Posts with the category “youth-ministry”

Ringing in the New Year - Jan Youth Update
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on January 5th, 2023
New Year , New You!“Love the Lord your God with all your heart…”You’ve probably heard it before: most New Year’s resolutions are bound to fail. Only about 8% of people will accomplish their resolution. There are a lot of reasons why this happens—not being specific in the goal or how it’ll be achieved, setting goals that are unrealistic, or just getting discouraged—but I think it goes even deeper.M...  Read More
It Came Without Ribbons and Bows
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on December 24th, 2022
The entire STAY Life Teen family wishes you a blessed and merry Christmas! Tomorrow, our “thrill of hope” arrives “wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger” (Luke 2:12). The presence of the Christ-child reminds us that God is willing to enter into every aspect of our lives. With the love He first gives us, we have seen growth and change in many of those teens that attend Life Teen.  Read More
Pumpkin Spice and Life Teen Fall updates
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on September 7th, 2022
Coffee Shops are starting to serve pumpkin spice again, the balloon fiesta is around the corner and green chile is roasting around town. Something don't Change, BUT ALOT HAS CHANGED AT STAY (St. Thomas Aquinas Youth).  Read More
And just like that summer is gone..
by Alexandra Blanco on August 24th, 2022
And just like that, Summer is Gone. Luckily, we've got you covered.Although School can be boring, Life doesn't have to be. We've got amazing things happening for you this Fall at STAY!1. Return of the...Life Teen? a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... or In a parish not so far far away... LIFE TEEN RETURNS to Sunday Nights at 7PM. Join us also for 6PM Mass (a great opportunity to serve). 2....  Read More
Teen Testimonies from \"New Fire\" Confirmation Retreat
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on November 11th, 2021
What do the Teens say about the Confirmation Retreat?As Core, many times we look upon an event that we helped plan and execute and jump to the conclusion that it was a great event.  It's important for us (Core, & Parents) to actually hear what the teens thought and then over the coming weeks to discern the fruits that come from the event.  Below are what some of the teens thought of the Confirmati...  Read More
Happy New Year! No, I'm Not Crazy
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on November 30th, 2020
Today (Sun Nov 29) is the New Liturgical Year for Catholics!! In this letter we have the following info:Advent CalendarRetreats/ConferencesGiving TuesdayAmazon Prime and TwitchAmazon ListDonate We started decorating for Christmas about 2 weeks ago. I know, I know, we shouldn't decorate before thanksgiving but we did (don't hate). After this year, everyday seemed like the Movie "Groundhog Day", the...  Read More
Fall Session Starts - Events for the Week of 9/6
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on September 6th, 2020
This week let us take time to enjoy all those wonderful things that God has given us. Let us remember that our work should bring honor and glory to Him. As we begin our fall session we are excited to Share with you the many great projects that we have been working on for your teens. In the next week we will be announcing all of our fall Events and our improved to changes with your teen in mind.  Read More
We Start in 1 week - Important Updates
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on September 1st, 2020
Never thought I would be a Homeschooling Teacher.. Yesterday, I was holding my granddaughter as I was trying to work from home and assisting my youngest daughter with online classes. In the background my grandson is running around the house getting ready for online classes while my middle daughter started College (you guessed it, it was online too)  Read More
Aug 13, 2020 - When Does Youth Ministry Start?
by Dcn. Ed Leyba on August 13th, 2020
When Does Life Teen or Purpose - Confirmation begin? Good Question!Life Teen - Goes on all year long.   No real beginning or End but Parent and Teen Orientation is Sunday Sept 13, 2020 at 7pm This is the perfect time to begin, also we currently have our drive in Movie Life Night, and Drive in XLT Night coming up (these are in person events)Purpose - Confirmation - Entrance Ceremony & Orientation for p...  Read More