Youth Ministry

High School Youth Ministry

The St. Matthew Youth Ministry Team is committed to providing our teens with the best possible opportunities for personal and spiritual growth through catechesis (religious education), fellowship, service, outreach and leadership.


Summer Camp
Secure your spot by printing out a registration packet and returning your $100 deposit ASAP!
High School Camp (Rising 9th through 2017 grads)
July 31 - Aug. 5

               Click here for a registration packet.


The Mass        Sundays at 5:30 pm


At the Sunday 5:30 pm Mass, teens and their families are invited to experience the depth of God’s love through the Word, the community and the Eucharist. All teens are welcomed to sit as a community in one section, and are encouraged to participate as lectors, ushers and extraordinary ministers of holy Communion.


Life Nights       Sundays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm            Parish Center Family Room

Offered throughout the year, these nights provide a time for dinner and faith sharing. It is the perfect way to jump start your school week, or wind down a week of summer. Each series of nights mixes social, spiritual and service opportunities. For more information, email Daniel Torres.


RCIA for Teens  Mondays, 6:45 to 8:15 pm          Parish Center Youth Room

This class is for teens coming into the Church who have not yet received all the Sacraments of Initiation and those who have not been enrolled in Faith Formation for an extended period of time. Through a relaxed, small group setting, we discover the teachings of the Catholic Church, what it means to live your life as a Catholic Christian, and the beauty and tradition of the faith. Teens in this program begin classes in September and receive their sacraments at the Easter Vigil Mass. Please email Barb Kohler.

Upcoming Events:


Summit Summer Bible Study

This engaging, summer Bible study focuses on the Sunday readings from Mass.  Teens are encouraged to be active and attentive to God’s Word in the Scriptures and apply His Word to their everyday lives.

Sunday, July 23, Aug. 13, and Aug. 27
6:30 to 8 pm

Life Teen Silly Olympics Kick-Off!

Come on out and kick-off the Life Teen year with the 2017 Silly Olympics!

Sunday, Sept. 10
4 to 8:30 pm

Click her to register for Life Teen.
Each person who registers gets a FREE We are St. Matthew T-Shirt!

Strengths Quest                    

Sunday, Aug 20
2 to 5 pm

Which is the best ministry for me to serve in at St. Matthew?

What should I study in college?

How can I stand out when applying for scholarships?

Who am I now and who am I going to be?

If those sound like questions you may be asking yourself, we have a program to help them discover the answers! 

Take an online assessment, and join us for a three-hour discovery session (complete with snacks) designed to help you discover and learn how to share your God-given talents and strengths.

Click here to register.







 **High School Contact: Diane Kiradjieff 704-543-7677 x 1038

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