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.
O Almighty God,
Whose great power and eternal Wisdom embraces the universe, Watch over all police officers that we today commend to your loving care. Grant them your protection as they risk their lives to keep us and our families safe and secure. Unite them safely with their families after their duty has ended. We pray, help them keep our streets and homes safe, day and night. Fill their spirit with strength to do what is right and needed in their daily assignments. For the police officers who have died in the line of duty, we ask that You show them your mercy and grant them eternal rest. We ask that their families be healed, comforted and protected from more harm.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.