Youth Ministry
& Confirmation

Mission Statement

The Diocesan Ministry Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministries exists to serve, train, resource and minister to and with the leaders of parishes, schools and centers. By providing direction, mentorship and leadership in ministry to, with, and for youth and young adult Catholics. The Diocesan Ministry ensures that youth and young adults are ministered directly and indirectly by offering an engaging and comprehensive (i.e., spiritual, emotional, social and pastoral) approach evangelizes the heart of youth and young adults in order “to empower them to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.” The Diocesan Ministry office also advocates a ministry to, with, and by youth and young adults, which “seeks to draw youth and young adults to a responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community.”

“Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!” – Pope Francis


Find Your Local Parish

Youth Ministry is an adolescent ministry dedicated to Jesus Christ that responds to the needs of young people and involves them in sharing their unique gifts with the larger community.

The Sacrament of Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. In the Diocese of Orange, the confirmation journey is a two-year sacramental parish preparation experience for high school age youth.

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Catherine Ord

Program Coordinator

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Pastoral Center 13280 Chapman Ave.
Garden Grove 92840

Armando M. Cervantes

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Laura Schuberg

Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Benito Medrano

Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry