Rise & Ignite Youth Groups


Welcome to Rise & Ignite’s page!


Rise is Our Lady of Grace’s youth group for middle schoolers (grades 6-8), and Ignite is our youth group for high schoolers (grades 9-12). Rise seeks to teach and inspire young people to rise up and walk in the light of faith, while Ignite seeks to ignite an indistinguishable fire of faith in their hearts – so that young people of all ages may confidently and joyfully live as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, under the protection and guidance of our Blessed Mother, in a world that often leaves us longing for more. We want Rise and Ignite to allow pre-teens and teens to grow in healthy community with their neighbor, while they also grow in their personal relationship with Christ.

Both Rise and Ignite have weekly meetings that include games, free snacks, faith talks, and time to hang out with fellow Catholic teens. We offer other events throughout the year as well, including trips where we’ll get off campus and enjoy different things that Bucks County has to offer, as well as some opportunities to volunteer and help our brothers and sisters in need. Ignite also attends the Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference in Steubenville, Ohio each summer.

Join us for our next meeting! Any and all teens are welcome, whether you are a parishioner of OLG or not! 🙂 Just stop on by. Details can be found below.

RISE (grades 6-8): Sundays from 4:45-5:45 PM – St. John Neumann Room, OLG School.

IGNITE (grades 9-12): Sundays from 6:00-8:00 PM – St. John Neumann Room, OLG School.

Please contact our Director of Youth Ministry, Maddie Appleby, with questions, to be added to our email list, or for more information: youthminister@olg1.org // (215)-757-7700.

Follow us on INSTAGRAM for all the latest updates, news, important info about meetings/events/trips/etc., inspiring posts about faith, memes, and more! @riseigniteolg







We are SO excited to announce that Our Lady of Grace will be welcoming renowned Steubenville/Catholic speaker and Associate Director of Anthem Philly (the Office for Youth and Young Adults for the Archdiocese of Phila.), Megan (Mastroianni) Mohan, for her talk on our theme, “Hearts on Fire!” This talk is FREE, open to all ages, and will take place in the church on Monday, December 9 from 7:00-8:00 PM. Please invite your friends and family and join us for Megan’s talk! She is such a dynamic speaker and her words cut right to the heart. It’s a great way to begin the Advent season! Please contact me if you have any questions.


Prize Drawing Every Week!

This year, Rise & Ignite are starting a new initiative to spread the word about our events, and have fun while doing so! Whenever you come to a Rise or Ignite meeting this semester and mention us (@riseigniteolg) on your own Instagram or other social media account(s), you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a prize of your choosing! There will be one winner per group each time we meet.
***Don’t have an Instagram account? No problem! Just show Maddie or Fr. Flores how you have spread the word/invited others to Rise or Ignite that week, and you will be entered into the drawing.
***Did you bring a friend with you to a meeting/event for their first time? Awesome!! Both you and your friend will be given 2 entries each into the drawing that night! (You will also be given 2 entries if you come on your own for the first time. We’re so glad you’re here!)

Can’t wait to see you at a meeting soon! Bring a friend and get ready for your chance to win! 😀




“Restore us, O God; let Thy face shine, that we may be saved.”  – Psalm 80:3

Held at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Eastern Ohio, this weekend-long (Friday-Sunday, July 10-12, 2020) summer retreat is an incredible experience for all! (If you are on the fence about attending, just ask any of our teens who went last year about their experience!) The conference is full of high-energy concerts, inspiring talks by dynamic, funny, and inspiring speakers, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, & so much more. Take a look at last year’s conference promo video to get a sense of what you’re in for! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eys4jDPD-bA

This trip is open to all teens who have just graduated from 8th grade thru teens who have just graduated from 12th grade by the end of the current school year. Spread the word and invite your friends!!

The price of the trip includes: travel, lodging, all conference events, most meals, & a t-shirt!

The price has not yet been determined as we need to get a sense for how many teens want to come, but on average, the total per teen is somewhere within the $400 range. However, the total will be lessened significantly by lots of fundraising we will do throughout the year. Our goal is to make this trip as affordable as possible so that every teen who wants to can come with us. Last year, thanks to the incredible generosity of our parishioners, our teens only paid $40 each!!

If you are interested in this trip or if you know someone who might be, please contact Maddie at youthminister@olg1.org or 215-757-7700 as soon as possible. Thank you!



IGNITE had an amazing time at the Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference held at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio from June 28-30, 2019! The weekend was packed with inspiring faith talks from dynamic speakers like Matt Fradd, Kelly Colangelo, Jimmy Mitchell, and Brian Kissenger; we praised God through song led by Jon Niven and his band; we celebrated Mass twice; we participated in the most beautiful Eucharistic Adoration; and so much more. We had so much fun, and we grew closer to the Lord in such profound ways. We were reminded over and over again that we truly belong in God’s family, and nothing can ever change that!

Thank you to all our OLG parishioners that prayed for us and donated to help make this incredible retreat a reality for our teens! We prayed for you all while we were there. God bless you!

Steubenville Conference 2019 (“Belong”) PHOTO GALLERY


L.E.A.D. Nights at St. Bede’s (Holland, PA) featuring Catholic speakers/musicians:

  • Paul J. Kim
  • John Paul Kasperowicz

Holy Hours, Parties, Special Events, and More!