High School Youth Ministry

Our SCY Nights are for High School Students and include opportunities for community-building, faith-building, and fun through large group programs, Bible study, catechetical activities, and small group experiences. These are a special times for our high school students to fellowship together, with caring mentors. We often have a theme and guest speakers to help foster fellowship and faith amongst our teens, as well as small groups and ample opportunities for faith responses that fit the many personalities of our teens. A committed team of adults and young adults work together to vision, plan, and provide an exciting and welcoming environment, to help compliment the faith formation that takes place in the home.

We also schedule social activities and service projects throughout the year.


The path to Confirmation at Santa Clara takes place in the context of Youth Ministry. Readiness for the sacrament of Confirmation is determined by the engagement of the youth in the life of the parish for a minimum of two years. Teens 9th grade and above seeking the sacrament of Confirmation are expected, with their families, to be weekly participants at weekend Mass, tithing (documentable through use of envelopes or Parish Pay) for a minimum of 2 years.  

Middle School Youth Ministry

Our 6th - 8th grade students meet at least twice a month on Friday evenings from 7-9pm for a fun and safe time of fellowship, games, worship, teaching, Bible study and small group discussion. A committed team of adult, young adult, and HS youth leaders makes this a fun, safe, and dynamic way to grow in the faith, in concert with the formation that takes place in the home. We offer special events and theme nights as well.

Youth Leadership

Incoming freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, who are baptized with 1st Communion in the Catholic faith, who have completed or are in the process of being confirmed, as well as a few other criteria, are invited to consider applying to join Youth Leadership at Santa Clara. This is an opportunity for students to serve the community of Santa Clara by exercising their gifts, time, talents, and acquired skills. Our commitment is to help continue to identify and grow those gifts, while pursuing Jesus' vision of leadership as service not personal power or attention. As they help participate in planning, executing, and visioning for Youth Ministry at Santa Clara, youth leaders are given ample opportunities for growth in leadership skills with an eye for becoming a leader not just at church but in their family, school, community, and life as well. There is a Fee for Youth Leadership, which includes training and materials.

 Youth Ministry 

Kirsten King 

High School Ministry (SCY)

Junior High MInistry
714-970-7885 x225


Permission Form 2016-2017 Sponsor Teen Activity Form Saint Reflection 2016-2017 Sponsor Form 


Registration Information:

Middle School and High School Registration Instructions:
Registration for Middle School, Confirmation, High School and High School Leadership is NOT available online.  To register, please print and complete the application below.  Applications along with the required certificates and payment is to be submitted to the church office.
NOTE:  High School Youth Ministry Registration is now closed for the 2016-2017 year. We look forward to a great year ahead! As a reminder, all families who desire to join High School Youth Ministry next year, must be registered, active families of our Santa Clara community. If you anticipate participating in HSYM next year, please register and begin attending Mass with us now.

Youth Ministry and Preparation for Confirmation = $140

Youth Ministry Leadership for those who have been Confirmed = $100
Youth Ministry Requires 1 Retreat each year - Retreat will be chosen with payment options
Youth Ministry Retreat: November 11-13 = $175 
Confirmation Retreat: March 31-April 2 = $175