Life Teen








 Steubenville 2019



What is Life Teen?       

Life Teen is the high school faith formation program for 9th-12th teens at St. Stephen.  It consists of Life Teen Mass followed by Life Nights. At the weekly Mass on Sundays at 5:30 pm teens and their families experience the depths of God's love through the Word, the community, and the Eucharist. Relevant preaching, amazing music and teen participation as liturgical ministers bring the Catholic Mass to life. Following the Mass, the Youth Minister and Core members lead the teens deeper into their Catholic faith in the Life Night experience. Life Nights take place from 5:30 – 8:00 pm and includes Mass.   

A Life Night is a very interactive environment where teens participate in icebreakers, dinner, fellowship, talks, prayer and small groups discussion in order to enhance the learning experience.   They also participate in retreats, service opportunities, etc.   As a Catholic faith community, the teens grow in understanding of what it means to be young and Catholic in the new millennium. The teens are affirmed, educated, and challenged to live the Gospel.  The Life Nights will be lead by the Coordinator of Youth Ministry and the Life Teen Core Team, made up of adult volunteers.   For more information about Life Teen, please contact  Joanna Kauer, Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at 813-671-4434. 

Life Teen High School Registration listed below - please download  form and drop off or mail to our Faith Formation Office, 10428 Saint Stephen Circle, Riverview, FL along with $20 registration fee.  Please know teens attending Life Teen will need to register.    Each teen will be given a St. Stephen Catholic Church Youth T-Shirt.  Form more information, please contact Stephanie!

Dates & Times

  • Fun, Faith & Fellowship - Sundays beginning with Life Teen Mass at 5:30 following Mass we join together at 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Family Life Center.

Opportunities to participate in the Life Teen Mass.  Call Joanna to sign up!

  • Lector
  • Eucharistic Minister
  • Usher
  • Music


   Parents - How can adults help with Life Teen?   There are plenty of opportunities to become involved with this awesome ministry!

   Core Team - Life Teen is constantly in need of passionate, Catholic adults who want to mentor teens whether you're 21 or 81. A Core member helps lead in  group discussions, plan youth group nights, and guide teens in their prayer life. We need adults that can commit to either night weekly. We are most in need of women who can help lead these teens in their faith.  

Core Team Volunteer Form

    Core Support - If you have a talent that you think would help this ministry but can't commit every week then this is for you. Whether you are artistic, tech savvy, a great public speaker or any other gift please let us know and we can help you use that gift for Christ!

Meal Sign Up - Every Sunday after Mass we feed the teens dinner. We also need parent involvement for meal sign ups on Wednesday evenings.  We sure could use your help! They are hungry High Schoolers and 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm is a long time. We ask families to sign up for a week to provide the meal. The current families that help with this are typically asked twice a year. If  enough families sign up it could be only once a year.  Please consider helping with this need. Click HERE to sign up for meals!   Thank you!


MEAL SIGN UP GENIUS - CLICK HERE!   Support our teens by preparing and meal and dropping off at the Family Life Center at 5:00 pm before Mass - thank you! 

In order to receive Constant Contact emails regarding Life Teen please contact

Joanna Jewell, Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

[email protected]

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           Diocese of St. Petersburg Office of Youth Ministry