St. Bede's Youth Ministry is dedicated to creating a space where teens can come together in Christian community to be there for one another as Christ is there for each of us. Our events are dedicated to connecting teens spiritually and socially through fun games, prayer experiences, service opportunities, sports and outdoor activities, the arts and more. We aim to grow in Christian virtue through coming together and building a supportive and encouraging network that recognizes the youth as the Church of today as well as tomorrow. With God's guidance, the youth of the St. Bede's will gain a deeper understanding of and respect of one another, serve those in need, participate in the sacraments, develop a personal spirituality and prayer life, participate in the Church community and deepen their relationship with Jesus.
Our next 4C Night is on Sunday, January 15th! Join us for a 4C Game Night! Board games, competitive team games, prizes, and more!
Place: Teen Room (Elizabeth Ann Seton Room) behind the Parish Hall.
Meet us at the 5:30pm Teen Mass, then join us for dinner, followed by games and activities!
4C Nights are evenings where all high school teens gather for fellowship, fun, and faith sharing. 4C is a place for teens to meet 4 Christ, 4 the Church, 4 Community, and to foresee what God's dream is for their lives. We meet Sundays after the 5:30pm Teen Mass from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Teen Room.
*For Confirmation Teens: Attending 1 4C Night counts for 1 out of 3 Youth Ministry activities.
Click here for our 2016-2017 4C Night Calendar.
Teen Bible Study
Our next Teen Bible Study is on Wednesday, January 25th!
Teen Bible Study meets every last Wednesday of the month from 7pm-8:30pm in the Teen Room.
We gather, enjoy snacks, explore a brief passage from a Sunday Mass Gospel reading and have a discussion about it. If you’re not familiar with the Bible or if you’re a Bible nerd, Teen Bible Study is perfect for you. It’s a place to ask questions, get to know your faith better, and get to know other teens. Seekers welcome. All you need to bring is an open mind, open heart, and any questions you may have.
*For Confirmation Teens: Attending 1 Teen Bible Study counts for 1 missed Confirmation class or 1 out of 3 Youth Ministry activities.
For our 2016-2017 Calendar for Teen Bible Study, click here.
OneLife LA - Saturday, January 21st, 2017
Join thousands of fellow Catholics and Christians for a peaceful demonstration promoting the dignity of all human life: the unborn, the poor, the differently-abled, the imprisoned, the vulnerable, and the oppressed.
OneLife LA Permission Slip
If you would like to come along, click here for the flyer/permission slip.
For more information, check out: http://onelifela.org/
*For Confirmation Teens: Attending this field trip counts for 1 out of 3 Youth Ministry activities or 1 Service Project in Social Action/Charitable Works.
LA Youth Day - Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
This year's Youth Day theme is: #whatareyouwaitingfor @layouthday #layouthday
Spend the day with thousands of fellow Catholic teens to gather for Mass with Archbishop Gomez, listen to inspiring, hilarious, and relatable speakers, get pumped listening to awesome praise and worship music, and feel uplifted in your faith!
LA Youth Day Permission Slip
If you would like to join us for Youth Day, click here for the flyer/permission slip.
RSVP by January 8th!
Permission slips due by February 12th.
This does take place on a school day so we give all teens an excuse letter for their absence.
For more information, check out: http://www.recongress.org/yd/youthday.htm
*For Confirmation Teens: Attending this field trip counts for 2 out of 3 Youth Ministry activities, or 2 missed Confirmation classes, or 1 missed Year 1 Retreat.
Interested in getting involved in the liturgy? We are always looking for teen lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, and ushers/greeters. Contact Youth Minister, Jessica Gerhardt, for more information.
World Youth Day Page