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Life Teen (High School)

grades 9, 10, 11 and 12

Hey.  How are ya?  Busy, I'm sure.  Between school, extracurricular activities, maybe a part-time job, you don't have too much free time.  I get it.  I'm not trying to add one more thing to your plate or stress you out, but we have a really great thing here at St. Clare's and I want to personally invite you to join.

Have you heard of Life Teen?  It's your youth group.  We meet on Sunday evenings after the 5:00pm Mass.  We feed you dinner and teach you a little about Jesus and His Church.  We go on retreats and attend conferences, we bowl and play kickball, we work with other ministries here at St. Clare, serve the homeless at soup kitchens and go on international mission trips.  In fact, we just completed our first one during the summer of 2014 to Haiti. 

And that's just a small snapshot of our Life Teen program.  Here's a very basic rundown of what we teach and why we do what we do:

  • God exists (Gen. 1:1, Ps. 19:1, wait... can I just cite the whole Bible?).  The world we live in tries really hard to sweep Him under the rug, but he is very real.
  • He created you: uniquely, in His image and with a purpose.  He loves you (Jn. 3:16) and knows you perfectly (Jer. 1:5, Lk. 12:7), and he very much wants you to know Him.  The Creator of the Universe wants to be an active part of your life (Acts 17: 24-27)!
  • He is calling you to more.  This world we live in tells us that we can live however we want with no worry of consequence, that maybe heaven and hell aren't real places.  This world we live in is selling you lies.  Christ tells us how to live (Matt. 5:48, Matt. 6:33, Mk. 12:29-31, etc.), that there is only one way to heaven (Matt. 7:13-14) and that you are not too young to respond to His call (Jer. 1:7).

Through the Sacraments, through prayer and fellowship, through service and retreats and mission trips, Life Teen exists to bring you into relationship with the One who gave everything for love of you.  Our goal is simple: leading you closer to Christ to raise up a new generation of saints.  This world needs Christ.  You need Christ.  I need Christ.  It starts here.  Now, I know some of you may be thinking, "A youth group, really?  That sounds so lame."  It's really not, though, I promise.  I can give you references.  So, give it a shot!  You have absolutely nothing to lose, and everything to gain!



To visit the St. Clare Youth Ministry website, click HERE

Director of Youth Evangelization: Christopher 'Chris' Platt

Phone: (623) 975-5607  |  E-Mail:


Goals of Life Teen

  • To inspire and empower teens to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
  • To draw teenagers to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community.
  • To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.   
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