Teen Ministry Activities


When: November & February
Who: High School Juniors & Seniors
Where: Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus, Woodstock

Kairos is a transformative 4 day/3 night retreat filled with community, shared witness, prayer, and reflection. Retreatants can expect to experience small group discussions, large group prayer sessions, witness talks, personal and group reflection time, 3 delicious meals a day, bountiful snacks, free time, and private sleeping quarters.


When:Once a month – varied
Who:Kairos Retreat Alumni
Where:Holy Family Teen Center

As Kairos Alums, we try to live out each day of our lives as the “4thday” of the retreat – intentionally for God and with the spirit of all we learned in our hearts. Because we understand the day-to-day strains of living as a Christian Leader in today’s world, we gather once a month in support of each other and our unified goal of “living the 4th.” Join us for shared witness, prayer, conversation, comradery, understanding, encouragement, and renewal.


When:varied June/July
Who:Junior High and High School
Where:locations vary – Continental U.S.

Partnering with mission trip organizations, i.e. Catholic Heart Workcamp, Youthworks. The mission is to revitalize communities and beautify homes for the elderly, disabled and those who cannot afford needed repairs. This experience will empower participants to live as Disciples of Christ through serving others and foster the spiritual growth of each participant through the sacraments, Catholic faith sharing and prayer. And it’s a ton of fun too.


When:Good Friday, Practices starting in January
Who:Junior High and High School
Where:Holy Family

The Passion Play is a part of our Easter Triduum liturgy. Teens re-tell the story of the passion and death of Jesus through story, song and dance; breathing new life, each Good Friday, into the ancient practice of presenting the great biblical stories through religious drama.


When: 2 Sundays a month, Sep 2022 – Apr 2023, 5:00-7:00pm
Who: High School Juniors & Seniors
Where: Holy Family

Peer Ministry involves high school Juniors & Seniors who have received the sacrament of Confirmation and choose to serve, lead and support their younger peers as they grow in their faith. Peer Ministers assist in small groups with Ignite and FLAME, assist with Family Faith classes, and facilitate the Teen Masses 4 times a year. Ministers can also serve as Eucharistic Ministers with additional training. Teens must apply to be a Peer Minister. The program starts with a retreat August 20, 2022.

TEEN MASS 2022-2023

When: Sundays Sep 25 & Nov 20 2022, Jan 8 & Mar 5 2023, 5:15pm.
Any Sunday 9:00AM or 11:00AM text your friend group and meet up at Mass

Who: Junior High and High School
Where: Holy Family

Teens are invited to minister at any Mass at Holy Family as Proclaimers, Eucharist Ministers, Cross Bearers, Gift Bearers, Singers, Musicians, Greeters, and Ushers. Teens contribute a dynamic, contemporary, spirit to any liturgy when they serve and participate. Four times a year a 5:15pm Mass will have homilies geared toward the teen audience and a student delivers a personal Gospel Reflection. Reignite your passion for the liturgy, get involved in the Mass, and join us up front in the teen section!

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