High School Confirmation

Grades 9-12

(See our High School Youth Ministry Page for upcoming Youth Nights and activities.)

High School Confirmation

At St. Bede 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 Catholic faith identity, deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, connect with their peers in the spiritual community, and ready their hearts to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

About Confirmation - We are planning to be LIVE this Fall

Monthly Group Sessions

  • Virtual Guidelines (for any sessions or meetings on Zoom)
  • Meets once a month (Year 1: September - May and Year 2: September - April with Rite of Confirmation usually in May)
  • Small groups of 10-12 teens
  • Sessions led by adult catechists

Sponsors

  • Each Candidate chooses a sponsor by March of Year 1 Confirmation. 
    • Sponsors, please complete our online Sponsor form (here) by March 31 of Year 1 Confirmation
  • Sponsors attend special sessions and Mass with their Candidate
    • September 26: Year 2 Sponsor and Candidate Blessing at 5:30pm Teen Mass
    • March 27: Year 1 Sponsor and Candidate Session at 4:00pm and Mass at 5:30pm
    • May: Year 1 Sponsor (or proxy) attends May monthly session with their Candidate

Youth Ministry

  • Confirmation Candidates are asked to attend 2 Youth Ministry activities each year (any events such as Youth Ministry Nights, City of Saints, Youth Day, field trips, etc.)
  • For more information about Youth Ministry, please go to our Youth Ministry page

Retreats 

  • Year 1 Candidates - day retreat (December 4, 2021 9am-3pm; time to be confirmed)
  • Year 2 Candidates - full-day retreat (March 19, 2022 9am -9pm; time to be confirmed)

Service

  • We are called by Jesus to love others and to be of service.  With this in mind, Candidates complete 2 acts of service each year
    • 1 Parish Act of Service (e.g., helping with the Parish Birthday, lectoring or ushering at Mass, decorating for Christmas, helping during Holy Week and Easter)
    • 1 Social Action/Charitable Works (e.g., OneLifeLA Walk, Brothers Helpers, Skidettes, serving at a soup kitchen)
  • Service Forms are due by April 15th each year (please complete the online form).

Saint Name

  • Candidates choose a Saint Name and prepare a short report or project to present in May of Year 1
  • See details here

Virtus - Empowering God's Children Safety Program

  • St. Bede Youth Ministry offers an Empowering God's Children Safety Program.  The program is an age-appropriate lesson about topics such as boundaries and internet safety.  Two dates will be offered; parents may decide to have their teen participate.

Confirmation 2021-22 Registration coming soon!

Year 1 Confirmation Registration

  1. Complete the Year 1 Confirmation online form
  2. Complete the DocuSign Release & Liability online form (you will receive an email with the DocuSign link after you complete the online registration above)
  3. Optional: Have a doctor complete the Medication Authorization Form, if needed, and return to Andre at andre@bede.org

Year 2 Confirmation Registration

  1. Complete the Year 2 Confirmation online form
  2. Complete the DocuSign Release & Liability online form (you will receive an email with the DocuSign link after you complete the online registration above)
  3. Optional: Have a doctor complete the Medication Authorization Form, if needed, and return to Andre at andre@bede.org

Parent Meetings:

Confirmation Makeup Sessions

Missed your session?  Please don't stress! Sessions materials and videos for Year 1 and Year 2 are below.  If you miss your regular session, please discuss missed session materials with your sponsor or parent and email your catechist a 3:2:1

  • (3) Three things you learned
  • (2) Two things you found interesting
  • (1) One question

Need help?  Email Andre at andre@bede.org

Year 1 - Session Materials (September - May)
September Video  - Intro to Confirmation
October Video - Getting to Know God
November Video - Getting to Know Jesus
January Video - Jesus in the Eucharist 
February Video - Getting to Know the Holy Spirit
March Video - Discernment of Spirits
April Video - Mystical Body of Christ

Year 2 - Session Materials (September - April)
September Video - Christ in Me Arise
October Video - Prayer
November Video - Be My Hands
December Video - The Bible
January Video - Part 1 Virtues and Part 2 Vices
February Video - Part 1 Sin, Part 2 Mercy and Part 3 Reconciliation
March Video - Dark Night of the Soul, Suffering, The Road to Emmaus
April Video - Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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 boldly!

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 teens to enter into a two-year preparation process (usually beginning in 9th grade), where they can grow as faithful Catholics.

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Interested in Volunteering with Youth?

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

Information for Leaders and Volunteers

  1. Adult Leads Guidelines for Interacting with Minors
  2. Teen LeadsGuidelines for Teens Interacting with Minors
  3. Driver Information Sheet

Contact Us: 

Andre Nicdao, Director
Phone: (818) 949-4325
Email: andre@bede.org
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Contact Info

Andre Nicdao, Director of Confirmation and Youth Ministry
andre@bede.org

(818) 949-4325
 

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Forms and Documents for

Candidates and Parents

Online Service Form is due each year on April 15th

Saint Name and Project are due at the May session for Year 1 Confirmation

Sponsor Form is due March 31st during Year 1 Confirmation

Monsignor Antonio has created a new book of Prayers and Principles 
during Lent 2021. Please share these beautiful prayers and practices at home with your family.

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