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Stained Glass Depiction Symbolizing Confirmation
“Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 8:14-17)

Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.

 

For Youth:  Confirming Disciples

Preparation for confirmation is for a lifetime not just a day! Come encounter Jesus in our small group meetings!

Confirmation preparation is for those freshmen who have been baptized and have received their First Communion. They will choose a sponsor who has been confirmed to accompany them on this journey.

Confirming Disciples Year One meets one Sunday a month (all dates given in advance): 11:00 am Mass followed by class from 12:00-2:15 pm.

Confirming Disciples Year Two meets one Sunday a month (all dates given in advance): classes are from 2:45-6:30 pm, includes Mass at 5:30 pm.

Along with the monthly classes, other requirements are attendance at 10 youth gatherings a year as well as a yearly retreat. To register or for more information please call: (661) 945-8743.

For those also seeking Baptism, 1st Reconciliation, or 1st Communion, their participation in Confirmation classes would be through RCITeen. For information or to register for RCITeen please call: (661)948-3011. 

 

For Adults: RCIA

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is available for all those interested in becoming Catholic and for adult Catholics who have never been confirmed. Regular sessions are held every Monday nights (September through Easter), 7:00-9:00 pm in the Kesterson Center until reception of sacraments in the spring. For more information call: (661) 942-7122.