DioCal Youth Programs

Gathering and strengthening the youth community is one of the main purposes of diocesan youth ministry. Check out our calendar of events


Click here or on the calendar image to download a hyperlinked PDF of the Faith Formation calendar for 2017!





We engage our youth in faith formation through events such as:


Diocesan Youth Confirmation Retreat

Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7, 2017
St. Dorothy's Rest, 160 St. Dorothy Avenue, Camp Meeker

Come spend a few days in the redwoods with friends new and old. We will explore different ways to pray, play some games, talk about our faith, sing silly songs, have Eucharist together, and enjoy s’mores around a campfire.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 5 (please eat dinner before you arrive) and end after lunch on Sunday, May 7.

Cost: $150/per person. Scholarships available, contact Caren Miles, Associate for Faith Formation, carenm@diocal.org, 415.869.7815
Registration: https://diocal.wufoo.com/forms/ze3tytx17exzze/
Release form: http://diocal.org/sites/default/files/media/PDF%20Docs/Confirmation_retreat_registration.pdf (print out, sign, and bring to retreat)
Adult leader registrationhttps://diocal.wufoo.com/forms/confirmation-retreat-adult-leader/



Every young person needs a space to experience unconditional love in community. That’s the special purpose of Happening, a unique weekend retreat led by youth, for youth, dedicated to diving deeper in faith and relationship. The teens will spend time being vulnerable with other teens; they will have a chance to share their joys and struggles with people their own age, who understand the hard work of figuring out who God is calling you to be.

This year's Happening is cancelled (2017)

Contact: Caren Miles, Associate for Faith Formation, carenm@diocal.org, 415.869.7815



March 31 to April 1, 2017

Nightwatch is an overnight “lock-in” program in Grace Cathedral. Join youth from around the Diocese and Northern California for fellowship and fun. There will be facilitated community building, active and contemplative activities, art, music, and prayer. Nightwatch can also be a time for youth ministers from thorough the diocese to spend casual time together. We hope to see you and your youth there! Cost for Nightwatch is $20, and there is ample scholarship available. All youth must be accompanied by a designated Adult Leader.




What happens at Nightwatch?

Friday March 31
6:30pm Registration, Gresham Hall
7pm: The fun begins! Mystery, surprises, creativity, prayer, reflections and games in the Cathedral

Saturday April 1
7:15am wakeup, breakfast
8: Cathedral morning
10am: signout and farewell

Contact: Caren Miles, Associate for Faith Formation, carenm@diocal.org, 415.869.7815