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Welcome to Life Teen at St. John Neumann!

Life Teen is a Catholic youth ministry program for high school students in grades 9-12 that seeks to connect teens - and by extension,  their families - more deeply with Jesus Christ, with the Church, and with one another. Please take a look at everything offered here and feel free to join us!

Upcoming Events and Activities

Life Nights - Sundays @ 6:15 in Reynolds Hall

  • August 19 - PARENTS INVITED - Open House!
  • August 26 - Fall Semester Kick-Off!
  • September 2 - NO LIFE NIGHT; Labor Day Weekend
  • September 9 - Ex Tenebris Lux (Out of Darkness, There is Light) Part 1 - Shattering Night!
  • September 16 - Bowling (OPTIONAL; off-site, permission form required)
  • September 23 - Ex Tenebris Lux Part 2 - Illumination!
  • September 30 - NO LIFE NIGHT: Fall Retreat Weekend
  • October 7 - NO LIFE NIGHT; GCPS Fall Break
  • October 14 - Ex Tenebris Lux Part 3 - Carry the Fire!
  • October 21 - Ex Tenebris Lux Part 4 - Triumphant Light!
  • October 28 - PARENTS INVITED - The Communion of Saints and Dia De Los Muertos Social
  • November 4 - One Part 1 - One Choice!
  • November 11 - One Part 2 - One Heart!
  • November 18 - NO LIFE NIGHT; Thanksgiving Break
  • November 25 - One Part 3 - one Home!
  • December 2 - One Part 4 - One Moment! (In SJN School Cafeteria)
  • December 9 - End-of-Semester Social!
  • December 16 - Finals Food & Fun (OPTIONAL)

Wild Card Wednesdays - @ 6:30 in the Teen Room

Every Wednesday in the Fall Semester except:

  • September 19
  • October 3
  • October 31
  • November 21
  • December 12

Retreats

  • 9/28-9/30, Fall Retreat (Open to Everyone!) - approximate cost, $135
  • 1/11-1/13, Confirmation Retreat (Confirmation Candidates and Confirmed Upperclassmen only) - approximate cost, $135
  • TBD Spring Semester, Junior/Senior Retreat
  • 7/12-14, STEUBENVILLE ATLANTA CONFERENCE - approximate cost, $75 (a $100 savings!)

Special Summer Events

  • 8/1, Prayer on the Mountain

Youth Mass

Join Life Teen and Edge Sunday evenings for the 5:00pm contemporary music Youth Mass, where youth take on active roles as Lectors, Ushers, Altar Servers, and Eucharistic Ministers. All Unconfirmed teens are encouraged to train as Ushers and Altar Servers.  Unconfirmed teens may also train to be Lectors, but only with permission from Fr. Sunny. Any and all Confirmed teens are encouraged to train as Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers.

Life Nights

All high school students - whether they are Catholic or not! - are invited to our Sunday Life Nights in Reynolds Hall.  These nights begin immediately following the 5pm Mass (approximately 6:15pm), with food and fellowship, and end at 8:00pm.  We present two 4-week series each semester, filling in other Sundays with social events, service activities, and nights on current events.  The topics for each series vary, but all are geared toward teaching our faith and drawing teens into a deeper relationship with Jesus, with one another, and with the parish community. 

Curriculum: we use materials provided by Life Teen International, which are designed in accordance with the USCCB's vision for catechizing youth on 8 essential topics: 1. The Person of Jesus, 2. The Paschal Mystery, 3. The Sacraments, 4. The Church, 5. Scripture, 6. Social Justice, 7. Morality, and 8. Vocations. We typically cover these subjects on a two-year rotation, with some variance each rotation in the specific topics that we cover within each.

Life Nights are held most Sundays throughout the school year.  We typically will not meet on Sundays that fall on 3-day national or school holiday weekends, though sometime we will. Keep an eye on the schedule and on our Flocknote communications to stay in the know!

Wednesday Bible Study and The Well

On Wednesday nights throughout the year we gather in the Teen Room at 6:30pm for Bible Study - though the specific content will change from week-to-week, we'll always have food, fellowship, study, & prayer.  At any given Bible Study, we may: take a look at current events; make cards or keepsakes for other ministries; play games; take a look at the readings for the upcoming Sunday; and so forth. 

On one Wednesday most months, we have a special event called The Well, where we gather for Praise and Worship and occasionally adoration. On adoration nights, the entire family is invited to join us to pray together.

Documents

Life Teen Forms