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OLMC/HS Youth Ministry

We, the catechists of PSR, children of the word and the youth group shared with OLMC focus on educating and inspiring the youth of the teachings of the Catholic Church.  

We share faith, hope and love through an inclusive, positive and creative enviroment led by wonderful adult role models.

We prepare the youth for the sacraments of reconciliation, first comunion and confirmation. The youth lead mass through PSR and participate in the choir.  They participate in many service projects throughout the community to include volunteering at Gumdrops, Herrin House of Hope, and leading food drives to donate to local pantries to name a few.

We meet the needs of our youngest members by dismissing those under the age of 9 at the time of the homily for their own liturgy of the Word.

We help them to focus on the days readings in ways that are age and understanding appropriate.

If you are a youth or an adult from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Herrin, IL) or Holy Spirit (Carterville, IL) and interested in youth ministry, we would LOVE for you to join us at OLMC/HS Youth Ministry on www.Facebook.com.  This is the place to stay informed on upcoming events, see photos of past activities and suggest our next adventure.

PSR registration. (print and return one of the forms. Either PDF or DOCX format available)

2022 PSR registration form (word)    2022 PSR calendar (word)

2022 PSR registration form (PDF)      2022 PSR calendar (PDF)

7 Things Every High School Graduate Should Hear

1. Live with intention. College will be full of new opportunities. Think carefully about your priorities for your new start.

2. Make the right friends. There will be plenty of new people! Concentrate on the ones who motivate you to be a better person.

3. It's a big world! Look for new perspectives, new opportunities, and new ideas that push you to grow.

4. Find a mentor. Building relationships with people who have "been there, done that" can be a great help.

5. Give yourself away. You may not need to volunteer anymore, but you'll be surprised what you learn, how you grow, and who you meet when you serve.

6. Before you go, learn how to do your laundry, address an envelope, schedule a doctor's appointment, use public transportation, and cook basic meals (ramen doesn't count!).

7. Remember that God is in control. And that's a good thing!

This is a little recap of the Holy Spirit/OLMC Youth Group Mission Trip 2022 from the two girls that went from Holy Spirit.

In late July, the OLMC/Holy Spirit Youth Group went on a mission trip to Cairo, IL. While there, we did many jobs such as scraping paint from a house, delivering food, working in a soup kitchen, and cleaning some places in the community.
I, Hillary S, was very impacted by the people in the town. We worked with some pretty cool people who allowed us to come there and help and we met some interesting people that lives in the town. I had a great time going and helping and I am so thankful for the opportunity to go.
I, Kennedy R, was very impacted by the hopeful spirits of the people in the community. It was fun getting to know the people we were working with and the people we
helped. I enjoyed being a part of the first mission trip in a couple of years.
Overall, the mission trip was a great experience for the youth group. We got to help others while also getting to have some fun seeing the many historical sites in the town.
We can’t wait to go on another trip next year!

Hillary S
Kennedy R

Pastoral Center TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) Calling all Juniors and Seniors in High School. TEC is a three-day Catholic retreat for young adults of Southern Illinois. To learn more and/or to apply visit: www.bellevilletec.org