OLA Youth Ministry

Gabriel Rivera: (805) 642-7966, ext. 121      Contact Gabe Rivera HERE

OLA Youth Ministry is leading students to a passionate and authentic relationship with Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church. It has been said that you make an impression on someone from a distance, but in order to make an influence on someone, you must get close. OLA Youth Ministry is a group of adults who are willing to get up close and personal with teenagers in order to influence them in their walk with Jesus Christ. It doesn’t matter what grade you’re in or what you think about God. Whether you like large groups, small groups, adoration or service projects, we’ve got some way for you to encounter Christ and grow in your faith. Come and join us for 5:15 p.m. Mass Sundays, Bible Study on Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Youth Room. Sign up for Confirmation or join the Peer Leadership Team.

January 18 - 20: Year 1 Confirmation Retreat at Forest Home Ojai Valley

Santa Barbara Youth Day: Saturday, January 26, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Teens in grades 9 - 12 are invited to attend this Archdiocesan sponsored youth rally/day of recollection at Villanova High School in Ojai, CA. A day just for youth from many different backgrounds from throughout the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region to participate in a rally, liturgy and workshops focused just for them. Our very own, Gabriel Rivera, will give a keynote address and lead worship during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. 

2019 City of Saints Teen Conference

August 2-4, 2019 | UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA

Catholic teen conference hosted by Archbishop Jose Gomez

and the Youth Ministry Division of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

This 3 day event is a wonderful and local opportunity for young people to deepen their relationship with Jesus. The conference features dynamic speakers, diverse liturgical experiences, music, interactive exhibits, opportunities to receive the sacraments of Eucharist and penance, and more. All of this is set in an atmosphere where teens can learn and experience the beauty of the Catholic faith with its rich symbols and traditions.  



  • November 1, 2018 – Pre-Registration Opens – discount pricing available during this time
  • March 31, 2019 – Pre-Registration Closes
  • April 1, 2019 – Registration Opens – cost increases
  • May 1, 2019 – Last day for pre-registered groups to release spaces
  • June 1, 2019 – Scholarship Applications are Due: Click HERE for Application
  • June 15, 2019 – (or until capacity is reached) Registration closes
  • June 15, 2019 – All paperwork is due
  • June 15, 2019 – scholarship recipients are notified
  • August 2-4, 2019 – 5th annual City of Saints Teen Conference
Click HERE for Registration Form 

More detailed information about the conference HERE

Confirmation Schedules 2018-2019 Click HERE