High School Ministry

San Rafael’s High School Youth Ministry works to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

This ministry strives to provide new opportunities and experiences for high school youth that will draw them to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic Church.

High School Schedule

High School Confirmation Classes – Meets Sunday’s from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

High School Youth Nights – 3rd Friday of the Month, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Youth Center

Upperclassmen in the Upper Room (Faith Sharing for 11th & 12th grades) – Meets 1st Fridays, from 9:00-10:30 p.m. in the Youth Center

Worship Wednesdays – 1st & 3rd Wednesdays. 6:00-7:00 p.m. Worship in the Church Chapel, followed by fellowship 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Youth Center. (2nd & 4th Wednesdays at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Rancho Penasquitos.)

For events and activities please visit our Youth Ministry Homepage

Sponsor Youth Leadership

Our youth leaders are the hands and feet of the San Rafael’s Youth Ministry Program and one of our greatest blessings.  These Confirmed high school youth answer God’s call to give back to our parish community by becoming peer leaders.  They devote their time to witnessing Christ to their peers through relational ministry, weekly Confirmation classes, planning and hosting retreats, events, prayer nights, and a multitude of service and social opportunities.  Your sponsorship will help to empower and support our youth in their efforts to spread the Good News. Your donation will go directly to support San Rafael’s Youth Leadership Team in their leadership training, retreats, and various events throughout the year.

For more information and to become a sponsor of Youth Leadership click here.

2018 Scholarship Program San Rafael Parish

The Knights of Columbus from San Rafael are offering six scholarships this year ranging from $500 to $1,000 each.  For more information and application forms please visit the Youth Ministry website at  http://www.sanrafaelyouth.org or the parish website at http://sanrafaelparish.org/home/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-KC-Scholarship-Complete-Package.pdf.  The deadline to submit your application is May 1, 2018.  The six scholarships are: Ladies Guild Honorarium Scholarship, Matt Herriman Memorial Scholarship, Caroline E. Cox Memorial Scholarship, Catholic University Scholarship, Community College Scholarship and Vocational/Trade School Scholarship.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 2018 Scholarship Application Package

NEED SERVICE HOURS? | We have many opportunities available to you. Please see our youth ministry website – www.sanrafaelyouth.org -  for more details and to sign-up for service events. www.sanrafaelyouth.org.

I would like to volunteer for San Rafael’s High School Youth Ministry!

All High School Youth Ministry volunteers must complete background screening.

Safe Environment Training & Background Screening Instructions

CMG Connect Training for Volunteers

Reporting Sexual Abuse:  Complaints about sexual abuse by a member of the clergy or by a parish or Catholic school employee or volunteer can be made by contacting Lisa Petronis at (858)490-8353 or on the Diocesan website.



Lailani Gachalian

Youth Ministry Coordinator

phone: (858) 487-4314, Ext. 1217