Life Teen began in 1985 as a single-parish program in Mesa, Arizona. As it grew in popularity with the teens, people around the country began to take notice. The simple model of a Mass focused on teens and their families, followed by a catechetical session called a "Life Night," remains effective to this day. As more parishes inquired about the ministry, Life Teen began offering national training conferences on this new and comprehensive youth ministry model within a few years. In the past two and a half decades, Life Teen has grown into one of the most prolific Catholic youth movements in the world.
The Catholic community of Presentation Church has made Life Teen an integral part of the life of our community and offers one of the most active programs in the Diocese of Stockton. We are committed to the physical, emotional, and spiritual prosperity of every teen in the parish, and the parish supports the goals of Life Teen and its many activities.