HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC  CHURCH  
Faith Formation 
"Be filled with the Holy Spirit" Act 9:17
Dear Parents, Sponsors, & Confirmation Students,

What a blessing it will be, journeying and teaching our teens to be closer to Christ during Confirmation preparation. This truly a special time of spiritual formation for our teen, one that I hope will strengthen your entire family. 

We pray that with the help of amazing Priests, Catechists, and Parish Community, we will be able to guide you to a more grounded understanding of the Catholic Church to conform your lives to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, and to live joyfully in Christ.
CONFIRMATION REQUIREMENTS ​YEAR 1
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CONFIRMATION REQUIREMENTS YEAR 2
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  • CERTIFICATE OF BAPTISM​​   Due: February 1
  • CERTIFICATE OF BAPTISM​​   During year 1
  • SPONSOR FORM   Due: February 1​
  • SPONSOR FORM   During year 1
  • MINI RETREAT & RITUAL OF COMMITMENT  Sunday Nov. 6 @ 2-6pm 
  • MINI RETREAT & RITUAL OF SUPPORT  Sunday Oct. 23 @ 2-6pm 
  • CONFIRMATION INTERVIEW   Sunday February 12 or 19, 2017
  • CONFIRMATION INTERVIEW   Sunday Jan 22 or Feb. 5, 2017
  • YOUTH DAY  Thursday February 23, 2017​ @ 6am - 5pm 
  • YOUTH DAY  Optional  
  • SEDAR MEAL Tuesday March 7, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • CHARISMATIC RETREAT Sunday, January 15, 2017 @ 9am -6pm
  • PLANTED FOR LIFE WEEKEND RETREAT  December 16 -18, 2016
  •  FREE THE FIRE WEEKEND RETREAT  March 10-12, 2017
  • 2 CYF NIGHTS
  • 2 CYF NIGHTS
  • TEEN INTEGRITY Sunday April 30 @ 2pm - 5pm
  • TEEN INTEGRITY Sunday April 30 @ 2pm - 5pm
  • SERVICE PROJECT 12 HOURS
  • SERVICE PROJECT 15 HOURS
  • ​FAMILY PROJECT -  4 HOURS                 Due: December 1
  • PARISH PROJECT - 4 HOURS                  Due: March 1
  • COMMUNITY PROJECT - 4 HOURS       Due: April 1
  • ​FAMILY PROJECT - 5 HOURS                 Due: December 1
  • PARISH PROJECT - 5 HOURS                  Due: March 1
  • COMMUNITY PROJECT - 5 HOURS       Due: April 1
  • ​​SAINT REPORT      Due: February 1
  • ​​LETTER TO BISHOP      Due: at time of interview
  • ​PART 1: CONFIRMATION NAME
  • PART 2: I AM A SAINT
SAFETY EDUCATION
In compliance with the Diocesan Policy, each year students will learn about Safety Education according to age appropriate levels during their class time from ​​
Tuesday, October 16 & Saturday, October 22
BREAKING THE SILENCE_ CF 1 
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Breaking the Silence created especially for students of the Diocese of Orange.  It is a powerful tool that utilizes an interactive DVD format to encourage teens to talk about sexual abuse and also to describe the danger signs of a potential abuser.  

Breaking the Silence focuses on: 
 
  • Recognizing the "grooming" techniques used by sexual abusers.
  • Learning to trust one's own instincts about inappropriate adult  behavior that makes a teen uncomfortable. 
  • Exposing the widespread myths about sexual abuse. 
  • Reporting the sexual abuse to authorities. 
  • Hearing from a victim's mother the long term fear, suffering & psychological distress that affects victims & their familes. 
PERSONAL SAFETY AWARENESS_CF 1
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Personal Safety Awareness Developed to address personal safety concerns of our nation's teenagers. This video contains four dramatizations of incidents typical of those encountered by many teenagers. 
 
The four topics are: 
 
  • Suicide Prevention (9:35)
  • Internet Safety (14:00)
  • Sexual Harassment (5:06)
  • Date Rape (8:02)
TO SAVE A LIFE_ CF 2
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To Save a Life was born from a passion to reach young people with the love and security they so desperately need. The fim vividly shows how loving God and loving people gives us power to find true purpose and fulfillment in life. It also reminds us to stay aware of the pain and loneliness of others and compels us reach out-especially to those struggling in our families, communities, schools, and those on fringe of acceptance by our culture.  
WHERE TO GET HELP
Diocesan Report Line                                                           800.364.3064       MORE INFORMATION
Orange County Child Protective Services                         714.940.1000       MORE INFORMATION
Diocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection               714.282.3125       MORE INFORMATION
Diocesan Youth and Young Adult Office                           714.282.3055        MORE INFORMATION
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children       800.843.5678       MORE INFORMATION
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline                                  800.273.8255       MORE INFORMATION
NAMI Suicide Hotline                                    877.CRISS or 877.727.4747       MORE INFORMATION
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline                                866.331.9474       MORE INFORMATION
National Sexual Assault Hotline                           800.656.HOPE  (4673)       MORE INFORMATION