Youth - Life Teen

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."

1 Timothy 4:12

The Good Shepherd youth group is a community of high school youth at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. We meet for youth group nights (Life Nights) and other events both in the parish and outside of the parish. Our youth program provides Christian fellowship, community, and prayer for any and all high school youth.

Life Teen is an international youth ministry organization that provides catechesis, materials, and support for parish youth ministry, as well as hosting youth retreats, conferences, and events throughout the U.S. (See video below)
Our Good Shepherd Youth group is a Life Teen youth group, taking part in the international Life Teen community and following the Life Teen mission which, in turn, follows the evangelical mission of the Church.

As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.

Every Sunday 5-8 p.m.

Life Nights are our weekly youth events and the central part of the youth program. We start each Sunday with the 5 p.m. Youth Mass and move from Mass into Life Night at 6:15, a time for fellowship, food, games, activities, prayer, and much more. The Life Nights are lead by the youth minister and the Core team, who have been trained in youth ministry and have a passion for leading the teens closer to Christ.

The Core Team is a team of committed members of the Church who have chosen to volunteer their time and talents (and even treasures) to minister to the high school teens. With the Good Shepherd Life Teen mission in mind, each Core member is trained in basic youth ministry skills, from facilitating small groups to public speaking to leading prayer sessions. Above all, they are committed to forming relationships with the youth and being strong witnesses of the Catholic faith.

Time committment: Sundays 4-8:30pm (Setup, Mass, LifeNight, Takedown), and Mondays 7-9 pm (Weekly Core meeting)

How to join: Must be 19+. Fill out the online application below, and the youth minister will contact you. Any questions can be emailed to Josh at lifeteengoodshepherd@gmail.com

In order to center our youth program on the Eucharist and the sacraments, we have dedicated the 5 pm Sunday mass to the youth, providing homilies, liturgical service, and music oriented towards the youth to better enter into the Mass. Every Life Night begins with the Youth Mass at 5 p.m.
The Life Teen Band leads the music in the liturgy at the Youth Mass. They practice every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. If you are interested in auditioning for the Band, please email Josh at lifeteengoodshepherd@gmail.com

Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire."

St. Catherine of Siena

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Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."

St. John Paul II
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