XLT -Sunday March 21st after the 5pm Mass.

All teens + their family are invited to join us in person or via our livestream link for a night of praise and reconciliation. Father Dean will speak on the topics of simplicity & lent.

Sunday night will also be available via livestream.
Click the button above to view our YouTube livestream.

Our Mission
Lead families closer to Jesus Christ.
We accomplish our mission by engaging families, creating opportunities to encounter Jesus Christ and empowering families to participate more fully in the Catholic Church. We engage families to build relationships and create a sense of belonging in our parish community. We provide opportunities for families to encounter Jesus Christ through the sacraments, scripture, witness and prayer. We empower our families to be faithful participants in the life and mission of the Church. We invite you to join our community and explore your faith.

We Love Our Teens!


Special Thanks to our AMAZING CORE TEAM!


Our CORE team (Life Group Leaders) is made up of faithful individuals who share in the Church's mission to reach our youth for Christ!

If you are interested in (or ever considered) helping our youth or families, Let's talk more about it!   Simply reach out to Sarah Renard! 

The Lord can use your desire to serve in miraculous ways! (You are enough!)

Thank you to all of those who participated in our Confirmation Liturgies.


Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Candidates!

Confirmation Pictures 2020: Click here

Need to freshen up on Confirmation? (Yes you do!)
Dear Candidate, watch this video with your potential sponsor!
This video is a good place to start for a review! (Watch Now)

Confirmation Registration
Does your high school teen want to receive Confirmation or are they simply looking for a community of friends? Let's Chat! Our 2020-2021 Registration will be opening at the end of August. You will be able to register online at that time. We appreciate your patience as we adjust our ministries to fit the current health crisis.

*Reminder this program is for high school level students only*

If your child is in 8th grade or below, please see our middle school page for faith formation.


Life Teen and Confirmation Prep will continue through the utilization of online resources until restrictions subside. Our confirmation program will be following the Chosen series presented by Ascension Press. More information on the 2020-2021 faith formation year to come!

Online Resources for your Teen!

Life Teen YouTube Channel: Subscribe (you can also visit lifeteen.com)

Weekly videos provided by Life Teen through their YouTube channel!


High School Groups for 2020-2021 (grades 10-12) 
Looking to grow in your faith and discover what it means for YOU to be a follower of Christ? 
We want to invite any upperclassmen who's interested in growing in their faith life, spiritual practices, and community. 

We have three groups currently available depending on what you are looking for and your schedule. 

All are welcome.

High School Men's Group for 2020-2021

Upperclassmen Men's Group (grades 10-12)
Leader: Alex Chunda
Purpose: Dive into and discover the riches of a deeper spiritual life, community, & faith.
Start Date: September 20th
Email: alexanderjamesc@gmail.com
Location: Rotating Locations (Sunday Evenings)
Method: In-Person Off-Campus (Covid- Liability Release Waiver Needed)
Waiver: Off-Campus Ministry Waiver

High School Co-ed Group for 2020-2021
Group Name: Faith Circle
Leader: Karen May
Purpose: A safe place to ask your burning questions and talk about what is important to you in your faith. (grades 10-12)
Start Date: August 30th (Join Now!) -Every Sunday 8:00-9:30pm
Location: Online
Method: Zoom (Online Ministry Waiver Needed)
Waiver: Zoom Ministry Waiver
Karen's Links: Do you have any questions about the teachings of the Catholic faith? Do you have any questions about racism, pandemics, etc? You can reply to this message, or fill out the Google form below if you want to be anonymous. There are no stupid questions, I promise! https://forms.gle/PyWDjyixXLLPHF6eA
Find Karen’s Burning Questions: https://www.instagram.com/amayzinggraces/channel/
Don't be Shy! Please email Sarah Renard OR OUR GROUP LEADERS to get connected.


Click the "PRAY FOR ME" button to submit your prayer requests. Prayer requests can be anonymous.

spiritual commmunion

If you are not getting our weekly Lifeteen updates, please email me so I can update our Flocknote list! Thank you!

Sarah Renard, Director of High School Youth Ministry srenard@sjnaustin.org
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-5pm

We are Hiring! Please see our bulletin for more information!