    The deadline for initial interest is March 15, 2017.  Contact Randy Henderson for more information.  Check out the video and the NCYC brochure below.









Ongoing Events

Luke shows how to 'dig in the dirt'.

Luke shows how to 'dig in the dirt'.

We’ve Got to Get Ourselves Back to the Garden...Want to do good as a family this summer? Get back to your ‘roots’? Help weed and harvest at the Agape Garden (7384 NW 16th St, Ankeny) on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00 pm-dusk or Saturdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. 


Bibles & Breakfast (gr. 6-12):  Sunday mornings 9:45-10:15am in the youth room. Everyone in grades 6-12 is invited to join for a deeper look into the Sunday Gospel readings twice a month.  Find specific dates in the monthly emails or on the youth ministry google calendar.  Chocolate Pancakes, donuts, and more are always available.

GLUE- God, Life, the Universe & Everything (gr. 9-12):  Twice a month on Wednesdays .  These gatherings promise food, games, faith-sharing, and prayer.  Besides meeting twice-a-month in this way, a team of youth known as CORE also plans gatherings for the young people of our church throughout the month with the goal of offering service events, prayer experiences and building great friendships!