High School Ministry


Dear Young People:
Thank you for coming to visit the Our Lady of Sorrows Youth Disciples webpage!  We can hardly wait to meet you.  Pick an event below and come on out, or contact me for more details.  I’m here to work for you (and Jesus!)  You could start by clicking on the orange button below to tell me about what you are looking for from your parish, or just scroll down to find what you came for!
Prayerfully yours,
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Students grades 6th-12th, please click the button above to give us ideas and information that we will use, as we plan next year's events FOR YOU!  Thanks for taking 10 minutes or so to do this.  Your opinion matters!


Youth Disciple Activities for YOU!

Happy New Year, Youth Disciples! Here is what we have coming for you in 2023, to support your faith and help you find where you belong: here with OLS YD!

    1. Rise Detroit flyerDeadline to Register for Rise Detroit is January 24, 2023!  $35 cash, check, or vanco payment due by January 24 as well. Refunds will be allowed up to one week before the event, parents.  This event is worth negotiating for, particularly because it is such a little commitment of time and money.  Sign your teen up today and see what a difference it can make!  (Rise is a one-day Teen Conference at Mercy High School on February 5, 2023, 8:15 AM -7:15 PM.) https://forms.gle/S5VietNgdAe2Tpgm8
    2. Teens: got questions about the Bible? Ever wonder why a Catholic Bible is different from the others?  Wonder whether what you read is fact or myth?  How do we know who wrote the Bible anyway, or what to believe about it? Bring a friend or come and make a friend at our Venture Bible Study, All teens are welcome, and we’ll share pizza.
      1/8/23 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Venture 6
      1/25/23 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Venture 7
      3/5/23 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Venture 8 Conclusion
    3. Stuebenville conference flyerNEW! Steubenville registration opens in January!  Put your student’s name on the google form here if you are interested in sending your teen with OLS, June 16-18, 2023 (limited numbers of graduating 8th graders will be welcome)!  You will be contacted to have all of your questions answered and be able to confirm whether we should reserve your spot in the group when the official University of Steubenville in Ohio registration opens! This can be a life-changing experience for teens, to see so many peers (about 2,000 students or more) excited about their faith, and have this whole weekend to bond as a group!  I suggest you send your Freshman, especially…then they’ll know whether it should be an “every summer” thing, or a “once in a lifetime” thing, and they have a better chance to WANT to come hang out with the awesome teens at OLS!  Sure, it’s intimidating signing up for a weekend with people you don’t know, but they’ll never know until they go-and you can always ask a friend to come!  Sign up here to be contacted with updates!  https://forms.gle/d7hwczDRPy923VSc8. Click HERE for more information.
    4. St. John Bosco Prayer Initiative - January 29-February 4, 2023 Would you join us in praying for youth and those who minister with them in the Archdiocese of Detroit? You can help us change the church and the world! Learn more and sign up HERE to pray during this important week!
    5. Lent is a perfect time to join the High School Teen Emmaus Group! Make your Lenten commitment to join fellow teens in viewing a short, pointed video related to the weekly Gospel, and then discussing if, and how, it matters to you.  The first teen gatherings during Lent are February 11 & 25, 2023 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM in the youth room!  See https://emmaussmallgroups.com/about/ for info about Emmaus Groups at OLS. Contact Courtney Szymkowski at [email protected] with questions.
    6. Upcoming! OLS Easter Egg Hunt, April 9, 2023, 11:30 am. Sign up for info on how to volunteer! https://forms.gle/6XiNLxoYxQNrHYHT8
    7. Divine Mercy Painting Party, Join us to make your own Divine Mercy Image with this cool 12x12 Paint by Number https://www.autom.com/product/paint-by-numbers-divine-mercy-j6492! Sign up by April 1st to reserve your free spot: https://forms.gle/gEEuKvZcTPxmq1ZFA
    8. World Youth Day Home, August 5-6, 2023 in Brighton, MI.  Sign up to get updates and info! https://forms.gle/vfq6WcLbCmkk5d257World Youth Day Home flyer
    9. Leadership Team:  Please consider applying to be part of our teen leadership groups!  I am looking for the next leaders to make the 2023-2024 school year the best year for OLS YD!  Click the blue button below to get started.

Also, new spots are open in the Leadership Council-especially for the new High School Freshman class!  If you are passionate about sharing your faith and want to serve your fellow teens, please send me an email to let me know!  Imagine how great it would look on your College applications to have a four-year leadership position, and an amazing letter of recommendation from me!  Fill out this form to apply APPLY

Another great place to get started is by filling out the teen registration button below. This will ensure you and your student hear about all of our activities via email.