Growing In Faith Together

Confirmation 2022-2023

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Confirmation at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish

WHO? Youth entering the 9th grade are eligible to enroll in the first year of Confirmation.

WHAT? Confirmation is a two-year faith formation journey centered around small group discipleship led by adult volunteers and peer leaders.  Youth candidates commit to regular session attendance, yearly retreat experiences, service projects, and active participation in the Sunday 5pm Mass. 

WHEN?  Sessions are held Sunday afternoons from 3:30pm-6:00pm, which includes Sunday Mass (beginning at 5:00pm) for youth and their families.

WHERE?  Youth meet in Mulcahy Center on the OLA Church campus at 3175 Telegraph Rd. in Ventura, CA.

COST?  The annual registration fee is $300 and includes the cost of yearly retreats.

Confirmation begins with a Kick-Off for First and Second Year Candidates AND Parents* on
Saturday, September 3, 2022

*Parent attendance required.

Schdeule as follows:

3:30pm - Confirmation Session with Clergy (Mulcahy Center)

4:30pm - Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jose Gomez (Church)

5:30pm - Parish BBQ & Celebration (behind OLA school)




Confirmation SCHEDULE 2022-2023 (as of August 19th)

Sessions will be held in-person.  A tentative list of dates follows.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. A copy of the teen’s baptism certificate must be provided to the Youth Ministry Office.

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

Class sessions begin at 3:30pm and end at 6:00pm after 5:00 pm Sunday Mass.

September 3 (Saturday at 3:30 pm) – Confirmation Kick-Off, Parents attend with teen

September 18

October 2 – Parents attend with teen

October 16

October 19 – XLT(exalt) Night (Praise & Worship, Speaker & Adoration 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Church) - Parents attend with teen, families welcome!

October 30

November 5 – Inspiration at Magic Mountain (optional)

November 10-13 – National Catholic Youth Conference in Long Beach (optional)

November 13  

November 27

December 11 – Parents attend with teen

January 13, 14, 15 – Year 1 Retreat, Forest Home-Ojai Valley

January 28 – Santa Barbara Youth Day

February 26 – Empowering God's Children Presentation

March 12 – Parents attend with teen

March 15 – XLT(exalt) Night (Praise & Worship, Speaker & Adoration 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Church) - Parents attend with teen, families welcome!

March 26

April 16

April 30

May 21 – Parents attend with teen

Class sessions begin at 3:30pm and end at 6:00 after 5:00 pm Sunday Mass.

September 3 (Saturday at 3:30 pm) – Confirmation Kick-Off, Parents attend with teen

September 11

September 25  – Parents attend with teen

October 9

October 19 – XLT(exalt) Night (Praise & Worship, Speaker & Adoration 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Church) - Parents attend with teen, families welcome!

October 23  

November 5 – Inspiration at Magic Mountain (optional)

November 6 – Parents attend with teen

November 10-13 – National Catholic Youth Conference in Long Beach (optional)

November 18-20  – Year 2 Retreat, Forest Home-Ojai Valley

December 4 – Sponsor attend with teens

January 8

January 22

January 28 – Santa Barbara Youth Day

February 5 – Empowering God's Children Presentation-Parents attend with teen

March 5

March 15 – XLT(exalt) Night (Praise & Worship, Speaker & Adoration 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Church) - Parents attend with teen, families welcome!

March 19

March 25 – Confirmation Interviews:  1-3 pm

April 2 – Parents attend with teen

April 22 – Year 2 Day Retreat with Sponsor:     9 am to 4 pm – Mulcahy Center

April 23

May 7

April/May TBA – Confirmation Day


DOWNLOADABLE FORMS AND CALENDARS

OLA Confirmation Handbook

OLA Sponsor Handbook

Year 1 Calendar 2022-2023

Year 2 Calendar 2022-2023

Saint Name Report and Sponsor Contact Information 2022-2023 (coming soon)

Contact the Director of Youth Formation/Youth Minister, Gabriel Rivera, at (805) 642-7966, ext. 121 for more information.  Email inquiries can be sent to: [email protected] or via the CONTACT US page by clicking HERE.