The Steubenville Conference is an amazing opportunity for our young people to worship Christ among thousands of other teens. The Conferences are traditionally a highlight of the year and a teen favorite.
This year, we will be attending Steubenville South in Alexandria, LA. June 23-25.
Parish Code: 7079SH
Life Teen registration is always open. Cost is $75/child.
TO REGISTER FOR LIFE TEEN:
WE'VE UPDATED OUR CHURCH DATABASE
Our new Church database is an online system called Connect Now. This new system allows parishioners to create an account to view and change the personal information that the church has on file for your family. Connect Now helps us have the most current information in our records and it allows you to see your information, giving history, and even upload a photo.
NEW LIFE TEEN REGISTRATION
Connect Now also changes how families can register for Life Teen. Families will need to create an account on Connect Now. After you've established your account, you will be able to register for Life Teen. Access to this system must be verified by our church office before you can log on to view your information. You will receive an email once your account is ready.
To create an account and access your family's information, please go to the following link: https://connectnow.parishsoft.com/galveston/ When using a mobile device, please click "Full Site" at the bottom of the screen. If you continue to have trouble, try using a desktop/laptop or call the church office at 936-521-3711. If you are having trouble creating a new account, you can find a training video online at: http://help.parishsoft.com/video/help/my-own-church/member-registration.htm
"Our ministry aims to at helping teens during these tough years by bringing them into a relationship with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, through community, Scripture and the Sacraments. By the means of prayer and catechesis, we seek to instill in our teens immense joy, a desire for holiness, and a missionary spirit to bring into their daily lives. Exemplified in the example of Timothy when he writes "Do not let anyone tell you 'you are too young.'"
But its not always the grades which hit the hardest. In today's world, the teachings and morals of the Catholic Church are often abandoned or attacked, making it incredibly difficult for teens to learn about and be formed in their faith. At Sacred Heart, we recognize this struggle that many of our youths face, as well as the concern their parents may have as a result. That's why we have invested in Life Teen, a program dedicated to "Leading teens closer to Christ." It is specifically designed to help high school aged teens explore and take on their faith. We believe in every person's right to the TRUTH, and we are dedicated to bringing that truth especially into the new generation of the Catholic Church; OUR YOUTH!
What does Life Teen offer the high school teen?
Through Life Teen, the high school teen is given a chance to enter into a real relationship with Christ. We know that Christ is the center of our Christian faith, and that He alone holds the key to true happiness and success. How do we accomplish this? By bringing Christ's love to them! Life Teen brings the revealed Truth of God and presents it in a fun and engaging manner that builds on the value system already written in their hearts, exposes them to the Sacraments and the power within them, and truly centers them on the Eucharist and the amazing glory of Christ, physically present and giving Himself to us. This is by no means an exhaustive list, as there is no end to what the Holy Spirit can do with open hearts, and we here at Sacred Heart Life Teen desire to give the teens of our parish the greatest opportunity to have their hearts opened and filled with Christ.
Of course our program also meets all Archdiocesan guidelines for catechesis of high school teenagers, ensuring that the youth are able to trust the formation which they are receiving, as well as the safety of the environment in which they are learning. Our Catechetical nights include topics on:
♦ Old Testament ♦ Christology ♦ Mariology ♦ New Testament ♦ Sacraments ♦ Prayer & Worship ♦ Catholic Life & Belief ♦ Social Justice ♦ Church History & World Religions ♦ Christian Lifestyles ♦ Sexuality ♦ Relationships ♦ Morality & Decision Making...and much more...
So whether you don't know God at all, or have the Catechism memorized, if you are a high school teen, Sacred Heart Life Teen is for YOU!
We hope you will come join us at one of our events, and look forward to journeying alongside you.
May the Lord always be with you, and may you never say "I am too young!"