Life Teen

Thank you to all the volunteers who poured hundreds of hours into planning and preparing for this year’s Confirmation Retreat.  It was a meaningful and life-changing experience for the Confirmandi.  Thank you to all the volunteers who were onsite during the weekend, whether you were there for a few hours or the entire weekend.  We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you!  Thank you for sharing your time and talents in this ministry.


The U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops defines youth ministry as a “response of the Christian community to the needs of young people and the sharing of the unique gifts of youth with the larger community.” Youth ministry is about relationships to each other, to the Church community and to Jesus Christ.


FEBRUARY 15-17, 2019


Join other teens of St. Joseph as we spend a weekend away with other catholic teens of the Dallas diocese.


Transportation to and from St. Joseph, lodging for Friday and Saturday nights, dinner on Friday, all meals on Saturday, Sunday breakfast, DCYC T-shirt, credentials badge, all programming (nationally known speakers, musicians plus breakout sessions.)  Also included is the Saturday “Experience” which features a coffee house, prayer room, service projects, music, dancing, interactive games, movies, and more.  The cost is only $175 for the entire weekend.  Your $75 Deposit is due at registration by 12/19/18.  The balance is due no later than 1/11/19. Find more info at

Registration available online at:

We need Chaperones too!

Questions – Contact Dina Rolen 972-921-8776.

Receiving Notifications and Updates

We are using Remind, a free Text/Email based messaging system to send important updates, assignments, and information for Life Teen.


Life Teen Nights – Wednesday 7:00 – 8:15 pm


  • Sept. 5 – Parent/Student Mtg.
  • Sept  12—First Day of Class
  • Sept. 19 – Class
  • Sept. 26 – Class
  • Oct. 3 – Class
  • Oct. 10 – Class
  • Oct. 17 – Class
  • Oct. 24 – Class
  • Oct. 31 – Class
  • Nov. 7 – Class
  • Nov. 14 – Class
  • Nov. 21 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec. 5 – Class
  • Dec. 12 – Class
  • Dec. 19 – Class
  • Dec. 26 – Christmas Holiday


  • Jan. 2 – Christmas Holiday
  • Jan. 9 – Class
  • Jan. 16 – Class
  • Jan. 23 – Class
  • Jan. 30 – Class
  • Feb. 6 – Class
  • Feb. 13 – Class
  • Feb. 20 – Class
  • Feb. 27 – Class
  • Mar.  6  – Ash Wednesday—No Class
  • Mar. 13 – Spring Break
  • Mar. 20 – Spring Break
  • Mar. 27 – Class
  • Apr. 3 – Class
  • Apr. 10 – Class
  • Apr. 17 – Holy Week (Off)
  • Apr. 24 – Class
  • May 1 – Class
  • May 8 – Last Day of Class

Class Sizes

Youth ministry is about developing healthy relationships with God and the Church community. In order to promote healthy relationships and maintain a proper 8 to 1 ratio for safe environment, class sizes will be limited based on the number of SE cleared volunteers. Opportunities for volunteer involvement range from a few hours occasionally to team teaching a session or leading a small group discussion. We provide training and support for the job God calls you to do.

Program Basis

Our youth ministry program is guided by the USCCB’s document Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry and the Life Teen ministry program.

Life Teen was launched as a parish-based youth ministry in Mesa, AZ focused on the Mass and gathering teens together at a Life Night. We continue to be focused on bringing teens to Christ in the Eucharist and gathering them to be formed in the Roman Catholic faith. As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.