Youth Ministry

St. Bede's Youth Ministry is dedicated to creating a space where teens can come together in Christian community to be there for one another as Jesus Christ is there for each of us.  Our events are dedicated to connecting teens spiritually and socially through fun games, prayer experiences, service opportunities, sports and outdoor activities, the arts and more.  We aim to grow in Christian virtue through coming together and building a supportive and encouraging network that recognizes the youth as the Church of today as well as tomorrow.  With God's guidance, the youth of the St. Bede's will gain a deeper understanding of and respect of one another, serve those in need, participate in the sacraments, develop a personal spirituality and prayer life, participate in the Church community and deepen their relationship with Jesus.



Hey teens! Pope Francis wants to hear from you! The Vatican is holding a synod on young people, the faith, and vocation discernment. Check out this questionnaire, open to all (you don't have to be Catholic!) Click the link and there should be a drop down language menu so you can translate it. 
For more info on the synod, check it out here:

Upcoming Events

4C Nights

4C Nights will start up again in September 2017
When: Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Place: Teen Room (Elizabeth Ann Seton Room) behind the Parish Hall.
Meet us at the 5:30pm Teen Mass, then join us for dinner, followed by fellowship, conversation, and prayer!

4C Nights are evenings where all high school teens gather for fellowship, fun, and faith sharing.  4C is a place for teens to meet 4 Christ, 4 the Church, 4 Community, and to foresee what God's dream is for their lives. We meet Sundays after the 5:30pm Teen Mass from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Teen Room.

*For Confirmation Teens: Attending 1 4C Night counts for 1 out of 3 Youth Ministry activities


Teen Bible Study

Teen Bible Study has concluded it's meetings for the academic year. Check back here soon for information on the 2017-2018 calendar for Teen Bible Study!

We gather, enjoy snacks, explore a brief passage from a Sunday Mass Gospel reading and have a discussion about it. If you’re not familiar with the Bible or if you’re a Bible nerd, Teen Bible Study is perfect for you. It’s a place to ask questions, get to know your faith better, and get to know other teens. Seekers welcome. All you need to bring is an open mind, open heart, and any questions you may have.

*For Confirmation Teens: Attending 1 Teen Bible Study counts for 1 missed Confirmation class or 1 out of 3 Youth Ministry activities.

For our 2016-2017 Calendar for Teen Bible Study, click here.



Summer Opportunities

August 4-6, 2017


For more information, check out:

Spend a weekend with thousands of other Catholic teens enjoying activities, sacred spaces, praise and worship music, entertaining and inspiring speakers, engaging workshops, Mass with Archbishop Gomez Eucharistic Adoration, and more! 

Where: UCLA (teens gets to stay overnight in the dorms and eat in the college dining halls!)

When: Drop off - Friday, August 4 @ 3pm in DeNeve Plaza
Pick up - Sunday, August 6 @ 3pm

Cost: $210 (covers 2 nights in dorms, all meals, and conference fee)

City of Saints 2017 Registration Packet

*For Confirmation Teens: Attending City of Saints counts for 2 out of 3 Youth Ministry activities, or 2 missed Confirmation classes, or 1 missed Year 1 Retreat.




LAMP - Liturgical Arts Ministry Project (of SoCal)
July 24-29, 2017

Check out their website:
LAMP SoCal is designed to mentor high school students in liturgy, music and the liturgical arts during a week-long residential summer camp with leading Catholic pastoral, liturgical and music leaders from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and beyond. The program is designed to mentor and form the next generation of leaders in our Catholic communities.

Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic Church's liturgical life
  • Grow in understanding of the Catholic faith
  • become stronger as musicians and liturgical ministers for his/her home community
  • Grow in understanding of inculturation and cultural adaptation of the Church's life of worship
  • Meet and build community with a great group of teenagers and professional Church ministers who share similar interests and faith.

Who Is It For
LAMP SoCal is open to boys and girls who are entering grades 9 through 12 and are involved in liturgical minstry in their parish our high school.

Registration Fee: $650 per person; $550 if registration is received by June 1, 2017.
Registration includes five nights lodging, all meals including lunch on Monday through lunch on Saturday and all activities.

Nonrefundable Deposit: $100 required with application.
Financial Assistance: A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need. Contact Dale Sieverding at for more information by June 1.
Housing: Girls and boys will be housed separately in double occupancy dorm rooms accomodations with adult supervision at all times. Unless there is a specific request, roommates will be assigned by conference leadership.

June 1
: Early registration with application, essay or video submission, letters of recommendation and $100 deposit due.

June 1: Audio recording submission for musicians due.
June 15: Balance of registration fees due.
Please note: No registrations will be accepted after June 30, 2017.


For Teen Leads/Prospective Teen Leads

CLI (Christian Leadership Institute)
July 24-29, 2017

SAW (Signed and Anointed to Witness)
July 17-21 (Santa Barbara)
July 30-Aug 3 (Rosemead)

What Is CLI?
For over forty years, Christian Leadership Institute has been a nationally recog-nized program that supports the devel-opment of parish and campus ministry leadership teams by training teens as leaders. This institute is not a retreat. It is an intense week of training during which participants learn new skills, put those skills into action, and explore what it means to live in community. While the pro-gram requires a lot of work, it is also fun and exciting.

Important Information
When: Monday, July 24 - Saturday, July 29
Where: DePaul Evangelization Center Montebello, CA
Who: High school teens interested in becoming Teen Leads.
Cost: $320 per person (includes food, housing, materials, and a CLI T-shirt)

Click here for the CLI 2017 brochure.

For more information contact: Katie Zeigler, or (213) 637-7616


What Is SAW?
A 5 day/4 night leadership retreat for Confirmed Youth Leaders who want to strengthen their faith and learn how to share their witness.

S.A.W. is centered on:

  • Developing Evangelization
  • Deepening Faith & Love in Christ
  • Empowering Peer Leaders

Important Information
When: Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21 or Sunday, July 30 - Thursday, August 3

Where: Rancho Alegre, Santa Barbara or St. Josepeh Salesian Center, Rosemead
Who: Open to all recently confirmed youth
Cost: $250 includes tuition, lodging and meals for the week, T-shirt, supplies.

Click here for the SAW 2017 Flyer.

For information contact: Heather MacDonald, or 805-682-5500



Teen Mass


Interested in getting involved in the liturgy? We are always looking for teen lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, and ushers/greeters. Contact Youth Minister, Jessica Gerhardt, for more information.

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