St. Thomas the Apostle has been a Life Teen parish since 2015. Life Teen Nights for our high school students, meet Wednesdays from 7 p.m - 8:30 p.m. These Life Nights allow for shared companionship, faith-filled talks, small group discussions, prayer exercises, and Eucharistic Adoration. Life Teen also provides social nights such as ice skating, bonfires, messy games, color wars, and Main Event nights. Service opportunities include clothing drives, food distribution in the homeless community, and assisted living visits. Our youth also have participated in N.C.Y.C, Steubenville/Atlanta, Catholic Heart Work Camp, LifeTeen Restore Camp, and LifeTeen Camp Covecrest. High School students preparing for Confirmation are expected to attend LifeTeen.
EDGE which is a component of Life Teen and focuses on leading Middle School youngsters closer to Christ. EDGE Nights are held on Thursdays from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Topically related games, informative talks, small group discussions, and a faith-based closing make up the evening’s format. Yearly activities include periodic social nights, participation in March for Life, retreats, our parish Living Stations, and summer camp at Camp Hidden Lake. Grades 6-8 comprise the EDGE program, and participation is part of the Confirmation program.
Additional Youth Forms
- Safe Environment Opt-out 2022-2023
- Formulario de exclusión voluntaria del programa Safe Environment 2022-2023
Joel Studer, Director of Youth Ministry
865-986-9885, Ext. 114