Life Teen



Sundays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Life Teen takes place in the Holy Trinity Pastoral Center. 

On Sundays, Life Teen meets from 12:00pm-2:00pm (right after the 11:00am Mass and right before the 2:00pm Mass in Spanish). 

LIFE TEEN REGISTRATION FORM can be filled out and e-mailed to Aaron Hostetter or brought to the Pastoral Center.  Teens are encouraged to follow Life Teen on Instagram!

We also have these upcoming Life Teen events which require additional registration to participate.  For more event or registration info, email Aaron Hostetter.

Life Teen events with Fall registration


Diocesan Youth Conference (Feb 9-11, 2024). DYC is a highly energetic, engaging, and unforgettable opportunity for our high school teenagers to gather as an entire Diocesan Church community in Richmond and celebrate the amazing richness of our Catholic faith with Bishop Knestout and youth from all over Virginia! 



Life Teen trips in Summer 2023 with Spring Registration:

Steubenville Youth Conference, Main Campus 3 “Illuminate” (July 11-14, 2024)

A Steubenville Youth Conference is a youth conference where about 3,000 high school teens from around the country will gather to encounter dynamic speakers, powerful prayer experiences and strong Christian community. It’s truly an inspiring experience and one of our teens favorite trips every year! 

We will join a group from the Diocese of Richmond to travel to Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH) for the conference. Before the Conference starts, we will experience an official Franciscan University campus tour, Mass and a tour of 5,000+ relics at St. Anthony Chapel (Pittsburgh) and a visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium.

Deadline: To reserve your spot, turn in a $100 nonrefundable deposit by Feb 25, 2024.  Cash or checks payable to: Holy Trinity Catholic Church. 

How Much: The cost is $500 for each teen.  To lesson this burden on families, Holy Trinity subsidizes $200/teen.  Your cost is $300.  This covers the bus, Pittsburgh Zoo, dorm accommodation, most meals, t-shirt and the conference.  If the $300 cost is an issue, let me know as soon as possible.  The parish has scholarships available to subsidize the cost.  We believe every teen should have the opportunity to attend this life-changing trip!

Check out what teens from Holy Trinity have said about their Steubenville conference experience from previous trips! Teen quotes from Steubenville ATL 

Life Teen Camp Covecrest (June 23-28) – Camp Covecrest is week-long Catholic summer camp in north Georgia. The Life Teen Summer Camps staff plans, prepares, and facilitates the programming, liturgies and activities for each day. Each day you’ll experience daily Mass, opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and other powerful prayer experiences.  Our evening sessions, led by a dynamic speaker, will break open scriptural topics to lead your teens into a more authentic encounter with Christ. All of this alongside exciting ropes courses, an obstacle course, messy games, plenty of free time and more. Registration and a $100 deposit will take place once the camp date is finalized with Life Teen.  We will be taking 8 total teens, 4 male and 4 female teens. Contact Aaron Hostetter to inquire: [email protected]


Sacrament of Confirmation

In the Diocese of Richmond, the normative time to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation is currently someone who is entering “at least the tenth grade and be at least 15 years of age”(10th graders or 11th/12th graders who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation). 

The requirements for Confirmation preparation include:

  1. Participation in the Life Teen program during the school year on Sundays, Noon-2:00 pm
  2. The Fall Retreat (November 3rd-5th) 
  3. Two “Super Saturday” retreat days in the Spring (February 3rd & February 17th).
    Please block out these dates, as these retreats are mandatory for Confirmation prep!

Catechism of the Catholic Church §1309: “Preparation for Confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit – his actions, his gifts, and his biddings – in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life. To this end catechesis for Confirmation should strive to awaken a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ, the universal Church as well as the parish community. The latter bears special responsibility for the preparation of confirmands.”

Code of Canon Law 843 §2: “Pastors…have the duty to take care that those who seek the sacraments are prepared to receive them by proper evangelization and catechetical instruction”.
1. Through proper evangelization, your teen will spiritually encounter the person of Jesus Christ, who is personally inviting him or her into His life of grace and mission.
2. In catechetical instruction, your teen gains a deeper understanding into the mystery of Confirmation and what God is going to give him or her in the Sacrament.


What is Life Teen?

Life Teen is Holy Trinity’s Christian Formation program for 9-12 grades.  Life Teen is an international Catholic youth ministry and catechesis program that seeks to lead teens closer to Christ.  The Life Teen model of youth ministry is different from a classroom setting of catechesis in several key areas. 

Life Teen is not taught by individual catechists, but led by a CORE TEAM of adults who are active in the life of the parish and work each week praying for the teens, guiding them as mentors, and teaching the Catholic faith through formal teaching, small group discussions and in other Christ-centered conversations throughout the year.  Furthermore, Life Teen seeks to connect a young person to both the universal Church and our local parish.  To this end, Holy Trinity Life Teen seeks to be a faith community of teens and adult mentors with an immersive experience of learning the faith, praying together and participating in the sacramental life of the Church. 

Life Teen is 100% Catholic, teaching the totality of the Truth of our faith, challenging teens to live that same faith.  The Life Teen curriculum materials are in line with the USCCB guidelines for instructing youth.  Sacramental preparation for Confirmation (10th grade) is included during the Life Teen gatherings, in addition to supplemental times of preparation.

All 9th-12th grade members of the parish are invited to participate in the Life Teen program as a way to morally and spiritually prepare for college, the work force, adult parish life and married life after high school.  Coupled with fulfilling their Sunday Obligation of attending Mass each Sunday and Life Teen gatherings, we offer additional retreats and youth group activities throughout the year.



Prayer for Teens
Father of mercies, we come before Your heavenly throne and beg for your grace to be poured out upon the teens of our parish. By the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus, our Lord, in the power of the Holy Spirit, and through the intercession of Mary, our Mother, please bless our young people today and bring them into a deeper, more intimate relationship with you. Unleash the gifts of the Holy Spirit in their lives and grant them a continual renewal of their hearts in You. Bring forth leaders from among our teens and allow their energy and fervor for You and Your Church to spread like a new fire of hope and evangelization through our parish. Amen

Father all powerful, have mercy on us
Jesus, Eternal Son of the Father, Redeemer of the world, save us
Spirit of the Father and the Son, boundless life of both, sanctify us
Holy Trinity, One God, hear us                                                                                                                                                                                          St. John Bosco, Patron of Youth, pray for us