Youth Sacraments (6-12th grade)

Baptisms for Youth

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


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. 

Confirmation Mandatory Sessions have concluded for the 2020-2021 Formation Year.  For those who just completed their Beginning Year of Confirmation, please email Eliut Sanchez for information about registration at reled@svdphb.org .

Confirmation Requirements

2020-2021 Beginning Year Confirmation Teens are required to schedule an in-person meeting with the the Youth Minister to discern the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Schedule the meeting by clicking the button below. There a dates available to meet up until the first week of May.

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Saint Report: https://forms.gle/i577NPX5NMSeUmuS6  PAST DUE For Beginning and Final Year Confirmation Students

Sponsor Candidate Application: https://forms.gle/rDMoAx3HHTpsUtGV7 Past Due For Final year Confirmation Students – Beginning Year students due June 25th 2021

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.  Past Due For 2020-2021 Final Year Teens. Due March 2022 for 2020-2021 Beginning Year Teens.

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 EXTENDED, APRIL 30th, All Service Projects (at least 3 projects= at least 6 hours) submitted Online For Beginning and Final Year Confirmation Students!

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.

Reconciliation

The Confirmation candidates and Sponsor should go to confession before the Confirmation mass and a required to receive the Eucharist at the Confirmation Mass.

On Monday, May 3rd, the Confirmation Candidates will be able to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation to prepare for Confirmation. We will have 4 priests available starting at 4 pm and ending at 5:30 pm.  Teens who are Confirmation Candidates this year must attend as a part of their preparation.  If unwilling or unable the reason must be disclosed to the Youth Minister.

 
Here are some resources to help you understand the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).

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