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

Grades 1 through 6

(and Sacrament Preparation for older students)

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

Luke 18:22



Youth Faith Formation Registration opens on Wednesday, June 1!


YOUTH FAITH FORMATION CLASSES

Includes First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Grades 1 through 6

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.



Youth Faith Formation Classes Schedule

Sunday Classes: 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Tuesday Classes: 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Wednesday Classes: 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.


Registration will be accepted by office visit, or by mail.
If you wish to register by mail, please download the registration form along with the emergency card.

YFF Registration Form

Health Emergency Form

YFF Welcome Flyer


We require a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate.


Due to the current circumstances and to better serve our parishioners, we are only accepting registrations from those families that are registered in the parish and/or live within the parish boundaries.

Youth Faith Formation Office Hours

Monday to Thursday

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



For more information, please call the Youth Faith Formation Office at 714-826-1140 or send an email to youthformation@sticypress.org.


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BIBLE CAMP

1st through 6th grade

A fee applies for this program.


Don't miss out on 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 1st through 6th grade students.


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




Youth Ministry

Grades 7 through 12

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 7 & 8

Registration is ongoing!

Peacemakers Registration Form 2022-2023

Diocese of Orange Digital Evangelization Consent and Liability Release Form


CONFIRMATION YEAR 1

Grades 9 & 10 but up to 12

Confirmation Year I Registration Form 2022-2023

Register early, space is limited.

Registration will be accepted until the program is full or until September 1, 2022.


CONFIRMATION YEAR 2

Grades 9 & 10 but up to 12

Confirmation Year II Registration form 2022-2023

Register early, space is limited.

Registration form due by August 1, 2022.



OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Thursday

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


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



Peacemakers

Grades 7 and 8

October through June

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

A fee applies for this program.


Registration is ongoing!


Junior high students explore and develop their faith through a variety of social, service and religious activities. 


Contact the Youth Ministry office for more information.


Peacemakers Registration Form 2022-2023

Sunday Night Live (SNL)

Grades 9 through 12

September through June

Last Sunday of the month in the Parish Hall

From 6:30 - 8:00 PM (after 5:30 p.m. Mass)

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

No fee applies for this program

Contact Laura for more information


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.

CANVAS Young Adult Ministry


CANVAS at Saint Irenaeus was a ministry for young adults between the ages of 18-30 and IS NOT CURRENTLY ACTIVE. We would like to bring this wonderful ministry back to Saint Irenaeus. 


If you would like CANVAS Young Adult Ministry back at Saint Irenaeus, and you are a young adult, please fill out the form below. Thank you!


CANVAS RELAUNCH QUESTIONNAIRE


FAITHFUL FAMILIES MINISTRY




Faithful Families Ministry seeks to foster a multigenerational engagement of the faith by hosting Faithful Family Nights. These nights will be fun events that encourage parish families to spend time with one another on our campus thus allowing the church to be more than just a place of worship but a community center as well.


For more information, send an email to faithfulfamilies@sticypress.org.


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 visit our Adult Formation page or 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 12

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.