What is “LifeTeen” High School Ministry?
St. John Vianney is happy to announce a new resource for High School Ministry. Lifeteen is a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Lifeteen 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, Lifeteen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.
Through powerful Eucharistic encounters and engaging catechesis Lifeteen (high school) teens are immersed in a dynamically Catholic parish culture. With St. John Vianney parish as our parish home, teens are then further strengthened by Service Trips, Retreats, Social events, and Nationwide Conferences. The goal of Lifeteen is to equip parishes with relevant, high quality resources to train Adult Core Team Members and “reach” today’s teens, and to create an environment where Catholic teenagers feel supported and engaged the other 167 hours a week, outside of Sunday Mass.
Who is High School Youth Ministry for?
Youth Ministry has an open door and young people are welcome to step into the ministry at any time. Friends, Catholic and non-Catholic, are welcome to join us. For return visits, a registration form will need to be completed. All forms are available here.
What is a “Life Night”?
LifeNights occur on two Wednesdays a month. LifeNights give teens an encounter with material, discussions, and teachings of the church. LifeNights are open to all students 8th grade – 12th grade and parents are welcome!
What does a “Life Night” at High School Ministry look like?
Each night follows a simple format of: “Gather, Proclaim, Break, and Send.”
7:00pm – LifeNight begins!
7:05pm – “Gather”
7:35pm – Group Activity
7:50pm – “Proclaim” (Teaching)
8:00pm – Small group discussion “Break”
8:20pm – “Send” and Announcements
8:30pm – Dismissal
How do we stay updated?
Regular updates and reminders will be sent out using the online application, “Remind.” This is the easiest way for both students and parents to stay up to date on Lifeteen High School Ministry. To register for Remind follow these steps:
- Log on to: remind.com
- Create a log in and password
- Students and parents both can create log-in info.
- Click enroll in a class
- When prompted use the Class Code: @SJVYM to enroll.
Do we have to pay?
There is no commitment or fee to attend. Students have an open invitation all year to be involved with Lifeteen High School Ministry.
This sounds great, how do I get involved?
Parents/Guardians who want to get involved with Lifeteen High School Ministry are most welcome!
The National Study of Youth and Religion has shown that parents are the most important factor in the faith lives of adolescents. Additionally, the Catholic Church recognizes that parents are create the domestic church and the former’s of their children’s faith. St. John Vianney welcomes and encourages parental involvement.
Anyone over the age of 15 who volunteers with Lifeteen High School Ministry will need to complete Diocesan Safe Environment Training (English) (Spanish) and be fingerprinted and FBI background check prior to attending Lifeteen High School Ministry.
Parents/ Guardians who feel called to join in this ministry may read more about becoming part of the Core Team (Here) for more information.
Contact Jordan Trejo by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the Church office (407-855-5391 ext. 266) for more details regarding volunteering with Lifeteen High School Ministry.
Click here to access the High School Ministry calendar