The mission of St. Pat’s Youth Ministry is to lead teens closer to Christ through impactful catechesis, mentoring relationships, and opportunity to encounter Christ through the sacraments. Life Teen, our high school program, and IGNITE, our middle school program, seek to bring teens into both personal relationship with Christ and community worship, culminating in the source and summit of our faith, the Mass.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah McMahon, St. Patrick Youth Minister at or 847-224-4161 ext. 22.

What is LIFE TEEN?

Life Teen is the high school youth ministry program at St. Patrick Parish in Wadsworth, Illinois. Our meetings occur after the 5pm Mass on Sundays during the school year. We meet for food, fellowship, and large group programming. If you have any questions about this ministry or you would like to be part of the program please contact Sarah McMahon at 847 244 4161 ext. 22.

We do not meet on Sunday nights over the summer. Our kickoff for our fall semester will be September 17th 2017. Our summer events are below!


Summer Programming



Drop In will continue over the summer from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm on Wednesdays.

At 6pm we will meet for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 6:30 when we will head over to Room 4 or head outside for games, food, and fellowship. There will be no Drop In June 28th or July 5th.


I Choose the Sky Summer Group

Tuesday Evenings, beginning June 6, from 6:30pm–8:00pm

Ladies going into grades 9-12 you are welcome to join us for a summer group centered around Emily Wilson’s book “I Choose the Sky.” This book gives us a glimpse at 17 women in Scripture and how their lives relate to ours, even now! We will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8 in room 4. A full list of dates for the meetings will be given out at the first meeting.

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Steubenville On The Lake

July 21-23rd, 2017

We will attend Steubenville on the Lake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on July 21st-23rd, 2017. Registration is open and can be accessed through To register, click “register now” and enter your information, be sure to register with St. Patrick Wadsworth, group leader Sarah McMahon.

After you have registered, print your liability form as well as this form, complete and return them to the parish office with your payment of $275. Your registration is not complete without this step. If you cannot make the payment in full please submit a deposit of $75 per person or speak with Sarah via phone or email.

Financial aid and fundraising opportunities are available—see this letter.

Steubenville is open to incoming freshman through outgoing seniors. Please contact Sarah McMahon with any questions.Please contact Sarah McMahon with any questions.


What is IGNITE?

IGNITE is a youth ministry for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Join us for food, fun and faith on every first and third Sunday of the month after the 5pm Mass, usually in the Historic Church Hall.

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Please download our IGNITE Registration Form and print, double sided on one sheet of paper. You can either turn this form at our next event or to the office or mail it to Sarah McMahon, 15000 Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth, IL 60083.

IGNITE Evenings

All Ignite evenings begin right after the Sunday 5pm Mass (so about 6:15) until 8:00pm. We will provide a main meal but please bring a side or a dessert to share if you can! Donations are always welcome as well, but even if you're unable to provide... STILL COME!

Upcoming IGNITE events are:

March 19, 2017 — Game Night!

March 26, 2017 — No IGNITE. Happy Spring Break!

April 9, 2017 — "Father vs. Genie"

April 23, 2017 — "Without Ceasing"

May 7, 2017 — Closing Ceremonies


Upcoming Events