Grades 9-12

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+ Life Teen

Born in response to Pope John Paul II’s call for New Evangelization, Life Teen was established in 1985 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.

High School students at St. Therese are invited to grow in relationship with Jesus and the Church. We are honored to create an environment for high school students to pray, discover fellowship, and to provide a spiritual home at St. Therese.

If you are a 9th-12th grader, please contact Katrina Siebels, ksiebels@st-therese.org, to find out more information about opportunities at St. Therese this year.

+ Confirmation

Welcome to the St. Therese Confirmation Program. Our staff is dedicated to helping our youth in their discipleship walk to know the deep love of Jesus and His Church. We will challenge them to discover their God-given gifts and talents, deepen their prayer life, teach them about the 4 Pillars of the Catholic Faith, and affirm their "Baptismal call to full participation in the life of the Church and the mission of Jesus." 

Confirmation is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation. It is a beginning, a personal commitment, and anointing into a life-long journey of discipleship. It is our prayer at St. Therese that our youth will find the love of Christ, feel His mercy, and find the peace that only comes through a life spent with Him. As found in Colossians 3:15, "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." We pray that they will find a home and purpose in the Church. We look forward to their energy, ideas, and perspective they have to share with our Church community and in the world. 

Our curriculum uses The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth from St. Mary's Press, an understandable and down-to-earth guide to all things Catholic.

For more information, please click here for an overview of the Senior High Confirmation program. 

Parents, please plan to attend one of the mandatory parent information meetings following the 10:00 Mass on either September 10 or 17. Both the Confirmation and Life Teen programs will be covered.

Click here for an overview of the requirements for public high school families.

Click here for an overview of the requirements for Catholic high school families.

Please use this link to register your student for the required NET Ministry Weekend Confirmation Retreat. You may select any weekend that works best for your family.  http://www.netusa.org/confirmation/

Please contact Angie Wilz with questions: 952-261-0564 or awilz@st-therese.org.



Confirmation Forms

             Use the links below to download the documents.

+ Net Nights

We have invited NET Ministries to come monthly to lead a retreat for senior high youth grades 9-12. The retreat leaders have just graduated high school or college and want to share their love for Christ with their peers. These nights are filled with fun games, fellowship, and an opportunity to dive deeper into prayer.  We welcome any senior high youth, where ever they are at on their faith journey, to come and join us for NET Nights.

ALL Confirmation students, public and Catholic high school, are required to attend all NET Nights. NET Nights will be held in the Community Room from 5-8:30 PM. Dinner is included! The NET Night dates will be found on our calendar and are listed below:

  • September 13, 2017
  • October 25, 2017
  • November 29, 2017
  • January 24, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 18, 2018 

Permission forms are only needed for students NOT currently registered for either the Confirmation program or Gr. 9-12 Life Teen. The permission form is available for you here to download and bring to the event.

St. Therese's NET Missionaries for 2017-2018
 

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+ Second Sunday Snacks

Are you in high school? Yes? Great. Glad you found this.

Join us on 1 Sunday per month of each month from 5PM-6PM in the gym for snacks, open gym, and conversation. We're pumped to see you there. 

Sunday, November 12
Sunday, December 17
Sunday, January 14

+ LifeLine

Do you want to see the young Catholic Church ALIVE? Join NET Ministries and over 1,000 young people on the first Saturday of every month for Lifeline Mass. With contemporary music, energetic crowds, and powerful presentations, Lifeline is focused on giving 8-12th graders in the Minnesota area the chance to experience the beauty of Mass with their peers.

This year St. Therese will be attending the Life Line event on December 2, 2017 and January 6, 2018. Stay tuned for more details about registration and getting signed up for this great evening.