Teen Confirmation

Confirmation is a great gift! It is the final Sacrament of Initiation into the Catholic Church, offered though our program to teenagers who are in high school. Confirmation is a “yes” to embracing God’s mission for your life and calling on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit to live out that mission through the Church.

Because of the importance of the decision of being Confirmed as a Catholic, the Confirmation Program is a 2-year process of discernment and experiences of God’s great love for each one of us. Most teens are encouraged to begin their Confirmation journey when they enter 9th grade.

Content, speakers and dialogue are appropriate for the maturation of 9th and 10th graders, therefore it is most appropriate at these ages. It is also encouraged to start in 9th grade because teens will develop friendships with many of their peers in the parish community and high schools. 

However, teens entering 10th and 11th grade are also able to begin the Confirmation process. If older than 11th grade, teens must wait to begin Adult Confirmation Preparation after turning 19 years old.  One reason the age is set to 19 is to actually discourage people from waiting until after high school because faith formation in high school is incredibly important with what our teens are being exposed to. Bishop Kevin Vann emphasizes the importance of the need for discussion of faith and morals during these formative years.

Family Faith

Formation Vision

Our Confirmation Program runs from September through May each year and includes, parent/teen classes, a one-day retreat, one weekend retreat, teen/sponsor events, parent/teen events, Stations of the Cross, Holy Week participation, service projects and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Although our primary focus is the spiritual development of the teens, parents are very much included in the formation to enforce the domestic church and to create dialogue outside of our events.

Confirmation 1

Registration begins in July each year, so we can adequately prepare for incoming group of teens.  Even though registration is now technically closed for the year, please contact our office if you are still interested in enrolling your teen for this year of formation.

To register for Confirmation, the following is required:

Call the parish office 949-574-7400 @ Ext. 322 to schedule an appointment to come in and Completed Confirmation Registration Packet (see below), a Registration Fee of $125/yr, and copies of Baptism and First Communion certificates if applicable (regardless of what church they were received). 
 

Select a Sponsor

All C1 teens are required to choose a Sponsor who will mentor, guide and inspire them in their Confirmation journey. A sponsor must be a fully initiated, practicing Catholic in good standing in the church (and at least 18 years of age).

Search for a Saint 

All C1 teens are required to choose a Saint to identify with on the Confirmation journey. All Saints must be chosen by the C1 Teen/Sponsor Event #2 where they will explore the life and testimony of this saint with the sponsor.

Confirmation Program Information

To be encouraged by the comprehensiveness of our Confirmation Program, please see the Program requirements in our Year 1 Packet of Information below:

Confirmation 2

Registration occurs during the summer in August, at one of our offered Open Houses. Call the parish office 949-574-7400 @ Ext. 322 to schedule an appointment for which Open House you’d like to attend and resolve the C2 registration Fee of $225/yr. Even though registration is now technically closed for the year, please contact our office if you are still interested in enrolling your teen for their second year of formation – we don’t want anyone to miss out!

 

*If transferring to our parish for second year Confirmation Preparation, you must submit a completed C1 Registration packet (indicate it is for C2), Sponsor form and a letter of completion of Year 1 from the Confirmation Director at the previous Parish. 

Master Calendar for C2

Our year is set! All teens in C2 are required to come to all events listed in the Master Calendar. Please see the Master Calendar of Events below to stay aware of what is scheduled for Confirmation 2.

Search for a Saint 

All C2 teens are required to choose a Saint to identify with on the Confirmation journey. All Saints must be chosen by the C2 Teen/Sponsor Event #1 on October 25, where they will explore the life and testimony of this saint with their sponsor. (…And do a great art project using this information!)

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1964 Orange Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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