|WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT LIFE TEEN IS BACK AT ST. THOMAS MORE!|
Life Teen's Mission: As 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 seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.
In 1985, Life Teen was launched as a parish-based youth ministry in Mesa, AZ focused on the Mass and gathering teens together at a Life Night. We continue to be focused on bringing teens to Christ in the Eucharist and gathering them to be formed in the Roman Catholic faith. There are currently 1800+ parishes implementing Edge or Life Teen. Life Teen can be found in 31 countries, including Haiti, Canada, South Africa, China, Malaysia, The Philippines, East Africa, Uganda, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, England, and the Netherlands. There are 100,000+ combined number of teens and adults who go to a Life Night or Edge Night, go to a Summer Camp or Steubenville Youth Conference each summer, interact with us on LifeTeen.com or social media, or who go to a weekly youth Mass. The movement continues to grow. To learn more about this International program, please visit their website at www.lifeteen.com. We had Life Teen at St. Thomas More for many years and it changed many lives! We're excited to bring it back and continue the experience!
Our Life Teen Youth Ministry program is open to all high school teens in grades 9-12. This ministry is for all teens – whether they are committed to growing in their Catholic faith, are still seeking answers about the faith, or are just simply looking for a fun and safe place to hang out. All teens are welcome! You may even bring friends!Our primary goal as a youth ministry is to create a safe, positive, faith-based environment for teens to learn about and grow closer to Christ, all while building fellowship and community. Our mission is to guide our youth to become the disciples they are all called to be because they are all made for greatness!
Below are the links to get started in our Confirmation and Youth Ministry program. Confirmation students will use the faith formation registration form (also see below or obtain it in the office). The High School teens that do not require the sacrament of Confirmation and would still like to join the Sunday Youth Ministry (Life Teen) will need to fill out the interest form instead.
Life Teen Leaders Needed! We are looking for core team leaders to help lead teens closer to Christ. If you have a gift for teaching, leading, relational ministry, or just simply love to share in the joy of Christ, this may be your call to join the Life Teen ministry team! For more information on how to get involved or about the program in general, please contact Rolyssa at [email protected]