Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry here at OLW is growing at a crazy-fast speed as more and more students are getting into the idea that faith should be exciting, fun, and most of all, something that really ignites a fire in a person’s life. The Jr. High component is called S.T.A.F.F. (Seeking The Answers, Finding Faith).

S.T.A.F.F. has a variety of activities from our amazing middle school-age summer camp–Camp WOW, truly phenomenal (registration at the beginning of October), a winter Overnight Fest & Retreat, 7th & 8th Grade Father/Son Paintball Outing, cool monthly service opportunities, and the ever-popular Peer Council (runs from Sep-May), as well as a variety of events that come along periodically. A little something for everyone!

A full list of OLW Youth Ministry events can be found here on the Youth Ministry Calendar.  If you have any questions about S.T.A.F.F., please contact Mr. Kevin O’Connell at or call (847) 253-5353 (ext 241) or through the school switchboard.  Mrs. Kathy O’Neill is also and excellent resource for everything Jr. High Youth Ministry.

Most S.T.A.F.F. events are open to the all 7th & 8th graders in the parish: school students, RE, and anyone else.