Youth Ministry


St Mel Teens that went to Panama on Youth Day in January '19

St. Mel offers a comprehensive youth ministry experience for younger and older adolescents. What is a comprehensive youth ministry? They have eight components:

  • Advocacy
  • Catechesis
  • Community Life
  • Evangelization
  • Justice & Service
  • Leadership Development
  • Pastoral Care
  • Prayer & Worship

Catholic Youth "On Fire"

4:35Catholic Youth ON FIRE! [ Live the Adventure | Summer 2016 ]

Children's Religious Education Calendar

High School Youth Ministry at St. Mel's is presented through the dynamic and awesome program Life Teen. Focusing on a life enriched by the sacraments, Life Teen aims to bring teens into communion with the global church and lead teens closer to Christ.

St. Mel Life Teen meets on Sunday's after the 5pm Life Teen Mass. We invite all high school teens to join us for Life Nights as well as our events:

  • Inspiration LA at Six Flags Magic Mountain (Fall)
  • SHINE Mission Trip (Early Summer)
  • Steubenville Conference (Mid-Summer)
  • World Youth Day (every 2-3 years)
  • Fundraisers (every other month)

Jr High School

EDGE is a fun and dynamic experience which allows students in grades sixth through eighth experience and encounter Jesus Christ. Through catechesis, service, and outreach, EDGE meets young pre-teens and teens where they are at and helps them live a bold, dynamic Catholic life. Through EDGE, St. Mel's Youth Ministry:

  • Creates a positive experience of the Catholic Church for younger adolescents
  • Helps middle school students deepen their knowledge and appreciation of what the Catholic Church teaches and believes.
  • ​​​​​​​Challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church.


Our Life Teen Group - 2019 Panama WYD on Jan 17, 2019

Photos of St Mel Youth Group trip to Panama -- Jan 20  -  A spiritually uplifting and fun trip for all the pilgrims.