We invite you to become involved and to volunteer in the following Children and Youth Ministries:Baptism Ministry Team assists the Baptism Coordinator with the presentation of monthly baptism preparation classes. For more information contact Lisa Feliciano via email or (818) 340-6020
Confirmation for high school aged youth is a two-year sacramental preparation program. Adult catechist volunteers and confirmed teens assist the Confirmation Coordinator. For more information contact Ella Sciarra via email or (818) 340-6020 ext. 1015.
Ministry of Moms Sharing (M.O.M.S.) is a group of St. Mel moms and children who gather on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month to share faith, friendship, prayer, God’s Word, and their ministry of motherhood in a nurturing and supportive environment. Meetings are held upstairs in the Parish Center from 10:00 to 11:30. Contact Lourdes Curley via email or (310) 367-7320 or Virginia Dooley via email or (818) 497-6292
RCIY (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Youth) is typically a two-year journey of faith formation for youth ages 11-14 years that prepares them for the sacraments of Baptism and/or Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. For more information contact Monica Matthews via email or (818) 340-6020 ext.1022
Religious Education for Pre-K to Eighth Grade is provided on Sunday mornings. Adult catechists teach classes with the support of the Religious Education Coordinator. For more information contact Monica Matthews via email or (818) 340-6020 ext.1022School Parish Services Committee facilitates opportunities for St. Mel Elementary School students to serve the parish in a variety of ways. For information contact Patrick Bobillo via email.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a fun-filled, one week, half-day summer program for children ages 3-11, with bible stories, music, arts and crafts, games and recreation centered around a biblical theme. For information contact the Religious Education Office (818) 340-6020 ext.1022