Teens Growing in Faith (TGIF)

This is a ministry for the high school teens of the parish.  It has a dual purpose: providing religious education to our teens and, through small group sharing, fostering a sense of belonging to the parish community. Both public and parochial high school students are welcome to be members of TGIF.

For more information, please contact Trish Ladner at TGIF@ijpparish.org



– Team TGIF! –

Dear IJP Teen and parents,

Welcome to a new and exciting year of Youth Ministry at IJP.  I am writing to invite you to join or continue in Teens Growing In Faith Youth Group (TGIF).  The goal of TGIF is to help you find ways to stay involved, active and connected to IJP parish as well as the wider community.  IJP TGIF will offer you a place where you will have the opportunity to grow spiritually, serve others, actively participate in your parish and of course, have some fun. I hope that you feel welcome to attend whatever activities fit into your schedule, such as participating on our coed basketball or volleyball team, service projects, Great America trip and especially our monthly Teen Masses. There will be many great opportunities for you to get involved, perhaps even serving in a leadership role.

TGIF will have our kickoff event on Sunday, September 30 at 6:30 pm in the teen room with an Ice Cream Social. We encourage all teens to come out to hear about the events planned this year for TGIF. This will also provide a great opportunity to talk about social issues as well as to plan events: such as service projects and our teen Masses.

The first TGIF Teen Mass will be on Sunday, October 14 at 11:00 am.  A short informational meeting and lunch will follow mass in our Teen Room, located in the Parish Ministry Center (convent). There will be opportunities for you to sign up for the activities where you might have interest and/or talents.  This year, the Teen Mass will be held on the second Sunday of every month at the 11:00 am Mass. Mass schedule is posted on the parish website.

Beginning in October, TGIF Teen CAFÉ will be held on Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Teen Room. TGIF CAFÉ will give High School teens the opportunity to gather together to pray, engage in thoughtful conversation, share faith, as well as socialize with other high school teens.

Registration forms are available on our Parish website at www.ijpparish.org. Please fill out the Teen Registration form, Communication and Health forms and sign up for the areas that interest you the most. The $30 activity fee will allow us to do great things such as fund service projects, as well as host social events, such as; game nights, movie nights, etc. in our very own Teen Room.  Completed registration can be dropped off at the Convent or brought to any of our teen gatherings as well as mailed to 1131 Douglas Avenue, Flossmoor, IL 60422.

Parents please fill out the volunteer signup. I encourage you to find components of our program where your interests and/or talents lie and help us out. We can do so much if everyone helps out, even a little bit.

I, as well as the Senior leadership team look forward to meeting you and working with you this year in our Youth Ministry Program.  We hope to encourage your growth in and connection to your church.

See you on Sunday, September 30th at 6:30 pm

Senior Leadership Team & Mrs. Trisha Ladner
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Infant Jesus of Prague Parish



All Masses are the 2nd Sunday of the month
at 11:00 am

October 14

November 11

December 9

January 13

February 10

March 10

April 13
Graduates Mass
Saturday at 5 pm

TGIF Gatherings immediately following Mass
in the Teen Room

Mark your Calendars!!!

If you would like to participate in any way, please contact Mrs. Ladner at tgif@ijpparish.org