Youth Ministry

Celebrate with Life TeenSt. Matthew Youth Ministry is committed to providing our teens with opportunities for personal growth through catechesis (religious education), fellowship, service, outreach and leadership.

The Mass                                         Sundays at 5:30 pm
At the Sunday 5:30 pm Mass, teens and their families experience the depth of God’s love through the Word, the community and the Eucharist. Relevant preaching and contemporary music bring the Catholic Mass to life.



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

Come with a friend and join together for dinner, faith sharing and
fun as we prepare for the coming of our King!


December 6 Advent: Anticipation
December 13 Advent: Family Portrait
December 20 Advent: A White Elephant Christmas Party


High School 2016 Winter Retreat

"Glory Revealed"
Jan. 29, 6 pm to Jan. 31, 2 pm


Take a break from the stress of school, social pressures and college application worries, and join us for a life-changing, faith enriching weekend with your friends!
The cost is $150
($25 non-refundable deposit by Dec. 20, balance due Jan. 24)
For more information, email Diane Kiradjieff.

To register, follow these two steps:

  1. Click here and print waiver. Return to Faith Formation Office with payment.

  2. Click here to complete your personal registration.



Youth Ministry Registration Form


Spirituality Programs

Life Nights, Sundays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

These creative nights bring our Catholic faith to life and break open relevant issues for teens. Teens openly share and experience what it is to be a Catholic teen today. All catechetical nights are presented in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church and provide a comprehensive scope of topics. The teens are affirmed, educated and challenged to live the Gospel.


YDisciple, Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm
YDisciple small groups meet on Wednesday nights at the main campus of St. Matthew.  They are great for students who want to make friendships and grow deeper in their faith.  To sign up for a small group, contact Heather King  or submit the Youth Ministry Registration form found above.


Strengths Quest, Oct. 11 from 2 to 5 pm

This program helps teens discover who God is calling them to be! We are each uniquely and perfectly made, and Strengths Quest can help us see how. Through a brief online assessment developed by the Gallup Organization, teens discover their top-five God given strengths. After taking the assessment, teens attend a one-time three hour gathering that covers how to apply these strengths in their lives.  To sign up, contact Heather King.


Service Opportunities

Feeding CLT’s Homeless Uptown Walk

Click here to sign up for one of the upcoming walks.


Bright Blessings Parties

For more information about the Nov. 18 Bright Blessings Parties, click here for more information and to sign up.


Serve CLT’s Homeless Dinner

To sign up or for more information, click here.


Teens N’Tutoring

For information on how to sign up, email Lauren Fisher. The Fall tutoring program begins on Oct. 8.






 **High School Contact:  Laruen Fisher, 704-543-7677 x 1092

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