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

Youth Nights take place on Sundays and Fridays and are for High School Students. They include opportunities for community-building, faith-building, and fun through large group programs, Bible study, catechetical activities, and small group experiences. These are special evenings 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. 


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.  Parent Ministry nights and family formation is offered and encouraged throughout the year. The primary faith teachers are the parents… we are here to support what is already occurring in the homes.   Minimum Requirements to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are here:  Sacrament of Confirmation Requirements 18-19   The Youth Night Calendar of Events is here: YM Calendar 2018-2019


Middle School Youth Ministry

Our 6th – 8th grade students meet throughout the year on Friday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm for a fun and safe time of fellowship, games, worship, teaching, Bible study and small group discussion. Parents are actively involved as volunteers throughout the year and leaders help make this a fun, safe, and dynamic way to grow in the faith, in concert with the formation that takes place in the home.  For the 2018-2019 Calendar, click here: MSYM Calendar 2018-2019


Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership is an opportunity for Confirmed teens 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. We meet twice a month on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. as well as supplemental events, conventions, leadership retreat days and workshops.

 Youth Ministry Program Contact Info: 

Kirsten D. King, Youth Minister
714-970-7885 x225


How to Register for Youth Ministry
Middle School and High School Registration Instructions:

Registration for High School Youth Ministry is now CLOSED

Registration for Middle School Youth Ministry is ongoing Sun., Sept. 9, 2018 – Confirmation/HSYM Kick off Meeting 4-5:30 p.m. **Save the date – Fall Retreat is November 9-11, 2018 at Irvine Park To Register for Middle School Youth Ministry (High School Youth Ministry Registration is now CLOSED): A few ways to Register: Print and complete the appropriate application below.

  1. Scan your completed registration packet AND certificates and email them to and submit full registration payment with this link: Pay Online
  2. Submit the completed registration, along with the required certificates and payment to the church office once completed.
  3. Pay online and the completed registration, along with the required certificates to the church office once completed.

  As soon as registration is received, teens may begin attending High School and Middle School Youth Ministry events.


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 = $150
*Does not include retreat fees (described below)
Middle School Documents:
High School Documents:

Important Dates for High School Youth Ministry:

Youth Ministry Fall Retreat:  DATE TBD –  $200

Leaders Fall Retreat:  $160.00

Spring Confirmation Retreat: February 27-March 1, 2020 –  $200

**Required of all those being Confirmed in 2020