Welcome to our New Youth Minister,
Contact Jesse at
(716) 508-0ALT (0258)
He will be present at all Masses:
Nativity: September 12th-13th
St Bernadette: September 19th-20th
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The first Life Teen Mass is September 13th
First EDGE night is September 21st; First Life Night Meeting September 27th.
What is Life Teen?
Antioch Youth Ministry is the joint youth outreach of Nativity of Our Lord and St. Bernadette Parishes directed toward teens in grades 7 through 12. Life Teen is an international movement to pass the Catholic Faith on to high schoolers.
We’ve named ourselves “Antioch” Life Teen after the ancient Turkish city where converts to the faith were first called “Christians”. (Acts 11:26)
How about the Edge?
The Edge is Youth Ministry for 7th & 8th graders. Edge Nights are modeled on the same structure as our Life Teen Life Nights to provide a community of faith and fellowship. The Edge participates in some of our Life Teen events, and has a few just for Edgers!
There’s a Mass for That!
From September through May we host a 6:30 PM Sunday Night Youth Liturgy for our teens and their families. The Mass includes modern praise and worship music, and teens serving in roles of liturgical ministry (lectors, extraordinary ministers, greeters, ushers, etc.). In addition to our own priests, we invite priests from across the Diocese to join us in celebrating this vibrant Mass.
After Mass we continue our Sunday nights with Life Teen’s Life Nights open to all high-schoolers. Life Nights provide an opportunity for the youth to join together in a community of faith to grow in faith and fellowship. Beyond Sundays we also host weekend retreats, game nights, summer-time trips, service events, fundraisers, a Lasertron all-nighter and more!
The peak of our youth ministry experiences is our weekend retreats! We host a high-school weekend in both the Fall and the Spring. Our Spring Uprising retreats are an amazing opportunity to get away from the family, eat good food, and have some awesome times! Plus, our spring weekends are open to 8th graders 🙂