Love in Action – Youth Ministry

Love in Action is a high school ministry program that empowers and supports teens in creating opportunities for outreach, engagement, and service in our local community through a variety of community partners.

Meet Our Team


Marielle Janosky is 16 and a rising junior at Oak Park and River Forest Highschool. Marielle has been part of the family mass community since the age of 3 and part of CHAOS since freshman year. Marielle enjoys irish dancing and playing the bass clarinet. Marielle has always been interested in working for social justice and they particularly enjoy service work.

Will Kornowske is 17 and a graduating senior from Fenwick High School and will be attending the University of Connecticut in the fall. Will has been a part of CHAOS since freshman year and sings in the Teen Choir at mass. Will enjoys swimming, playing water polo, and watching movies. Will is passionate about LQBTQ+ rights and serving his community.


AT THIS TIME - In response to COVID-19, Love in Action will be launching by partnering with the team that already organizes the food collection for local pantries. We have converted the Alley Teen Space into a sort of pop-up pantry to store all collected food items and we are looking for volunteers to help in this process. CLICK HERE for more information!


While our programming focuses primarily on empowering teens in service, we want to include ALL members of the parish that feel as though they can safely engage! We are launching our work with the food collection initiative and are hoping to expand! Please feel free to reach out with any ideas you may have for us!

If you would like to receive regular updates of ongoing and new initiatives, text @actinlove to 81010.

For all things Love in Action, contact our team  at 708-383-3430 ext 421 or stgilesloveinaction@gmail.com