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Summit reflection video on the Nativity of John the Baptist with Father Fernando.
Covecrest is more than a retreat center and summer camp. Covecrest is a community of Catholics committed to transforming teens, transforming parishes, and transforming culture. Will you join us?
Hidden Lake is home to an incredible Catholic community, gorgeous views, welcoming meeting spaces and so much more. Dedicated to leading teens closer to Christ, we hope you'll be welcomed home to Hidden Lake soon.
Summers can be overwhelming for youth ministers – with so many different events offered that bless the teenage soul, how does a leader discern which opportunities are the best “fit” for the teens in their specific youth group? The good news is that Life Teen has a little something for every teen and every parish.
We’ve crafted an entire weekend with the sole focus of helping you start solid youth ministry in your parish. Bring your priest, music minister, new staff or Core Members, and anyone else who is a key player in your ministry! You're guaranteed to walk away from this training plugged in to a vast network of support, knowing that you're not in this alone.
The Next Step is a young Catholic’s guide to navigating the somewhat frustrating but wildly exciting halls of high school. Focusing on keeping Christ at the center of friendships and decisions, The Next Step provides the necessary wisdom and humor to uplift any eighth grader as they approach this new stage of life.
You are going to make thousands of decisions today and one of them might change your life. Are you confident that what you want and what God want are the same thing? Don’t leave it up to chance - leave it in the hands of the Holy Spirit.
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Edge helps middle schoolers unleash who they were created to be, in Christ.
Life Teen strengthens our teens' Catholic identity, while rooting them firmly in Christ and in His Church.
College Life is a simple online series-based solution to the problem of keeping students connected to their Catholic faith in college.
Have you ever been pursued? The idea of someone “chasing us” can bring up different images in our mind. On the one hand, being chased by someone or something can be frightening. On the other hand, the idea of someone pursuing us is flattering, but perhaps we wonder what their motives actually are.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that “in every time and in every place, God draws close to man.” God pursues us. God is continually chasing us, but not to harm us or for His own gain. God pursues us out of love. And God’s pursuit is not like the pursuit of others that might grow tired or give up on us. God is relentless in seeking us out.
Every year, the Life Teen staff prays for a theme to guide our efforts and reflections. This year, two words continually came to mind – Relentless Father. We believe that the Holy Spirit wants to do big things through this theme and remind us of God’s insurmountable love as our Father, His tireless pursuit of our souls, and that there is no boundary that God will not approach – even death – in order to save us.
Join us as we break open this theme through our conferences, camps, and events throughout the year. God is our Relentless Father and He has been seeking you yesterday, today, and up until your final breath. The challenge for all of us this year will be how we respond to this incredible pursuit.
“Indeed, goodness and mercy will pursue me all the days of my life.” – Psalm 23:6
Read more about the theme “Relentless Father” in this blog:
Relentless Father Blog
We want to help you break open this theme throughout the year with high quality resources. Download the theme wallpapers as a reminder of God’s continual pursuit and love for you every time you open your phone or sit down at your computer.
If you are a youth minster, we’ve created two resources for your junior high and high school teenagers. For high school teens, we’ve created three Life Nights you can use as a summer send-off series or as a fall kick-off series to help teens dive into the Relentless Father theme.
We’ve also created an Edge Night on the theme for junior high students. Consider adapting this resource to create a parent session, as well, and draw your entire community into the annual theme.
Finally, bookmark this page. We will post new resources, blogs, and products here throughout the year to help you continually dive deeper into our reflection of who God is as our Relentless Father.