Youth Ministry


“Church is boring.” Ever hear those words before? Most likely they came from an unengaged teen whose needs were not being met by their faith community. St. Mary’s youth ministry exists to expose teens to the exciting and beauty of the Catholic Church, all while  maintaining a safe, fun, and casual environment. Every week, the future of our church are being formed in their faith. These young men and women learn to articulate their faith in Christ, grow to have in their personal commitment to the mission of the Church, and seek to understand both the challenges and opportunities of contemporary culture.

Get ready to have some fun, make new friends, and explore your faith! St. Mary’s Youth Group is designed to meet the spiritual and social needs of middle school and high school students (grades 6-12). This group meets September – June, every Wednesday from 7:00pm-8:00pm in the Youth Center (next to Our Lady of Guadalupe grotto). During the months of July and August, we host our annual Summer Series, which includes weekly on and offsite events.

To get involved as a participant or volunteer in youth ministry at St. Mary Parish, contact Carlos Barba, our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at or (408) 337-2668