Annunciation Parish

Youth/Young Adults
(505) 293-6760

Sr. Lupita Chaparro, FdCC - Director

Melany Gallegos - Administrative Assistant

Our Lady of the Annunciation’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry aims to Make Disciples of JESUS among our Middle School, High School and Young Adult youth. 

It’s a confusing world out there, and we want to ensure our youth have the tools necessary to navigate the waters of secular society with their faith intact.  We provide on-going formation to help them grow in their Faith, in their community life, their love for God, and for their Brothers and Sisters.  In essence, we strive to prepare them to live fully their calling by God as Baptized Christians who have great appreciation for the Holy Catholic Church.

VISIT THIS WEBSITE for all of the Youth & Young Adult Ministry Programs & Details...
Stay informed about upcoming events, retreats, pilgrimages and other formation opportunities at  YYA ministries by visiting:



Our Scouting programs are an intregal part of our youth ministry, developing the future leadership of our church and community. Our Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing Crew and American Heritage Girls serve the youth of our parish throughout their formative years.

Boy Scout Troop 280
Our Boy Scout Troop is an integral part of our Scouting program for boys, helping them to develop character and leadership skills through camping, craftsmanship, and earning awards based on completion of study and application of learned principles.  Boys in 6th through 12th grade.  We meet  Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.  If you are interested please email Mario or visit our Troop Web page at: .

American Heritage Girls Troop 0325 – is made up of groups of girls age 5 through 18, who meet together to enjoy learning new skills, giving of themselves in service, growing in faith, practicing leadership, experiencing teamwork, building friendships and strengthening character.

Venturing Crew 280
Our Venturing Crew emphasizes building strong leaders in young men and women between the ages of 13 and 20 years of age. This is done through reaching out to the community, deepening religious and ethical commitments, and organizing activities, like rock-climbing, backpacking, camping, plays, and much more.



Young Adult Frassati Society – welcomes young adults ages 18-39, single or married, in college or in a career, with a desire to grow in their Catholic faith. The YAFS meet  every other Monday evening, from 6:30 – 8:00pm.  Activities include social gatherings, information/faithsharing nights, pilgrimages, day hikes in the Sandia, guided by the model of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.

Keep up to date with happenings and upcoming events on our website (see above) and follow us on Facebook: AnnunciationYOUTH


JP II Crew
The JPII (John Paul II) Crew provides a faith-focused community for high school-aged youth of Annunciation. The group focuses on the social and spiritual needs of this age group by enjoying games, meals, and movies alongside discussion and lessons about topics of Catholic faith such as the liturgical year, ethical living, prayer, and more. The motto of the JPII Crew, Totus Tuus.

Cafe Night
Two Friday evenings a month the high school youth gather for fellowship while enjoying food, games, good conversation, and faith. We make a meal together, and share life while enjoying a meal together.

Oratorio provides a place for high school youth to just “hang out” and have a safe place to meet, play games, or find a quite place to study, from 3:30 – 5:15pm on Thursdays. 

Theology of the Body for Teens
Based on the works of St. John Paul II’s teachings on faith, sexuality, and the dignity of the human person, gives context to teens who want to know and understand the nature of real love and relationship. 


The Point Middle School Youth Group – is open to all youth enrolled 6th, 7th, or 8th grades in public, private, parish, or home school programs. The hour-and-a-half gatherings, held every other Monday, begin with group games, prayer, and food, followed by a lesson or series of activities which tie together Catholic faith and Middle School experience. The POINT seeks to build knowledge of faith through discussion within a Christ-like atmosphere.


World Youth Day (WYD)  is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country.

If you are interested in being part of this pilgrimage, or would like to help the young people get there, Please contact Sr. Lupita Chapparo, FdCC at or 293-6760 for more information.