Teens


Welcome to Saint Martha’s Teen Ministry.

Teen Ministry exists to create irresistible environments, consistent opportunities, and authentic relationships that will help students grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

EDGE (Middle School Ministry)

EDGE  is  our  formation ministry  for  6th­‐8th grade  students.  Each  week  the  middle school teens  will hear  a  message specifically  designed  for them, they will worship, play games and take part in small groups.  We believe that students who grow in faith in relationship with other believers become healthy, faithful adults, so our small groups are led by loving adults  who will challenge the teens to  go  deeper  into  the  scripture and teachings of the Church.

EDGE is a one year enrollment. Payment options include a one time payment of $50 or 10 Monthly payments of $5.

Life Teen (High School Ministry)

Life Teen is our High School Ministry and there are a lot of ways your students can get involved.

  • Life Night (Sundays 6:30-8:30 PM.  Each week at Life Night students hear a dynamic message, have the opportunity to ask questions, participate in powerful times of worship, led by our student worship ministry, grow in community through games, small groups and a weekly meal. Life Night invites high school teens to move from being followers of the crowd to being leaders in faith.  All high school age teens are welcome. Life Night is led by a passionate group of adults called the CORE team. To get more information on how you can be a life changer through ministry with the CORE click here.
  • Campus Ministry (time and day varies)  In Life Teen we are excited about leading teens closer to Christ both here at the Church and wherever they may be.  Christ’s commission to the Church was to go out and make disciples. . .Through our support of student led campus ministry organizations at our three Murrieta public high schools we are giving our students the opportunity to connect their faith to their daily lives and giving them the opportunity to participate in the mission of the Church
  • Hispanic Youth (Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 PM)  Saint Martha is a big family, drawing in people from a number of different cultural experiences.  Our Tuesday night ministry allows students the opportunity to explore the significance of  Hispanic Culture as it is tied to the life of faith.  Sessions are presented in Spanish and English and all high school students are welcome.

The Journey (High School Confirmation)

The Journey is a three year program typically starting in the Freshman year of high school and ending with confirmation in the spring of the junior year. The Journey program consists of 5 elements. They are detailed below.

Journey Events

The Journey events are offered 12 months a year. Candidates are required to attend 21 events over the course of three years (21 out of 30). A parent or the sponsor must attend each event with the candidate. Journey events typically take place on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 PM. 21 Events must be completed prior to Confirmation in the Junior or Senior year. Our events consist of national and national quality speakers and powerful experiences of prayer. Parent or sponsor participation and attendance are required at every event. In addition, students are invited to participate in our weekly Life Night events on Sunday evening for small group interaction.

Service Ministry

Service: Students must participate in a service project over the course of the formation process.

Retreat

Retreat: Forest Home Camp,The First Weekend of November / Steubenville West, each July / Camp Golden State, Summer 2017 Candidates must participate in at least one weekend retreat prior to confirmation. Youth Ministry offers a fall retreat each year open to all high school students. Candidates may choose to attend the Steubenville West conference in July as their retreat. Registration for the Journey does not include retreat fees.

Field Guides

Journey Field Guide One and Two:Candidates will be asked to complete two guides online, consisting of four to six chapters designed to broaden the experience and practice of faith. Assignments will vary between individual assignments and parent student sponsor assignments. Assignments are designed to expose candidates to different practices of prayer, the teachings of the church, scripture, and lives of the Saints, etc.

Parent/Sponsor Participation: 21 Events plus some Field Guide participation

Candidates will be required to attend all Journey events with a parent or sponsor. Parents and sponsors will also be required to participate in some of the assignments from the Field Guide.

The Journey is a three year enrollment. Payment options include a one time fee of $360 or 30 monthly payments of $12.

 

What if my child has not been baptized, received first communion, or is behind?

Good News! No child and no family is exactly the same. Your family’s faith journey may have started a little later, or even veered a little of course for a while, and now you are ready to bring your children to receive baptism, or first reconciliation and communion. We are excited to help you!

Students who are entering sacramental prep older than first or second grade will be prepared through the age level programs specific to the grade they are in at our monthly Family Faith Formation sessions All students enrolled in Sacramental Preparation should:

    • Worship on a regular basis by attending mass as a family
    • Attend Monthly Workshops with Dad or Mom (typically the third Wednesday or Thursday)
    • Attend one Weekend Sacrament Workshop before they receive the Sacrament.
    • Complete the required Sacramental Preparation Materials sent home.

In addition to the monthly sacramental prep workshops at Family Faith Formation, Middle School and High School students are invited to participate in Edge or Life Teen each Sunday after the 5 PM Mass, no additional registration required!

Welcome to Saint Martha formation! and thanks for choosing to give your children then incredible gift of a relationship with Christ in and through the sacraments!

Sacramental Preparation for older students is a two year enrollment. Payment options include a one time payment of $180 or 20 monthly payments of $9.



Our Registrations for the 2018/2019 year are now closed.  Please check back with us over the summer for the 2019/2020 year!