Youth Ministry Bonfire Nights

All incoming 6th-12th graders are invited to join us for snacks, games, prayer, and community at our weekly Bonfire Nights at the Crane Road Campus bonfire circle, located between the Main Church and School buildings.

When: Tuesdays from 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Where: The bonfire circle at St. Pat’s Crane Road


Our youth ministry team wants to invite you to be a part of making an impact in the life of a student. Everything we offer to our young people is made possible by the generosity of our parish family. They say, “it takes a village” and we want to invite you to become part of ours.

Donate to our youth program today and help make an impact in the life of our students. To donate today visit:

Please do not hesitate to reach out to
Lauren Wright: or 630-338-8051

STUDENTS, PARENTS, ADULTS & YOUNG ADULTS: Get Connected to the New Youth Minister!

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Wright and I am so very excited to be the new Director of Youth Ministry here at St. Patrick! I would love to have the opportunity to meet each of you in person, but in light of the current situation, I thought I would get a head start and introduce myself.

So, a little bit about me: I was born and raised in the great state of Texas but, after studying youth ministry in college, moved out to Rockford where I had been working as youth minister for the past five years.  I absolutely love being able to walk alongside young people and their families on this journey of faith and I cannot wait to see what the Lord is going to do next in this new chapter of youth ministry!

Together, we are praying and working towards a flourishing youth program!  Right now we are in the midst of developing a plan for the youth while also juggling the guidelines which have been placed before us due to COVID. First and foremost, we want you to know, that we are here to serve you and your family. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and we would love to become part of your village. The youth ministry exists to make Jesus real in the lives of our students so as to awaken the deepest desires of their hearts and we plan to do this, not just by preaching at students, but by walking with them. We are so excited to see what the Lord has in store for the youth program and for the St. Patrick community as a whole.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Lauren Wright at

If you have any questions, if there is anything you need, or if you just want to say “Hi,” I would love to hear from you!

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We believe that St. Pat’s Youth exists to help our young people make Jesus first in their lives through awakening the deepest desires of their hearts.