Youth Ministry

EDGE and Life Teen




Life Teen and EDGE are Eucharist-centered faith formation/youth ministry programs that seek to draw secondary school aged pre-teens and teens closer to Christ and the Church.
Life Nights (as they are called) begin with the 5:00 pm Sunday Mass, continue in the Parish Center after Mass with prayer, a fellowship meal, the planned catechetical material for the evening (discussion in small and large groups), closing prayer, and dismissal between 8:00 - 8:15 pm. EDGE and Life Teen are the primary sources of religious education for middle school and high school youth. These sessions are designed to serve the spiritual,  educational, and social needs of our young people through dynamic and prayerful presentations by the EDGE and Life Teen Core Team. The programs are rooted and follow the Catechism of the Catholic Church. They focus on how to live the faith in today's culture and the youth participants are sent forth with the challenge to live it. A meal is provided for on campus participants. 
The 5:00 pm Mass is open to everyone in the parish and includes worship through contemporary Christian music. Our students and their families are highly encouraged to come to this Mass as a way of celebrating the Eucharist with the youth community and their families.

Want to help?

If you feel God is calling you to help with our EDGE and Life Teen programs we'd love to have you! There are several ways you can help:

Prayer - Please pray for our leaders of EDGE and Life Teen - That they stay close to our God and open to His will in ministry as well as their daily lives so that they may live as disciples leading our youth closer to Christ. Please pray as well for the youth who participate in these programs around the world - That they may be open to what God has to share with them and that they receive the grace and strength to live it.

Donation – There are many financial demands of the Youth Ministry program and we don’t always have the funds to do everything we’d like to. Your donation can go toward training for the Core Team; Supplies to run each session; Retreats and conferences for students, and much more! If you feel God is calling you to this service, please contact the parish office at 210-824-7231 to make donation arrangements.

Volunteer – EDGE and Life Teen are almost completely run by volunteers! People called to this ministry are vital to every aspect. We need help with everything from preparing food for each session to chaperones for retreats and conferences to being on the Core Team that helps run the program. If you feel God calling you to volunteer, please contact the parish office at 210-824-7231 ext. 109 to set up an interview.

For more information about the EDGE or Life Teen programs world wide, please visit the
Life Teen International website.