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CONFIRMATION 

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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  2018-2019
CF 1 Schedules
CF 2 Schedules
REGISTRATION PERIOD
August 1 - 31
For School Year 2018-2019
Tuesday - Sept. 18
Saturday - Sept. 22

FIRST DAY OF CLASS
FAITH FORMATION OPENING MASS @ 10:30 AM
Saturday - Oct. 6

Inside the Church (for all students)
CF 2 - PARENT MEETING (in Vietnamese) @ 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Sunday - Oct. 7

In Doyle Hall (Mandatory meeting)
CF 2 - PARENT MEETING (in English) @ 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Tuesday - Oct. 9

In Doyle Hall (Mandatory meeting)
CF 1 - RITUAL OF COMMITMENT - STUDENT & PARENT MEETING @ 2PM - 6PM
Sunday - Oct. 14

In Doyle Hall (Student & Parent are required to attend)
Tuesday - Oct. 23
​Saturday - Oct. 27

SAFETY EDUCATION & DISASTER DRILL @ CLASSTIME
In Class - Mandatory for all students
CF 2 - RITUAL OF SUPPORT - STUDENT & PARENT MEETING @ 2PM - 6PM
Sunday - Nov. 4

In Doyle Hall & Mass in Church (Student & sponsor are required to attend)
Friday - Sunday
Nov. 16 - Nov. 18

CF 1 - PLANTED FOR LIFE @ IRVINE
Mandatory 3-day retreat for all CF1 Students - Retreat Fee due by Oct. 27, 2018
Tuesday - Nov. 21
Saturday - Nov. 24


HAPPY THANKSGIVING
No Class
Saturday - Dec. 1
Tuesday - Dec. 11

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES @ CLASSTIME
In Doyle Hall on Tuesday & in Church on Saturday
Saturday - Dec. 22
Tuesday - Dec. 25

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
No Class
Saturday - Dec. 29
Tuesday - Jan. 1

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!
No Class
CF 2 - PARENT MEETING ABOUT RETREATS & CONFIRMATION MASS @ 7PM - 8:30PM
Tuesday - Jan. 8

In Doyle Hall (Mandatory meeting - Parent only)
CF 2 - ALIVE IN SPIRIT RETREAT @ 8:30AM - 6:30PM
Sunday - Jan. 20

In Doyle Hall (Mandatory for all CF2 Students only) ​- Retreat Fee due by Jan. 26, 2019
Saturday - Jan. 26
CF 2 - LETTER TO BISHOP DUE
(May turn in to Faith Formation office anytime before Jan. 26 but no later this date).  Students cannot receive Confirmation without writing a letter to the Bishop
Sunday - Jan. 27
Sunday - Feb. 3
CF 2 - CANDIDATES INTERVIEW @ 11AM - 3PM
In Rooms 1-3 (Mandatory interview - CF2 Student & Sponsor are required to attend.  Appointment can be made starting Jan.8, 2019 by calling or coming by Faith Formation Office
Tuesday - Feb. 5
Saturday - Feb. 9

TET FESTIVAL
No Class
Sunday - Feb. 17
Sunday - Feb. 24
CF 1 - CANDIDATES INTERVIEW @ 11AM - 2PM
In Rooms 1-3 (Mandatory interview - CF1 Student & Sponsor are required to attend.  Appointment can be made starting Jan.8, 2019 by calling or coming by Faith Formation Office)
Friday - Sunday
Mar. 1 - Mar. 3

CF 2 - FREE THE FIRE RETREAT @ BIG BEAR
Mandatory 3-day retreat for all CF2 Students
Thursday -  Mar. 21

CF 1 - YOUTH DAY @ ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER
Mandatory event for all CF1 Students - Event Fee due by Oct. 27, 2018
Saturday - Mar. 19
Tuesday - Mar. 23

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS
No Class
Saturday - Mar. 9
Tuesday - Mar. 26

LENTEN PENANCE SERVICES @ CLASSTIME
In Doyle Hall on Tuesday & in Church on Saturday
Tuesday -  Apr. 2

CF 1 - SEDER MEAL @ 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Mandatory for all CF1 Students.  CF2 can make up if did not attend during CF1
Sunday - Apr . 7

CF 1 & CF 2 - TEEN INTEGRITY @ 2PM - 6PM
In the Hall (Middle School Students:  10AM - 1:30PM)
Saturday - Apr. 20
Tuesday - Apr. 23

HAPPY EASTER!
No Class
Tuesday - May 7
CF 2 - REHEARSAL FOR CONFIRMATION MASS @ 6PM - 8PM
Mandatory for Student & Sponsor
May - TBA
CF 2 - CONFIRMATION MASS @ TBA
Students come @ TBA & Sponsors come @ TBA

Saturday - May 18
FAITH FORMATION THANKSGIVING MASS @ 10:30 AM
In the Church - for all students (LAST DAY OF CLASS)
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.   MUST MAKE UP ALL ABSENCES - (NOT MAKING UP CLASSES will affect
​     advancement to receive 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:  Fri. - Sun. November 16-18, 2018
  • Youth Day:  Thurs., Mar. 21, 2019 @ 6am
  • Seder Meal:  Tues., Apr. 2, [email protected] 6:30pm
  • Teen Integrity:  ​Sun., Apr. 7, 2019 @ 2pm
  • 2 CYF:  Every other Sun. @7:30pm

CONFIRMATION YEAR 2
  • Alive in Spirit:  Sun., Jan. 20, 2019 @ 8:30am
  • Free the Fire:  Fri. - Sun., Mar. 1 - 3, 2019
  • Teen Integrity:  Sun., Apr. 7, 2019 @ 2pm
  • Ritual of Acceptance:  Sun., Apr. 7, 2019 @ 5pm
  • 2 CYF:  Every other Sun. @ 7:30pm
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1
  • Saint Report - parts 1&2:  Due Jan. 26, 2019
  • 12 Hours of Christian Service

CONFIRMATION YEAR 2
  • Bishop Letter:  Due on Jan. 26, 2019
  • 15 Hours of Christian Service 
OTHERS
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1 & 2
  • Certificate of Baptism - due Oct. 20
  • Certificate of First Holy Communion - due Oct. 20
  • Sponsor Form - due Jan. 15, 2019
  • Interview
    • CF 1:  Sunday, Feb. 17 or 24 @ 11am - 4pm
    • CF 2:  Sunday, Jan. 27 or Feb. 3 @ 11am - 4pm
RITUALS I LITUGRY 
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1
  • Ritual of Commitment:  Sun., Oct. 14, 2018 @ 2pm-6pm

CONFIRMATION YEAR 2
  • Ritual of Support:  Sun., Nov. 4, 2018 @ 2pm-6pm
  • Ritual of Acceptance:  Sun., April 7, 2019 @ 5pm
  • Confirmation Mass:  TBA @ TBA 
    (Students come at TBA, Sponsors come at TBA)
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.
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