The primary goal of the Teurlings Catholic High School Faith Formation program is to offer a curriculum that includes both faith-based instruction in accordance with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and an active campus ministry program that enables students to integrate the Gospel values into their daily lives. All students are required to take a Theology course during each of their four years of high school. To fully implement the mission statement of TCHS, “To Channel His Spirit for the glory of God,” many opportunities are available for students to further develop their spiritual formation, including Mass, confession, adoration, retreats, bible studies, pilgrimages, and mission trips.
CAMPUS MINISTRY Moderator: Ramey Badeaux
The TCHS Campus Ministry seeks to build saints through relationships. All students are invited to join one of four crews, each with a particular charism and patron saint.
LISIEUX CREW Moderator: Myles Creek
The Lisieux Crew seeks to build a culture of communion through adoration, devotions, retreats, and other opportunities for community prayer. This crew’s patron is St. Therese of Lisieux, who taught the world that even the most ordinary person is capable of great holiness through prayer.
AQUINAS CREW Moderator: Olivia Laborde
The Aquinas Crew seeks to build a culture of truth through education and formation in Catholic ideas outside of the classroom. This crew’s patron is St. Thomas Aquinas, who is a Doctor of the Church, the patron saint of scholars, and one of the most influential theologians in all of church history.
FRASSATI CREW Moderator: Heather Fasnacht
The Frassati Crew seeks to build a culture of virtue through intentional discipleship, small groups, and by providing spiritual support to athletic teams. This crew’s patron is Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, who was a young man devoted to the Beatitudes and gave us an example of living a virtuous life with joy.
CALCUTTA CREW Moderator: Ramey Badeaux
The Calcutta Crew seeks to build a culture of mercy through student led service opportunities that seek to offer charity and compassion to those in most need. This crew’s patron is St. Teresa of Calcutta, who devoted her whole life to works of mercy to the poorest of the poor.
JPII CREW Moderator: Ramey Badeaux
The JPII Crew consists of the selected student leaders of each crew. This crew meets within the context of an elective class in order to keep all ministry efforts aligned. Its patron is St. John Paul II and its charism is leadership. This crew is open only to seniors.
School Liturgies & Prayer Services
Thursdays - 8:34 AM - RebelDome
Optional - Mondays - 7:00 AM - TCHS Chapel
Mondays - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - TCHS Chapel
Wednesdays - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - TCHS Chapel
Open to TCHS students, faculty & staff
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Wednesdays - 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM - TCHS Chapel
* Parents are encouraged to help us cover the hours during the school day*
First Friday Adoration
First Friday of every month - 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM - TCHS Chapel
Fridays - 7:15 AM - TCHS Chapel
Open to all TCHS faculty & staff, and students
Retreats are planned for each grade level every year. The freshmen, sophomore, and junior retreats are during the school day, typically off campus. The senior retreat is a two-day, over-night retreat off campus. All class retreats are mandatory. Other optional retreats are offered throughout the year, including Oremus, Guys Retreat, and Girls Retreat.
Various bible studies are offered throughout the year. Each bible study is unique in its leader, content, and duration. Teachers, coaches, students, alumni, and local youth ministers have all been known to lead studies on campus. To stay up to date on the latest bible studies being offered, students and parents can either read the Rebelnation News or follow the TCHS Campus Ministry Instagram.
Altar Server: offered to all students in every grade level. These students should have a devotion to the liturgy and must be willing to serve at their home parish.
Lector: offered to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. These students should have a special devotion to Sacred Scripture and must be comfortable reading clearly for a large congregation.
Sacristan: offered to juniors and seniors. These students should be reverent, responsible, and detailed as they set up and take down all liturgical items to be used during weekly Mass.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC): offered to seniors only. These students must have a strong devotion to the Eucharist, must be confirmed, and must sign a morality agreement before committing to the sacred role of distributing Holy Communion at Mass.