Our Middle School program is open to all those who will be in 6th, 7th and 8th grade during the 2016/17 school year.  We have a lot of opportunities for Middle School teens, friends and families during both the school year and the summer.

Mike Zak, Director of Youth Ministry

Office Phone (630) 338-8050, E-Mail – youthministry@stpatrickparish.org

Office Fax (630) 338-8008


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

Parishioners with Middle School students (this includes St. Pat’s students in 5th and 6th grade who are off that day) who would like to attend the Friday Workshop can register by clicking here.

REQUIRED: Please fill out  our Master Liability Form Once per School Year for all retreats and activities: ROCKED BY GOD Retreat Liability Waiver and Permission Form 2016_17

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.  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Parents we welcome your assistance.  Help us reach out to the teens of our parish by volunteering to help out at this event.


EDGE PROGRAM: The EDGE program is part of the Religious Education program.  Four (4) times during the year, YOUTH MINISTRY will present interactive learning experiences for the sixth graders.  Two (2) times during the year, YOUTH MINISTRY will lead classes for the seventh graders.  YOUTH MINISTRY will also lead the 8th Grade Retreat for Confirmation candidates on November 5th.




IGNITE is our new monthly after school program for 8th graders and their friends.  It will take place in THE CATACOMBS at the Downtown Church Campus from 4 – 5:30 pm.  Initially we have scheduled this as a monthly event and may add additional dates.

IGNITE will be planned and led by members of the Peer Ministry Leadership team (PMLT) and Mr. Zak. The next IGNITE Dates are March 20th, April 10th and May 22, 2017. See the Youth Ministry Calendar on the main page for all dates.


Transformers Tri Color

TRANSFORMATION TUESDAYS is a NEW Tradition started in 2014!  Whether you attend St. Pat’s grade school, area public Middle Schools or are Home Schooled, you are invited!  Come for Mass and then stay as long as you are able for a light breakfast as we look at Scripture and the Saints in a new and exciting way!  We will dismiss everyone not later than 8:15 but if you have to leave early to get to school that’s ok. Stay for as long as you are able.  This will take place in DEMPSEY HALL at the Crane Road Church after Mass in the chapel.

Did you know that since TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY began in 2014, three other parishes have incorporated versions of it into their Youth Ministry programs.  Don’t miss out on the fastest growing program in Youth Ministry!  

TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY continues every Tuesday school is in session* with Donuts and muffins as well as Waffles and Ice Cream. Parent Help Appreciated! (*except when there is a school Mass on Tuesday)