Our High School program is open to all those who will be in high school during the 2017/18 school year.  We have lots of opportunities for High School teens, friends and families during the school year. College age and Young Adults are encouraged to get involved as well by assisting with FORUM, PMLT and our Retreat and Music Ministry. Check out some of our most popular offerings.

THE NAPERVILLE NORTH WAY-1 – Good Article for all Parents and Teens to read

  Click HERE to SIGN UP for Downtown Chicago Trip!!

We have 43 spots filled!
Contact Mike Zak by e-mail in case of cancellations

July 21 to 23 at Carthage College, In Kenosha, WI
Open to those currently in grades 8 through College Freshmen.

Join Msgr. Knox, Fr. Manno & Mr. Zak as we take a group of 43 teens & adults to a life-changing, unforgettable conference!

WHAT IS STEUBENVILLE?  Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio hosts youth conferences each summer for over 40,000 high school students across the country. These conferences are dynamic, fun opportunities for young people to encounter God and come to know Him while surrounded by thousands of their own peers on fire for the faith.


To learn more, you can visit the conference website by going to steubenvilleconferences.com/youth.

Estimated cost is $260   We Have 40 SPOTS Reserved

Registration Open NOW!  For All the Details go to  www.rockedbygod.net



 Most Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm (see YM Calendar)

Looking to meet up with friends who attend other schools? Searching for a place to get together with others and explore your faith?  Join us at FORUM, a place where you can get out of the house, meet with your friends, receive a warm welcome and an unlimited supply of gummy bears.

If you are going to be a high school teen during the 2016/17 school year, than FORUM is for you!  FORUM meets in THE CATACOMBS at the Downtown School Campus on Thursday evenings thru May 25th from 7 – 9 pm.  No cost, no registration, come when you can, bring a friend!  Putting together the pieces of our Faith for 20 years!

FORUM  will resume on Thursday August 17th and continue on THursday evening during the school year.  Youth Ministry calendar has the few dates noted when we do not meet.


The 17/18 Application will take place during June and July.

Have you ever wondered who the high school teens were that are Counselors at Camp WOW, Retreat Leaders at the Rocked by God Retreat, Leadership Team members who speak and perform skits at the HERE I AM LORD Conference and help out with EDGE?

They are members of St. Patrick Peer Ministry Leadership Team and are high school students from our parish who have chosen to take on leadership roles within the framework of our Youth Ministry program. In doing so, they join with others to develop leadership skills that will last a lifetime and journey with others as they seek to know Jesus Christ and His Church.


Deadline for Returning Members to complete and return by in July 6th.

New team members have until September 7th.

There will be a special ALL DAY – PEER MINISTRY Event at Lake Summerset on Monday July 31st. This is for past and present PMLT members as well as all High School teens who are considering Peer Ministry and want to know more.

NOTE TO PARENTS – Teens participating in Youth Ministry events must fill out a Master Liability and Permission Form.  Forms are kept on file for the school year and includes our expectations regarding behavior and dress code.

Download:ROCKED BY GOD Retreat Liability Waiver and Permission Form 2016_17



Keep up to date with what is taking place with St. Pat’s ‘ROCKED BY GOD’ Youth Ministry.  Check out our Rocked by God Facebook Page


Mike Zak
Director of Youth Ministry
Office Phone (630) 338-8050
Cell Phone (630) 215-5577
Office Fax (630) 338-8008
E-Mail – youthministry@stpatrickparish.org