LIFE TEEN HS YOUTH MINISTRY FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION 2022-2023

ARE YOU REGISTERED FOR OUR 2022-2023 FALL/SPRING SEMESTER?

High School Registration Click Here

All registration is online, however, we do require physical, notarized medical forms to be turned in ASAP to allow students to participate.
For your convenience,  we have a notary at the Church office or at the Youth Center.

Click here to download the forms.

LIFETEEN High School Fall/Spring 2022-2023 Calendar

Youth Ministry Fall 2022 Update

 

ARE YOU REGISTERED FOR OUR RETREATS? Plan Ahead…

High School Fall Retreat: Always Forward – Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
This retreat we crack open this years theme, “Always Forward”. We’ve taken this powerful call from St. Junipero Serra, who proclaimed, “Always forward, never back” as we dream up what God has in store for us all and seek to offer the best of ourselves for the building of something better. Cost is $50 & located at Mary Help of Christians. Click here to register.

High School LIFE TEEN Winter Retreat – Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM -to- Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM
The retreat invites teens to rediscover the joy of the Lord. We explore how joy drastically differs from happiness, what it means to be joyful in moments of suffering. This retreat encourages teens to set aside the short-lived pleasures and seek out God. Cost is $75 and located at Bethany Center in Tampa. Click here to register.

High School LIFE TEEN Spring Retreat – Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
The goal of this retreat is for the teens to prepare themselves for Easter Resurrection. We will reflect on the story of Ezekiel’s vision of Dry Bones coming to life again in the midst of disorder, chaos, destruction, sin and dryness in our faith. This retreat is at The Bethany Center and cost $50. Click here to register.

TRAININGS:

Lector Training – September 27 or 29
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Eucharistic Minister Training – October 4 or 6
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Altar Server Training – October 9 or 23
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Usher/Greeter Training – October 13 or 20
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WANT TO REGISTER FOR 2022 SUMMER CAMPS? Plan Ahead…

Students who want to secure a spot for our 2022 Covecrest Summer Camps must have a parent attend our upcoming parent meetings. Registration for these specific camps will open at the parent meeting to secure their spot. Parents who do not attend may not get a spot for next year. It’s imperative that all our parents attend these meetings even if you don’t plan on sending your students to summer camp next year. Parent meeting dates above and listed on our Fall/Spring Calendars.

ADULT MENTORS NEEDED

A program like this can only be run by parish support. I have to say that it’s been a joy to watch students grow but it has also been a joy to work with a great group of adults and parents who mentor students. We are always looking for more people who would be dedicated and called to minister to our youth. The commitment is once a week, either Wednesday with our Middle School students or Sunday evening with our High School students. If you feel like God is nudging your heart right now, please email jen.linder@sainttims.org and let her know what grade level you would like to work with.

LIFE TEEN Meals 2022-23
We need your help! Families get together and come up with a meal for 100 teens for our Sunday Nights Life Teen gathering. Easy food, nothing fancy. Prepare in Parish Hall Kitchen or at home.
Examples of meals: chili, wraps, hot dogs & chips, chicken & rice, pizza, tacos, chicken nuggets, sandwiches, pasta, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, breakfast for dinner…..
Meals must be ready to serve by 6:15pm in Parish Hall kitchen. Click Here To Sign Up!

Questions: contact Ms. Christelle 813-542-5968 or christelle.howard@sainttims.org

Every High School student at St. Timothy should be registered for our 2021-2022 Youth Ministry and Faith Formation. We believe that when a teenager encounters Christ through the beauty of the Catholic faith, they will transform their parish, community, and culture. Teenagers today are a lot different than teenagers from 20, 10, or even five years ago. As teen culture changes and evolves the way we present the timeless truth of the Catholic faith needs to evolve, as well. LIFE TEEN is responsive, innovative, and engaging. We empower a team of Catholic adults to accompany young people as disciples. It’s fun and relevant. Students will be able to access our amazing Youth Center and gym as they build community and friendships with other fellow Catholic students. Also, does your Youth need Confirmation?In order for your Youth to be Confirmed this year (2022) they must have attended Catholic Faith Formation the previous year (2020-2021) and be entering at least 10th, 11th or 12th Grade. We realize sports and other extra curricular activities get in the way occasionally on Sunday nights but registering students gives them access to all our activities throughout the year including trips and retreat. Not only that but parents will also receive amazing online tools, resources and support groups that are sure to help you as a parent. So parents please register today!!!

Life Teen Retreats

HIGH SCHOOL RETREATS

Service Opportunities

Pancake Breakfast
We need 12 High School or Middle School youth to help set up and serve Pancake Breakfast. This is an opportunity to raise money for any Youth Ministry trip or receive community service hours. Click here to sign up.

Jewelry Sales at weekend Masses – November 19/20
Please review the available slots and click here to sign up.
Need one parent for each shift!!!!!
Jewelry Sales is a great fundraiser to help earn money toward trips, retreat and such!

Santa Maria Mission – November 22, 2022
We need 12 students to help us serve 150 meals for our brothers and sisters at Santa Maria in Tampa. We will be asked to do many things: give out food, move food boxes, serve hot plates of food, sweep and organize. Meet at the Youth Center at 9:15 am or directly at the Mission at 9:35 am. Click here to sign up.

St Timothy Anniversary Dinner – December 3, 2022
We need 25-30 teens to help serve food to guests at tables, attend to their needs, also clean after the dinner.  It will be a very busy evening with 300+ parishioners expected. Click here to sign up.

Santa Maria Mission (Soup Kitchen & Toys) – December 20, 2002
We need 12 students to help us serve 150 meals for our brothers and sisters at Santa Maria in Tampa. We will serve a hot meal, sort gifts, lift canned food boxes, give out groceries and clean up. Click here to sign up.

World Youth Day 2023
FAQ's

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 justin.lantz@sainttims.org or Jennifer Linder at jen.linder@sainttims.org.

We are always looking for willing hearts to join us!

Additional Information

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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
justin.lantz@sainttims.org

Jen Linder, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
jen.linder@sainttims.org

 

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