All Faith Formation sessions, including Life Teen will be suspended until Easter 2020.
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Updates and Announcements
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Life Teen’s goal is to “Lead Teens Closer to Christ.” 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.
Because of this, the most important component of Life Teen is the Mass- Life Teen always ends with Mass! The Mass is the most important single thing we celebrate of our faith and the Catechism tells us the Eucharist is the Source and Summit of our Faith! We encourage teens (& families) to attend the 5 pm Life Teen Mass on Sundays.
Session Time: Sundays 3 PM – 4:30 PM
For all 9th-12th grade students.
If you’re an adult interested in volunteering on Core Team, please click here to fill out our Core Team Application!
Our spring retreat was March 13-15th for all high school youth, not just those registered for Life Teen! This year we were at the FFA/FCCLA Camp in Covington, GA.
Check out the parish Facebook page for photos of our weekend!
Sacrament of Confirmation
In the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Confirmation preparation is at least a two year process that ends with students receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in the 10th grade.
At St. Pius X, our 9th grade, or first year, students simply enroll in Life Teen and actively participate with at least 80% attendance. When these students reach the 10th grade they begin our more formal “Confirmation Prep” program and continue Life Teen while coming to an additional session with a sponsor or parent on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm after the 5pm Life Teen Mass.
Throughout students’ second year, they participate in service projects both in the parish and in the community on a journey to live as fully initiated members of the parish.
This year we are taking teens to each of the 4 XLT Atlanta events at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, GA. XLT Atlanta is a nighttime event for youth in our Archdiocese to gather for praise and worship, adoration, and world-class Catholic speakers. More information can be found on their website here. XLTs are on Tuesday nights and we leave from St. Pius X around 6pm. Teens need to sign up in advance so that we have enough drivers, but the nights are completely FREE and families are welcome to drive up separately.
XLT Atlanta 2019/2020 Dates
Each year we offer numerous volunteer opportunities around our parish and in the community. Stop by the youth office to see what sign-ups are open this week!
Examples of opportunities include: Rivers Alive community waterway cleanup, setting up crosses for Veterans’ Day, serving as a group leader at retreats for our elementary retreats, assisting the elderly at parish dinners, serving food at parish events, visiting the sick and home-bound, packaging gifts for those in need during the holidays, stuffing Easter eggs for the parish egg hunt, and many more.
This year we are extending an opportunity to a few teens who show leadership potential to join us for a week in the summer at Life Teen Camp Covecrest. If you would like to be considered for this unique opportunity, please reach out to the youth office ASAP.
For more information, please contact our Director of Youth Ministry, Carlee Darnell.
Phone: 770-929-1017 ext. 115