High School Youth Ministry

HSYM is open to all high school students, whether confirmed or not.  This ministry is focused on providing a faith community that will support our young people with a sense of solidarity.  It is social, prayerful, communal, and faith-filled.  We aim to provide support and guidance through prayer, service, and relationship building.  Through community, we hope that every teen will discover and explore their uniqueness and God-given gifts.

HSYM typically meets one Sunday a month, September through May.  We begin with 9am Mass then transition into Good Sunday HABITS, which includes a light breakfast, prayer, and experiencing grace-filled moments through peers and community involvement.

Already confirmed teens are encouraged to continue their faith journey and share their gifts as peer leaders on retreats and Confirmation Preparation sessions, in addition to serving in other parish ministries (i.e. Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Greeters and Ushers). 

Hang out time with God
     ~ spend time in prayer

Accountability with peers
     ~ check in with others in small groups

Bible time
     ~ experience Scripture through reading, games, activities

Involvement with community
     ~ hear faith stories, build relationships, serve

Tithing, offering
     ~ give of ourselves and share with others

Sacrament sharing
     ~ experience God's grace through the sacraments

Dear young people, you are a precious gift for society!
-- Pope Benedict XVI, World Day of Peace, 2012

Confirmation Contact Information

High School Youth Ministry Coordinator:
Jenny Bruni
 jenny@sththeresaoakland.org
   510.547.2777 x123

Safe Environment Training

All parish volunteers, 18 years and older must complete the online training where you will fulfill the training requirement of the Safe Environment Project.

Safe Environment Link