WyldLife - Middle School Youth Ministry

What is WyldLife?

WyldLife is the middle school element of Young Life, an international, non-denominational ministry to teenagers.  Young Life's vision is that "Every adolescent will have the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and follow Him."


WyldLife at OLM

WyldLife is a parish-based program, and has been the primary model for middle school ministry at OLM since August of 2005.  WyldLife's evangelistic approach -- and ability to meet 6th, 7th, and 8th graders where they are -- provides us with a great opportunity to lead young teens deeper into their Catholic faith and keep them connected to their parish community.


Who is WyldLife for?

WyldLife is for all 6th, 7th and 8th graders.


When does WyldLife meet?

  • Every Sunday night at 5:30 for Youth Mass at OLM.
  • 1 to 2 Fridays a month for WyldLife Club, held in the school gymnasium from 7 to 9 PM.
  • For various social nights throughout the year, such as laser tag, bowling, Dave & Busters, etc.
  • For other great events like WyldLife Camp, Retreats and Lock-Ins!


What is a WyldLife Club?

WyldLife Club is a high-energy, fast-paced, interactive and unpredictable gathering for 6th, 7th and 8th graders held 1 to 2 times per month on a Friday night.  Leaders use personal testimonies, engaging talks, media clips, popular songs, games, skits and a lot of creativity when planning the club format.  The purpose is to give teens the opportunity to have fun with friends in a safe environment while learning about their faith. 


Who runs WyldLife?

WyldLife is run by Shaun Moran, OLM WyldLife Youth Minister, in collaboration with the WyldLife Leadership Team -- a group  of adult and young adult volunteers from within the parish who have a specific gift for bringing Christ's message to young teens. The leadership team also includes Jr. Leaders, 11th and 12th graders from within the parish selected for their mature faith and leadership qualities.

For more information about WyldLife at OLM, contact Kevin Kwasnik, Director of Youth Ministry, at 516-935-2444.

For information about LifeTeen, the youth ministry program for high school students, contact Nolan Reynolds, OLM Director of Youth Ministry, at 516-935-2444 or


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