Life Teen is a movement within the Roman Catholic Church which focuses on leading teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. This website has numerous resources and blogs to help you grow in your faith outside of youth group.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' website offers a wide range of information and current news of the Church. It also offers an online Bible where you can follow the readings of the day or choose to explore on your own.
Archdiocese of St. Louis
The Archdiocese of St. Louis' website has current news and events concerning our own archdiocese. These is also information to assist in finding Mass & Reconciliation times throughout the archdiocese, vocation information, etc.
Holy Infant's primary website that contains information concerning the parish at large.
Chastity Project believes that young people play a pivotal role in the new evangelization. Chastity Project thus exists to promote the virtue of chastity so that individuals can see God, and be free to love.
Jackie & Bobby
A down-to-earth Catholic couple who's call is to evangelize and be a witness to the beauty of letting God write your love story. Their website is filled with blogs, videos and podcasts where they teach the faith, especially focusing on the Theology of the Body.
Believe it or not, there are many amazing channels that you can subscribe to on YouTube in order to grow in your faith. Here are some of our favorites at HIYM: Ascension Presents, Bishop Robert Barron, and of course...Holy Infant Youth Ministry!
Suicide Prevention Resources
Parents & teens, please explore these resources as a means of obtaining help for you or someone you know and/or continuing the dialogue surrounding suicide. This is by no means an exhaustive list.
Also remember to reach out to a trusted adult (i.e. parent, teacher, coach, counselor, youth minister, priest, etc) who can advocate for you in a time of need, whether it be dealing with thoughts of suicide, depression, anxiety, or any other issue.
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of Crisis Text Line's Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.
Text: HOME to 741741
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
Some resources concerning the Catholic Church's teaching on suicide.
Fr. Mike from Ascension Presents explains why hope is the best remedy for suicidal thoughts. If you know someone struggling with such thoughts, don’t hesitate to reach out to them with reasons to have hope. If someone you know or love has committed suicide, pray for them and don’t lose hope for their soul.
Click on the image to view the video.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains the teachings of the Catholic Church. Paragraph #2280-2283 explain the Church's teaching on suicide.
"By ways known to him alone, God can provide the opportunity for salutary repentance. The Church prays for persons who have taken their own lives." (CCC #2283)
For more information about the book turned hit Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, here are just a few websites, podcasts & blogs out there.
This website has some information about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and some further resources concerning issues such as bullying, alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, depression, etc.
Today's Teenager is a podcast put out by Roy Petitfils, an internationally recognized expert in understanding and raising teenagers. He holds a Masters in Mental Health and School Counseling from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Roy is an expert in raising and understanding teenagers, and as a Catholic, he has an approach that we all can appreciate.
Website: www.todaysteenager.libsyn.com (type in suicide in the search bar at the top right) Or search for Today's Teenager wherever you listen to podcasts.
Life Teen has multiple blog posts and videos regarding the series 13 Reasons Why. Click on the image for a link to just one of them. You can Google Life Teen & 13 Reasons Why for even more content.