Fall Session Starts Soon!

WoW !! Our Summer Nights series has come to an end this past weekend. We will have a small break until our Fall Session Starts on  Tuesday Sept 7, 2021, with our entrance ceremony for Purpose Confirmation.

Parents, a Few Things to keep in mind:
  • Life Teen goes on all year long and you can sign up at anytime but of course the sooner the better.
  • Every teen signs up for Life Teen
    • When the time is right (they meet the prerequisites and agree), then we add them to Purpose Confirmation.
    • Life Teen is for All High School teens (Confirmed or Not)
  • Purpose Confirmation is 1 year
    • When added to Life Teen this is how we get 2 years of formation to meet Diocesan requirements.
    • Confirmation does not have to be completed by a certain grade or age.
      • We actually prefer that teens enter Purpose Confirmation about their Junior year.
    • At the end of Life Teen we interview every teen to guide them to the next step.

We have a Great year planned.  Heck just in the next month we will have:
  • Our Parish Picnic
  • The Entrance Ceremony for Purpose Confirmation
  • Fall Kick off  - “The Out Post” for Life Teen
    • All High School teens should attend this night.
  • Parish Mission with Fr. Graci
  • XLT – Praise and Worship Night With Ike Ndolo and Sara Kroger.

Full Calendar at https://staynm.churchcenter.com/calendar

START UP KITS for Confirmation and Life Teen
Purpose Confirmation
Can be picked up at Life Teen on Sundays at 7pm.
Life Teen
Will be given to teens at the Fall Kick Off – “The Outpost” on Sept 12.

Kick Back Wednesdays
                Starting Wednesday Sept 15 from 3pm to 7pm in the JPII youth center.  Teens will have a safe place to come and be with friends or make new ones.  We will be streaming on twitch during this time and they can play too (with a permission slip).  Their will be food, drinks, foosball, a movie, they could do homework and possible bible study.
                It could be sometimes hard to follow the faith and get recharged only on Sundays, so lets break up the week with a day in between.

Retreats/missions/trips etc…
                Sign up as soon as possible!  Don’t wait because the majority of our events sellout!  It is only $20 to hold your spot and you can make payments.  To see what we have open visit our signups page at https://staynm.churchcenter.com/registrations .  We always have a ton of events, so keep checking the page and social media.
               
                World Youth Day – Some parents have asked about World Youth Day in 2023,  I have no details because the Vatican hasn’t decided on dates yet.  If we decide to go, we will have Orientations to inform you.

To End this message don’t forget…
  • Download the Church Center App and Look for St. Thomas Aquinas Youth
    • This is the best way to stay informed of all events and have access to the groups.
  • To have your teens invite their friends
  • To share with everyone you know about what we are doing at St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Follow us on Social Media.
  • Youth Ministry Office Hours are
    • Sunday to Thursday
      • Sunday – 1pm to 9pm
      • Mon, Tues, Wed – noon to 9pm
      • Thursday – 9am to 5pm
      • Friday & Saturdays are off

Questions email Lifeteen@stanm.org or ask in the groups.

In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
Deacon Ed Leyba & The Core Team

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