Life Teen Program
Starting Fall 2017 both St. Matthew's of Campbellsport and Shepherd of the Hills will be combining their high school programs. Life Teen will be the high school formation program for both parishes. As a result, Life Teen is moving to the following times and locations:
1st Sundays Shepherd of the Hills hosts following the 10:30am Mass until 1:30pm
3rd Sundays St. Matthews hosts following the 9:00am Mass until 12:00pm
See the 2017-2018 Calendar for more details and information on the new potluck aspect of Life Teen
2016-2017 Calendar (Updated 8/30/16) Last Life Teen Sunday April 30th
2017-2018 Calendar (Updated 4/7/17)
All service hours for students should be turned in to the Religious Education Office. All parish high school students are expected to complete 30 hours of service by Confirmation. Of these 30, 15 hours should be for the community and 15 hours should be for the parish. Youth are encouraged to turn in completed service hours to the Religious Education Office on a regular basis. Service transcripts are available on request . Teens are also encouraged to continue turning in hours even after reaching their 30 required hours as a way of tracking service experiences for when it is time to apply for college scholarships.
Life Teen Program Components
Life Teen is a comprehensive youth ministry program for teens in grades 9-12 that has a strong focus on the Eucharist. The goal of Life Teen is to provide an environment in which teens can feel loved and accepted and can grow closer to Jesus Christ.
Teens gather for Mass with their families. Following Mass, there is a community potluck in the cafeteria. Life Teen then starts in the Gymnasium and provides an opportunity for the teens to learn about the truths of the Catholic faith in creative and challenging ways.
Life Teen Prayer
Jesus, the Bread of Life, taken, blessed, broken and given away so that all might be healed and have LIFE.
Father, take my life as a teen. I offer myself to You with open hands.
Through the example of Jesus, teach me to surrender my life fully to You.
Bless me with the knowledge that I am loved by You and that I truly belong to a community of lice and mercy.
Break open my heart so that the seed of the Word and the power of the Eucharist
can be planted in fertile ground, take root, and transform my life.
Send me into the world with the power of the Holy Spirit to be witness to the love of Jesus and service Him in each person I meet.