Growing In Faith Together

Confirmation (High School)

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 catechists (volunteers) and peer leaders.  Youth candidates commit to regular session attendance, a yearly retreat experience, service projects, and active participation in the Sunday liturgy (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 $275 and includes the cost of yearly retreats.


Confirmation Information 2021-2022

**Confirmation sessions for Second Year candidates will begin September 12, 2021.**

**Confirmation sessions for First Year candidates will begin September 19, 2021.**

Sessions will be held in-person.  A tentative list of dates follows (keep scrolling).

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Click below for more information and to register for the appropriate year.




September 19– Confirmation Kick-Off

October 3 – Parents attend with teen

October 17

November 7

November 14

December 12

January 2

January 15 – Year 1 Retreat, Santa Barbara Youth Day 2022 @ Villanova H.S.

January 30

February 27 – Empowering the Children Presentation-Boundaries and Bullying

March 13

March 27

April 10

May 1

May 22

June 5

June 12

September 12

September 26 – Parents attend with teen

October 10

October 24

November 19-21 – Year 2 Retreat

December 5 – Sponsor attend with teens

January 9

January 23

February 6– Empowering the Children Presentation- Boundaries and Bullying

March 6

March 20

March 26 – Confirmation Interviews:  1-3 pm

April 3

April 23 – Year 2 Day Retreat with Sponsor:  9 am to 4 pm in Mulcahy Center

April 24 - Final Year 2 Confirmation Session (Candidate only)

April 30 - Confirmation Day with Bishop Barron at 1:00 PM
(Cake and punch Reception to follow in Mulcahy Center)


Downloadable Forms and Schedules




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.