Divine Mercy Parish
555 W. Main St. Gardner, KS 66030
114 E. Nelson St. Edgerton, KS 66021
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Assumption Catholic Church
What is Life Teen?
Life Teen is a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman
Catholic Church. The program was launched as a parish-based
youth ministry program in 1985 in Mesa, AZ and has since
spread all over the world to countries including, Canada,
South Africa, China, Malaysia, 1The Philippines, East Africa,
Uganda, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, England, and the
Originally, Life Teen was created in response to the New Evangelization movement called for by
Pope Saint John Paul II. Since then it has been supported and endorsed by Pope Benedict XVI
and Pope Francis. Life Teen’s mission is to ,”lead teenagers and their families into a deeper
relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and
guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young
Church”. This mission is achieved by developing a safe and fun community that teens feel
comfortable in. This community is based around religious and social activities that promote
fellowship and spiritual growth.
Divine Mercy Life Teen was established in 2014 at Divine Mercy Parish under Father Joe Cramer.
Divine Mercy Parish is the joining of two faith communities. Assumption of Edgerton and Sacred
Heart of Gardner. In 2011, Divine Mercy was declared by the Archbishop Naumann as a new
parish. Life Teen Divine Mercy is proud and excited to be serving the teens and families of both
What are Life Nights?
The best way to start participate in Divine Mercy Parish is to attend one of the Masses celebrate by
Father Joe Cramer. But another way to meet new people and grow spiritually is to join us for Life
Nights before mass on Sundays. We first begin the night by eating a meal together which allows us
to grow in fellowship. In addition to sharing a meal, teens will learn about different Catholic Church
teachings and they will discuss how these teachings apply to their daily lives. We all face struggles
in our lives and Life Nights are a great way to deal with them. At the end of Life Nights, we all
attend Mass together.
What else does Divine Mercy Life Teen do?
have game nights, movie nights, homework nights, and sports nights.
pilgrimages. There are many opportunities to participate throughout the year!
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