Teen Confirmation

(For our Adult Confirmation Program (or RCIA) click here)
(See our Youth Ministry Page for other upcoming high school activities.)

 

Teen Confirmation


At St. Bede's we offer a 2-year program for high school teens who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Our program is designed to help teens grow in their own Catholic faith identity, deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, connect with their peers in spiritual community, develop a sense of connectedness with their brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ and ready their hearts to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.


Register for Confirmation 2019-2020

 

To register for our Confirmation program, which is part of Cor 2.0, follow this link.

 


Confirmation Calendar 

 See the Google Calendar below for all Confirmation meetings. 
For section dates, please open the PDF schedules for Year 1 and Year 2
Be sure to double check the Year (1 or 2) and Catechists' names before adding to your calendar. 

 


 

About Our Confirmation Program

At St. Bede's we offer a 2-year program for high school teens who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Our program is designed to help teens grow in their own Catholic faith identity, deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, connect with their peers in spiritual community, develop a sense of connectedness with their brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ and ready their hearts to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Program Components

  • Sessions

    • When: Confimation sections meet about once a month on different weekdays (select the sections that best suit your schedule). 
    • Size: 10-12 people
    • Led by: adult catechists
    • Current Year 1 Session Schedule 
    • Current Year 2 Session Schedule
    • Year 2 Sponsor and Candidate Blessing at Mass on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 5:30pm
    • Year 1 Sponsor Session and Mass Blessing on Sunday, March 29, 2020 4pm-6:30pm
    • Year 1 Sponsor and Candidate Session at the May 2020 Session
  • Cor 2.0 - Youth Ministry

    • Cor 2.0 is open to all high school teens in grades 9-12.
    • Teens in Confirmation are asked to attend Cor 2.0 at least 2 times a year (or any combination of Youth Ministry events such as City of Saints, Youth Day, field trips, etc.). 
    • For more on Cor 2.0, go to our Youth Ministry page
  • Retreats

    • Year 1 - one-day retreat
    • Year 2 - Spring weekend retreat 
  • Service

    • We ask teens to do 2 service projects per year 
      • 1 project in Social Action/Charitable Works (eg: OneLifeLA Walk, serving at a soup kitchen)
      • 1 project in Parish Involvement (eg: helping with the Parish Birthday, lectoring or ushering at Mass, decorating for Christmas)
      • Service Forms are due by April 15th each year. 
      • Parish Birthday 10/6/19 Teen Volunteer Sign-ups

Parent Cor

Parent Cor Sessions

  • All High School Parents, Grandparents, and Sponsors are welcome to join us for any session!
  • Led by the Parent Cor Team (if you're a parent of a teen and interested in joining the team, contact Andre Nicdao at andre@bede.org or (818) 949-4325.
  • Parent Cor meets on select Sundays after the 5:30pm Mass (concurrently w/ Cor 2.0). Go to the Parent Cor page for more information and dates. 
  • ​​​​Since parents are the primary catechists of their teens, we invite you to these sessions to
    • and connect with other parents at the same stage of parenting.  
    • polish your parenting tools
    • strengthen your faith​​​​​

About the Sacrament of Confirmation

 

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic faith, along with Baptism and the Eucharist. The Sacrament of Confirmation seals a Christian with the Holy Spirit that they may be strengthened to live out their faith fruitfully and boldy!

Our need for Confirmation as a sacrament to seal our Baptism is rooted in the traditions of the early Church and is also rooted in Scripture. In the Book of Acts we read:

14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

Many teens are at a significant point in their faith journey as they enter high school and are establishing their personal Christian identity.  The Catholic Church invites these young people to enter into a two-year preparation process (usually beginning in 9th grade), where they can grow as faithful Catholics and discover their unique place and role in the Body of Christ.


Interested in Volunteering with Youth?


Join the Confirmation or Youth Ministry Teams!  All adults who enjoy talking with and working with teens are invited to explore options for helping with Confirmation or Youth Ministry next year.  To find out more information, email or call: Andre Nicdao andre@bede.org 818-949-4325.


Service Opportunities

Stay tuned for updates!

 


Forms and Documents


Forms for Confirmation Candidates

Forms for Leaders and Volunteers


If you have questions regarding St. Bede Confirmation, 
please contact Andre Nicdao andre@bede.org or (818)949-4325.  

 

 
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