Life Teen is a parish based movement designed to lead teens to Christ. All youth aging from 13-18 are welcome and encouraged to participate.
The youth Mass takes place every Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm and is the most important part of every Life Teen program. Key parts of a Youth Mass are a welcoming atmosphere, reverent and relevant music, and engaging homily that speaks to the issues in the youth’s lives. Most importantly, the Youth Mass remains sacred and timeless.
Life Teen meetings
The youth meet before the Life Teen Mass for an hour and a half once a month. It is a fun way to learn their faith with friends. Our hope is that every meeting is not just fun, but also challenges them to go deeper in their relationship with God and to know more about their Catholic faith. The youth gather in the parish hall.
Events, Activities & Programs
- Life Teen Kick Off – Official start of the school year
- Retreats – A few days away to spend with God
- XLTs – Exultations: An evening filled with songs of worship and praise, a powerful message and a time of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
- Youth Rally – Annual Oblate rally in San Antonio
- Service Projects – Serving the parish and community needs
- Outings – Fun days of entertainment include a day at the park, movie nights, bowling.
- Annual Live Way of the Cross Carpet Construction – families construct a carpet with dyed sawdust for the live way of the cross procession from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Good Friday every year.
- Fundraisers – Life Teen Café: youth serve breakfast and lunch every fourth Sunday of the month. Additional sells and fundraisers cover group expenses.
Life Teen Youth Band
The youth band named Risen is composed of musicians and singers dedicated to leading the Life Teen Mass, meditations and exultations with inspiring music of praise and worship. The band also extends their services to parishioners for weddings and quinceañeras.
Risen directs the children’s choir. Rehearsals take place on Fridays at 6:30 pm in room 5 of the school building.
The youth and children are always welcome to join the band or choir.
Carmen Franco, Youth Minister
Alfonso Lopez, Program Coordinator