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
Fri. - Sun.
Nov. 17-19
PLANTED FOR LIFE RETREAT
Saturday
Oct. 07, 2017
10:30AM
OPENING MASS 
Confirmation year 1 Retreat
Students arrive at 10AM
  •  Grade 1-5 in grass area
  •  Junior High 6-7 in room 7-9
  •  Confirmation in room 4-6
Parents pick up students at 11:30AM
Saturday
Nov. 18
HIS HANDS THANKSGIVING BASKETS
Service Project Opportunity.
Sunday
Oct. 8, 2017
3:00PM
PARENT MEEETING
November
21, 22, 23, 25
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Confirmation Year 2 Parent Meeting in Vietnamese
No Class
November
28, 29
December 
​2, 7
ADVENT PENACE
Tuesday
Oct. 10, 2017
7:00PM
PARENT MEEETING
There will be confession for students during class time. Tuesday - Saturday. 
Confirmation Year 2 Parent Meeting in English
Sunday
Oct. 15, 2017
2:00PM
PARENT MEEETING
December
16, 23, 26, 30
January 
​2

MERRY CHRISTMASS & HAPPY NEW YEAR
Confirmation Year 1 Parent Meeting
Ritual of Commitment
In Vietnamese: December 4-5 
​In English: December 12
October
17, 18, 19, 21
SAFETY EDUCATION & EVACUATION
During class, students will be taught the important of safety at school and home. There will also be an evacuation drill.
See below for detail for Circle of Grace. 

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 I RITUALS
PROJECTS I ASSIGNMENTS
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1
  • Ritual of Commitment  l  Sun. Oct. 15, 2017 @ 2pm
  • 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
  • Ritual of Support  l  Sun. Nov. 5, 2017 @ 2pm
  • 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

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 ​​
BREAKING THE SILENCE_ CF 1 
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. 
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PERSONAL SAFETY AWARENESS_CF 1
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)
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TO SAVE A LIFE_ CF 2
Watch the Trailer
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