"We love Jesus, His Body, the Church. We also love young people. Our comprehensive Youth Ministry strives to bring our two loves together."
-STEPHEN JAGLA, H.S. YOUTH DIRECTOR
Lifeteen is about leading teens closer to Jesus Christ.
For over 20 years St. Vincent's Lifeteen has been leading high school aged teens closer to Jesus Christ through His Church. Though LT has a long history at our parish, its youth ministry directors and adult core team members habitually rely on the freshness of the Holy Spirit to draw teens ever more deeply into a relationship with Jesus Christ, through prayer, the Sacraments, works of mercy, and in challenging them to evangelize others. God has truly blessed us with so many former Life Teen participants who later in life courageously embraced their respective vocations (7 diocesan priests, 10 seminarians, 6 consecrated religious, and countless faithful married couples).
Ultimately this ministry shares in the universal mission of the Church, that of making saints, and in the particular mission of St. Vincent's, that of making our kids saints!
YDisciple is not a program. It is an apprenticeship in the Christian life.
St. Vincent's YDisciple is an additional ministry for teens besides Lifeteen. It's an intuitive online platform designed to help adult leaders, especially parents, work together to reach more teens more effectively with the Gospel through the formation and multiplication of small groups. These groups meet at various locations and discuss content at their own pace and depth. YDisciple offers training, streaming video content, well-crafted leader guides, and more to aid the forming and multiplication of small groups.
Though this ministry is fairly new at St. Vincent's, it has led many teens into a closer relationship with the Lord, one another, and their adult leaders.