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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Meet Amber

Hi! My name is Amber Luczak and I’m a junior at Northwestern University studying Biology and German. I attend mass at the Sheil Catholic Center (Northwestern’s Newman Center) and am involved in their Catholic Scholars Program. I am passionate about my Catholic faith and am thankful for the people who shared God’s loved with me when I was in middle and high school; I am thus excited to be volunteering with youth ministry here at St. Mary. 

I am looking forward to meeting your middle-schoolers and high school teens through youth events and the regular youth group meetings we are currently planning! We’ll need your help too. If you would like to be involved in these endeavors contact: for more information.

Thanks so much, Amber Luczak 

For High School Teens
Sunday Morning Breakfast Club
Second Sundays, October through June
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, October through April
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
12:30 Mass on the Second Sunday
October through June
Evanston Youth Ministry Events
Collaborative Events
with Saint Nicholas, Saint Athanasius, Saint Joan of Arc, Sheil Catholic Center. 
Open to all Evanston Catholic teens and their friends.

Some of the Things We Did This Year

No Sleep All-Nighter

Some of the Things We Did Last Year

A Summer Program for Teens: Totus Tuus – Come join us in Summer 2017!
We Joined St. Nick’s Teens for an Overnight Lock-In This Summer
Sorry We Missed You at the Dance – We’ll Do It Again!
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