Youth Ministries

Here at STA we offer Edge (6th,7th,8th grade) on Wednesday nights (6:15pm-7:30pm) and Life Teen (9th,10th,11th,12th grade) on Sunday nights after the 5pm Life Teen Mass.


Our Mission Statement:

“Leading Teens Closer To Christ”

Our Goal:

Together with all who worship at St. Thomas Aquinas we will work to spread the good news throughout the world by being good examples of Christ to all we meet in our daily lives. We will share our faith through friendship and fellowship with each other by being a youth ministry committed to building relationships. We will continue to grow in our faith by not only continuing to learn but sharing our knowledge as much as we can. We will always let our light shine throughout the parish and the world.  Following St. Francis’ words, we will preach the Gospel always and if necessary use words.  By doing this we become living Eucharist for the world!
Church office: 727-372-8600 Ext. 131 or email us at


CORE Member is an adult who is responding to his or her baptismal call to serve in youth ministry as a mentor. As a CORE Member, a person is an important role model in teenagers’ lives. One’s approach to ministry is rooted in service, commitment, and dedication to the Church and the teenagers they serve.
CORE Members are one of the most vital parts of the Life Teen & Edge Programs.
First and foremost, CORE Members are role models to all of our teens. How one lives and acts makes a strong impression of teens. The CORE Members makes a one year commitment to work under the supervision of the youth ministry staff for the purpose of assisting in the fulfillment of the Life Teen mission. Please consider serving our youth by being a CORE Member.

Discerned by the Holy Spirit, Beth DeBella and Cliff Stodden have led the Life Teen Core Team, and have really brought our group forward in so many ways.

The commitment is:
Edge: Wednesday’s 6pm to 7:30 with a core meeting afterwards.  Possible retreat helper and chaperone for events if you want to.
Life Teen: Sunday Night’s after the 5pm Mass.  Tuesday Night core team meetings and possible set ups before the life night and events.
Please prayerfully consider one of these.

Contact Beth DeBella 727-372-8600 x-131 or email us at

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Parents Information Page
Trip Information & Permission Slips
Bill Hulton Scholarship 

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