Life Teen (9th - 12th)
ST. PETER THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY
Lacey Sorrell (830) 816-5663
YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Michelle Pechacek (830) 816-5665
2018 Camp Covecrest: Week 9 - Life Teen
Life Teen Leadership Conference
Eight high school juniors and seniors and four adult chaperones attended the Life Teen Leadership Conference at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas the week of June 24-30. The week was filled with amazing talks, praise and worship and daily Mass in order to equip our teens to be leaders in the Catholic Church and to defend the faith. They were introduced to topics that are of major concern in today’s society, taught in depth on the Catholic teachings on such topics and how to defend the faith and presented with positive ways to be a Catholic leader at home, church and school. Here is testimony from those who attended:
“I had one of the best weeks at LTLC. It is not the normal retreat but so much better. I learned how to be a leader in my community and how to stay strong in my faith especially during the challenging times of life. I recommend this opportunity to everyone as I obtained new friendships and fully grew in my relationship with our Lord.” -Caroline Fitzgerald
“I was so blessed to have been able to go to Benedictine College for LTLC. My relationship with God grew due to the amazing talks and by the help of my wonderful Catholic friends. I would go again in a heartbeat!” -Kayla Hart
“LTLC was an amazing experience that brought me closer to God and taught me new things about our faith! It was great growing closer to the other teens around me!” -Harrison Moskal
“LTLC was a great way to grow my faith and relationship with God! If I could I would go back every year!” -Caitlyn Mackrell
“I’m so thankful I got the opportunity to go to LTLC. It was an amazing week filled with the best music and people. I was able to grow more in my relationship with the Lord and I am now prepared to be a leader for the parish, at home, and at school!” -Sarah D’Spain
“My experience going to LTLC was definitely an eye opener. I learned how to strengthen my relationship with God and how to understand/enjoy Mass more. After coming back, we are thriving” -Thomas Rodriguez
“LTLC opened me up to the Catholic religion more than I could’ve ever imagined. While there I was able to expand my prayer life as well as make a deeper connection with God. By far one of the best weeks of my life!” -Dean Defendorf
“LTLC was truly an amazing experience. It was great to grow close to the people I went with and it was great to meet people from across the country. 10/10” -Chris Luisi
About Life Teen
We are a Life Teen parish, meaning we are a part of an International Catholic Movement of the Holy Spirit aimed at Leading Teens Closer to Christ through the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary and The Eucharist; The Source and Summit of our faith! St. Peters has implemented Life Teen as our Christian Formation program for 9-12 grades. The Life Teen or Christian Formation classes are called Life Nights. Life Teen is 100% Catholic, teaching the totality of the Truth of our faith, challenging teens to live that same faith. All 9th-12th grade members of the parish should participate in the Life Teen program as their Christian Formation. Coupled with fulfilling their Sunday Obligation of attending Mass each Sunday and Life Nights, we offer additional retreats and youth group activities throughout the year. Life Teen is not taught by individual catechists, but led by a CORE TEAM of adults who are active in the life of the parish and work each week praying for the teens, connecting with them in a relational setting, and teaching the truth in a comfortable but content-filled program.
Relational ministry is a large part of our program where we as ministers and our core members get to know the teens on their ground (football games, band concerts, plays and so on). Teens are also invited to be a disciple by not only being at Mass but serving as Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Altar Servers and Ministers of Welcome during the Life Teen Mass. Youth are a major part of St. Peter's Catholic Church and we continuously do what we can to serve those in need in and around our parish..
Families can print out the Registration Form, mail or drop off the registration form at the parish office, and pay by cash, check, credit card, and ONLINE. You may also come by the parish office for a paper version of the registration form. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email Lacey.
LIFE NIGHT MEALS
Our teens love food! And teens with a full belly will learn more....or so we've been told!
We are trying something new this year by asking for monetary donations to provide meals for the Sunday Life Nights instead of having parents cook each week.
The goal is to have each family make a one-time donation so that we will have enough funds to provide meals for the fall semester. We will ask for another donation in the spring semester.
We will purchase ready made meals (pizza, tacos, sandwich trays, etc) that can easily be served in the Family Life Center.
Donations can be dropped off at the church office, mailed or turned into Lacey. Please be sure to mark donations "Life Night Meals." If you have any questions, please contact Lacey at (830) 816-5663.
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