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.

Important Notice To All High School Youth Ministry Students During the Covid-19 Crisis:

ALL IN PERSON CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.  We encourage all students to participate in virtual classrooms and video chats.  This is a great way for us to provide faith-enrichment materials to families and to stay connected as a community.

Instagram: @srymyouth

Follow us on Instagram for posts, live prayer and other fun activities.

GOOGLE CLASSROOMS | We will post announcements, lessons and other faith resources here.  *Note: Please be sure to use a gmail account NOT associated with a school.  You will need to have a personal account or create a new one.

1st Year Confirmation Classroom Code: o3iir34

2nd Year Confirmation Classroom Code: zgcozfs


LIVE VIDEO CHAT WITH GoToMEETING | Each week we will host a 30-minute live video chat through GoToMeeting.  Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/SRYM.  Meeting ID: 385-248-341.

Mid-Week Hangout (all are welcome) | Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

1st & 2nd Year Confirmation | Sundays at 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Youth Night | Sundays from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

This is a special program hosted by ProjectYM.  Each broadcast is an hour-long and includes games, music and a teaching from one of the top Catholic youth ministry speakers in the country.  Teens will be able to watch the live stream from any device with other young people from across the country!  (A link to the broadcast will be posted in our Google Classroom each week.)



Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight



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.)

THURSDAY YOUTH HANGOUTS | For all high school students!  We meet in the Youth Center from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Come and relax with friends, play games, sing songs, build community, and connect everyday living to God’s plan for our lives.

For other 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.

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 calling at (858)490-8353, by emailing misconduct@sdcatholic.com or visiting www.safeinourdiocese.org.

Sexual Abuse Compensation Program| The Independent Victim Compensation Program (ICP), a program sponsored by the Diocese of San Diego to assist victim-survivors who were abused as minors by priests of this diocese, has begun accepting applications.  The ICP is independent and not controlled by the Church.  There is no time limit on when the abuse may have taken place.  The program will consider all claims, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred.  No attorney is necessary and there are no fees of any kind.  U.S. Residency is also not required.  For more information go to their website  www.CaliforniaDiocesesICP.com.



Lailani Gachalian

Youth Ministry Coordinator

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