High School Youth Ministry


High School Youth Ministry News

Sunday, September 17th Join Life Teen for 6pm Mass followed by Life Night of “Manhunt”, so wear clothes and shoes you can run in. It will be so good to see everyone , hear all of your stories , and praise God for His mercies during  Hurricane Irma. All high school teens and your friends are welcome!

Life Teen/ EDGE / Cove Crest Parent Night on Wednesday , September 6th at 7pm.

We will be talking about both Life Teen and Edge, our annual theme “Heart of God” and the plans/goals for this year. Come meet the Core Teams that work with Life Teen and Edge, as we are excited to partner with you to bring the teens closer to Christ.

We will also be talking in detail about Camp Cove Crest 2018 .

Believe it or not, the sign up for Camp Cove Crest June 11-15, 2018 is September 10th!

If you know you would like a spot , or if you have any questions,  please let me know via text or email so I can have an idea of the head count.

Please don’t miss the meeting on September 6th  for more info.

If you have any questions please contact Monica(Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry) on her cell 813-368-3866 or email merickson@stpatricktampa.org. For upcoming events and updates, please check your email updates, our parish website,  and  follow us on social media:



Thank you for helping the teens to begin our Life Nights with dinner.  It is your generosity that allows that to happen each week. If you would like to cook a meal or assist with a Dinner for a Life Night , please sign up on the link :


Serve at the 6pm Youth Mass! We are looking for teens who would like to serve at the 6pm Mass. It is so powerful to share Mass together.

Ushers: Simply go to the link provided here to pick the dates you would like to serve.


Lectors: If you are Confirmed, and would like to lector please email Monica for details at  merickson@stpatricktampa.org. If you are already a trained lector, simply request the 6pm Mass on the new schedule for dates that work for you and your family.  

Eucharistic Ministers: If you are Confirmed, and would like to serve as a Eucharistic Minister , email contact Monica for details merickson@stpatricktampa.org

Altar Servers: If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server, please contact Monica at merickson@stpatricktampa.org.  If you are already an altar server, simply request 6pm Mass on the new schedule on the dates that it works for you and your family.

***Please save the date for our first Life Teen’s Camp Cove Crest Parent Meeting on September 6th at 7pm in our Youth Room.  This meeting will give you  information, time to ask questions,  and the chance to sign up for Life Teen’s  Camp Cove Crest for Summer 2018. I know it seems early to be planning a June 11-16, 2018 trip, but will need a headcount by September 10th, so I can request our spots for camp on September 13th. First deposits will be due on October 1st.  

Life Teen is looking for Core Members! Are you looking for a way to grow deeper in your Catholic faith? Do you feel a call to help bring that faith to the youth in a way that is relevant, fun, and exciting? The Life Teen Core team is a group of adults (18-?) who facilitate the weekly “Life Nights”  for our High School Teens after the 6pm Youth Mass on Sunday Nights. We also assist the teens with service projects, conferences, and retreats. Come be a part of an amazing youth ministry at St. Patrick’s. There are so many ways to help and get involved,  so contact Monica Bonfe Erickson to find out more! 813-368-3866

Connect with St Patrick Tampa LifeTeen



Life Teen is an international Catholic movement for high school teens that provides resources and faith experiences that help lead them closer to Christ.  Our 9th-12th graders will meet on Sunday nights beginning with the Mass at 6:00 p.m., followed by ” Life Nights” where teens learn about their Catholic faith, challenge current social issues, experience vibrant prayer times, and have fun!

 There are also various service opportunities, retreats, and events that we will participate in during the year.  Additionally, the teens are the backbone of the week-long Vacation Bible School (VBS) program held in the third week of June each year. Matthew 28, tells us to go and make Disciples of all nations. Our goal is to bring the teens and their families into a relationship with Christ that will ignite their faith and give them zeal to be Christ to the world!  Watch the parish bulletin and web site for dates and information! Come be a part of Life Teen here at St. Patrick’s!

Here is a link to a video that explains more about what Life Teen is and how it helps bring teens closer to Christ!


Registration/Permission and Emergency Info

View This Bulletin 2016-2017 Faith Formation Registration Form

View This Bulletin Medical Release Form

To register: please click on the PDF, print it and return the completed form to the Parish Office.

Please click the links below to learn more about our various Youth Faith Formation Ministries