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MSW CRUX: Ministry to Teens


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Mission Statement


The mission of the Mary, Seat of Wisdom, Youth Ministry Program, CRUX, is to encourage teens to explore and deepen their faith, strengthening their relationship with God.

Crux is a program for high school teen-agers, freshman through senior years. Crux, meaning “cross” and “central focus” intends to place Christ at the center of teens’ lives in ways that allow them to build their relationship with God through interaction with others of all ages. This program encourages exploration of the Catholic faith by reading Scripture, reaching out to those in need, delighting in fun moments where new discoveries are unveiled, and developing leadership skills.  Members of CRUX embody the Catholic faith through service within our parish and beyond, becoming Christ-centered adults.

Goals and Objectives

The goal of CRUX is to assist high school youth in their personal and spiritual development, helping them connect with the MSW community. This program encourages development of all aspects of Christian life, so that teens see themselves as disciples of Christ who “out of love, put themselves at the service of others.”

CRUX is dedicated to:

  • Helping teens grasp the spirituality of the mystery of Christ.
  • Finding creative ways to help high school youth become spiritually energized.
  • Providing a structure in which all aspects of Christian life – faith, service, community – are fostered and nurtured in our youth.
  • Nurturing the connectedness of our high school youth to the parish by providing opportunities for them to dedicate their talents and skills to the community.
  • Developing youth’s understanding and commitment to the Catholic faith.
  • Fostering a committment to Christian morals and values.


CRUX carries out our mission through youth meetings, service projects, retreats, worship, liturgies, CYO sport teams, and outreach.

Activities and projects of CRUX include:

  • CRUX Kick Off
  • Service Projects
  • Teen Masses with Teen Reflections
  • Retreats
  • Mission Trip
  • Small Group Gatherings
  • Jesus, Faith, Food (Bible chats)
  • Social Events
  • CRUX Newsletter  (quarterly)
  • Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation



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Contact Information

For information, please contact Helen megally, Youth Minister, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or visit our office at the MSW School near the church entrance off the parking lot
















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Mary, Seat of Wisdom
920 W. Granville
Park Ridge, IL 60068