Youth Ministry / Life Teen




Life Teen kick-offat  St. John's !!!
All teens grades 9-12 are invited to St. John's Life Teen Kickoff Junkyard Wars on Sunday October 1st.
There will be free food, T-shirt, and other give-aways. Start by coming to our first Teen Mass at 5:00pm at the church. Then head downstairs to the church hall for Junkyard Wars at 6:15.
Friday Night Hangout Nights!
All teens are invited to our Friday Night Hangouts downstairs in the church hall.
These nights are run by our teens. If you would like to be involved in planning contact Mark  Ryan at
The time will be 7:00-8:30. There will be different themes for each hang out. Some examples are Game Night, Movie Night, Cocoa and Cram Night, etc...
Stay tuned for more information.
Upcoming dates: 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8. We will release more dates in January.
All hang Outs will have adult supervision. If you are VIRTUS trained and would like to volunteer to help out email Mark Ryan.


What's an XLT?

Praise and Worship with our Life Teen Band

Inspiring Talk

Adoration with music



Steubenville East 2016 was AMAZING!!

On the weekend of July 15 our teens will be headed up to Lowell, MA for the annual Steubenville East High School Catholic Youth Conference. We brought 25 people from St. John's to join the over 3000 teens in attendance.

Sponsored by Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, this was a life changing weekend for all. The teens  experienced incredible music, inspiring speakers, and a chance to see what being a Catholic teen is really all about.


Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Lifeteen

The Saint John Men's Group hosted a pancake breakfast to support the efforts of the Lifeteen Ministry at Saint John on Sunday June 14th. Thank you gentlemen for your support!!



Spring Retreat 2016 (Glory Revealed) was a super weekend for our teens!



Baked Stuffed Shrimp Dinner Raises Funds for Programs

On February 20th, Life Teen sponsored our 3rd Annual Baked Stuffed Shrimp Dinner. 210 meals were served. Funds raised will be used for Life Nights, Band Needs, and the Steubenville Trip this summer. 


Bake Sale to Support the St. Vincent dePaul Mission of Waterbury a Success.

Our Teens and Core members spent hours baking and preparing treats to sell on the weekend masses prior to Christmas. Through the sale, our teens raised over $600. The Soup Kitchen will use the money to purchase food to feed the hungry of Waterbury. Thanks to all who supported. 



Keep in Touch with us on Facebook

Be Sure to follow us on Facebook, both the Parish Page ( )

and the Life Teen Group ( )

  The Life Teen Band is looking for musicians. Do you play an instrument? Do you like to sing? How about playing for God?!  Email to set up an audition. 


Join Life Support!!!

If you are interested in helping Life Teen, please join Life Support. You will receive periodic emails asking for food, other items, or volunteers to help on a specific project.

Help out when you can. Email Mark Ryan at if you wish to be put on the list. We currently have 40 members.



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