St. Anthony of Padua
Roxanne Bergeron-Family Ministry
Angi Chapentier-High School Youth Minister
Mary Massey- Junior High Youth Minister
Phone: 872-0922 ex. 28
D.U.C.T. stands for Don’t Underestimate Catholic Teens that are Bonded Together in Christ. Our monthly D.UC.T Nights are held on the LAST FRIDAY of each month from 6:30-10:30 PM. There is prayer, food & friends; open to teens in grades 8-12, and you may bring a friend.
The SECOND WEDNESDAY of Every Month is Kepha THIRST Night. All 7th – 12th-grade students are invited from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. If you are thirsting to dive deeper …come join us for Scripture and adoration! This is a night of Solemn Prayer, Adoration, Scripture, and beautiful fellowship.
The SECOND FRIDAY of Every Month from 6:30-8:30 PM is Kepha Blizzard Night, a night out for students in 6th and 7th grade. There is food, games, fun, friendship and ice cream. Bring your favorite ice cream toppings to share. Oh, you can also bring a friend to share in the activities.
Teens Encounter Christ is a retreat designed for youth in grades 10th-12th grades to further develop their relationship with Jesus. The retreat is based on the Paschal Mystery of Christ which is a reflection of his life, death, and resurrection. The retreat utilizes small group discussions, adult and youth presentations, prayer and community building exercises. The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist are also celebrated. TEC takes place at the Lumen Christi Retreat Center in Souby Building. The next TEC 79 is November 10, 2017, 5:00 PM - November 12, 2017, 4:30 PM.
This one day conference will have uplifting speakers, praise music, and games like a rock wall and ladder crawl. Join hundreds of other Jr. Highers in the diocese as we grow in God’s word! Next event January 13, 2018 at ED White High School in Houma, LA.
Each Spring, on the Saturday of Palm Sunday weekend, hundreds of youth in grades 8th-12th along with their Youth Ministers, confirmation and CCD teachers come together to attend the Annual Diocesan Youth Rally held at our new location, Vandebilt Catholic High School. This event is an awesome opportunity for youth to come and celebrate a day of community building with others who are fired up about God, experience and understand that faith can be exciting and fun, be informed by powerful skits and witness talks about our faith journey, praise and worship our God through powerful prayer experiences and music and most importantly, participate in the celebration of the Passion of Our Lord liturgy. A spirited opening ceremony sets the stage for this day of celebration followed by an inspirational keynote speaker, workshops on current youth and faith issues and a Youth Village filled with interactive activities for all to enjoy. The next event is March 24, 2018 at Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma, LA.
Steubenville on the Bayou is sponsored by Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. Since 2006, they have worked together to provide a powerful weekend of evangelization for Catholic teens. Located at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Steubenville on the Bayou provides a setting for developing a deeper relationship with Jesus through a weekend conference centered on Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The next event is TBA.
The next Play-n-Pray Retreat is TBA.
Kepha is a youth ministry focused on the faith formation of teens which will lead them to follow in the footsteps of the Apostles, beginning with the first apostle, Peter (Kepha), embracing the fullness of the Catholic Church. Our goal is to place loving, caring adults in the lives of teens in order to build on community in the Body of Christ.
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