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.

2019-2020 Middle School Ministry Registration

Welcome to the 2019-2020 year of Middle School Ministry at San Rafael!  Registration will begin Monday, July 22nd, 2019 and continue until Monday, September 23rd, 2019.  Fees will increase by $30 on August 26th, 2019.

In order to facilitate the registration process and make it accessible to all families, we will now be offering a variety of ways in which one can register:

  • ONLINE: Follow the directions to fill out the information and pay the fees directly on-line. For new students not baptized at San Rafael, please email (religioused@sanrafaelparish.org) us a copy of their baptismal certificate. Click here to register.
  • PAPER FORMS: For your convenience registration may also be submitted in paper form. Registration Packets are available for download online, in the parish offices and in the church vestibule. Simply fill out and bring in, along with your fee payment, to the Religious Education Office.
  • ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE: Finally, we will be available in the Parish Hall after the Masses on August 10th & 11th to assist you with the registration process. New students not baptized at San Rafael, please bring us a copy of their baptismal certificate.

*** All new families must be registered in the parish. ***

*** All new students need to provide us with a copy of their baptismal certificate(s). ***


Grades 1-12 Fees (all inclusive)

One Child = $120.; Two Children = $160.; and Three or More Children = $190.

(After August 25th: One Child = $150; Two Children $190; and Three Children = $220)

There is an additional $50.00 PER CHILD for those children receiving FIRST COMMUNION and/or is in  1st and 2nd year CONFIRMATION (registration fee does not include cost of retreat).

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.

Middle School Schedule

Middle School Classes – Meets Thursdays 6:45-8:00 p.m.

6th Grade: Room H – 7th Grade: Room J -  8th Grade: Room D
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