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What is Life Teen?

Life Teen is a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church that 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 and power present within the young Church.

Led by a core team of peers and adult parishioners, Life Teen aims to foster, grow and nurture a relationship with Jesus. Through weekly get-togethers, service projects, evenings of Eucharistic Adoration, and faith filled discussions, teens in grades 9 through 12, develop a better understanding of the Church, its teachings and Christ’s unending love.

There are many ways to participate in the St. Francis Xavier Life Teen program. Attend a weekly Life Night, socialize on Teen Tuesday, or take a deeper dive into your faith during Theology Thursday. Join us for all of our activities or just those that work best with your schedule. Attendance is NOT mandatory and everyone is welcome!

Opportunities

Life Nights – Every Sunday evening (during the school year), after 5:30p.m. Mass – Xavier Room. Join us for food, prayer, discussion and a celebration of Jesus and the Church.

Teen Tuesdays – Every other Tuesday until March – 7:00 to 9:00 pm – Randel House. All are welcome to gather for a social evening of friends, games, music, laughter, conversation, and food! 

Theology Thursday – See calendar for dates, times and location. Gain a deeper understanding of the Church’s teachings through study, discussion and prayer. Topics vary and questions are always welcome.   ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

Retreats – See calendar for dates and times. Held twice a year at St. Leonards Retreat Center in Avon, a Life Teen Retreat weekend is an opportunity to encounter God and experience spiritual renewal. Music, fun, games, faith sharing, prayer and GREAT FOOD included!

Upcoming Events

Symphony – Throughout life we see communities and groups. We gather in these groups because they are better when we do them together. We need community, God made us that way. This series will reintroduce teens to the components of the Mass and help them understand the essential role of the Mass and the Eucharist. Given our last year this will be valuable to getting back to being practicing Catholics, and answer the questions of why the Mass is so important.

April 18 – Crescendo – The Liturgy of the Eucharist – Join us for a great night as Fr. Patrick Anderson comes to speak on the Eucharist. How does the sacrifice of the Mass can unite us to the love and suffering of Jesus on the cross.

April 25 – Harmony – Life in the Eucharist – PARENT NIGHT! Click the link on the side to register. We will close our series with parents and experience a Life Night with your teen. Come hear how all together like a SYMPHONY the parts of the Mass come together to inspire and carry us.

Check out the Life Teen calendar for details on all of our scheduled events and activities.

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