Youth Ministry

CONTACT

Jake Stuermer
Youth Minister

770-432-8579 Ext. 116
Click HERE to e-mail Jake

 

Danny Hernandez
Assistant to the Youth Minister

770-432-8579 Ext. 132

Click HERE to e-mail Danny

Forms & Flyers

Events information, forms and flyers available outside the Youth Room

Life Teen Calendar

Contact Youth Minister for upcoming events

The Youth Ministry department offers a wide variety of programming geared towards Junior High youth (6th-8th grade) and High School youth. Events run the gamut from those that introduce youth to what it means to be a Catholic Christian, to those that help our youth grow even deeper in their relationship with God.

There is a growing, vibrant community of youth here at St. Thomas that attend these events, and this program seeks to connect our youth to each other in the context of faith. We try to meet all youth where they are, and we encourage anyone who is interested to contact our office to see what we have to offer! If you are interested in getting involved in Youth Ministry, or if you have any questions, please contact the Youth Ministry Office via e-Mail or call 770-432-8579 Ext. 116.

Life Teen

Life Teen is an international Catholic movement that serves the Church by providing resources and faith experiences that help lead teens closer to Christ. This is accomplished through a vibrant Eucharistic spirituality and by creating opportunities for teens to grow in their faith. There are two main components to Life Teen. The first is the Mass and the second is the youth group meetings. Through the Life Teen Mass and Life Nights (youth group meetings), high school teens learn more about their Catholic faith and grow to love the Sacraments, the Word, and the Mass. At a Life Teen parish, the priests, youth minister (and CORE Team of adults), and music ministry build an environment where teens feel loved, accepted, and compelled.

Life Teen Spirituality
Because of our deep Eucharistic devotion, Life Teen has developed a spirituality that is:

  • 100% Catholic
  • Obedient to the Magisterium
  • Centered on the Eucharist
  • Scriptural
  • Liturgical
  • Catechetical
  • Sacramental
  • Focused on social justice
  • Comprehensive

Confirmation Preparation

Saint Thomas the Apostle offers a 2-year program designed to prepare teens who are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors  for the sacrament of Confirmation.

The first year of our Confirmation preparation, the teens are considered Disciples, and the second year, the teens are Apostles.  The teen’s Confirmation preparation includes:

  • Fulfilling weekly Mass obligations
  • Attending the Sunday Apostles-Disciples (AD) Nights (Life Teen)
  • Participating in Tuesday Confirmation classes
  • Completing a certain number of Service Project Hours, and
  • Participating in a yearly Confirmation retreat.

For more information on Confirmation, please contact Youth Minister.

SP4T = Sacramental Preparation for Teens

If your teen is enrolled in high school (9th grade through 12th) and is in need of the Sacraments of Baptism or First Eucharist your teen will need to participate in the Sacramental Preparation for Teens (SP4T) program which is outside of their 2-year Confirmation preparation program. SP4T classes are held in January and March at ALL day Saturday workshops of their Disciples Confirmation program year.  For more information, please visit the Youth Ministry Office.

EDGE

Edge is our parish-based middle school youth ministry program.

Contact Danny Hernandez at 770-432-8579 Ext. 132 or e-mail: dhernandez@stthomastheapostle.orgfor more information.