“The future starts today, not tomorrow” ~ Saint John Paul II


The mission of the Youth Ministry is to help young people encounter the Love of God and become life-long Disciples of Christ. We will achieve this by Practicing our faith, Building healthy relationships, Learning leadership skills and Serving the community.

Weekly Youth Nights

Youth Night is an opportunity for you to grow in faith and community with fellow young people from all over the county. We pray together, play games, watch movies, listen to music, all around just have fun. You are invited to stop by for some food and fun as we explore our Catholic Faith together.

High School

Our High School Youth Night is open to Teens ages 14 to 18. Youth Nights are held every Saturday of the month from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm in the CMO Youth Room.

Jr High- Starts June 20th at 5:30 pm

Our Middle School and Junior High Youth Night is open to children ages 10 to 13. Jr High Youth Nights are held on Tuesdays from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm in the CMO Youth Room.

Regular Monthly Events

Below are our regularly occurring events. These are open to all ages and happen on a specific day in each month.


Wednesdays in Summer, from 6:00-8:00 pm, the Youth Room is open. High School Teens can drop in for homework help, watch a movie, play games or just hang out with friends. Snacks and beverages will be available.

Penance and Pizza

On Wednesdays, we attend Reconciliation as a group then we head over to the kitchen in the CMO to make our own Pizza. Santa Sophia holds Confession every Wednesday at 4:30p. Our Pizzas are amazing so be sure to bring your favorite topping to share with everyone.

Check our Summer Calendars for when the Jr High and High School Penance and Pizza are being held.

 Supper Saturday

On the Third Saturday of every month, is our Youth Mass. We attend Mass at 4:30p as a group, we like to sit up front as a group. Afterwards we host our Supper Saturday. This is a special High School Youth Night where we sit down to a home cooked dinner as a Family. We share stories of our joys and our struggles, then retire to a fun evening of games and music.

Parents if you would like to volunteer to cook for our teens on Supper Saturday, please contact Daniel at dcummings@santasophia.org

Are you interested in Volunteering for our Activities? – On the first and third Mondays of each month we hold a Leadership Meeting to plan out the upcoming activities. All Teens and Parents are invited to attend and offer their input. Snacks and refreshments are provided.

Upcoming Special Events

Throughout the year, we offer various events and activities. These events include Spiritual events such as Steubenville San Diego and Encounter Nights. Social events such as our Summer Days at the Park or Movie under the Stars, and Service and Justice events such as the Walk for Life or Habitat for Humanity.

 Steubenville San Diego – July 28-30th

Steubenville is a power packed Catholic Weekend Retreat held in July. Teens and Young adults from all over the county attend a three-day conference designed to fire them up for Christ. We get to stay overnight in the dorms of the University of San Diego. There are Workshops, Prayer Services, reverent Mass, Praise and Worship Music, Eucharistic Adoration and more. Space is limited and you must be willing to help fundraise for your ticket to go.

Special Summer Calendars


June      July        August


If you would like to join our mailing list or have any questions or Suggestions, contact Daniel Cummings, Director of Youth Ministry at (619) 463-6011 ext.112 or email at dcummings@santasophia.org

Check out our Facebook Page or Instagram at KEYWORD “SantasophiaYM”


Is your child new to our Youth Group? – Be sure to print and complete the Parental/Guardian Consent Form and Liability Waiver which you can access by clicking the link at left.

Parental Consent Form