Growing In Faith Together

Confirmation 2023-2024

 

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 $350 and includes the cost of yearly retreats.


Confirmation SCHEDULE 2023-2024

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
2023-2024 OLA Confirmation

YEAR 2
2023-2024 OLA Confirmation

Sessions begin at 3:30 pm and end at 6:00 after 5:00 pm Sunday Mass. Candidates are expected to stay for the duration of the Holy Mass.

September 2 – Parish Picnic and Confirmation Kick-Off

September 10—Games-Community Building

September 24 – Parents attend with teen—Informational Presentation

October 8—Games-Getting to Know You-Team Building

October 18 – XLT Night (exalt- Praise & Worship, Speaker & Adoration 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Church) - Parents attend with teen, Families Welcome!

October 29— Empowering the Children Presentation

November 4 – Inspiration at Magic Mountain (optional)

November 12— Large Group- The Creed

December 10 – Parents attend with teen for their own Catechetical Lesson led by Clergy – God-Creator & Father

January 12-14 – Year 1 Retreat, Forest Home-Ojai

January 13 – Santa Barbara Youth Day

January 28 – Sin & the Fall

February 25 – Parents attend with teen for their own Catechetical Lesson led by Clergy – Jesus-God & Man

March 10 – The Trinity and the Holy Spirit

March 13 – XLT Night (exalt- Praise & Worship, Speaker & Adoration 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Church) - Parents attend with teen, Families Welcome!

March 24 — The Catholic Church

April 14 — Death and the Last Things

April 28 — Discovering Jesus in the Sacraments

May 19 – Discovering Jesus in the Mass

June 2 — Parents attend with teen for their own Catechetical Lesson led by Clergy — Baptism and the Family of God

June 9— The Sacrament of Confirmation

A copy of the teen’s baptism certificate must be given to the Youth Ministry Office. Year 1 Teens do a service project with their small group.

 

 

 

 

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

August 27 – Encounter Jesus in the Bible

September 2 – Parish Picnic and Confirmation Kick-Off

September 17  – Parents attend with teen

Informational Presentation

October 1 – Prayer-Our Capacity for God

October 15 – Empowering the Children Presentation

October 18 – XLT Night (exalt- Praise & Worship, Speaker & Adoration 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Church) Parents attend with teen, Families Welcome!

November 4 – Inspiration at Magic Mountain (optional)

November 5 – Parents attend with teen for their own Catechetical Lesson led by Clergy–Stewardship and Servant Leadership

November 17-19  – Year 2 Retreat, Forest Home-Ojai

December 3 – Sponsor attend with teens – Social Justice

January 7 – Life and Dignity of the Human Person

January 13 – Santa Barbara Youth Day

January 21 – Call to Family, Community & Participation

February 4– Parents attend with teen for their own Catechetical Lesson led by Clergy Rights & Responsibilities

March 3 – Option for the Poor & Vulnerable

March 13 – XLT Night (exalt- Praise & Worship, Speaker & Adoration 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Church) Parents attend with teen, Families Welcome!

March 17 – Dignity of Work

April 7 – Parents attend with teen for their own Catechetical Lesson led by Clergy– Solidarity

April 13 – Confirmation Interviews:  1-3 pm

April 21 – Care for God’s Creation

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

Tentative Dates:  April 27 OR May 18

May 5 – Tools of Holiness

May – Confirmation Day TBD

To be Confirmed, the Youth Ministry Office must have a copy of each teen’s baptism certificate.  In addition, the teen must complete a Saint Name Report and Sponsor Contact Information form.  Teens do a service project with their sponsors on their own and turn in a reflection on the service.

 

 

Contact the Confirmation/Youth Ministry Office 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.