The aim of Life Teen in our parish is to lead teenagers closer to Christ. We do this through building real, encouraging and supportive relationships with the teens where we can 'walk with them' to Christ and by running “Life Nights” on a Sunday evening. Each night includes an element of fun, community, discussion, an inspiring teaching and time for personal prayer. Life Teen takes place every Sunday night during the school term after the 6pm Mass.
In a four year cycle we cover all the important elements of solid faith formation - including teaching, fellowship, fun, discussion and prayer – as well as looking at relevant issues that young people face. Life Teen prepares teenagers in Grades 8-12 for Confirmation in our parish, but friends often join us too.
Our Core Team puts in a lot of time, effort and prayer each week to present a night that will be encouraging, inspiring and interesting for our teenagers. They're an enthusiastic and dedicated group who make for some great role models!
Please pray for the team and teens this year!
If you'd like to find out more, please follow the links to the right of this page.
Visit Catholic Leadership Academy to learn about an exciting new project in the field of Catholic youth leadership development.
The project was initiated by St Michael’s Parishioners and is endorsed and supported by Archbishop Stephen Brislin.
Oh, Heavenly Father, make me a better parent. Teach me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say, and to answer all their questions kindly.
Keep me from interrupting them or contradicting them. Make me as courteous to them as I would have them be to me. Forbid that I should ever laugh at their mistakes or resort to shame or ridicule when they displease me.
May I never punish them for my own selfish satisfaction or to show my power. Let me not tempt my child to lie or steal.
And guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate by all I say and do that honesty produces happiness.
Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me. And when I am out of sorts, help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue.
May I ever be mindful that my children are children and I should not expect of them the judgement of adults.
Let me not rob them of the opportunity to wait on themselves and make decisions.
Bless me with the bigness to grant them all their reasonable requests, and the courage to deny them privileges I know will do them harm.
Make me fair and just and kind.
And fit me, O Lord, to be loved and respected and imitated by my children. Amen.