High School Confirmation/Confirmación para los adolescentes en high school

Confirmation is the sacrament that completes Baptism; in it the gift of the Holy Spirit is bestowed upon us.  Anyone who freely decides to live a life as God’s child and asks for God’s Spirit under the signs of the imposition of hands and anointing with chrism receives the strength to witness to God’s love and might in word and deed.  He is now a full-fledged, responsible member of the Catholic Church.

Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church (“YOUCAT”) 203

Dear Young People embarking on their Confirmation Journey

Life is great! - at least that is how God wants it to be for each one of us. Jesus came so that we “might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).  That is what the Sacrament of Confirmation is about. In Confirmation, we receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit (like Mary and the apostles experienced at Pentecost).  This strengthens the grace that we already received in Baptism and reinvigorates the gifts of the Holy Spirit that have already been given to us, which helps us to live life more abundantly in Jesus Christ.

In our parish high school Confirmation program, young people like you are helped both by adults and other young people to prepare to receive the gift of Confirmation in the best way possible - meeting regularly over a two-year period, praying together, sharing the teaching of Jesus Christ about how to live life more abundantly, supporting one another as fellow members of our community of faith.  If you have not yet been confirmed, Jesus Christ wants you to have this gift, and your OLG parish community wants to help you to receive this gift!  If you have not yet been baptized or received First Communion, we will also help you prepare to receive those sacraments as well.

A new group of high school-age young people begins preparation for Confirmation in August of each year. If you have not yet been confirmed, I invite and encourage you to be in the next group! Ask your Mom or Dad to register you for our high school Confirmation program during the next registration period.

I look forward to spending time with you and helping you to prepare for this rich and wonderful Sacrament of Confirmation!  May God bless you on this journey of faith!

 

Fr. Ed Becker, Pastor

Click here for information about registration


La Confirmación es el sacramento que completa el Bautismo y en el que recibimos el don del Espíritu Santo.  Quien opta libremente por una vida como hijo de Dios y bajo el signo de la imposición de las manos y la unción don el crisma pide el Espíritu de Dios, recibe la fuerza de ser testigo del amor y del poder de Dios con sus palabras y obras.  Es entonces un miembro pleno y responsable de la Iglesia católica.

 Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church (“YOUCAT”) 203

Queridos jóvenes que se embarcan en su viaje de confirmación

¡La vida es maravillosa! – al menos eso es lo que Dios quiere que sea para cada uno de nosotros. Jesús vino para que tengamos “Vida, y la [tengamos] en abundancia” (Juan 10,10). Es por eso que tenemos el Sacramento de la Confirmación. En la Confirmación, recibimos una efusión especial del Espíritu Santo (como María y los apóstoles experimentaron en Pentecostés). Esto fortalece la gracia que ya hemos recibido en el Bautismo y revitaliza los dones del Espíritu Santo, que ya se han dado a nosotros, que nos ayuda a vivir la vida en abundancia en Jesucristo.

En nuestro programa de Confirmación parroquial para adolescentes en high school, los adolescentes como tú son ayudados tanto a los adultos y los otros adolescentes que se preparan para recibir el regalo de la Confirmación – en reuniones regulares durante un período de dos años, orando juntos, compartiendo la enseñanza de Jesucristo acerca de cómo vivir la vida en abundancia, apoyándose unos a otros como miembros de nuestra comunidad de fe. Si todavía no has sido confirmado, Jesucristo quiere que tengas este don, y su comunidad parroquial de St. Joseph quiere ayudarte a recibir este regalo. Si todavía no has sido bautizado o recibido la Primera Comunión, también te ayudaremos a prepararse para recibir estos sacramentos.

Un nuevo grupo de adolescentes comienza la preparación para la Confirmación en agosto de cada año. Si todavía no has sido confirmado, te invito y animo a estar en el próximo grupo. Pídale a su mamá o papá para tu inscripción en nuestro programa de Confirmación para adolescentes en high school durante el próximo período de inscripción.

¡Espero poder pasar tiempo contigo y ayudarte a prepararte para este rico y admirable sacramento de la Confirmación! ¡Que Dios te bendiga en este camino de fe!

 

Padre Ed Becker, Pastor

Haga clic aquí para información sobre la inscripción

 

Click here for information about our Life Teen program, including Youth Ministry calendar, to keep up to date on all Youth Ministry events.


If you need any of the forms for the Confirmation program, you can download them and print them:

1st Year Confirmation Schedule

2nd Year Confirmation Schedule

Prayer Service Reflection Form (Complete one in first year of the program)    To fill out the form online click here.

Service to the Family Reflection Form (Complete one each year in the program)    To fill out the form online click here.

Service for Social Justice Reflection Form (Complete one each year in the program)    To fill out the form online click here.

Service to the Church Reflection Form (Complete one each year in the program)     To fill out the form online click here.

Sponsor Form (1st Year Candidates must turn this form in by their 1st Retreat)     To fill out the form online click here.

Saint Report (2nd Year Confirmation only)     To fill out the form online click here.

Guidelines for Bishop Letter (2nd Year Confirmation only)

Bishop Letter Submission (Due by last class for 2nd year in March)

Spiritual Journey Questions(This will be used during their 2nd Year Interview)

 


Below are different service opportunities that you can sign up for and the category they fulfill (Some are available now; others will be available when it is closer to the date):

Hillcrest Monday Evenings (Service for Social Justice) - Come to Hillcrest to sort and bag food.  Click here to sign up  - **This sign up is temporarily unavailable**

Hillcrest Thursday Evenings (Service for Social Justice) - Come to Hillcrest to pass out and sort food.  Click here to sign up. **This sign up is temporarily unavailable**

Hospitality on Sunday's During Masses (Service to the Church) - Help us out by passing out food before and after all Masses (You must plan to attend Mass before or after your designated work time) - Click here to sign up. 

Baby Bottle Drive (Service for Social Justice) - Help us raise funds for women in need during their pregnancy.  There will be two opportunities.  One to distribute the baby bottles and another to receive them.  Click here to sign up.

Dia de los Muertos (Service to the Church) - 10/29/22 - Come join us and sell drinks for our annual Dia de los Muertos event.  Click here to sign up.

Changing Missalettes - Help us change out the books in the Church pews (Service to the Church) - Click here to sign up

Christmas Play during Family Mass (Service to the Church) - 12/24/2022 - Come join us and act in our annual Christmas play during the homily of the Christmas Eve Family Mass.  Click here to sign up.

Youth Stations of the Cross (Service to the Church) - Be a reader or greeter during the Youth Sponsored Stations of the Cross.  Click here to sign up.

ID Drive (Service for Social Justice) - Assist our Knights of Columbus to promote this very important cause for people living with intellectual disabilities.  Click here to sign up.

Walk for Life (Service for Social Justice) - Saturday before Palm Sunday.  Lets walk in solidarity for the sanctity of Life!! Click here to sign up.

Easter Sunrise Mass set-up (Service to the Church) - Help set-up chairs for the field Masses on Easter Sunday.  Click here to sign up.

Easter Eggstravaganza (Service to the Church) - Help be one of the many volunteers needed from OLG to help out with the Easter Eggstravaganza to be a part of our community events.  Click here to sign up.

Easter Masses Hospitality (Service to the Church) - Help us pass out coffee and doughnuts on Easter Sunday as well as pick up chairs at the end.  Click here to sign up.

 

 

 


Click here for information about preparation for Confirmation for adults (18 years of age and older)/ Haga clic aquí para información sobre la preparación para la Confirmación para los adultos (de 18 años de edad y mayor)