High School Youth Ministry


High School Youth Ministry News

Monica Bonfe Erickson (813) 368-3866  merickson@stpatricktampa.org

adobe-pdf-icon-logo-vector-01 2017 Winter Life Night Schedule

Life Teen is responsible for the service at Fish Fry on March 17th, and we need all hands on deck! Parents, teens, family members and friends! We will help serve and clean up during the night. It’s a great opportunity to serve our parish and to earn funds to support our youth programs! I am happy to sign service hour forms!!!  Please choose one of the two shifts and email  Monica with which shift you would prefer. ( or stay for both). 

Shift One –  4:45-6:30 pm  — Carries and cleans trays, empties waste cans, washes trays and dishes.

Shift Two –  6:30-8:00 pm —  Above plus  clean of floors in dining/kitchen and washes remaining pots and trays.

April 7th : Living Stations of the Cross (rehearsal dates TBA)

April 30th: Service Project (required for Cove Crest Campers) Victorian Tea Service


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


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Life teen PBJ for the poor

Here are some pictures from the afternoon segment of PBJ’s for the Poor when the high school teens brought the sandwiches and personal hygiene items which our Faith formation classes had prepared to the homeless in downtown Tampa. Our teens brought additional  clothes and toiletries and walked through downtown personally meeting the needs of the homeless that they encountered. We were especially moved by the number of homeless children we encountered. We were encouraged by Carmelo Metiche to see the of Jesus in the eyes of each homeless person, and that is where we will encounter His love.  


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