Youth Baptisms

Baptism is the first sacrament celebrated in the process of initiation into the Catholic Church. The waters of baptism symbolize life and death, washing and cleansing, and the mystery of new life out of death.  at the baptism of a child (or any person), we celebrate and reflect on God’s unconditional love and welcome him or her into our Christian Faith.

To inquire about a youth Baptism and the preparation process for youth who are either in middle or high school (grades 6-12) contact RG Garcia at youth@svdphb.org


Youth 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. 

 

Confirmation Requirements

Saint Report: https://forms.gle/i577NPX5NMSeUmuS6

Info is provided on the form.  Please make sure to paste all sources that you used to fill out the saint report form. New Due Date: February, 2021 submitted Online For Beginning and Final Year Confirmation Students

Sponsor Candidate Application: https://forms.gle/rDMoAx3HHTpsUtGV7

Note: This form only allows the Religious Education Office to check if your Sponsor is Eligible. Once eligibility is confirmed, your Sponsor will receive a document to be signed and sealed by their current attending Parish Priest if possible.

Due: January 29, 2021 submitted Online For Final year Confirmation Students – Beginning Year students optional

Research Project: https://forms.gle/AmmrGY2zEB7EjKEG6

Info is provided on the form.  Please make sure to turn Research Reports in no later than March 26th online through the google form.

Due Date: March 26th submitted Online For Final Year Teens ONLY

Service Project: https://forms.gle/TnigMMPYo3SgVumLA

This year the teen will log each Service Project they do online through Google Forms as well.

If you have any questions about what is acceptable to do for Service Projects, Email RG Garcia at youth@svdphb.org, or see listed projects on the Google Form.

Due Date: March 26th, All Service Projects (at least 3 projects= at least 6 hours) submitted Online For Beginning and Final Year Confirmation Students!

Teens must schedule a meeting with RG, the Youth minister in MARCH:

Click here to sign up: https://signup.com/go/QASCqJh

Letter to Fr. Jerome: https://forms.gle/C7AbkBMxGdgaLGucA

Due Date: April 1st 2021.  Teen must submit a doc of pdf file to the through the following link with their signature.       


First Eucharist for Youth

The Eucharist is the “Source and Summit of the Christian Life.” That means that celebrating the Sacrifice of the Mass is the most important moment of our lives on Earth.  To fully participate in the Mass is to be able to receive the Eucharist.

 We believe that God makes ordinary bread and wine into the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ, not a symbol, but his true presence.  This is an important Sacrament that deserves great respect and preparation. To prepare to receive the Eucharist, you must complete a minimum of 2 years of Faith Formation.

Middle School

For Middle School Teens you will attend the Edge Middle School Ministry nights along with additional First Eucharist Sessions.  

High School

For high school students, they will begin your Confirmation Preparation process.  The process is a minimum of 2 years.  During their preparation for Confirmation they will attend additional First Eucharist Sessions the formation year they are to be Confirmed.

 

Preparing for Confession

The Confirmation candidate and Sponsor should go to confession before the Confirmation mass. Here are some resources to help you.

For more information about youth sacraments, contact the Office of Faith Formation at: 714-842-3000 ext. 114 or send an email to: