St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

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Life Teen (9-12 grades)


What is Life Teen?

    Life Teen is a high school youth ministry program designed to bring teens closer to Christ by transforming teens, parishes and culture by engaging and enriching the lives of teens. Life Teen is specifically designed for 9th-12th grade teens.
Life Teen meets in Thissen building Youth Room (at rear of building; enter through the back stairs near the basketball court) from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Sundays.

How Does Life Teen Differ From EDGE?

    Life Teen is vastly different in resources and topics discussed. While both EDGE and Life Teen cover the entire Catechism, the lessons are different
due to the difference in development.

    Second, the Life Teen program begins Confirmation preparation, thus each teen is responsible for their preparation by doing the following:


Grade Life Teen Attendance Confirmation Attendance Retreat Attendance
9th 100% Attendance N/A Fall Retreat & Spring Retreat
10th 100% Attendance N/A Fall Retreat & Spring Retreat
11th 100% Attendance 100% Attendance Fall and Spring Retreats
12th 100% Attendance N/A Fall Retreat & Spring Retreat


Frequently Asked Questions:

 Where Should My Child Be?

 All high school teens are invited to attend the Life Teen program. Life Teen is unique in its format, as small groups are not based on grade or age, but rather by random selection.

    How Do I Register and How Much Does Life Teen Cost?

 Registration began June 15, 2020. Registrations forms are available at the parish office during normal business hours. Registration fees are due at time of registration. See the bulletin for registration discounts and late fees.

 Retreat fees are separate and run $180 per event. Retreat fees can be paid at the time of registration or payment plan with balances paid one month
prior to retreat.  

 Is a Late Fee Charged After Registration? 
        A late fee of $25 will be charged after Saturday, August 15, 2020.

 Who Teaches Life Teen? 

 Life Teen is taught by both adult and teen catechists. All adults and young-adults are trained through the Safe Haven program and have passed a criminal background check before being allowed to teach.
Every volunteer attends a yearly retreat, as well as, other training conferences throughout the year.