HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC  CHURCH  
Faith Formation 

CONFIRMATION 

Confirmation Preparation Process is a two-year sacramental parish for high school age youth. Part of the prepartion process includes Sunday Eucarhistic  Liturgy. Community Life of the Church, Confimraiton Rituals, Catechesis, Retreats, Workshops, Christian Services.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAM
​Tuesday           7:00 -   8:30PM   English 
Saturday          9:30 - 11:00AM  Bilingual
Saturday        11:30 -   1:00PM  Bilingua

"Be filled with the Holy Spirit."
Act 9:17 

CALENDAR
Sunday
Nov. 5, 2017
3:00PM
RITUAL OF SUPPORT
Saturday
Dec. 16
HIS HANDS CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
Confirmation Year 2 students and sponsors
include 5pm Mass l dress formal
Service Project Opportunity.
Saturday
Nov. 18
HIS HANDS THANKSGIVING BASKETS
Service Project Opportunity.
December
16, 23, 26, 30
January 
​2

MERRY CHRISTMASS & HAPPY NEW YEAR
In Vietnamese: December 4-5 
​In English: December 12
November
21, 22, 23, 25
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
No Class
November
28, 29
December 
​2, 7
ADVENT PENACE
There will be confession for students during class time. Tuesday - Saturday. 
CONFIRMATION REQUIREMENTS
1.  Deepening  relationship with Christ Jesus:
  • a. Be faithfully attending Mass and receiving Eucharist on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation
  • b. Regular reception of the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation
  • c. Praying regularly; Reading the Bible.
2.  Have participated fully in a process of preparation with appropriate attitudes and understanding
3.  Regular attendance of classes with active participation and respect.   (More than three absences will affect advancement to Confirmation). 
Be responsible for making up work missed due to absence.
4.  Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Jesus, his teachings & the values of the Catholic faith
5.  Be able and willing to express their free decision to accept Confirmation and a desire to continue to nurture their relationship with Christ. 
RETREATS I WORKSHOPS
PROJECTS I ASSIGNMENTS
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1
  • Planted for life l Fri. - Sun. November 7 - 19
  • Youth Day l Thurs. Mar. 15, 2018 @ 6am
  • Teen Integrity​Sun. Apr. 29, 2018 @ 2pm
  • 2 CYF I Every other Sun. @7:30pm

CONFIRMATION YEAR 2
  • Alive in Spirit l Sun. Jan. 14, 2018 @ 8:30am
  • Free the Fire l Fri. - Sun. Mar. 2 - 7
  • Teen Integrity l Sun. Apr. 29, 2018 @ 2pm
  • Riutal of Acceptance l Sun. April 29, 2018 @ 5pmm
  • 2 CYF I Every other Sun. @7:30pm
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1
  • Saint Report l Due Jan. 7
  • 12 Hours of Christian Service

CONFIRMATION YEAR 2
  • Bishop Letter l Due at time of interview
  • 15 Hours of Christian Service 
OTHERS
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1 & 2
  • Certificate of Baptism
  • Sponsor Form
  • Interview
    • CF 1: Sunday, Feb. 11 or 25 @ 11am - 2pm
    • CF 2: Sunday, Jan. 28 or Feb. 4 @ 11am - 2pm
RITUALS I LITUGRY 
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1
  • Ritual of Commitment  l  Sun. Oct. 15, 2017 @ 2pm

CONFIRMATION YEAR 2
  • Ritual of Support  l  Sun. Nov. 5, 2017 @ 2pm
  • Riutal of Acceptance l Sun. April 29, 2018 @ 5pm
  • Confirmation Mass l Wed. May 16 @5:30pm
MORE INFORMATION
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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 ​​
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1 - BREAKING THE SILENCE
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. 
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1 - PERSONAL SAFETY AWARENESS
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)
CONFIRMATION YEAR 2- "TO SAVE A LIFE"
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.  
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                                      800.656.4673      MORE INFORMATION
WHERE TO GET HELP