Youth Ministry


St. George Youth Ministry is formed to serve the youth of this parish from Junior High through College.  We call young people to active participation in the life, mission and work of our faith community.  We accomplish this through offering a comprehensive program including the components recommended by the US Catholic Bishops in the 1997 document, Renewing the Vision of Catholic Youth Ministry.

Date: Monday, August 19th
Time: 7:00 8:00 PM
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Church
Topic: How Faith Helps to Overcome Addictions

Parents please bring your teens for a very special evening with Christopher Gomez, a beloved son of God. He will share his story about how he capitalized on this one true identity which has allowed him to build an enterprise rooted in Christian values while weathering the storm of life.

His very powerful Witness on how he overcame his addictions to alcohol and drugs as a teenager will inspire and motivate you to enrich your relationship with Jesus Christ.

As a public speaker, Christopher has made several appearances on NBC, CBS, WGN, Shalom Media, and is a regular contributor on Relevant Radio and the Chicago Tribune. Along with three other respected business leaders, Christopher met through Christianity, he recently opened the management consulting company Spirit Consulting. Christopher serves on the board of Catholic Sports Camp, a nonprofit organization CMG founded along with Bishop Paprocki, Fr. Burke Masters, Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck and with many others.

Christopher has many passions in life, including spending time with Abba through meditative prayer, raising his darling boys, public speaking, and freeing people through evangelization. He also enjoys spending carefree time with his family and friends, performing praise and worship music, playing and coaching hockey, writing, weight training, and running.

Please RSVP to Sr. Gael Gensler at or call the parish office at 708.460.0042.



On Sunday, May 6, 2018, several young people from Vicariate V were recognized by Bishop Andrew Wypych for their efforts in Youth Ministry. Among those present from the combined St. George and St. Julie teens were Krystian Albrecht, Matt Jung, Jill Lesniak, Tim Moriarty, and Jane Sharp. Not pictured is Darryl Farrow. We congratulate these young people and encourage all of our teens to be witnesses of our faith always.

Youth Minister
Holly Hesselschwardt
6700 W. 176th St. (In the Fr. Don Cahill Center)
(708) 532-8234

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