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Notre Dame Vision For High School Students

Notre Dame Vision is a dynamic summer program held on Notre Dame’s campus. The program offers students opportunities for personal enrichment and to explore who they are, where they are going, and how they can use their God-given gifts in their daily lives. It is open to all high school students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2014, or who are graduating in the spring of 2014. The one-week session is offered at four times during the summer. Throughout the week at ND Vision, trained ND student leaders will facilitate large group presentations, interactive small group time, profound liturgies, and excellent music. It’s also a great an opportunity to experience and explore college life living in the dorms at the University of Notre Dame. For more information, students and parents are encouraged to visit ND Vision at or stop by the parish office for a brochure.

LOL 2014 Mission Trip to Waterloo, IA 

Students and adults are invited to attend an informational meeting about this year’s Love Out Loud mission trip to Waterloo, Iowa. The trip will take place from July 13 - 19 and is open to all youth who have graduated 8th grade, whether they are parishioners or not. We’ll be working with church groups from around the country to do home repair for those in need. The cost of the trip is $440, which depends on the success of our fundraising efforts.

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National Youth Leadership Conference 2013

Sami O'Neill, Reilly Kincaid, Kathryn Harrington and Barry O'Donnell at NCYC with Fr. Jason and 25,000 other excited people in the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.

Love Out Loud Mission Trip 2013 participants

Troy, Missouri

A note of gratitude from a woman our youth helped during the mission trip this past summer:

Thank you for all the hard work that you and the kids did building my new deck and ramp. I really appreciate them now since 8/3 I broke my leg. I am now in a wheelchair and the ramp is helping my daughter take me to the doctor. It looks like I will be in this wheelchair for awhile. I thank God for people like you who are willing to help people like me who need repairs on their homes but can't afford them.

I enjoyed your company and the kids were great. Thanks for all your help and may God bless you all.




Diocese of Joliet Kairos Retreats

The Diocese is offering Kairos Retreats for high school juniors & seniors in schools that do not offer the retreat. 

Upcoming dates are:

• Oct 3-5, 2014
• Jan 9-11, 2015
• April 24-26, 2015
• Oct 23-25, 2015

For more information and to register, click here.