Adult Leads

Adult Leads are volunteers accompany and support teens in their faith journey. Adult Leads minister by sharing their own experiences with the teens they accompany. We seek to understand and listen. Adult Leads guide with love, gentleness, wisdom, and patience, trusting in the Holy Spirit to stir their hearts. We are called to plant seeds. 

Adult Lead Registration

Please complete the two steps below:

  • Complete a registration form here
  • Complete a DocuSign form here

Virtus Certification

All Adult Leads must be Virtus trained.  If you have not completed Virtus Training, please follow the links below:

  • Virtus Certification -- for the link to the Virtus page click here 
  • Fingerprinting Schedule -- Click this link for the Fingerpriting ADLA page for a list of upcoming sessions.
  • For more on Virtus, Fingerprinting and protecting our youth, check out the Safeguard The Children webpage.

What is Youth Ministry?

St. Bede's Youth Ministry begins in 7th grade and goes through 12th grade. The core of our faith is the Sacred Heart of Jesus - the love of God. It is God’s love alone that can satisfy our restless hearts and it is out of His heart that we were all created. Teens grow deeply by looking within and learning how to love each other as Christ loves them. They do this through fellowship, community building, discussion and conversation, prayer, service, activities, retreats, and Sacraments.

  • Jr High Youth Ministry is grades 7-8 and meets twice a month from 6:30-8:15pm in the Teen Room
  • High School Youth Ministry is grades 9-12 and meets after the 5:30pm Teen Mass from 6:30-8:00pm in the Teen Room
  • Confirmation meets once a month on various days. As a Confirmation Catechist, you may choose which day you're available and schedule your monthly sessions in advance

Youth Ministry nights include food, games and activities, witness talks, small and large group discussions, panels of speakers, movie nights, worship music, prayer, and more. 

Confirmation Sessions involve opening prayer, check-ins with your teen candidates, presenting the session topic (catechesis) along with personal stories, small group activities and discussions and closing prayer. The curriculum is given to you at the beginning of the year to review. 

Retreats and Conferences are places where Adult Leads help to chaperone, facilitate activities and small group discussions, share witness talks, and develop a personal connection with youth. Retreats and conferences provide opportunities for teens to have deepened spiritual experiences. 


General Adult Lead Commitments

  • Service Term: 1 year (July 2020-June 2021)
  • Required: Virtus Certification & Fingerprinting within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
  • Attend Adult Lead Formation Day over the summer
  • Regularly attend and facilitate youth ministry (or Confirmation) events, depending on your program.
  • Regularly attend 5:30pm Mass on Sundays and participate in some form of liturgy ministry (lector, Eucharistic Minister, music, usher/greeting, audio/visual/sound).
  • Help with retreats 

Jr High youth Ministry Commitments

  • Attend Jr High Youth Ministry Nights twice a month.
  • Arrive early (around 5:45pm) to help with set up and go over the agenda.
  • Help clean up after -- around 8:30pm. 
  • Meet 3 times a year with the Jr Hgih Team to plan out the topics for the following 3 months.
  • Help plan and lead Jr High Youth Ministry Nights with fellow team members.

High School Youth Ministry Commitments

  • Attend High School Youth Ministry Nights.
  • Arrive early (around 4:45pm) to help with set up and go over the agenda, prior to the 5:30pm Teen Mass, and help serve at the 5:30 Mass.
  • Help clean up after --until around 8:30pm.
  • Meet 3 times a year with the High School Youth Ministry Team to plan out the topics for the following 3 months.
  • Help plan and lead High School Youth Ministry Nights with fellow team members.

Confirmation Catechist Commitments

  • Schedule your monthly dates for your Confirmation sessions and provide your list of dates to the Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministry.
  • Attend and lead one Confirmation session a month.
  • Attend any catechist meetings as scheduled.
  • Help lead retreats.

Monsignor Antonio has created a new book of Prayers and Principles during Lent 2021. Please share these beautiful prayers and practices at home with your family.

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