High School Youth Ministry News

This week’s Life Night is called “Carry the Fire” and will take place after the 6pm Youth Mass in room 26! All high school teens are welcome to come and be a part of Life Teen this Sunday! Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in the upcoming service projects and events.

If you have any questions please contact Monica(Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry) on her cell 813-368-3866 or Email


November 19th Life Teen will serve at the annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon from 12:30-3:30pm. We will keep the youth room open till 6pm Mass. This is a great way to get some service hours for school and be a blessing to the senior citizens of South Tampa. We will help with set up, assist with service, and clean up. We even get to eat dinner too! Please wear black pants and a white shirt, and be ready serve with a smile. Please RSVP to Monica so we know how many will be there to help.



Let’s Get Ready for Jesus 

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 6 PM to 9 PM

Let your child experience Advent and Christmas from a kid’s point of view! In this fun mini-VBS type event for children ages pre-K to 5th Grade, we explore how we can really be ready for Christmas! In story, crafts, movie, games and song, they will learn that Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

The event will start and end in the Social Hall.  It will run from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. A pizza dinner is included. There is no fee although you are asked to make a small donation to cover the expenses for food and craft projects.  Please share the information with your friends who may not have children enrolled in our Faith Formation programs. (This is a great time for parents to get away for a quiet dinner or shopping).

Reservations are required since we are limited to 50 children. Please RSVP by completing the Registration form below and e-mailing it back to  msm@stpatricktampa.org. You can also call Millie Flores at 813-468-1312 for reservation information. We do need a few more adult leaders, high school group leaders and middle school assistants. Please let us know if you can volunteer.

Let’s Get Ready For Jesus Registration Form

May God bless you,

Monica, Carlos, Deacon Ben and the LGRFJ Team at St. Patrick Catholic Church


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. 

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

2017-2018 Faith Formation Registration Form

Medical Release Form

New Parishioner Registration Form 2017

Additional Dependent Form 2017 (if needed – to accompany the form above)

Please click the link/s above and turn the form/s in by one of the following options;

  • Drop off the form or mail it to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Parish Office, 4518 South Manhattan Ave.Tampa, FL 33611. The Parish Office is open Monday through Friday 9am-4pm.
  • Email the form directly to Monica Erickson

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




St. Patrick Catholic Church Parish Office, 813-839-5337

Deacon Ben Hooks, Faith Formation, 813-839-5337 Ext. 206, bhooks@stpatricktampa.org

Carlos Flores, Middle School Youth Ministry, 813-892-5473, middleschoolministry@stpatricktampa.org

Monica Erickson, High School Youth Ministry, 813-839-5337 Ext. 304,  merickson@stpatricktampa.org