“One million Catholics will be Confirmed in the United States this year: 85% of them will eventually stop attending Sunday Mass.” ( This statistic is astonishing. The future of our faith is in the hands of our youth and the source and summit of this faith comes from the Mass! We need to encourage Catholics to be Eucharist centered! We need to encourage Catholics to inspire the youth! We need something to engage these teens…

In a 2010 survey conducted by the USCCB, we found that 49% of U.S. vocations to the priesthood participated in Life Teen. This is an incredible number considering that Life Teen and Edge are only implemented in 8.3% of U.S. parishes. (Core Member Handbook, Life Teen)

How do we lead teens into a relationship with Our Lord? How do we teach teens to appreciate our beautiful faith? Life Teen answers these questions.

What is Youth@sjn?

Youth@SJN is ministry for middle and high school students. Efforts are directed at fostering the total personal and spiritual growth of young people and drawing them into responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community. Youth@SJN is tied closely with Generations of Faith which encourages the entire family to participate in this faithful journey.

Who is Youth@sjn for?

Youth@SJN is for all middle and high and school students from 6th to 12th grade.

How can I help?

We would appreciate any kind of prayer devotion for the success of Youth@SJN here at St. John Neumann! It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that we are able to be fruitful with this ministry. If you are interested in using your time, talents, or treasure to help this ministry, please contact the Youth Minister at (210) 654-1643 or

“The youth are the hope of the Church.” – Saint John Paul II

Youth Retreat 2018