Life Teen is an international Catholic ministry, founded in Mesa, AZ, in 1985. Since then, it has spread to 31 countries, and 1,646 parishes. It is a comprehensive youth ministry program based on, focused on, and directed toward the Eucharist. Each week teens gather at a Life Teen Mass and Life Night program to experience fully the greatest gift we have as a Catholic Church. While 100% Catholic, Life Teen is open to teens of any faith in grades 9 - 12.
Life Teen was established at Saint Patrick Church in October 2008. The Life Teen Mass is celebrated each Sunday at 5:00 PM at our Marsh Drive church. While open to everyone, womb to tomb, the Mass has a particular teen focus in regards to the music and the direction of the homily. The Life Night follows at 6:30 PM, with pizza served immediately following the Life Teen Mass. The nights conclude at approximately 8:00 PM.
Life Teen is for high school teens. Parents interested in observing a program are asked to contact Heather Ann Howie, in advance, for arrangements.
Our goal is to lead teens closer to Christ.
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Life Teen Leadership Conference
The annual Life Teen Leadership Conference is Catholic teen leadership training and development at its finest. Held at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, hundreds of teens experience the richness, beauty and depth of our Catholic faith like never before. LTLC is only open to teens entering their junior or senior year of high school. An application and interview process is required as only a very limited number of teens are selected to attend each year.
This year's conference will be held June 26 - June 30, 2017.
Application process is closed. Check back next December!
Steubenville Youth Conference
Over 38,000 teens attend one of many Steubenville Youth Conferences around the country. The opportunity to gather with a few thousand peers, with a focus on the Eucharist is something that most teens consider the best experience of their lives. This weekend retreat conference will challenge teens to stand firm in their faith, to rely on Christ as their Savior, friend and guide; and give them tools to show their faith to the world.
This year we will be attending the Steubenville Conference NYC at Saint John's University in Queens, NY!!! We will leave early Friday, July 21, 2017 and return in the evening on Sunday, July 23, 2017!
Registration is CLOSED!
Life Teen Spring/Fall Retreat
2017 Life Teen Spring Retreat: Clancelled!
March 11, 2017 at the Parish Activity Center!!
Event registration must be completed by March 5, 2017.
Cost: $10.00 (Saturday Dinner included)
Check in: 12:00 pm - March 11th
Pick Up: 10:30 pm
World Youth Day Celebration on Palm Sunday
Sunday April 9, 2017!
Registration for WYD Celebration is closed!
Every year in which the world does not gather together for World Youth Day, the Bishop calls teens from around the Diocese of Harrisburg to a day of praise, worship, Mass, and entertainment.
New Venue and Format– High School teens are invited to the annual World Youth Day Celebration on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Good Shepherd Parish, Camp Hill! 1:45 pm until 8:15 pm. This day includes Praise and Worship Music, Holy Mass with Bishop Gainer, Food Trucks and Fellowship and Eucharistic Holy Hour. Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to praise, worship, and be transformed by our loving God! Transportation provided.