High School Youth Ministry News
April 30th Victorian Tea Service:
A great service project opportunity to assist the Council of Catholic Women with their Victorian Tea Party. Please wear your Life Teen t-shirts and black pants. We will be the servers and help with set up and clean up. I am happy to sign your service forms! Contact Monica to sign up 813-368-3866/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
*(this service project is required for Cove Crest Campers)
Thank you to all who have already signed up to help cook a meal for the teens at the Sunday Life Nights! We appreciate you so much! If you would like to help with dinner at a Life Night , log on and sign up!
*Mandatory Camp Cove Crest meeting April 24th for Campers/Parents. Come find out more about the trip, confirm required paperwork, answer any questions about the online paperwork, and finalize our plans together. Parents and teens please attend this meeting.
Vacation Bible School Set up Week will be June 12-16th!
This is the week when we transform the classrooms into the fun environment that makes VBS special. If you would like to help with this project, let Monica know!
Vacation Bible School is June 19th-23rd!
Come be a group Leader during VBS. It is a fun and rewarding experience as you mentor and guide the children of our parish! Let Monica know if you want to help!
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
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