Youth Ministry

The Life Teen Mission Statement

"Life Teen is an international Catholic ministry that serves the church and leads teens closer to Christ by providing resources and training that encourage vibrant Eucharistic celebrations and opportunities for teens to grow in their faith." – LIFE TEEN, Inc.

What is LIFE TEEN at St. John Brebeuf Parish?

  • LIFE TEEN began at St. John’s in the Fall of 2006.
  • LIFETEEN helps to respond to the critical needs of Teens today.
  • LIFE TEEN affirms and challenges Youth to respond to their individual giftedness through service, social activities, peer mentoring, spiritual development and being part of the Catholic Church as a TEEN Believer.

The LIFE TEEN program serves all Junior High and High School Teens in Grades 7-12.

Contact – Pam Perez, Director – SJB Youth Ministry Office

Office - 847.966.9815 or

Youth Mass Photos
On Sunday June 3rd, Father Przemek and Deacon Andy celebrated our first Youth Mass in Flanagan Hall! What a beautiful and reverent experience for all who attended! And we enjoyed s'mores and fellowship after the Mass! God is Good...All the Time!
Life Night - Lectio Divina

On Sunday, February 25th, we explored the ancient way of prayer with Sacred Scriptures called Lectio Divina. We have focused on the Gospel, which was the story of Jesus' Tranfiguration on Mount Tabor. Also we had some fun in playing games and enjoying each others company. Come and join our Youth Group! :) 


Steven Joubert in SJB

Check how much fun we had at Steven Joubert's concert in Saint John Brebeuf: 

Life Night - DO SOMETHING!
Our youth group had a great night learning about being disciples of Jesus. We started the evening worshiping together at our Life Teen Mass. Music was led by the awesome Notre Dame Liturgical Ensemble!  Our theme "Do Something" encouraged our teens to participate in one of our many parish ministries. And we closed out the evening making cards for kids in the hospital! What an awesome group of young people! 
Bulletin APYC Article Jan 2018
Our Youth Group at NCYC in Indianapolis
SJB Youth Ministry participated in the premier conference for high school youth - the National Catholic Youth Conference. 25,000 teens from all over the country gathered for this conference "Called By Name". There was Mass and the Eucharist celebrated by Cardinal Cupich on the first day, and the closing Mass by Archbishop Gomez and hundreds of clergy from all over the world! We heard dynamic speakers, reunited with good friends, shared stories of faith, hope, and love, and developed stronger relationships with other parishes! We are Called to Serve...are we ready to say YES?
Youth Ministry Calendar
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