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 virtual this Fall

Monthly Group Sessions

  • Virtual Guidelines
  • Meets once a month (September - May)
  • Small groups of 10-12 teens
  • Sessions led by adult catechists

Sponsors

  • Each Candidate chooses a sponsor during Year 1 Confirmation. 
  • Sponsors attend special sessions and Mass with their Candidate
    • August: Year 2 Sponsor and Candidate Blessing at 5:30pm Teen Mass Postponed 
    • March: Year 1 Sponsor and Candidate Session at 4:30pm and Blessing at 5:30pm Teen Mass 
    • May: Year 1 Sponsor 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 5, 2020 9am-4pm)
  • Year 2 Candidates - full-day retreat (March 20, 2021 8:30am-9pm)

Service  Due to COVID19, we are suspending Acts of Service for 2020-21.

  • 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 (scroll down to see current Service Opportunities below)
  • 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 email forms to Andre, andre@bede.org)

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 2020-21 Registration

Year 1 Confirmation Registration

Please complete the two-steps below (third is optional) to begin Year 1 Confirmation:

  1. Complete the Year 1 Confirmation online form
  2. Complete the DocuSign Release & Liability online form
  3. Have a doctor complete the Medication Authorization Form, if needed, and return to Andre

Year 2 Confirmation Registration

Please complete the two-steps below (third is optional) to continue with Year 2 Confirmation:

  1. Complete the Year 2 Confirmation online form
  2. Complete the DocuSign Release & Liability online form
  3. Have a doctor complete the Medication Authorization Form, if needed, and return to Andre

 

Confirmation Calendar 

Monthly Session Dates: 

  • Year 1 One session per month from September - May

  • Year 2 One session per month from September - April with Confirmation Rite in May

Parent Meetings:

Special Masses:

  • Will be announced via email to candidates and families

Retreats:

  • 1-Day Winter Retreat December 5, 2020 (open to 9th-12th grade, Year 1 Confirmation) 
  • 1 Full Day Spring Retreat March 20, 2021 (open to 10th-12th grade, Year 2 Confirmation) -   

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 
October Video

Year 2 - Session Materials (September - April)
September Video
October Video

 

 

 

 

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.

Service Opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

Forms 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

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

We offer this Book of Prayers for you to share at home with your children. Monsignor Antonio and all the Catechists at St. Bede treasure these prayers and hope you will treasure them as well.

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