A Catholic Community in Solana Beach, California

The purpose of St. James Youth Ministry (SJYM): to be missionaries for the hearts of young people.  We are led, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to create life-giving, joy-filled, merciful encounters with the person of Jesus Christ.  Through this communion with Jesus, we draw close to each other, the St. James parish family and the communities we have been chosen and called to witness to a hope that lasts.  We rely on the inspiration and the teachings of the Catholic Church so that a young person can make a confident decision to be a life-long disciple.

Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation preparation is a two-year process within the high school years. This two-year formation process is based on the principles set forth in the National Conference of Catholic Bishops’ document Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry. Our Confirmation process is not only preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, we focus on the importance of youth becoming active members of their Catholic Church Community.  Youth are expected meet every other Tuesday from October – May.  Classes begin October 2nd.  Here are some upcoming events:

– Tuesday, Sept. 25th: Orientation for Confirmation Parents at 6:30PM (teens need not attend)
–  Tuesday, October 2nd: Confirmation Starts
– 6:00PM: Supper for all ages in hall ($5 ea.). Parents are encouraged to attend Bible Study at 7pm.
– 6:45PM: Youth in the church
–  Sunday, October 7th: Youth Ministry Kick-Off at 7PM in the parish hall, following 6PM Youth Mass
– Tuesday, October 9th:  Confirmation Session (same schedule every Tuesday until Bible Study ends)
– October 14th:  Food Packaging Event – Sign up for a shift!!
– Tuesday, October 16th:  Confirmation Session
– Tuesday, October 23rd:  Day Off (NO Session)
– Tuesday, October 30th:  Confirmation Session

We are currently taking registrations for the High School Confirmation Program.  You may download the Confirmation Registration Form 2018-2019, or contact Evangely Aliangan Ward at 858.755.2545 x114 or eward@stjames-stleo.org.

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2019 – REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 17th

World Youth Day is a unique event that transforms the lives of youth and young adults. Pilgrims experience the universality of the church as never before during a week of faith celebrations with Catholic youth from around the world.

WYD this year will take place in Panama City, Panama from January 20 to 28,  2019 (tentatively as flights haven’t yet been purchased).  Our package will cost approximately $2600.00 which includes: roundtrip airfare, airport transfers abroad, simple lodging (with parish families or in parish hall), WYD registration & meals, 2 meals/day pre & post-WYD, entrance fees to day trips: Rainforest Escape & Panama Canal Ferry Cruise & travel insurance.  Must have passport!

If you would like to join our group of pilgrims, please contact Evangely  at eward@stjames-stleo.org or at 858-755-2545 X114, right away, deadline to register is 9/17/18 with a 50% deposit.

I T I N E R A RY (tentative)

Jan 20, Sunday: Arrive in Panama, check into lodging, and prepare for WYD
Jan 21, Monday: Day Trip
Jan 22, Tuesday: Panama City Tour, WYD Opening Ceremonies
Jan 23, Wednesday: Morning catechesis, WYD Youth Festival
Jan 24, Thursday: Morning catechesis, Papal Welcome Ceremonies
Jan 25, Friday: Morning, catechesis, Youth Festival, Stations of the Cross
Jan 26, Saturday: Pilgrimage Walk, Prayer Vigil with the Holy Father, Overnight camp-out
Jan 27, Sunday: Mass with the Pope, Pilgrimage Walk back to Panama City
Jan 28, Monday: Depart for home