The OLQM Youth Ministry provides a welcoming, youth-centered environment for teen Catholics to come together in faith and help each other through the trials and decisions they face in their day-to-day lives. Through fellowship and community service, the youths continue to learn and grow deeper in their faith, striving to be examples of Christian love and to live by the teachings of the Church. It is open to students from Grades 9 through 12.
The Patron Saint of Youth: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga
Feast Day: June 21
Prayer for the Youth Ministry (From the Catholic Youth Bible):
Lord God, here I am!
You created me and know me completely.
You know all about my life---my joys and my sufferings, my questions and my dreams.
I know you love me, even when I feel my sins and mistakes make me unlovable.
Help me to love you, God, with all my heart, mind, and soul, and to love all people, even as I love myself.
Jesus, thank you for showing me how to live.
I know you want only the best for my life, and I believe following you is the way to a full and abundant life.
Holy Spirit, give me the courage and wisdom to be Jesus' follower, even when it isn't easy.
Fill me with the joy and peace that comes from doing your will.