At Saint Jerome, we strive to help our teens and middle school students grow closer to their faith, form bonds with their peers, and share their love and devotion to God. We work to address any questions they may have along their journey in faith and love. We invest in the lives of our students by meeting them where they are, inviting them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and teaching them what it means to be a follower of Christ. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for our middle school, teens, and young adults to participate in service, worship, and evangelization. We encourage our students to answer the missionary call in a concrete, formational, and life-changing way that leads middle school, teen, and young adult families and communities closer to Christ.
This is a two-year program, typically beginning in the 9th grade, that is designed to prepare youth for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The program strives to help young people build understanding of the Catholic faith, experience Christian discipleship in the context of a Catholic faith community, become immersed in a life of community service to others, deepen their relationships with Jesus, and prepare their hearts for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Life Teen Program
This is a Sunday evening gathering of teens to share food, friends and fellowship. Life Teen is a Eucharist-centered movement within the Catholic Church that leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. Teens learn more about their Catholic faith, meet other teens who love the Lord, and experience opportunities to become closer to Christ.
This is a Thursday afternoon program for middle school students (Gr. 4 - Gr. 8) to share friends and fellowship. It provides a safe, fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, get answers to their questions about faith, transition smoothly into their teen years, and, most importantly, experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.
This is a Tuesday afternoon program for elementary school students (Gr. K - Gr. 3) to share in faith and friendship. It provides a safe and fun place for elementary school students to learn more about their faith. This allows students to find a solid Catholic community, get questions answered, and transition smoothly into middle school years.
For more information, please contact Lara Ratleff at
or (213) 841-6775
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