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Teen Group

COTN Confirmation

Come support COTN Confirmation candidates with Bishop Spalding on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 6:30 PM at Church of the Nativity

Last small group discussion for 2023/2024 Year! 

Join us on, Wednesday, May 1st, for “Motivation to go to Mass”

Meet us downstairs in the Teen Room after the 6PM Mass. 

6:00 PM Mass – Sanctuary

6:30 PM Dinner – Teen Room

7:00 PM Small Group – Teen Room

8:00 PM Parent Pickup Downstairs

Teen Mass and Year End Party!

Sunday, May 5, 2024 is our last Youth Group night!  We will have Teen Mass. We are celebrating our Seniors and welcoming confirmation students. Let us know by May 1st if you want a hamburger and/or hotdog: https://forms.gle/FyCscoZJw6abBiqn9

We need Lectors, EHMC, Ushers, Cantors, Choir, Ambassador, and Altar Servers! Sign up for Sunday May 5th Teen Mass by Monday, April 29th!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AACA62CA4FEC25-cotn1

VBS Registration is OPEN!

Quo Vadis Days

Please see the attached letter from Father Luke Wilgenbusch, Director of Vocations, about an amazing retreat opportunity, Quo Vadis Days, for young men from rising freshmen through graduating seniors.  Limited scholarships available, reach out to teengroup@nativitycatholic.net for more information.

As always, bring a high school friend!


We are introducing Wednesday night small groups with Father Mike Schmitz video series. We are working through a series of topics selected by the Teens!  All Wednesday night meetings will meet downstairs in the Teen Room after 6PM Mass.

March 6th – Why Be Catholic and Not Just Christian

March 20th – Mastering Love and Relationships

April 10th – The Battle of Prayer

April 17th – Mortal vs Venial Sin

May 1st – Topic is pending


Sign up for Sunday Teen Mass.  We need Lectors, EHMC, Ushers, Cantors, Choir,  Ambassador, and Altar Servers! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AACA62CA4FEC25-cotn1


As always, bring a high school friend!


Follow COTN Youth Ministries on Instagram


Upcoming Teen Group Events

Sunday – May 5th – Teen Led Mass and Year End Party
                                 Senior Send Off and Welcome the Confirmation Class

Sunday, June 9th to Thursday, June 13th – Teen VBS


Monday, July 1st to Thursday, July 4th – Youth Leadership Workshop (Invite only for Juniors and Seniors)


Friday, November 15th to Sunday, November 17th - Parish Collaborative Retreat Weekend at Gasper River with Dr. G and Dana Catherine

COTN Retreat Opportunities


Join us for COTN Teen VBS June 9th - 13th (Sunday-Thursday)

Sunday, June 9th - 5pm to 8pm
Teen led Mass, have dinner after then Dive into VBS. End time 8pm.

Monday, June 10th - 6:30pm to 8pm
We will have snacks (Eat dinner before you come)

Tuesday, June 11th
OFFSITE Time and location TBD (there may be additional cost)

Wednesday, June 12th - 6pm to 8pm
Mass, Snack then Praise and Worship (Eat dinner before you come)

Thursday, June 13th - 6:30pm to 8pm

Pizza and Dance Party!

Friday, June 14th - All are welcome and encouraged to come to our end of VBS celebration at 12pm. Music, Free Food, Kona Ice (bring money), Water slide, Fire Truck and games!!

*Teen VBS is for Teens age 13 and to High School Senior.  If you are a graduating Senior, we are inviting you to help us lead Teen VBS!

Reach out to teengroup@nativitycatholic.net with any questions.


Alive in You – June 18, 2024, to June 23, 2024 – Knoxville, TN

Part Conference | Part Service Camp | 100% Catholic

Click here for more information: https://aliveinyou.com/about/

Rising 9th Graders to High School Graduates, we are trying to determine if we can get a group to go. The cost is $420.  Let Teen Group know by no later than March 15th if you are interested by emailing teengroup@nativitycatholic.net

Initial deposit of $100 is due by March 30th

2nd deposit of $100 is due by April 30th

Balance of $220 is due by May 15th 


Youth Leadership Workshop – July 1, 2024, to July 4, 2024

Rising Juniors and Seniors, who attend COTN Youth Group, invitations have gone out. If we have not met yet and you would like to be part of the Catholic Church of the Nativity Youth, please reach out! We love to meet you!



COTN Service Opportunities

Nursery during Mass:

Consider helping the nursery during mass that you do not attend. 



Nashville Diocese News:


Search is open to any junior or senior in high school.  SEARCH is not designed to correct your character, morals, emotions, or unstable school/family life. SEARCH is an experience in encountering Jesus Christ, which will assist you in living a Christian life as you enter into young adulthood. SEARCH aims to ignite the disciple in each participant to go forth and proclaim the good news—THE GOSPEL!

What will your SEARCH number be?

2024- 2025 SEARCH DATES:

September 6-8, 2024

November 22-24, 2024

December 6-8, 2024

January 24-26, 2025

March 7-9, 2025

Register for SEARCHhttps://soundscatholic.com/searcher

Teen Group is for 9th graders to High School Senior who want to live an authentic Christian Catholic life with other teens from our parish, dioceses and beyond! 

COTN Teens can join a ministry for the Sunday 5:00 PM Teen Led Mass. Meetings/Activities are predominantly on Sundays.  Times will vary depending on the activity.  Interested in joining the Teen Group and hearing the latest, please complete the form: https://forms.gle/PKCkUoJTD9tmKA54A

Contact: Amy Freitas at teengroup@nativitycatholic.net