High School Youth Ministry (HSYM)

Youth Ministry and Confirmation at Holy Spirit

Today our mission at Holy Spirit Youth Ministry continues with over 335 youth in Confirmation, Youth Nights, EDGE (Middle School), and Youth Leadership. Many lives and families have been touched by this ministry, and we look forward to continuing to “lead teens closer to Christ” and His Church.

“If you are what you should be, you will set the world ABLAZE.” — St. Catherine of Sienna

Youth Ministry

Youth Nights are every Sunday starting at 5 pm with Mass and ending at 8:45. Youth Nights are open to any high school student grades 9-12. Click the button below for more information.

Youth Nights

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation preparation is open to students who have completed one year (or two semesters) of Youth nights and are in grades 10-12. If you have questions about eligibility for confirmation preparation classes, please contact HSYM@holyspiritfremont.org

Confirmation Prep Info

Youth Ministry Youth Nights

Youth Night is where it all begins for each high school teen. During these nights, teens are welcomed into the Youth Ministry family and are brought into an encounter with Jesus. Any high school teen is welcomed to join us Youth Nights! The teens gather at the 5pm Mass, and after the Celebration of Mass, we have dinner together before the session begins. The session conclude by 8:45pm.

For teens that are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, this the first step along with the other prerequisites for Confirmation.

Every fall, we have an weekend retreat for teens in youth ministry. The Fall retreat is held in Mission Springs Christian Retreat Center in Scotts Valley, CA. It’s a great opportunity to unplug from regular life, deepen friendships and discover new ones, have personal reflection, and to encounter God through it all.

Registration is required. Click the button below to complete online registration or download the registration form. Registration and payment may be dropped off at the De Sousa House if you would rather register and pay in person.


Confirmation Preparation

God built His Church and continues to renew it through the gift of His Holy Spirit given in the Sacrament of Confirmation. We believe teens who have received that gift and live it out in their lives is a way of God renewing the world!

Holy Spirit prepares high school teens over a two year period for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Teens interested in being candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation can begin their formation process by completing one full year of Youth Nights (or 2 semesters).

There are 12 Youth Nights per semester. For a teen to be able to enroll in Confirmation, a teen should not miss more than 2 Youth Nights per Semester (4 sessions for the year).

YEAR TWO candidates will register and participate in Confirmation Sessions held on Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm to 6:00pm during the school year. Confirmation Candidates are required to attend the 5:00 pm Sunday Mass.

Click the button below for requirements for the Confirmation Prep process and registration details.

Confirmation Process and requirements