High School

WELCOME TO STAY - St. Thomas Aquinas Youth Ministry

We Meet on Most Sundays all year long (check calendar)
6pm - Life Teen Mass
7pm - Life Night
Who Can Attend?
All High School Teens (Confirmed or Not, Catholic or Non-Catholic)
Grades 9th to 12th
Registration is open all year long
Cost?
There is NO registration Fee
DON'T MISS A MINUTE OF OUR EXCITING, LIFE-CHANGING,
JESUS-CENTERED LIFE TEEN THIS YEAR!
 
NO YOUTH MINISTRY EVENTS ARE EVER RESTRICTED and new teens are always welcome, but registration will help you stay in the loop regarding events, tracking your progress for sacraments and get first choice on retreats.

Life Teen is a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our  intercessor and guide.

Life Teen follows the USCCB Doctrinal Framework for High School Catechesis and is on a four-year cycle specifically to make sure all high-schoolers have the opportunity to attend all four years of their high-school career without hearing the same exact topics. So whether your teen has come before or not, have their Sacraments or not, or even if they’re not Catholic…they can Join us and hear something new.

The goal of Life Teen is to create an environment to lead teens into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. It speaks to teens on all levels: emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual. It provides a place for teens to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions that they have about their faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.

The evening begins with a Mass directed specifically towards teens, which is followed immediately by the Life Night, which falls under one of three categories: catechetical, issue, or social. Teens experience  an atmosphere of love and acceptance from their peers and the adult leaders (Core) who are there to assist them in their journey.

Teens Needing baptism, First Holy Communion, or Confirmation should sign up for Life Teen.  During the Getting To Know you part, we will identify what Sacraments you need and guide you to receiving the Sacraments.

Confirmation Formation or as we call it: "The Purpose Year"

Purpose is our Confirmation Course for high school teens (grades 10 thru 12) and goes throughout the academic year. It incorporates teens attending Life Teen and have attended at least 1 year of Life Teen.  Our team journeys with you and your teenager as they learn and grow in the faith getting ready to receive Gods Gift in the Sacrament

Purpose is a transformative approach to confirmation. This is not a sit down and get lectured to class, but a way to encounter Christ. We Focus on three big questions, “Why God?”, “Why Jesus?” and “Why the Church?”

Purpose is more than just a fill a box program. It is a whole new approach to sacramental preparation.

NO PREACHING, JUST THOUGHT PROVOKING QUESTIONS

Our instructors approach each of these topic areas by raising the questions which teens must ask.
Tough questions, like:
Is God real?
Why is there Evil & Suffering in the World?
Why be Catholic?
Why tell my sins to a priest?
Why do I have to go to Mass?
Why did God Create me?
What is my Purpose?
Pre - Requisites
1 year attending Life Teen
OR be a senior in high school
Times and Dates
Classes Start in Sept on Monday nights at 7pm.
Teens are confirmed in May/June