Life Teen – High School




OPTION 1: On Campus- Join our Live Youth Ministry Night on Wednesday (EDGE Middle School) & Sunday (LIFE TEEN High School) evenings. Protocols will be in place to keep students safe including; Temperature Checks At The DoorHand Sanitizer At The DoorOne Person In Bathroom At A TimeSocially Distant Mandatory At Meal time (Chairs 6ft Apart)Remain Socially Distant When PossibleWear Masks Indoors At All Times, except during meals (Students Will Receive A Life Teen or EDGE Mask At The Beginning Of The Year, Sanitization Of Meeting Spaces Will Be Done Before And After GatheringsStudents Or Mentors Not Feeling Well Or With A Temperature Will Be Asked To Stay Home.

OPTION 2: Virtual- Join a dedicated Discipleship Zoom group that will meet once a week. These groups will be led by our Adult Mentors. They will engage in some fun zoom activities, utilize video teachings, have discussions around those topics, and pray together. These groups will meet at 7:00pm-8:00pm on Sunday evenings. As of now this option will be used for our Fall Semester and we will reevaluate if we continue this option in January.
  • Hand Sanitizer At The Door
  • One Person In Bathroom At A Time
  • Socially Distant Mandatory At Meal time (Chairs 6ft Apart)
  • Remain Socially Distant When Possible
  • Wear Masks Indoors At All Times, except during meals (Students Will Receive A Life Teen or EDGE Mask At The Beginning Of The Year)
  • Sanitization Of Meeting Spaces Will Be Done Before And After Gatherings
  • Students Or Mentors Not Feeling Well Or With A Temperature Will Be Asked To Stay Home


  • Use Your Full Name In Zoom Tag
  • Wear Appropriate Clothing
  • Nothing Inappropriate Showing On Screen
  • Must Show Face During Zoom
  • Must Actively Participate In Discussions For Attendance Credit
  • Login To Zoom On Time
  • Eliminate Background Noises By Muting Microphone When Not Speaking
  • Come Prepared With A Bible and Journal
  • Do Not Share Zoom Link or Password With Anybody
9th & 10th Grade Students Preparing For Confirmation:
·     75% attendance to either On Campus Life Nights or Virtual Zoom Groups to complete their requirements for Confirmation preparation.



If you have already registered you should receive an email within the next week asking which option you would like for your student.

Study Spot
Students we know how stir crazy you can go spending so much time at home. We know that many of you have started back to school over the last few weeks and we hope the school year is off to a great start we’re excited to share something new this semester called “Study Spot”. We wanted to provide a dedicated space for you to tackle some of your homework each week. We know that the change of environment and working around others is just the motivation you need to break up the week and have something to look forward to. So Wednesdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm we will open the cafe in the Youth Center. Right now this is just for our High School students. So bring your homework, some headphones, laptop and we will provide the wifi, frappe drinks, chill study music and snacks. Spots are limited so please be sure to register a spot at this link…

Life Teen Retreats


Service Opportunities

Parish Clean Up Day – Saturday, March 27th from 8am to noon
St. Tim’s is asking for volunteers to help spread mulch and pull weeds on our church grounds. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a snack. This is a perfect opportunity to earn service hours for school or clubs.
Click here to sign up!

Jewelry Sales 2021 – April 10/11 and 17/18
Sign up for 2 Masses to allow EVERYONE to have a chance to sign up. The Mass sales will take place at main entrance of the church outside. Need a parent to help with the collection of money for each sign up. Teens will stand at all entrance and exit doors to spread the word of the sale and handout online order link. Click here to sign up.

March For Life
March For Life- St. Augustine
This year High School youth will attend the Florida March for Life in Saint Augustine for an overnight trip January 15-16, 2021. This event is a chance to be a presence for those who cannot speak for themselves in a peaceful march. This town is rich in history and our Catholic history. We will visit historic and Catholic sites, as well as enjoy some fun activities.  For more information and to register click this link:
Covecrest Summer Trip
World Youth Day 2023
Life Teen Meals Sign Up

Life Teen Meals 2020-21

We need families to help provide food for our High School teens and mentors such as salad, main course, clean & serving or dessert. Food can be prepared at home and dropped off or cooked in Hall kitchen with safety guidelines (masks, hands washed). Please give us cell# and best email when you sign up. Click here to sign up.

Count: 80-90

For Drop off, please no later than 5:30pm. Also let me know what you are planning on cooking or bringing.

Any questions, please call Ms. Christelle 813-542-5968 or


How is catechesis taught? What textbook do you use?

There are no classrooms & no “textbooks” in High School Life Teen model. Instead, students learn about & interact with their faith through mentors and dynamic videos, which take place on Sunday evenings for High School. On these nights, students will be engaged with their peers and mentors in large group settings and small group settings throughout the month. All of our material comes from two main sources, YDisciple and Life Teen. These two sources use a curriculum that is based on the guidelines set forth by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops with the use of scripture and the catechism. Students become engaged as well through many opportunities to encounter Christ through prayer, adoration, devotions, and spiritual exercises that help them foster a personal relationship with Christ.

What does it cost to register for High School Life Teen?

Our High School Life Teen is $60. That includes programming during the fall and spring semesters. Our summer youth ministry program is free for all to attend, however; the summer program is focused mostly on building community and does not meet the required religious education needs. We also encourage our students to evangelize to their friends who may not be catholic to try out our Youth Ministry program for free.

What does High School Life Teen look like at St. Timothy?

Every Sunday Night students gather for our Contemporary Mass at 5:30pm. This Mass has modern music and lively homilies that engage our students. After Mass High School students gather for a meal in our Hall. Following the meal, we gather in our Youth Center for a Life Teen Night that ends at 8:30pm. These nights include fellowship, games, catechesis and mentoring. We also host two overnight retreats, monthly service opportunities, concerts, dances, pilgrimages, a mission trip, and other fun events throughout the year. Check out our HS Life Teen Events Calendar for more information about special events by clicking here.

Who plans the Youth Ministry Nights? Who runs them?

Our Middle School EDGE and High School Life Teen Nights are run by an energetic group of adults who we call Mentors. Our EDGE Mentors are committed every Wednesday evening and our Life Teen Mentors are committed every Sunday evening. They are committed to mentor students and plan our EDGE and Life Teen Nights alongside our Youth Ministry Director (Justin Lantz) and Youth Ministry Coordinator (Jen Linder), using the YDisciple and Life Teen resources. All of our adults are Safe Environment trained, Background Checked, and trained on how to use our resources to help in Catechesis.

We also have Jr. Mentors who are our High School 11th and 12th grade students who have felt the call to minister especially to our Middle School students and help play a leadership role on High School retreats.

How can parents and other volunteers get involved?

The success of the St. Timothy Youth Ministry program is directly related to the number of hands that pitch in to help. There are many ways you can get involved. Each volunteer plays a valuable part. An invaluable part of our ministry is our food ministry. On Sunday evenings we intentionally feed our High School students before we start that night. This is not done just to get food in their stomachs, but we recognize the need for them to sit around a dinner table together with their mentors is important for ministry to build relationships. Food is prepared by a group of parents or a parish ministry.

Youth Ministry is predominately made up of our mentors. Our mentors develop and plan our Youth Ministry Nights and are part catechist, part cheerleader, and part sympathetic ear for the students.

Life Teen and EDGE also is in need of leaders who can help plan and implement our Youth Ministry Retreats. These are overnight retreats that help lead students to encounter Christ in a special way.

We are always looking for helping hands who are good doing behind the scenes set up, clean up meals, build environments, send out birthday cards, help in the office and run our café in the Youth Center.

Finally, and most importantly, we need committed volunteers to pray for our students. Of course, anybody can do this from wherever you are however; we would like to coordinate with those who pray for our students so that we can share the student’s specific prayer requests with our prayer warriors. There are so many things that our students need prayer for and the more volunteers we are able to get to pray for our students the more grace will be poured out into this ministry.

For more information about these ministries, please contact Justin Lantz at or Jennifer Linder at

We are always looking for willing hearts to join us!

Additional Information
Zoom Links Emailed To Parents Enrolled In Youth Ministry & Posted Daily On Youth Ministry FACEBOOK GROUP:  St Tims Life Teen
If you would like to enroll your student and are not receiving our zoom links please email  Note: many of our emails may be in your junk mail, just search your junk mail for St. Timothy Youth Ministry.


Youth Ministry is transitioning to meeting online with students. We are doing this primarily in Zoom meetings. We are working very hard on these gatherings to make them interactive, fun and engaging to keep them growing as a disciple during this time being locked-in. We want all of our students Middle and High School to log-in and join us. Please encourage your child to join us online and hopefully make it a priority for them to continue to grow in their faith.
How To Set Up Zoom Meetings:
This is where we will meet daily with students. As the host, Justin Lantz will have full access to mute students’ video or audio, allow students to join the group, and the group will end when I exit the meeting. Each Zoom has at least two safe environment trained adults.  It is a safe way for our group to meet and allows us to continue to build our community during this time.

To Join on Phone:

  • Follow the link sent out via our emails, Facebook Group or that can be found on our Instagram page that says, “Join Meeting.”
  • The link will prompt you to download Zoom. You do not need an account to join. There will be a prompt to put your name in once the meeting starts. We ask students to put in their name and grade number.
  • Once downloaded, click the “Join Meeting” button and enter in our meeting ID (last 9 numbers on the link) found in the email, FB or Instagram, OR, re-click the link sent out then click “Join Meeting.”
  • This will lead you to the meeting and place you in the Waiting Room until the host admits you into the video meeting.
  • Please be sure to go through our zoom etiquette with your student.

To Join on Computer:

  • Follow the link sent out via our email or Facebook group or on the Instagram page that says, “Join Meeting.”
  • A tab will open up and a download will start for the Zoom program.
  • Once downloaded, a screen will pop up to prompt you to allow video and audio. Click “allow.”
  • This will lead you to the meeting and place you in the Waiting Room until the host admits you into the video meeting.
  • Please be sure to go through our zoom etiquette with your student.


  • All downloads are free, and you do not need to make an account if you do not want to. All you need is the link for the meeting.
  • Please make sure you are able to use the audio on your device.
  • You may need to manual give the app permission in your phone settings.


Learn More About Our New “Parent Life Ministry”

We’ll give you the tools you’ll need to carry out a Family Experience each year including:
  • A Planning Guide to walk you through the resources.
  • 2 Videos explaining the why and how of each Family Experience.
  • Kick Starters for Biblical family discussion time to lead up to the experience.
  • Each year we’ll focus on the biggest milestone for the year and give you the tools to make this milestone one to remember.

Youth Ministry Office Hours:

Sunday 2-9PM
Monday 9AM-1PM
Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-5:30PM
Other times by appointment only

Justin Lantz, Parish Youth & Young Adult Minister

Jen Linder, Coordinator of Youth Ministry


Watch Live Events and Mass on Sundays at 9am and 5:30pmclick here