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We the Youth Ministry of St. Mary’s in Huntley proclaim the life-changing love of God in order to lead young people to a deep, lasting relationship with the Person of Jesus Christ and His Church.


While we are unable to gather in person, we pray you will gather with us virtually! We are still committed to praying with you and for you during these times.

 

Virtual Life Night Experience

Join us on Sunday at 4pm for our Virtual Life Night Experience with Life Teen!

  1. Watch the livestream on YouTube at https://youtu.be/SIHfjz04mmc

  2. Once the livestream is over, join us at 4:30pm on Zoom for small group discussion

  3. Join Zoom Meeting – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/175123465

    Enter Meeting ID if requested: 175 123 465

Other Sunday options:

  1. ProjectYM Live – Gather your family and head over to projectym.com/watch at 7pm on Sunday night for a message and worship from some great Catholic speakers and artists

  2. Summit by Life Teen – Gather your family or a group of friends (on video chat) and download Life Teen’s Summit Bible Study and activities on the Sunday readings at https://summit.lifeteen.com/

Weekly Youth Ministry Virtual Schedule

First, connect with us on social media:
Second, join us on our social media platforms for the following events:
  • Monday-Friday @ 10am — Lectio Live
    • Join us live on Facebook and Instagram each morning at 10am for a Lectio Divina style meditation and reflection on the daily readings.
    • Can’t watch at 10am? Don’t worry, we will post a recording of Lectio Live on our YouTube channel after recording each morning!
  • Monday-Friday @ 3pm — Chaplet of Divine Mercy
    • Grab your rosary and join us live on Facebook and Instagram each afternoon at 3pm as we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
    • Never prayed the Chaplet of Divine Mercy before? That’s okay, we will walk you through it and give an overview before we begin!
  • Friday @ 7pm — Stations of the Cross
    • Join us live on Instagram as we pray and reflect on the Stations of the Cross

 

Mass at Home with the Family

SUNDAY MASS: Join our parish priests for Sunday Mass on our parish YouTube channel — St. Mary Catholic Church Huntley. The video of Sunday Mass will be available around mid-morning each Sunday and will also be sent out to the whole parish via Flocknote.
DAILY MASS: While we are not recording daily Mass at St. Mary, we highly encourage you to attend daily Mass at home during this time. We know some of you have never had the opportunity to attend daily Mass due to work or school schedules, so we encourage you to seize the opportunity during quarantine! Bishop Robert Barron posts a recording of daily Mass from his personal chapel each day at https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/. The video is posted by 7:15am each morning, but you can watch it at anytime throughout your day.
ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION: When we cannot make it to mass in person, we can still make an Act of Spiritual Communion, in which we express our faith in Christ and in His Presence in the Eucharist, and we ask Him to unite Himself with us. Pray the following prayer at the time you would normally receive Communion while watching Mass online:
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

The Catholic Response to COVID-19

Here are some great resources, particularly for teens and families, on how we respond as Catholics to this pandemic and continue to rely on our faith during this time:

 

Other Resources for Teens and Families:

  • FORMED.ORG — Think of it as the Catholic version of Netflix! Formed has an endless number of movies, podcasts, and other resources for you to explore.
    • Create a FREE account using our parish access code: f157d9
  • The Upper Room — Free resources for distanced and quarantined Catholics from the Steubenville Conferences
  • Carpe Verbum — Receive a daily text with a link to a guided mediation on the daily Mass readings


Calendar

Click here for our full youth ministry calendar. 

Resources, Websites and Links

Lifeteen – A website for Catholic youth. 

Lifeteen has books, Bibles, shirts and more for you to buy, as well as tons of blogs, videos and other resources to help you in your faith. Check it out!

Ascension Presents

This site has videos from people like Fr. Mike Schmitz explaining different aspects of the faith, along with cool interviews and more. Check it out!

Paradigm Clothing and Likeable Art

These are two great places with shirts, posters, videos, graphics, and a whole bunch more to help you in your faith (and it’s all really cool).

Steubenville Conference Page and Steubenville Fuel

The conference page has promo videos and information about this year’s conference as well as videos of the talks from last year all the time. The Steubenville Fuel page are other videos, blogs, etc. that they put up to help you in your faith!


Maggie Super

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

maggie.stmaryhuntley@gmail.com

stmaryhuntley.org/youthministry      |      (847) 669-5612      |      10307 Dundee Rd. Huntley, IL 60142