Teen Registration


Welcome to registration page for teenagers at Saint Martha Catholic! Our goal is to lead teenagers and their families closer to Jesus Christ in and through the Catholic Church. Thank you for choosing our parish and allowing us to serve you in this way! Registration is open year round for our teen programs. To register in a program fill out the form at the bottom of this page. If you would like more information, click on one of the drop-down menus below for specifics on our various programs. You can also visit saintmarthayouth.comThe following programs are for teenagers from 11-18 years of age in middle school and/or high school.

DUE TO COVID WE ARE DOING MOSTLY ONLINE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING MINISTRY UNTIL THE GOVERNOR AND BISHOP SAY WE CAN DO OTHERWISE. It will look different than the description you can read below. We hope to go back to normal ministry soon. Please pray for an end to the pandemic. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us or call the church office at 951-698-8180.

 


Our High School Confirmation process is called the Journey. Details on the program are outlined below in the drop down menus:

 


The youth ministry program is called Life Teen. Through Life Teen we host two separate events for High Schoolers (Life Night) and Middle Schoolers (EDGE) that are outlined below in the drop down menus:

EDGE (Middle School Ministry)

Edge is our Middle School Youth Group and there are a lot of ways your students can get involved.

EDGE is our formation ministry for 6th‐8th grade students and meets most Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm.  Each week, the middle school teens will hear a message specifically designed for them, they will worship, play games and take part in small groups.  We believe that students who grow in faith in relationship with other believers become healthy, faithful adults, so our small groups are led by loving adults who will challenge the teens to go deeper into the scripture and teachings of the Church.  For more information on volunteering and becoming part of the core team, please contact Vinny Kyamko-Yap at vkyamko@sbdiocese.org

All children in Jr. High are welcome to attend EDGE, and we will never turn away a family, but in order to support the work of our ministry we are asking families to make a suggested donation of $50.

Register by completing the form below.


Life Night (High School Ministry)

Life Night is our High School Youth Group and there are a lot of ways your students can get involved.

Life Night (Sundays 6:30-8:30 pm).  Each week at Life Night students hear a dynamic message, have the opportunity to ask questions, participate in powerful times of worship, led by our student worship ministry, grow in community through games, small groups and a weekly meal.  Life Night invites high school teens to move from being followers of the crowd to being leaders in faith.  All high school age teens are welcome.  Life Night is led by a passionate group of adults called the CORE team.  For more information on volunteering to be a part of the CORE, contact Brandon Tait at btait@sbdiocese.org

All teens in High School are welcome to attend Life Night, and we will never turn away a family, but in order to support the work of our ministry we are asking families to make a suggested donation of $50.

Register by completing the form below.


The Journey (High School Confirmation)

Journey is a three-year program typically starting in the Freshman year of high school and ending with confirmation in the spring of the junior year. The Journey program consists of five elements. They are detailed below.

Parent/Sponsor Participation:  Attendance at 21 events plus some online Field Guide participation

Candidates will be required to attend all Journey events with a parent or sponsor.  Parents and sponsors will also be required to participate in some of the assignments from the online Field Guide.

Journey Events

The Journey events are offered 10 months a year.  Candidates are required to attend 21 events over the course of three years (21 out of 30).  A parent or the sponsor must attend each event with the candidate.  Journey events typically take place on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 pm.  These 21 events must be completed prior to Confirmation in the Junior or Senior year.  Our events consist of national and national quality speakers that share powerful messages.  Parent or sponsor participation and attendance are required at every Journey event.  In addition, students are invited to participate in our weekly Life Teen events on most Sunday evenings for small group interaction within the community.

Service Ministry

Service:  Each candidate must participate in one multi-day service project each year over the course of the formation process.  This means that each candidate must complete a total of three multi-day projects over the course of their three years within the Journey program.

Retreat

Retreat: We host one high school retreat each year at Forest Home Camp on the first weekend in December.  Candidates must participate in at least one weekend retreat prior to Confirmation.  We also attend a summer conference each year called Steubenville in the month of July.  Candidates may choose to attend the Steubenville Conference with Life Teen in July as their “retreat”.  They may also attend as a make up for missing two (2) Journey events before their Confirmation Ceremony.

Registration for the Journey program does not include a candidate’s retreat or conference fees.

Field Guides

All candidates are required to complete Field Guides “One and Two”.  Through these field guides, candidates will be required to work online and study the Bible and Catechism of the Catholic Church.  The field guides consist of four to seven chapters designed to broaden the experience and practice of our Catholic Faith.  Assignments will vary between individual assignments and parent/student/sponsor assignments.  Assignments are designed to expose candidates to different practices of prayer, the teachings of the Church, scripture, the lives of Saints, Sacraments, etc.

Journey is a three-year enrollment.  Payment options include a one time fee of $360 or 30 monthly payments of $12.

Register by completing the form below.