Our Middle School Youth Ministry (MS-YM) faith formation program is our Confirmation preparation process and is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade youth. This year will consist of two sessions per month (September to April) from 3:30pm-4:45pm – ending just before the Sunday, 5pm youth mass which we highly encourage your child to attend.


Our Team

Kalena Moreira is our new Youth Minister and is currently a Senior at the University of Oregon this year graduating with two majors and two minors that focus along the lines of Social Work and Counseling work with children. Kalena works with our experienced Catechist Team that includes Tina Lipscomb and Debbie Piro. If you would like to volunteer to help with your program, please email kmoreira@stsimon.org. Please read on for more information and updates.

Important dates to note for Confirmandee in Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation

Parent meeting for Confirmation Parents – Thursday September 22, 7pm over Zoom.

Retreat date for Confirmation candidates – January 6-8, 2023. More information is coming soon.

Confirmation dateSaturday May 13, 2023, 3pm and Bishop Cantu will be presiding.

The grey highlighted rows on the calendar are REQUIRED events for those receiving Confirmation this year. Pre-approval for absences is needed to be able to attend the zoom makeup sessions.

Fellowship Meetings

Will be either service based or a fun activity or outing. We are looking forward to having lots of fun, faith filled events with you this year! Fellowship meetings are for both Confirmandee and those part of MS Youth Ministry Program.


If you have not had the chance, please make sure your child is registered whether your child attends Saint Simon Parish School or another school. Middle School Youth Ministry is a separate Office run by the Parish so registering ensures we have all the information correct and in one place. Registration link is here.


Next Session – October 2nd, Hike with Father Chris, Tina Lipscomb, and Debbie Piro 

Rancho San Antonio Preserve. Drop off @3:30pm and pick-up @ 4:45pm both located by the Restrooms! Please RSVP here if you plan to have your child attend.

We need three parent volunteers for this excursion! Please RSVP under the same link or email kmoreira@stsimon.org letting me know if you would be able to volunteer!

All Saint Simon Youth expecting to be Confirmed (typically 8th graders), including Saint Simon School students, should plan on:

  • Active participation in the monthly confirmation preparation lessons 
  • Journaling during the faith journey
  • Completion of service hours (service done for charitable organizations outside of the Saint Simon community are accepted in meeting this requirement)
  • Having a “walk and talk” session with a Saint Simon Priest
  • Attending a Confirmation Retreat in January
  • Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation in May