Youth Ministries

"Let the children come to me and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it."

Luke 18:16-17

Youth Faith Formation

"[Jesus] said,... "Come, follow me."

Luke 18:22

Preschool Faith Formation

Ages 3 through Kindergarten (child must be 3 by December 1st)

Sundays during 9:45 AM Mass

A fee applies for this program.


Let your preschooler "come to Jesus!" Each week your preschooler will participate in different age appropriate faith-filled stories, songs and crafts in a safe and warm environment. A parent/guardian must walk the child to and from the classroom.


For more information, please dial 714-826-1140 or email the Youth Faith Formation office.

Youth Faith Formation

Includes First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Grades 1st through 6th

Sundays 10 - 11:15 AM, Tuesdays 7 - 8:15 PM, or Wednesdays 4 - 5:15 PM

Home study programs are available for all grades.

A fee applies for this program.


By participating in the Youth Faith Formation program, your child will come to know Jesus by studying the bible and the teachings of the Catholic Church.


The two year preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist usually begins in 1st grade but can be started anytime through high school and is done through our Youth Faith Formation program.


Click here for the Parent and Student Handbook.


Please contact the Youth Faith Formation office for more information.

Summer Bible Camp

Preschool through 6th grade

A fee applies for this program.


Don't miss out on Vacation Bible Camp! One week each July, Saint Irenaeus' Youth Faith Formation offers campers a faith-filled adventure complete with bible stories, crafts and other summer activities. Camp is available for preschool through 6th grade students.


Find more information in the Bulletin during Spring or call 714-826-1140.

Youth Ministry

Grades 7th through 12th

Saint Irenaeus Youth Ministry provides a safe and supportive environment that allows our youth to continually explore, develop and fulfill their relationship with Jesus. Students are encouraged to not only grow their faith but to take that faith and make a difference in their community.

Peacemakers

Grades 7th and 8th

October through June

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:15 PM in the Parish Hall

A fee applies for this program.


Junior high students explore and develop their faith through a variety of social, service and religious activities. Registration is ongoing - so come join us anytime!


Contact the Youth Ministry office for more information.

Sunday Night Live (SNL)

Grades 9th through 12th

September through June

Sundays from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Parish Hall

A fee applies for this program.

Partners with Confirmation Preparation


Youth Ministry invites teens to Sunday Night Live (SNL) whether they are preparing for confirmation, wondering about their faith or just hanging with friends. SNL offers a safe and supportive environment for faith inquiry. This program welcomes all high school students seeking a stronger relationship with Jesus.


Contact the Youth Ministry office for more information.

Peer Ministry

Confirmed High School Students

September through June

Sundays from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Parish Hall

No fee applies for this program.


Peer Ministry supports the High School Youth Ministry and Confirmation Preparation programs. Peer ministers are involved in planning SNL, retreats and other high school activities. Crucial to our Youth Ministry, these peer volunteers guide and encourage other teenagers to keep Jesus in their minds, in their words, and in their hearts.


Want to be part of this great ministry? Call 714-826-0460 or send an email to the Youth Ministry office.

Sacrament Preparation


Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, Confirmation

Ages 7 through 12th grade

Baptism

Ages 7 through 12th grade

A fee applies for this program.


Baptism washes away our sins, welcomes us into the Church and makes us members of the body of Christ. The baptism process for children over 7 but not older than 12th grade is individually designed so duration time varies.


For more information, please call 714-826-1140 or send an email to the
Youth Faith Formation office.


For individuals younger than 7 years old or no longer of school age, please call the Parish Office at 714-826-0760.

1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist

Typically begins in 1st grade but up to 12th

A fee applies for this program.


These two sacraments continue the child's faith journey through the forgiveness of sins, restoration of grace, and communion with Jesus Christ. Preparation for 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist usually begins in 1st grade and takes two years. However, individualized programs exist for older children through 12th grade.


A parent/guardian must come to the Youth Faith Formation office to complete the registration and health information cards.

Confirmation Preparation

9th and 10th grade but up to 12th

September through June

A fee applies for this program.


This two year program meets in small groups to help students develop their relationship with Jesus and prepare for Confirmation. Students are encouraged to further their faith exploration by attending Sunday Night Live (SNL).


For more information, please send an email to Youth Ministry or call 714-826-0460.