Religious Education
Grades 6 – 8

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Alive Middle School Youth Group has been designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of our Catholic middle schoolers (grades 6 – 8). As part of the Catholic Church’s mission to evangelize and spread the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, we would like to provide a more in-depth and personal opportunity for young people to grow in their faith.

As part of our Middle School Curriculum we will be using Connect from St. Mary’s Press and Theology of the Body for Teens by Ascension Press throughout the year as teaching resources.

Middle School meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-7:45pm in the Parish Center room 6.

Office Hours:

Reanna Layba Castro
760.607.5018 Email or leave a message for an appointment.

Reanna's office is located at the lower level of the new parish center.
Mon-Thu 10 am - 6:30 pm • Sun 11:30 am - 8 pm

About Safe Environment Training

Volunteers who will be working with the youth on a regular basis (teachers, chaperones/drivers, childcare) will need to apply for a background check online Choose San Diego under the Find a Diocese dropdown list.
In 2005, the Diocese of San Diego established the Safe Environment program for our children's protection. The program has three components:
• a background check of all adults who have contact with children on a regular basis in church ministry,
• training for these adults in Diocesan policies and Child Protection Services, and
• ongoing training of children to protect themselves from compromising situations.

We have conducted background checks and training for every adult involved with religious education, Sunday programs (nursery and the preschool class during 9:30 am Mass), Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs), and child care for the Women’s Christian Fellowship.

The training of children to avoid compromising situations (in grades 1-8) focuses upon the
No-Go-Tell poster.

This poster was developed by the Diocese of San Diego. Notice the poster is general in tone and does not focus on any specifics. The training for the students is also general in tone and does not point to any specific topic or person. The training is done annually in mid-October.

A document with Diocesan policies and Child Protective Services details may be viewed here. We thank you for your full cooperation in promoting a Safe Environment for our children.

Reporting Sexual Abuse (Posted May 2020)
Sexual Abuse Compensation Program The Independent Victim Compensation Program (ICP), a program sponsored by the Diocese of San Diego to assist victim-survivors who were abused as minors by priests of this diocese, are accepting applications. The ICP is independent and not controlled by the Church. There is no time limit on when the abuse may have taken place. The program will consider all claims, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred. No attorney is necessary and there are no fees of any kind. U.S. Residency is also not required. To report an incident . For more information, please contact Mary Acosta, Victim Assistance Coordinator, at 858.490.8353 or