Middle School Ministry

San Rafael’s Middle 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 middle school youth that will draw them to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic Church.

2018-2019 Registration

Enrollment is now open for all new and returning students for the 2018-2019 school year.  To make the registration process as easy and accessible to all families, we will several ways to register.  Middle School has open enrollment throughout the year (except for Sacramental Prep Students, please register by the 3rd Sunday of September).  Please contact Lailani Gachalian at youthministry@sanrafaelparish.org.

You may register directly online.  Simply go to the San Rafael Parish website, www.sanrafaelparish.org, and hover your cursor over “Religious Education” on the menu located along the top of the page.  A drop-down menu will appear.  Click on either “Religious Education Grades 1-12 Registration 2018-2019.”  Follow the directions to fill out the information and pay the fees directly online.  New students not baptized at San Rafael, please email us a copy of their baptismal certificate.

You may download the Religious Education Grades 1-12 Registration Form and print the form, fill it out and bring it to the Religious Education Office to pay your fees in person.

Or, you may come in person to the Religious Education Office to fill out the forms and pay your fees.

Blank forms will be available in the church foyer for you to take home, fill out, and turn in to the Religious Education Office (along with your fee payment) at your convenience.

Finally, we will be available in the Parish Hall after all Masses on August 11th & 12th to assist you with the registration process.  New students not baptized at San Rafael, must bring a copy of their baptismal certificate.

Save the date for Middle School Orientation:

September 20, 6:45 p.m., Parish Hall

First Class: September 27, 6:45-8:00 p.m.


Middle School Schedule

Middle School Classes – Meets Thursdays 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Middle School Ultimate Fun Nights – 1st Friday of the Month, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Youth Center

Youth Ministry Homepage

I would like to be a volunteer for San Rafael’s Middle School Ministry

All Middle 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