Youth Ministry

2019-2020 Confirmation Registration : May 1st


More information, please contact Emmanuel Perez or ext. 233.

meet emmanuel perez

youth ministry coordinator, ext. 233

Emmanuel Perez was born in the northern part of California in the city of Ukiah. He first learned to serve in his faith in the Parish of Saint Mary of the Angels as an Acolyte under the guidance of Padre Ismael. From a young age his parents instilled in him “the greatest gift one can inherit, the Catholic Faith”. He is currently continuing his education at Cal State Fullerton where he plans to obtain a B.A. in Human Services and a Minor in Public Administration. At a young age, Emmanuel relocated to the small farming community of Livingston in the Central Valley of California. It is there in the parish of Saint Jude Thaddeus where his heart was set on fire for Christ. With the direction of Msgr. Fonseca, he learned to love to serve the people of God especially the future generation of Catholics. At Saint Jude Thaddeus Church, he worked several positions throughout the past three years as the Youth Minister, Safe Environment Manager, and Parish Receptionist. During these years, he acquired much awareness and experience by being a part of the Youth and Young Adult Diocesan Committee for the Diocese of Fresno. He is a firm believer in Timothy 4:12 -- “Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity.”

And like Saint Junipero Serra proclaimed, “Siempre Adelente!” “Always Move Forward!”



Confirmation is a two year process that requires you to complete the registration process each year.

The Registration Form must be accompanied with a copy of a baptismal certificate and a payment of $300.00 USD. The Payment can be paid by either cash or check.

Orientation Night for CI and CII Students - Your Child and One Parent Must Attend.

Registration Packet 2019-2020

Event AGREEMENT forms

These forms are required for the attendance of any events through the Youth Ministry.

Policy Agreement Form

Minor Permission Form

Photography and Video Consent Form

Medical Release Form

Peer Leadership

The peer leadership team is the heart of our youth ministry. By involving the older teens of our parish to facilitate the younger teen’s faith sharing all of the students grow in faith. This happens in small groups for the confirmation classes, the retreats and faith sharing events. 

Youth liturgy involves teens coming to Christ in the liturgy. The youth oriented liturgy is at Saturday mass. It is frequently followed by a faith sharing event in the parish center. Youth may serve as greeters, lectors, altar servers, musicians, singers, cantors and Eucharistic ministers. 

The youth group consists of students who are interested in growing their leadership skills through a youth development program called Friday Night Live. Youth use their faith values to make healthy choices.