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

Online registration is now closed.  If you still need to register your child for 2018-2019 classes for our Middle School Program (Grades 6-8) you must come in person to the Parish Office to fill out the form and pay your fees.  New students not baptized at San Rafael, please email us a copy of your baptismal certificate.  All new families must be registered in the parish.

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY THANKSGIVING SERVICE PROJECT | Middle School Ministry students will be outside after all the Masses this weekend handing out grocery bags for their Thanksgiving Meal in a Bag service project.  Please take a bag home with you and fill it with the listed items.  Then bring your filled bag back to church next weekend, November 10-11, before any of the Masses or drop it off at the church office before Thursday, November 15.  If we run out of bags, you can print a copy of the list and use any grocery bag. Monetary donations and grocery gift cards would also be greatly appreciated.  Contact Lailani Gachalian at youthministry@sanrafaelparish.org with any questions.  Thank you for helping our students support local families in need this Thanksgiving!

BLAZE GIRLS BIBLE STUDY | Are you ready to see the hearts of your daughters set on fire with love for Christ?  Blaze is our new ministry for 7th & 8th grade middle school girls!  Our Blaze ministry offers resources that help reach the hearts of middle school girls with the love of Christ and the truths of our Catholic faith.  We gather on Mondays, 4:00-5:15 p.m. in the Youth Center.  Our next gathering is November 5.  This curriculum includes a kit full of take home gifts and icebreakers, a mother/daughter devotional, Bible studies and prayer journals.  Register here.  Cost: $75 registration fee covers full curriculum.


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