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Who We Are & What We’re About
Life teen is a tri-parish youth ministry program comprised of St. Thomas More Newman Center, Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Lourdes parishes.  The main components of our program are spiritual formation, Catholic catechesis, community and discipleship.  It’s fun to learn about your faith with your friends, and our hope is that every Life Night is not only fun, but also challenges you to go deeper in your relationship with God and to know more about your Catholic faith.  CoMo Life teen is a tri-parish community dedicated to serving high school students in Columbia, MO.  The Life Teen core Team strives to build a community of faith, love and friendship for each one of our students at every Life Night and Life Teen event.

We also participate in a number of yearly events, camps, and retreats.  The Luke 18 retreat is put on by our high school students for the 8th grade retreaters.  Our summer opportunities include Steubenville Mid-America, Camp Siena, Camp Maccabee and CHRISTpower.

CoMo Life Teen

Paint Party: Come and discover your inner artist! 6th-8th graders are invited to EDGE’s summer paint party on Friday, June 7 from 6:30-9:00PM at Newman. If painting’s not your thing, don’t worry. We have other arts and crafts activities planned, so there will be something for everyone. Snacks provided.

¡Ven y descubre el artista que llevas dentro! Se invita a estudiantes de 6º a 8º grado. EDGE’s fiesta de pintura de verano el viernes 7 de junio de 6:30 a 9:00 PM, en St. Thomas More Newman. Si pintar no es lo tuyo, no te preocupes. Tenemos otras actividades artísticas y artesanales planeadas, por lo que habrá algo para todos. Se proporcionan refrigerios.

Register here / Registrar aquí

Bible & Bagels: Get your day started with EDGE! Join us for morning mass and stay for breakfast and fun and games. Wednesdays 8:00-10:30AM @ Lourdes on June 19, 26; July 10, 24, 31; August 7

Comienza tu día con EDGE! Únase a nosotros para la misa de la mañana y quédese para desayunar, divertirse y jugar. miércoles 8:00-10:30 AM en Lourdes el 19 y 26 de junio; 10, 24, 31 de julio; 7 de agosto.

Register here / Registrar aquí

Totus Tuus: Students of all ages are invited to join this incredible diocesan event at Newman Center! College missionaries will be visiting parishes throughout the Jefferson City Diocese to teach the beauty of our Catholic faith. There will be games, skits, prayer, and reflection.

Elementary Program (Grades 1-5) – Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28, 9:00AM-2:30PM

Middle/High School Program (Grades 6-12) – Sunday, June 23 – Thursday, June 27, 6:30-8:30PM


Register here for the elementary program or here for the middle/high school program. Contact Emily Shull for more information.


Middle and high school students can also participate by volunteering to assist with the elementary school program. Register to be a volunteer here.


Life Teen: Life Nights are back this summer! High schoolers are invited to join us for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship. We especially welcome newcomers and rising freshmen. We’ll meet on Sunday from 6:45-8:30PM at the Sacred Heart Education Building. Check the flier for exact dates. Our first Life Night will be June 9. Dinner provided.


High schoolers – start your mornings off right and join us for Mass, Breakfast, and Shenanigans at Lourdes from 8:00-10:30AM.


Register for Life Teen events here or contact Anne Lim for more information.


Share your faith with elementary and middle school students by volunteering for Edge events. There are many opportunities to help out this summer!


Sign up to volunteer with Edge here or contact Anne Lim for more information.


Check out our social media for our summer schedule and more info! You can find us on Facebook and Instagram at @comolifeteen. If you’re looking to join our email list or GroupMe, email Anne Lim at



Sacred Heart & St. Thomas More Newman Center Parishes have a combined Middle School Confirmation program. For the 2023-24 academic year, Confirmation is open to students in 7th-12th grades. 

Click Here to Register for Confirmation 2023-2024

Click Here to find a full list of Confirmation documents on Newman’s website

 Las Parroquias del Sagrado Corazón y El Centro St. Thomas More Newman tienen un programa combinado de Confirmación de Escuela Intermedia. Para el año académico 2023-24, la Confirmación está abierta a los estudiantes en los grados 7 a 12. 

Haga clic aquí para registrarse para la Confirmación

Haga clic aquí para encontrar una lista completa de los documentos de confirmación en el sitio web de Newman




Contact Haley Kartheiser
Director of Youth Ministry
St. Thomas More Newman Center & Sacred Heart
573-449-5424 ext. 210