Teen Confirmation

(For our Adult Confirmation Program (or RCIA) click here)
(See our Youth Ministry Page for other upcoming high school activities: 4C Nights, Teen Bible Study, Field Trips, etc.)

Parent Meeting Year 1

Sunday, Sept. 17 at 12:15 PM (no teens.)

Parent Meeting Year 2

Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1:45 PM (no teens.)

Both meetings are in the John 23rd Room in the Parish Center.

Calendar for 2017-2018


Click on the Calendar image below to download the 2017-2018 Confirmation Calendar.

 

Announcements 

 

  • Online Registration for 2017/2018 is still open.

    • See Confirmation Registration below.

       
  • 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: Diane Cwik diane@bede.org 818-949-4324 or Jessica Gerhardt jessica@bede.org 818-949-4325.

 


Confirmation Registration 
2017/2018

 

If you are interested in registering your teen for Year 1 or Year 2 of Confirmation for the 2017/2018 year, please complete the following:

  • online registration form below,
  • then scroll down to download the forms packet,
  • and then you can submit payment online or with a check.

To learn more about our Confirmation program, see the next section below.


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

    • Classes 

      • Classes meet about once a month on Sundays from 3:45pm-6:30pm (that includes the 5:30pm Teen Mass) and are facilitated by adult catechists and peer leaders.​​​​​​
      • For more on our class schedules for Year 1 and Year 2, check back soon for the 2017/2018 calendar.
    • Youth Ministry

      • Teens in Confirmation are asked to attend at least 3 Youth Ministry events per year
      • For more on Youth Ministry, go to our Youth Ministry page
    • Retreats

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

      • Service Opportunities Schedule 2017-2018
      • We ask teens to do 3 service projects per year (each about 3-6 hours, total amounting to about 10-15 hours.)
        • 1 project in Social Action/Charitable Works (eg: OneLifeLA Walk, serving at a soup kitchen)
        • 2 projects in Parish Involvement (eg: helping with the Parish Birthday, lectoring or ushering at Mass, decorating for Christmas)
    • Parish Speaker Event

      • Attend one Parish Speaker event throughout the year.
    • Saint Project (Year 1 only)

      • Each candidate for Confirmation will select a Saint to journey with them through their lives and will submit a creative Saint Project reflecting what they learned about the Saint, and why they chose them. 
         
  • Parent Track Sessions

    • Parent Track Calendar 2017-2018
    • All High School Parents and Sponsors are welcome to join us for any session!
    • Led by: Fr. Peter Devereux, LC, and Michelle Chandler
      • ​​​​Since parents are the primary catechists of their teens, we invite you to these sessions to
        • strengthen your faith
        • polish your parenting tools
        • and connect with other parents at the same stage of parenting.  
    • Parent Track Sessions happen concurrently with Confirmation classes on Sunday afternoons. 

       
  • Forms


Teen Leads
 

Our Teen Leads are integral to our Confirmation program. They facilitate small group discussions, lead activities, and help the Confirmandi to open up more about their faith because they are peers, partnering with them along their faith journey. 
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  • Teen Lead Check Ins

    Next Teen Lead Check In - Monday, Oct. 5 in the Teen Room 7 PM.

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: Diane Cwik diane@bede.org 818-949-4324 or Jessica Gerhardt jessica@bede.org 818-949-4325.

 


If you have questions regarding St. Bede Confirmation, 
please contact Diane Cwik diane@bede.org or (818) 949-4324.  

 

 
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