In person, small groups of 12: Creative sessions, rooted in prayer and scripture, that bring to life our Catholic Faith and relevant issues for teens. All are encouraged to take an active role in our Life Nights. Nights include hands on activities, games and small group discussion. Each session is carefully planned, to encourage our teens to grow in their relationship with Jesus, create relationships with each other and our volunteer team.
Virtual Learning is also available, during 2020-21, as we continue in the Covid 19 Pandemic.
Adoration Nights-Life Teen style: Is an hour of Eucharistic Adoration that includes, music, a devotion and thought provoking questions.
After the restrictions of Covid 19 are lifted, we will resume the following activities:
Pizza and Prayer: St. James Life Teen offers a get-together for prayer and food. The evening begins with a meal, then a discussion of the week’s Bible readings and ends with social time. All teens 9th through 12th grade are encouraged to come.
Retreats: Taking time out to go away on retreat can transform teen hearts. Our retreats give teens the opportunity to get away from everyday life and experience how faith, fellowship and walking with Jesus, can change their lives. Every retreat is themed differently and incorporates the unconditional love of Christ, found in the Sacraments. Please see the Faith Formation calendar for the important dates of our scheduled retreats.
Leadership: Teens are encouraged, to become leaders in our Life Teen program. We also hope they, with the encouragement of their parents, will take active in leadership roles within the parish community as Lectors, Hospitality Ministries, assistants for the Vacation Bible School program, and the Faith Formation program.
Service and Outreach: Teens are involved in church and local communities. Through service and outreach activities teens experience the call to be disciples of Christ and to serve those in need.