YOUTH CONFIRMATION

“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, and faith.”         -Galatians 5:22

The St. Therese Youth Confirmation Program is a two-year (per Archdiocesan requirements) religious education program to prepare high school students (normally, Ninth- and Tenth-Graders) to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Normally, students begin in the Fall of their Freshman year of High School, and receive the Sacrament in the Spring of their Sophomore year.  

Our program is divided between first-year (C1) students and second-year (C2) students.  Each group meets in the Parish Center one Sunday per month from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m., and one Tuesday evening per month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  Classes are in session from September through May.  Click on the CALENDAR link for specific dates.

 

Each student will need to choose a Confirmed, practicing Catholic to be his or her Sponsor.  The Sponsors will be involved with the program during both years. 

Our Classes challenge the youth to be witnesses to Christ and His Church.  The program also encourages full participation in the Sacraments through catechesis based on the "Catechism of the Catholic Church." Parents and Sponsors are encouraged to attend the Sunday 11:00 a.m. Mass with their candidate when classes are in session.  It is mandatory for Sponsors to attend the classes and the Mass.  

For more information, please contact Ruben Beltran, the Confirmation Coordinator, at (626) 284-0020, ext. 2, or email him at rubenconfirmation@yahoo.com


 WHAT IS CONFIRMATION:

Confirmation is a Sacrament in which, through the imposition of the Bishop's hands, unction and prayer, baptized persons receive the Holy Spirit, that they may steadfastly profess their faith and lead upright lives. The Sacrament is called Confirmation, because it confirms or strengthens the soul by Divine Grace. Sometimes it is called the laying on of hands, because the Bishop imposes his hands on those whom he confirms. It is also known by the name of Chrism, because the forehead of the person confirmed is anointed with chrism in the form of a cross.