Sunday Life Teen Evangelization and Confirmation
What is Life Teen:
“What is needed today is a church, which knows how to respond to the expectations of young people. Jesus wants to have dialogue with them and, through his body, which is the church, to propose the possibility of a choice, which will require a commitment of their lives. As Jesus with the disciples of Emmaus, so the church must become the traveling companion of young people…”
Evangelization and Catechesis are two primary tasks of the Church and of a successful youth ministry program. Life Teen seeks to accompany teens in a real relationship with Christ and build the foundation for lifelong discipleship. Life Teen is comprehensive connecting them to the life of the entire parish and infusing the surrounding community with the light of Christ. We are called to, “go forth and love and serve the Lord and one another.”
Life Teen at Holy Cross is accompanying teens closer to Christ by reaching teens, restoring parishes, and reclaiming culture and you are invited to be part of this movement today
Life Teen is comprehensive youth ministry meaning it is both used as a catechetical tool for Sunday night and sacramental prep but also used to disciple teens through the processes of evangelization.
Life Teen meets on Sunday nights from 6:00 to 7:40 p.m. 9th and 10th graders meet for three sessions. Confirmation meets the extra fourth Sunday of the month.
- Life Nights are engaging evening with a catechetical series used to evangelize our teens.
- Social and Issue nights are used to engage the world in which teens are brought in engaging culture of today.
- Confirmation sessions are for the candidates to understand three primary questions: Why God? Why Jesus? Why Church
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS:
These nights are geared for high school teens small faith communities. The night is formatted with a meal, teaching, and community. Forming Disciples and leaders within the Life Teen community.
- Summit Discipleship
Sunday readings while forming teenagers as disciples. Weekly small group gatherings designed around themes from the Sunday readings.
- Unleashed Discipleship
Take teenagers deeper as disciples and prepare them to be sent out as missionaries. Each small group gathering is focused on an apologetic and formational theme, perfect for evangelized teenagers desiring to learn how to share and defend their faith.
EDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY:
Once a month on a Wednesday night there are teachings geared for middle school youth and led by our high school leadership team. These nights have a meal, teaching, and community.
Sacred Space and environment team: A person who helps with sacred space is artistic and helps create the environment for our teens on Sunday assisting in set up and tear down for the events
- Core team
- Food coordinating
- Administration – Assisting in phone calls, communication, and office work
If you are interested in becoming a Monthly donor to Life Teen please contact the Youth Ministry Office we would love to chat with you more in how you can help with our ministry.