6TH TO 8TH GRADE FAITH FORMATION
St. Joachim offers a comprehensive middle school program for junior high teens. EDGE provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. EDGE takes place in Nevin Hall on Thursday nights from 6:30pm-8pm
NOTE: Our program will cover First Communion Preparation.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
9TH TO 12TH GRADE FAITH FORMATION
Our High School Teen Ministry is just that -- a ministry to high school teens where our Church is making a special place, a home for all of our parish teens. Through prayers, retreats, classes, small group discussions, service projects and working with an adult spiritual mentor we call Sponsors, young people will be able to recognize and understand the presence of the Holy Spirit in themselves and in His people and will be able to identify themselves as active members of the Catholic faith.
Our Teen Ministry offers Youth Nights for fellowship and spirituality, and Sacrament Prep for Confirmation. Click here for MORE INFO about Confirmation.
For more information, please contact our Youth Minister, Luis Ceja, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-574-7400 ext. 8321.
YOUTH NIGHT: Faith/Theology
Theology and Church Teaching
YOUTH NIGHT: Wellness
Nights where we focus on the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of our teens.
YOUTH NIGHT: Worship/Scripture
Nights where we either study an aspect of the Scriptures or have a worship activity such as virtual Mass or Adoration.
YOUTH NIGHT: Social
Nights that promote community amidst our teens.
The Confirmation program at St. Joachim is a two-year program. During this time, Candidates, Sponsors and the Families will be prepared spiritually, catechetically, theologically and pastorally to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation! Using a variety of settings and activities, our teens will develop a deeper relationship with Christ.
Confirmation is open to all high schoolers (grades 9-12).
Confirmation year 1 takes place on alternate Mondays from 7:00-8:30 PM, and Confirmation year 2 takes place on alternate Mondays from 7:00-8:30 PM.
LEADING TEENS CLOSER TO CHRIST 9TH-12TH GRADE
We are always ready to take on new team members. Our family will welcome you with open arms whether you are looking to be a Confirmation Catechist (Teacher), EDGE (Middle School) Core Leader, or a LIFE TEEN (High School) Core Leader. Here are some of the need to knows to be a Catechist or Core Leader.
Please download the pdf. below to view the full details of each volunteer role, as well as other possible ways to volunteer. Once you have discerned which are you would like to participate in, you will need to schedule an appointment with our Youth Minister, Luis Ceja.
WHAT WE NEED
In working with Youth and Teens, we take special care to make sure they are in a safe environment.
- All volunteers under 14-17 years old must complete Safe Environment Online.
- All volunteers 18+ must complete Safe Environment as well as be fingerprinted for a background check.
Safe Environment Online Class Completion through CMG Connect. *All certificates should be emailed to the Youth Minister at email@example.com
Confirmation Catechist Volunteers and Life Teen Core Leaders must also provide a copy of their Confirmation Certificate to the Youth Director.