Saint Mary Youth Ministry


Saint Mary Youth Ministry Program

offers opportunities for teens to enter into service to one another, to the parish and to the community and to build a strong community for our young people as they move through junior high and their high school years.
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For High School Teens
Sunday Morning Breakfast Club
Second Sundays, October through May
11:00 a.m. to Noon in the Parish Center
Teen Nights
Movie Nights, Dance Nights, Game Nights, Gym Nights
For Junior High Youth
Jr Hi Nights
First Fridays, November through May
7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Parish Center
Holy Fire
Archdiocese of Chicago Jr Hi Event
October 26 or 27, 2018
At the UIC Pavillion
For All Ages
Youth Ministry Sunday Mass
9:30 Mass on the second Sunday
October through May
United Catholic Youth Ministry 
Collaborative Events with Saint Nicholas, Saint Athanasius, Saint Joan of Arc, Sheil Catholic Center. 
Open to all Evanston Catholic teens and their friends.
UCYM [website]

Some of the Things We’re Doing This Year

Youth Ministry Sundays 2018-2019
UCYM Kickoff Sunday, September 30, 2018: The Four Parishes at Saint Nicholas Parish

Some of the Things We’ve Done Before

No Sleep All-Nighter
A Summer Program for Teens: Totus Tuus
We Joined St. Nick’s Teens for an Overnight Lock-In 
Sorry We Missed You at the Dance – We’ll Do It Again … This year (2018) on November 16!
Our High School Teens Lead the Parish in the Living Stations of the Cross, Palm Sunday 2016
Saint Mary’s Honors Eleven Teens for Their Exceptional Commitment to Service
Fr Greg and Teens
Father Greg with the teens who were able to make it to the dinner … in the PhotoBooth
Father Greg, Karie Ferrell, Peppino Bianco and proud parents: Mickey & Lori Edwards, Rhea Stephen & Micael Zamy, hamming it up in the PhotoBooth!
Each year the Archdiocese of Chicago hosts an Awards Banquet to honor high school teens who have made an exceptional commitment to service in their parish. There are four categories of service in which the teens can qualify.
This year Saint Mary Parish honors eleven young men and women:
Adriana Alcantar (Prayer & Worship) – Teen Music Team
Louisa Edwards (Prayer & Worship) – Altar Server
Will Edwards (Prayer & Worship) – Altar Server
Maeve Gavagan (Catechesis and Evangelization) – Catechist in our Preschool Class
Ben LeRoy (Prayer & Worship) – Altar Server
Karen Soto (Prayer & Worship) – Teen Music Team
Beatrize Stephen-Pons (Peer Ministry) – In our High School Program
Vianey Valdez (Prayer & Worship) Teen Music Team
Matthew Walsh (Prayer & Worship) – Altar Server
Amy Zamy (Prayer & Worship) Lector & Teen Music Team
Nicole Zamy (Prayer & Worship) – Teen Music Team
20 St. Mary’s Teens Go on the Archdiocesan Overnight Ski Event