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.


Announcements


1-Day Retreat - Saturday, December 1st!

  • Our 1-Day Retreat on Saturday, December 1st is open to all high school teens teens, but all Year 1 Confirmandi must attend.
  • Click here to fill out the forms for the retreat.
  • If you have not yet registered for Cor 2.0 and would like to attend a retreat, please click here.

Confirmation Ceremony Date - Saturday, May 4th!

  • The ceremony for the Confirmation Rite will take place on Saturday, May 4th at 5:30pm.
  • The prelate will be the Most Reverend Bishop Joseph V. Brennan.
  • The rehearsal for the Confirmation Rite will be on Thursday, May 2nd at 7pm in the Church.
  • Sponsors must attend both the rehearsal and the ceremony. 

 


Confirmation Calendar 

 See the Google Calendar below for all Confirmation meetings and Section dates. 
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

  • Meetings

    • 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: a pair of adult catechists. 
  • 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 once a month
    • For more on Cor 2.0, go to our Youth Ministry page
  • Retreats

    • Year 1 - one-day retreat
    • Year 2 - select either the Fall or Spring weekend retreat 
  • Service

    • We ask teens to do 3 service projects per year (each about 3-6 hours)
      • 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)
      • 1 project of your choice
  • Parish Speaker Event

    • Attend one Parish Speaker event.

Parent Cor

Parent Cor Sessions

  • All High School Parents 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 Diane Cwik at diane@bede.org or (818) 949-4324.
  • Parent Cor meets once a month on 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: 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.  

 

 

Contact Info

Jessica Gerhardt, Director of Youth Ministry
jessica@bede.org

(818) 949-4325
 

Diane Cwik, Confirmation Coordinator + Parent Cor Coordinator
diane@bede.org
(818) 949-4324

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