Life Teen (High School)
The purpose of the Life Teen Program is to create an environment which leads high school teenagers into a relationship with God through spiritual, educational, emotional and social experience. The Life Teen Mass, Sunday night at 5 p.m., is centered on the Eucharist, with spirit-filled music, and is by teens for teens. Immediately following, join us for Life Night. Refer to the newsletter below in the Documents to Download section for activities and Life Nights.
Who: Teens and your friends
What: A chance to grow deeper in your faith with skits, games, talks and small groups
When: Every Sunday after the Life Teen Mass until 8:00 p.m. See the table below for specific class dates.
Where: We will meet in the PAC
Join us every Tuesday night from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Life House for Bible fun and meet new friends! Check the calendar for Bible study nights.
Confirmation Classes for teens, grades 9-12, are held in the Spring semester on Wednesday nights. Teens must be registered in Life Teen and be active participants in Religious Ed this year and have been active participants in Religious Ed for at least one year prior to their Confirmation year. We need a copy of the Baptism certificate by December 1.
Confirmation classes begin Wednesday, January 10, 7:00 pm, Brennan Auditorium. The Confirmation calendar, Reflections on Service form and Sponsor Covenant can be found in the Documents to Download section below.
For more information on Confirmation, please contact Jill Goeters, 512-258-1944.
Godstock is April 21-22 at Eagle's Wings Retreat Center in Burnet. Come out to listen to live bands, participate in fun activities with other teens from the Austin Diocese like hiking, sand volleyball, flag football. Reconciliation, Adoration, and Mass will also be part of the weekend. Our group will be camping overnight. Forms are available below in the Documents to Download section. Talk to Logan for more information or questions. You can also find out more information by visiting the Eagle's Wings website at ewrc.org.
The Senior Retreat is scheduled for May 18-20 at Slumber Falls. Forms are available in the Documents to Download section. Cost is $90.
For more information on this or any of our programs please contact our Life Teen Coordinator, Logan Mayes, 512-258-1944 x226. We are here to assist families in the faith formation of their youth.
Documents to Download
Life Nights and Bible Study nights
|Life Nights (Sundays)||Bible Study (Tuesdays, 7pm)|
September 24 - Kick Off
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 26
Fall Retreat Nov 10-12
December 3, 10, 17
January 14, 21, 28
Super Bowl Party Feb 4
February 11, 18, 25
March 4, 25
April 8, 15, 22, 29
September 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31*
November 7, 14, 28
December 5, 12, 19
January 16, 23, 30
February 13, 20, 27
March 6, 27
April 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8 , 15
Life Teen Core Values
Life Teen Spirituality can best be understood through our seven Core Values. Let's start with #1, our Eucharistic Spirituality. At the Last Supper, Jesus lifted up bread and wine and proclaimed to his disciples that he was offering His Body and Blood. For over 2000 years, Catholics have continued this tradition by celebrating Mass and receiving Jesus in a unique way. We at Life Teen believe that a solid Catholic faith must be centered on the Eucharist. It is the source and summit of our faith.
They'll know we're Christians by our love. This world is consumed with hate and envy. We hope that all teenagers who show up at Life Teen at our parish will know that they're loved.
Who says Catholicism has to be boring? We believe that Jesus is a reason to be joyful and excited about life. You can guarantee that everything we do will be a good time for everyone.
People are always telling you what you're not. But at Life Teen, our core value of Affirmation reminds us that Jesus showed us a different way. We encourage one another, support one another, and pick each other up when we get knocked down. We're in this together.
Tired of wearing the masks? Tired of fake people? We are too. That's why Life Teen has made it a core value to live an authentic life. We don't pretend we're perfect. We recognize that we're all sinners and we need God. This means we're able to be honest and vulnerable with one another. We want to be REAL with one another.
We believe that every teenager deserves a chance to have a relationship with Jesus. That's why we're not content hiding in our churches hoping for people to fill our pews. We're want to boldly enter the streets and invite everyone--young and old--to grow closer to God.
Sometimes it's easy to get distracted by all the work that needs to be done in the world. That's why the adults who are involved in Life Teen are expected to keep their vocation their #1 priority. So if you're a married youth minister, take care of your family first. If you're a priest or a religious brother or sister, don't become so consumed in youth ministry that you forget God called you first to Him, and second to serving his people.