What is Life Teen?

"We are a Eucharist-centered movement of the Holy Spirit and joyfully obedient to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church and consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Jesus Christ is at the center of who we are and of all that we do. This spirituality guides our Life Teen staff to daily mass, communal prayer, studying Sacred Scripture, praying the Rosary, embracing the Missionary Life, and living out our Core Value. The seven Core Values, prompted by the Holy Spirit, illustrate our spirituality, ministry model and movement: Eucharistic Spirituality, Love, Joy, Affirmation, Authenticity, Evangelization, and Faithfulness to Primary Vocation!"

    - Life Teen International

Life Teen is St. Rose of Lima's high school youth ministry. Life Teen is also the parent company of Edge. Edge is St. Rose of Lima's middle school youth ministry. As a Life Teen parish, our quarterly curriculum based on the Magisterium and the USCCB guidelines for Youth Ministry and Renewing the Vision. The teens at St. Rose of Lima will be exposed to quality and engaging catechesis. Chosen is St. Rose of Lima's two-years Confirmation Program.

Director of Youth Ministry:

Vince Dao graduated from University of California, Irvine with a degree in Public Health Policy. He has been involved with the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society throughout his life, from being a youth to a youth leader. He has been serving in youth ministry for 10 years as a Core Leader for various parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of San Bernardino. Summer 2010, he served as a summer missionary for Life Teen at Covecrest in Tiger, GA (one of Life Teen Camps). Through prayer and discernment during summer camp, he answered the called to be a full-time Missionary for Life Teen for two years serving many parishes and teens throughout the US. He is a worship leader and enjoy leading other in praise and worship. He moved to San Diego in 2014 to serve the community in San Diego and to establish thriving youth ministry.

"I enjoy rooting for the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Dodgers. My favorite color is blue, royal blue that is. I enjoy bowling and hitting those pockets for a strike. If you don't see me at the church, I'm probably doing ministry somewhere or trying to walk on water (enjoy being at the beach or outdoor adventure)."
Email: vincent@strosecv.com