As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.


The Life Teen Program was the name of a parish-based youth ministry at one parish in Mesa, AZ focused on the Mass and gathering teens together at a Life Night that kicked off in April of 1985. It wasn’t until the early 1990’s that the name Life Teen started to be used and implemented in other parishes. Life Teen has grown a great deal and we continue to be focused on bringing teens to Christ in the Eucharist and gathering them to be formed in the Roman Catholic faith.


Number of parishes implementing Edge or Life Teen. Life Teen can be found in 24 countries, including Haiti, Canada, South Africa, China, Malaysia, The Philippines, East Africa, Uganda, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, England, and the Netherlands.


Combined number of teens and adults who attend a Life Night, Edge Night, or Purpose Confirmation Session each week, join us at Summer Camp, a Steubenville Youth Conference, or the Life Teen Leadership Conference, participate in a weekly Youth Mass, and interact with us on social media. The movement continues to grow each year.