Youth Ministry/High School/Life Teen

High School (Grades 9-12)

St. Matthew’s Life Teen Ministry is committed to providing our teens with opportunities for personal growth through catechesis (religious education), fellowship, service, outreach and leadership.


The Mass - Life Teen, Sundays at 5:30 pm

We invite every teen in the parish to attend the weekly Life Teen Mass. Teens and their families experience the depth of God’s love through the community, the Word, and the Eucharist. Contemporary music is played at the Life Teen Mass.


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

All teens are invited into a non-judgmental environment where they can feel welcomed and connect with their peers. Life Nights offer creative ways to 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.


Strengths Quest

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 on-line 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 to become more engaged in the parish, find fulfilling ways to volunteer in the community, develop stronger relationships, find more success with school work, and more. It’s a fast-paced course with lots of discussion and self-discovery, lots of great snacks and a whole lot of Holy Spirit! Click here for upcoming dates!


Service Opportunities

For an ongoing resource with service opportunities, check out the REACH calendar here!


Faith Formation Volunteer Opportunities

Peer Ministry Times and days vary throughout the year.

This is a great opportunity for teens to share their faith with younger members of the parish. From pre-school to Confirmation, the role of the Peer Minister is critical. Teens act as catechists, small group facilitators and more in our Faith Formation programs each week. This is a wonderful way for teens to strengthen and deepen their faith as they help younger students get excited about being Catholic.

Adult Faith Formation Catechist  Work alongside an adult or an experienced teen catechist to lead a small group.


Upcoming Events

Life Night – Feb. 25
The Complete & Total Guide to Human Happiness – New & Improved

Life Night – March 4
The Complete & Total Guide to Human Happiness – Eat Your Vegetables!



Matt Maher Concert – March 8 – 7 pm - Catawba Heights Baptist Church in Belmont, NC|
The cost of $25 includes ticket and bus transportation to the event.
We have a limited number of spots, so sign up quickly! Permission form, Youth Code of Conduct Form, and payment are due in the St. Matthew office no later than Sunday, March 4! Click here for permission form.
To reserve your ticket, please contact Daniel Torres at or 704-543-7677, ext. 1092. Click here to check out some of Matt Maher’s music!




Ping Pong Championship – March 18

Diocesan Youth Conference – April 27-29

For registration information, please contact Daniel Torres at or 704-543-7677, ext. 1092.