Evangelization for Teens
High School Youth Ministry
High school is a time of growth, discovery, and challenges. Questions arise and we want to find the answers to big questions. We seek the truth and we want to belong. Youth ministry provides an environment that is fun, engaging, and rooted in Christ as we seek the truth together and understand that here, we matter and we belong. High school youth ministry meets every week on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm – 8pm. We invite all high schoolers to join us! If you want to stay up to date with what is going on in youth ministry, send an email to be added to the Flocknote!
Middle School is a time where some big questions naturally arise. We start making decisions that change the world, make relationships that influence how we see things. and begin to think about what will happen with our lives. Edge is a place for 6th-8th graders to find a place to belong, ask big questions, and grow in faith! Each session we'll have time for food, games, music, friends, growing in faith. Edge meets on the first and third Monday of each month from 6pm-7:30pm. Contact Mason Fredenberg for more info and to sign up!
High School Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation in the Diocese of Orange is normally conducted during a teenager’s freshmen and sophomore years of High School. Confirmation at its core is about coming to know Jesus and to become a disciple of Christ. Our program aims to help our youth to build a solid relationship with Christ through prayer, small groups, community, catechesis, and (of course) fun! The program runs from September – April and is a two year process. We meet twice a month, and aim to not simply check the box, but to build a community where everyone knows they belong and are loved by God. To learn more about the program, please contact the Youth Minister, Mason Fredenberg.
The RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which those who are not fully initiated enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass, after which the candidates are brought into full communion with the church through the Sacraments. Teens who are unbaptized, baptized in a different faith tradition, or who are baptized but missed their First Communion, are invited to journey toward the Sacraments of Initiation together and to enter fully into the Catholic Church. Teen RCIA meets Sunday mornings from September – April. To learn more, please contact the Youth Minister, Mason Fredenberg
For Young Adults
Faith is a journey that continues throughout our entire lives, and the years of young adulthood are no different. We encounter the world in a new light, independent, and searching for answers and a place to belong. St. Edward’s offers a community for young adults (18-35) who are seeking to grow in faith and community with other Catholic young adults. We have partnered with two other local young adults groups and meet every Thursday evening. Please contact Mason Fredenberg to learn more and to join us!