CTEC - Catholic Teens Encountering Christ






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Encounter Groups


Faith is a journey and anytime we go on a journey, we desire companionship.  Encounter groups will foster companionship in a small group setting with 5-10 fellow teens along with 2-3 adult mentors.  Guys will meet with guys and girls will meet with girls.  Encounter groups will allow teens to form authentic relationships while diving deeper into our faith.  Encounter groups will offer mentorship and support from adult leaders.  

Encounter Groups are set to meet in our new space at St. Lawrence. We meet every other week on Mondays for guys and Wednesday for girls from 6:30-8:00pm.  Teens must be registered to attend.




Antioch Spring 2021



Join us the weekend of March 12-14 at St. Lawrence Church for the

2021 Spring Antioch Retreat!

All high school students in grades 9-12 are invited to encounter Christ and your faith through a retreat weekend led by high school youth who have previously attended. The 2020 Fall Antioch Retreat will take place the weekend of March 12-14 at St. Lawrence Church in Lafayette from 7:00 pm Friday through 4:00pm Sunday.



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Antioch 2.0

Retreats are amazing, wonderful, fun, inspiring, worth every minute encounters with Christ and His church.  But what do we do in between these Christ-filled weekends to keep these encounters real and present???  

ANTIOCH 2.0 is what we do!!!   

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 1st, join our priests, Bill and Sue Bayley and other high school teens every other Sunday evening from 6:30-8:00 for conversation, study and encouragement that will help keep us connected to Christ and His church in our everyday lives.  These conversations will be relevant to everyone, whether you have been on a retreat or not!  



(BLAST = Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Thing)

We will gather with catholic teens from all over our great city for fun, food and fellowship!

  Upcoming Schedule:





11-1 6:30-8:30p ANTIOCH 2.0 | Antioch Annex
11-2  6:30-8:00p Guys Encounter | Antioch Annex
11-4 6:30-8:00p  Girls Encounter| Antioch Annex
11-15  6:00-8:30p

ANTIOCH 2.0| Antioch Annex

Movie Night


11-16 6:30-8:00p  Guys Encounter | Antioch Annex
11-18 6:30-8:00p  Girls Encounter | Antioch Annex
11-22  6:30-8:00p BLAST - IGNITE
See above
11-29  6:30-8:30p ANTIOCH 2.0 | Antioch Annex
11-30  6:30-8:00p Guys Encounter | Antioch Annex
12-2  6:30-8:00p Girls Encounter | Antioch Annex
12-13  6:30-8:30p ANTIOCH 2.0 | Antioch Annex
12-14  6:30-8:00p Guys Encounter  | Antioch Annex
12-16 6:30-8:00p  Girls Encounter | Antioch Annex
12-20    BLAST
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YOU: Life, Love and the Theology of the Body

A Life-Changing Experience for Teens

You: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body is a unique program that reveals to teens their value as a person: their bodies, their sexuality, and their individual call to love. Filmed on location all over the world, the program features teens as well as respected Catholic leaders. It addresses, head-on, many of the issues teens are already exposed to via entertainment media, societal pressures, and their own interactions with each other.

This exciting and dynamic program is being offered to High School teens.

This program will give teens the answers and the tools they need to successfully and safely navigate through life.

Watch here for upcoming Dates.

Saturday, Jan. 2nd from 6:00-9:00pm and continuing Saturday, Jan 4th from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location:  Lower Level | St. Marys


Registration is Required - Click Here to Register

There is a $25.00 fee that covers the book that is payable when you register or at the event.  


Destination Jesus

February 14-16, 2020 | Guerin Catholic | Noblesville

What is Destination Jesus?

Destination Jesus is a weekend conference-style retreat for high school students. It is a weekend of prayer, games, food, and music, joining with other high school students, priests, seminarians, and nuns from around the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.
We are blessed to celebrate our 24th year of Destination Jesus. The theme for the weekend is “Alive Again” and our theme song is Alive Again by Matt Maher. Click the other tabs above for more info about the weekend and how to signup!

Mission Statement & Goals

Destination Jesus is a Catholic retreat that draws young people into a deep and lasting union with Jesus Christ, especially through sacramental encounter. Opportunity for healing in the Eucharist and Reconciliation allows participants to experience true freedom in God’s mercy. The retreat aims to:

1. Promote knowledge and love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament – the source and summit of Christian life.
2. Inspire devotion to Mary, the Mother of God.
3. Encourage fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Magisterium.
4. Awaken discernment of Holy Vocations as ordained by God and His Holy Church




CTEC Summer Mission Work Camp

  • Open to all high school students wanting to be a part of a faith community by helping other parishioners, local community outreach, and our local church.
  • Service hours are available in the categories of: Service that benefits CHURCH; Service that benefits SCHOOL; Direct and Indirect service that benefits the POOR AND NEEDY.
  • Summer 2019 Dates: August 1st, 2nd, & 3rd       7:30-5:00 
  • (note:  this year it will be 3 days with a final communal dinner on Wednesday evening) 
  • We are also looking for Parishioners who need help with home projects such as painting, landscaping, cleaning, or light maintenance work.  If you, or someone you know, could use our help, please fill out an application by clicking the link below or pick up a paper copy in the back of the church.  Contact Jodie Tully (3179101059) or Sue Bayley (7654040753) for more information. Please submit requests no later than July 8th.



March for Life - For High School Students

January 2021 | Washington D.C.

Registration for our 2021 pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington DC will open in the fall of 2020.

2019 Details for reference:

This year our trip leaves from St. Elizabeth Seton in Carmel on the evening of January 17. We will be attending a youth rally in the DC area and then making our way over to march. That evening will be staying in a hotel just outside of New Jersey, before we wake up on Saturday to travel to New York City and visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum. We will end our trip with the Saturday night Vigil Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral before returning to Carmel early Sunday Morning.

Cost for the trip is $235 for quad occupancy.

We are only taking two buses on this trip so space is limited. To reserve your spot we must have your waiver and deposit turned in to the office of Catechesis.

We hope you are able to join us on this powerful pilgrimage to stand up for all stages of life!

For all the details and forms head over to www.dol-in.org/march-for-life.



NCYC 2021

Are you going to NCYC? Click Here to see why you Should!

The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) brings 20,000+ teens together to worship and celebrate our Catholic faith. Throughout this three-day event, held in downtown Indianapolis, you will experience keynote talks, breakout sessions, the best Catholic musicians, and participation in the Sacraments. Service opportunities, a comedy show, and a thematic park full of worldwide Catholic organizations are all there to explore. This is the most popular Catholic youth event in America.

St. Mary Cathedral and St. Lawrence youth group, CTEC, welcomes all those in high school in the 2021-2022 school year to attend. Young adults (18+) are also needed to participate and act as chaperones for the conference.


Early Bird Registration (Registration Received by May 31st): $500

Regular Registration Cost (Registration Received by September 9th): $525

Late Registration Cost (Registration received by October 30th): $550

A $100 deposit is due by June 15th for all registrants.

All checks are to be made out to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center.

More details regarding payment will be provided at upcoming NCYC group meetings.


Click Here for Youth Registration

Click Here for Adult Registration

Please note that, due to our collaboration with the Lafayette Area parishes, we are going to travel as a group. As such, when it gives you the option to select your parish/school, please choose the option, "Lafayette Catholic Youth Ministry."


For more information visit www.ncyc.info or contact
Sue Bayley: 765-404-0753, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.