Youth Ministries

St. Simon Catholic Parish offers Middle School Youth Ministry and High School Youth Ministry programs. It takes many volunteer leaders to make a thriving and successful youth ministry possible. Please consider joining our Youth Ministry Core Team or becoming a Youth Ministry Catechist.

Youth Ministry Goals for Students and Their Families

  • Seek to encounter and build an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Establish active participation in the Catholic Church, especially by participating in the Sunday Liturgy [Eucharist], using their unique gifts and charisms.
  • Create a welcoming, including and affirming community for all.
  • Practice Christian charity and justice both in the home, by helping parents and siblings, and in their community, through service projects.
  • Empower to be responsible leaders who fully recognize and share their unique gifts and talents with family, church and their immediate and global communities.

Source and Summit
The MS YM selected the name Source.
The HS YM selected the name Summit.
The naming comes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church which states that, "The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Catholic life."

Source MS YM (Middle School Youth Ministry) is a faith formation program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade youth. The program meets most Sundays from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m., after the 5:00 p.m. Additionally, we provide Bible Study on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. About once a month, there will be opportunities for the students to participate in service; please check the calendar to learn more about when those will occur. Contact our Youth Minister Aline Santos, at asantos@stsimon.org or 650.967.8311 x31.

Summit HS YM (High School Youth Ministry) is our high school youth program which meets on Sundays from 6:00 to 8:15 p.m. following the 5:00 p.m. Mass. Additionally, we provide Bible Study on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. About once a month, there will be opportunities for the students to participate in service; please check the calendar to learn more about when those will occur. Contact our Youth Minister Aline Santos, at asantos@stsimon.org or 650.967.8311 x31.

Confirmation – Preparation for Confirmation is normally celebrated in 8th grade. All Catholic students registered in Saint Simon School 8th grade or Middle School Youth Ministry 8th graders are considered candidates for Confirmation.