High School Youth Ministry

Our program 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.

Our next series “More Than Flesh and Bones” begins on Sunday, November 8!  Details found under “Life Nights” tab below.  Questions about the program?  Contact Lauren (click her name below to email her)!

COFFEE CHATS: informal gathering, any teens are welcome!  Wednesdays from 4 to 6 pm Lauren will be at various coffee shops around Charlotte!  Seating is outdoors, teens need to bring a mask and money for coffee or food.  For locations, email Lauren and she will send you the list!

Lauren Piercefield, High School Youth Minister

Favorite Scripture Verse, Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” 


Life Nights, Sunday 6:30 to 8 pm

The perfect way to jump-start your school week. Evenings begin with a shared message, followed by small group time.

FALL SERIES “More Than Flesh and Bones” BEGINS NOV. 8

  • Nov. 8: More than Flesh & Bones: Dignified (dignity of the human person)
  • Nov. 15: More than Flesh & Bones: Fortified (taking care of the body)
  • Nov. 22: Edified & Satisfied (taking care of the mind & soul)
  • Nov. 29: No Life Night (Happy Thanksgiving!)
  • Dec. 6: Advent XLT (testimony, adoration, confession)
  • Dec. 13: Christmas Party

We will be on Christmas break beginning Dec. 20 through Jan. 3!

Life Teen Mass: Sunday, 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 welcome to sit as a community in one section and are encouraged to participate as lectors, ushers, and extraordinary ministers of holy Communion.

Because of restrictions due to covid-19, the Sunday 5:30 Mass is not being celebrated.  We encourage teens and their families to attend the Sunday morning Mass, outdoor Communion Prayer Service or view Mass online.

Confirmation and RCIT  (Rite of Christian Initiation for Teens)

This program is for teens coming into the Church who have not yet received all the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation) or those who have not been enrolled in Faith Formation for an extended period of time seeking only the sacrament of Confirmation.

Through a relaxed, small group setting, teens discover the teachings of the Catholic Church and what it means to live your life as a Catholic Christian in today’s world.

To register for the 2020-2021 program year, please contact Diane Kiradjieff.

Strengths Quest

This program helps high school 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!

Contact Lauren Piercefield for additional information.

Teen Volunteer for Faith Formation

This is a great opportunity for teens to share their faith with younger members of the parish.

From pre-school to 8th grade, teens act as catechists, small group facilitators and more in our Faith Formation programs during the year. This is a wonderful way for teens to strengthen and deepen their faith as they help younger students get excited about being Catholic.

For more information, contact Lauren Piercefield.

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