High School Confirmation

Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation that deepens your faith life and allows you to see how the Holy Spirit is working in your life. It enlivens and deepens the gifts of the Holy Spirit which we received at our Baptism. Confirmation Preparation for high school students is a two year process. Candidates must fill our a registration form each year they are a part of the program. Sessions run each year from September to May. Confirmation Mass is held in the spring of the candidates second year of preparation. Sessions are held on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of the month from 6:00-8:00pm in the rooms of the Church. Please see the Confirmation Calendar for specific dates. For more information, contact Raphael Garcia, “RG” the Director of High School Youth Ministries at: 714-842-3000 ext. 29 or send an email to:

1st year of Confirmation Preparation
We believe that teens have the best experience in their journey to the Sacrament of Confirmation, when they journey as a community with their peers. The first year of Confirmation preparation is simply this, “to allow teens to experience Christ in their community.” Therefore, at St. Vincent de Paul, we invite teens to join our “Life Teen” community, which is our youth ministry for all high school aged teens. Here they will have the opportunity to meet new friends, and bring their own friends. We believe that teens should have the opportunity to freely choose to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. There are several important events that we require teens who are considering confirmation to attend. Some of these are our Fall Retreat, Life Nights, and XLT’s (Praise, Worship, Talk and Adoration). We also do expect teens to be attending mass every Saturday afternoon or Sunday to fulfill their Sunday Mass obligation as a Catholic. The teens and the leadership team will be given the opportunity to discern each teen’s readiness to continue to the second year of the process. An application packet will be released in January to be due in February. Please stay posted!

2018-2019 Life Teen /Confirmation 1 Registration Eng2018-2019 Life Teen/Confirmation 1 Registration Spanish

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATE APPLICATION PROCESS
Every March, teens who have been attending Life Teen regularly, have attended a retreat, and who feel ready to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation will have the opportunity to apply to their next year of Confirmation.  The process is simple, each teen must read the application, write a letter of intent, and be well prepared for their scheduled interview.  If the teen is discerned ready to receive the sacrament the following Spring, they will be given a registration for for the second year of Confirmation.


2nd Year of Confirmation Preparation

The only way to enter the 2nd year of confirmation preparation is to have AT LEAST 1 year of faithful and genuine attendance to our Life Teen Youth Ministry. Only after students have applied, have had a discernment interview, and show readiness to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, will they enter their second year of preparation.

Confirmation’s 2nd year of preparation is supplemental to the Youth Ministry program. Teens are still encouraged to attend Youth Ministry events. They will also have Confirmation Sessions with other teens who will be confirmed the same year in order to DEEPEN their faith and prepare them to receive Confirmation. We also prepare teens for life after Confirmation, and we expect teens to be serving our parish and practicing the Catholic faith throughout this process. This includes attending Sunday Liturgies (Held starting with Saturday 5pm Mass-Sunday 5PM Mass) learning and praying the traditional Catholic prayers such as the Our Father and Hail Mary in English or Spanish, as well as being able to testify to their faith in a personal way.

This is only a glimpse of the rich, faithful life each teen has the potential to live when they willingly and faithfully be a part of our parish community.

If any questions feel free to Contact Raphael Garcia (RG) in the Parish Office or by email: Youth@svdphb.org

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Mandatory Retreat

It is mandatory that all teens in Confirmation attend one (1) retreat for EACH YEAR they are in Confirmation.  Fall Retreat is Mandatory for those beginning Confirmation. and is scheduled for Veterans day weekend every year.  The Winter Retreat is mandatory for those who are in their final year of Confirmation.   Forms can be found below.

2019 Winter Retreat Info and Forms

CONFIRMATION REQUIREMENTS

Below are the explanation of requirements that each Confirmation Teen must complete.  aside from the Saint Report, all other requirements are for Second Year teens, or teens who will be confirmed during this upcoming Easter Season.

Saint Report2018-2019 Sponsor Application Bi-LingualBishop Letter due March 6 2019 Research Packet Due March 6th 2019Service Log due March 20, 2019