Gez Ford   (C) (609) 456-8857

Adolescence can be a difficult time – the child is going through rapid physical changes as well as emotional ups and downs. Young people aren’t always sure where they fit, and they’re still trying to work it out.  Adolescence can also be a time when peer influences and relationships can cause the family  some stress.  Many teenagers live up to the stereotype of being rambunctious, immature, and rebellious.  And because of these, we sometimes fail to see them for who they are – human beings. The true nature of teenagers is not corrupt; their true natures are human, just like the rest of us. And they are in need of Christ’s love now more than ever. This young age is when the world begins to take a toll on them, when they begin to make choices for themselves, for better or for worse. It is our duty to be role models to these teens, to start them off on the right path as they enter the scary world of adulthood.

Often, the emptiness and sorrow in a teen’s life is a result of a lack of love, sense of purpose, and strong adult figures in their lives. What are we doing wrong, that we would cause teens everywhere to throw away their lives without ever knowing Christ? What are we doing to bring our teenagers closer to God?

SRHA Life Teen is a community of High School teens who are looking to grow in their faith lives.  It is a fun-filled, faith environment in which you might be challenged and dynamically engaged to go deeper in your relationship with God and with others.

Life Teen meets every Sunday after the 5:00 PM Life Teen Mass until 8:00 PM, and on Thursday evenings for Just For Fun at 5:30pm in the gym followed by Bible Study at 7:15 PM in the Living Room of The Spiritual Center.

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Shepherding our youth on the right path



Do you have a heart for God and a heart for teens? As we prepare to enter our 13th year of leading teens closer to Christ we are now accepting applications for the following areas:

  • Peer Leaders aged 18-21
  • Core Group Member 21+
  • any parents that can help with food and Life Night support and spiritual and financial benefactors

We always need your prayers and appreciate any fiscal support you might offer. Life Teen exists at St. Raphael-Holy Angels without a budget and is constantly putting on events for between 30-50 people every week. Not to mention special events like retreats, Christmas parties etc…

For Parents interested in praying together, helping and/or serving their teens in the following ways:

  • Viewing each Life Night beforehand so as to continue the formation with your child throughout the week
  • Donations of time, talent, prayers and cash (always gratefully accepted)

There are too many ways in which you can help us but for more details please contact Nadine at (609) 456 8862 or at

All Teens-  if you can help with our weekly liturgy,  we are always in need of:

  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Lectors (Readers)
  • Ushers to help with collections and greetings before and after mass, please contact Maria at (609) 284 7942.
  • Any musicians or vocalists interested in joining the LifeTeen Band, please contact Gez at (609) 456 8857

Several times a year we need help raising funds and planning social events such as Christmas Parties,
retreats etc.  For more information on how to help in those areas please contact Nadine (609) 456 8862 or at or Maria  at (609) 284-7942.

Core members are the backbone of our ministry, without a strong core team, nothing happens. From setting up environments to giving talks, leading groups and building ongoing relationships with our teens and their parents, Core members take on a major role in Life teen’s vision of “leading teens closer to Christ”. We are currently accepting new applications for the year ahead in all areas of Life Teen Youth Ministry and so if you want to find out more please do not hesitate to contact Gez, (the Youth Minister) at (609) 456 8857 or email at