Life Teen is a ministry program for teens, 9th – 12th grade, at St. Stephen Catholic Church.
Our Youth Ministry Mission Statement: Our youth group is a Eucharist centered movement that strives for a deeper relationship with Christ and his Church to live out the calling of the Gospel in fellowship and prayer, and to use our God given talents and potential to serve the community.
Our goal is to help you grow in your relationship with Christ and with each other! We offer a range of activities: Life Nights, bible studies, prayer sessions, social events, service hours, retreats, etc. Please join us. We hope to meet you soon!
What we do:
Life Teen Mass: Allows teens will lend their time and talents as lectors, ushers, and ministers of the most holy Eucharist. They may also donate their talents to the Life Teen band who will play contemporary praise and worship music during the youth mass. That mass will take place at 5 PM on Sunday night’s here at St. Stephen.
Life Night: Immediately following the mass, our Life Night will begin. Our Sunday nights will either be a social night called a community night, a catechetical night where there will be an intentional teaching of the Church, or a current event night which will better address current issues in our teen’s lives. We will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 on Sunday night in the Family Life Center. We will begin with food and fun, followed by fellowship and learning. This will be a very relational ministry, where myself and the core team will be spending two hours working with the teens to help them better understand Christ, their relationship with Him, and the Church as a whole.
XLT: Twice a semester we will participate in a Eucharistic Adoration, referred to Exalt and Praise. This is a beautiful opportunity for teens to experience the presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
Bible Study: In addition to our main catechetical night (Sunday), we will be participating in a weekly bible studies on Wednesday Nights at 6:30 – 8:00 in the St. John Bosco House. Snacks are provided. This is typically attended by upperclassmen but underclassmen are welcome. These nights are typically for going deeper in the faith by utilizing sacred scripture.
Bible studies and other events are announced via facebook, instagram, and snapchat! If you would like to be added to the e-mail list or if you have any quetions, please contact the Life Teen Youth Director, Jessica Petter, at: email@example.com