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Youth Ministry

Life Teen & Edge

Life Teen is an international Catholic organization dedicated to leading teens closer to Christ through the sacraments, prayer, and community. Here at St. Thomas More events include Life Nights (High School, 9-12 Grade) and Edge Nights (Jr. High, 6-8 Grade) twice a month where teens take time to share a meal, hang out with peers, dive deep into the Catholic faith and discuss the topics that apply to daily life. Please see below for a current calendar of Life Nights, as well as many other events and gatherings. Contact: Youth Ministers, Rosie Vutera & Lauren Gunn

Life Teen CORE Team

A Core Member is an adult who is responding to his or her baptismal call to serve in youth ministry. The goal of the role is to lead teens to Christ. The commitment to be part of the Core Team is demanding but also rewarding. The ways we ask you to serve the mission of Life Teen are:

  • Attend all Core meetings.
  • Mingle with new teens weekly.
  • Be prepared for each Life Night/Edge Night by reading the relevant Catechism and recommended Scripture references related to the night.
  • Attend Life Nights/Edge Nights every week and arrive early for set up.
  • Participate on a Life Night planning team as needed by your Core Team.

Parish School of Religion (PSR)-Jr. High & High School

Middle and High School Parish School of Religion is offered to all youth ages 6th grade through 12th grade. Classes are held in the Youth House at 3:00pm. Volunteer opportunities include classroom leaders and assistants, as well as administrative help. Any family with youth in the parish attending a non-Catholic private or public school are required to enroll them in the Parish School of Religion in anticipation of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Catholic school children are also welcome to participate.

Special Events for 6th-12th Grade:

World Youth Day
Diocesan Youth Conference
Abbey Youth Fest
Lenten Fish Fry Fundraisers

Summer Softball (9th – 12th Grade):

Mondays in June & July, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Game time 6:30-7:30
Food & Fellowship 7:30-8:30

Youth Thursdays in June & July (9th-12th Grade):

Thursday 6:00pm-8:30pm
Fellowship at the Youth House and in the STM Gym

TGIF in June & July (6th -8th Grade):

Friday 6:00pm-8:30pm
Fellowship at the Youth House and in the STM Gym

Blessing on the Bayou Mission Trip (10th – 12th Grade)

Steubenville on the Bayou (8th – 12th Grade)