SCDA Youth Ministry serves

6th grade through 12th grade and is made up of:

Middle School Youth Ministry (6th-8th grade); and High School Youth Ministry (9th – 12th grade)


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




Registration Information:
Middle School and High School Registration Instructions:
Registration for Middle School, Confirmation, High School and High School Leadership is NOT available as an online process. To register, please print and complete the appropriate application below. Applications along with the required certificates and payment is to be submitted to the church office once completed. After receiving the application, our Youth Minister will contact you to welcome you to the program.

High School Youth Ministry Registration for the 2017-2018 year is now CLOSED.

Youth Ministry Registration for the 2017-2018 year is ongoing.
We look forward to a great year ahead! As a reminder, all families who desire to join Confirmation preparation within High School Youth Ministry, must be registered, active families of our Santa Clara community for at least one year prior to registering. If you anticipate participating in HSYM next year, please register and begin attending Mass with us now.
Yearly Registration Fees
Middle School Youth Ministry – $110
Youth Ministry and Preparation for Confirmation = $150
Youth Ministry Leadership for those who have been Confirmed = $100
*Does not include retreat fees (described below)
Middle School Documents:
High School Documents:

Fall Retreat Information and Registration Packet

Navigate YM 2017-2018


Important Dates for High School Youth Ministry:

Youth Ministry Requires 1 Retreat each year:
Youth Ministry Fall Retreat:
November 10-12, 2017
= $175
Spring Confirmation Retreat:
March 16-18, 2018
= $200
Required of all those being Confirmed in 2018