Youth Ministry

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Archdiocesan Youth Rally 2015

Youth Ministers' Retreat 2015

On Fire Norcal Jam 2015

Youth on a Mission Norcal Discipleship Training 2015

Food Fast 2015

Archdiocese January 2017 Confirmation Retreat

Archdiocese of San Francisco Youth Ministry (ages 12-17)

Through our office, we offer the following services:

For Pastors:

  • Consultation with Pastors and staffs when hiring a Youth Minister/ starting a Youth Ministry program
  • Informational sessions during deanery meetings

For Youth Ministers:

  • Training
    • Youth Ministry Specialization Series (a two year course with a total of 8 sessions)
    • Confirmation Team Training Series (a one year course with a total of 4 sessions)
    • Facilitating Theology of the Body with Youth (1 session)
    • National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (December)
    • Online webinars
  • Spiritual Formation
    • Youth Ministers’ Retreat (August)
  • Collaboration
    • Beginning of the Year Meeting with Youth Ministers and DRE’s (September)
    • 2 Youth Ministers’ meetings per year, per county (September and January)
    • Emails and Facebook discussion group (ongoing)
  • Resources

For Youth:

  • Archdiocesan Events
    • On Fire NorCal Jam at Six Flags in collaboration with NorCal dioceses (September)
    • Youth Rally and Youth Mass (October)
    • Walk for Life (Jan)
    • 1 Archdiocesan Confirmation Retreat per county (January, February, April)
    • CRS Food Fast (March)
  • Training
    • Youth on a Mission: Leadership Training Camp for High School students in collaboration with NorCal dioceses (July)
  • Leadership
    • Archdiocesan Youth Council:
      • 1 representative from each parish (ideally). Recommended by the pastor and Youth Minister
      • Meet once a month at the Pastoral Center
      • Liaison between parish youth ministry and the Archdiocese
      • Help plan Archdiocesan Youth Events
  • Catholic Scouting:
    • Meet with Catholic Scouting Committee on a regular basis
    • Organize booklets, emblem, and recognition ceremony for Catholic scouts

Other responsibilities:

  • Communication regarding youth ministry
    • Email, Phone calls, Echo/Eco newsletter, Facebook, and Instagram: @sfarchdioceseym
  • Discuss youth ministry needs with Northern California, Region XI, and the National level (NFCYM and USCCB)

Archdiocesan Youth Council

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Catholic teen leaders from parishes throughout the Archdiocese

  • Develop leadership skills, strengthen Catholic faith, and provide the opportunity to collaborate with other youth leaders
  • Help plan Archdiocesan youth events
  • Learn how to strengthen parishes' youth ministry programs
  • Meet once a month at the Pastoral Center
  • Applications come out each year in May/June

Find a Youth Group

Marin County

San Francisco County

San Mateo County

Parish/Group Address Youth Meetings Youth Minister & Contact

Bukas-Loob sa Diyos (BLD)

St. Veronica

434 Alida Way
SSF, CA 94080

Fridays 7:30-10:30p

Ray & Ruby Urbino


Church of the Epiphany

827 Vienna St
SF, CA 94112


Maia Pineda
Leanne DeGuzman

Junior Apostolates of Christ (JAC)

St. Paul of the Shipwreck

1122 Jamestown Ave
SF, CA 94124

Sundays 1-3PM

Angel Vierneza


Our Lady of Angels 

1721 Hillside Dr
Burlingame, CA 94010 

Fridays 6-8p

(Youth Mass)
2nd Sundays 6p

Chris Mariano

Our Lady of Lorretto 1806 Novato Blvd
Novato, CA 94947
Every other
Thursday 7-8:30p

Annie Troy

Our Lady of Mercy 1 Elmwood Dr
Daly City, CA 94015
Fridays 7-9:30p

Anne Balazo


Our Lady of Perpetual Help 60 Wellington Ave
Daly City CA 94015
Fridays 6-8p

Angelo Marquez

St. Andrew 1571 Southgate Ave
Daly City, CA 94015


(Youth Mass)
Sundays 12:30p

(Youth Choir Practice)

Doug Requilman


St. Augustine 3700 Callan Blvd
SSF, CA 94080

2nd & 4th Sundays 3:30-5p

(Youth Mass)
2nd & 4th Sundays

(Youth Choir Practice)
Tuesdays 4-7p

Melanie Macaraeg

Daniel Diaz


St. Bruno 555 W. San Bruno Ave
San Bruno, CA 94066

Pai Lautaimi

St. Cecilia 2555 17th Ave
SF, CA 94116
Various activities, contact Youth Coordinator for calendar

St. Charles 850 Tamarack Ave
San Carlos, CA 94070

(Youth Mass) 
Sundays 5PM

Youth Group Council meets once/month for planning. Small faith sharing coming soon on Sunday mornings

Tami Palladino

St. Isabella

1 Trinity Way
San Rafael, CA 94903

Mondays 7:30-9p

Clarence Mamaril

St. Pius 1100 Woodside Rd
Redwood City, CA 94061

Monthly 6-8p

(Youth Mass)
Monthly 5pm

(Youth Choir Practice)
Monthly 4pm


St. Robert 1380 Crystal Springs Rd
San Bruno, CA 94066
Wednesdays 6-7:30p

Deacon John Meyer

St. Timothy 1515 Dolan Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Stella Trinidad


Youth Ministry Resources


Outside Da Box

Project YM

VCAT (Video Catechism)

Ascension Press



The Source 4 YM

Theology of the Body

Discipleship Focused Youth Ministry

Busted Halo

Spirit and Song