Welcome to our Chosen! Confirmation Program for high school teens! We are so happy to serve you and your children as they seek a closer relationship with Christ through the Sacrament of Confirmation. Our program contains the following elements:
- Instruction in the Faith (Catechesis)
- Spiritual Direction
- Service Opportunities
- Inspiring Retreats
For their catechesis requirement, candidates participate in three excellent courses.
These courses are offered three times per year for your convenience. Teens are currently required to complete the following:
- Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed
- Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation
- YOU!: The Theology of the Body for Teens
Candidates also participate in the following:
- Life Nights or Impacto Divino meetings.
- One-on-one spiritual direction with the coordinator four times throughout their journey
- NET, one-day retreat and one weekend retreat (the weekend retreat takes place in their final year of preparation).
- Service opportunities.
Teens should begin in 9th or 10th grade. The Diocesan policy is that a teen must be at least 16 years old by April 1st in the year they are to be Confirmed. A teen can finish the requirements in two to three years.
Teens attending a Catholic High School participate in
You: Life, Love & the Theology of the Body course; participate in a weekend retreat; attend 5 Life Nights; complete service requirement and meet with the coordinator for one-on-one spiritual direction.
Teens who have not been baptized will complete
YOU! as well as participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (adapted for teens).
Teens who are baptized but have not received First Eucharist will also participate in all three catechetical programs as well as Life Nights, service, spiritual direction and retreats. First Eucharist will take place after completion of Altaration.
Cost of our Programs: $80 per session. We provide multiple child discounts across all faith formation programs. Retreat fees are billed separately through the Office of Youth Ministry. NET Retreat is $30 and weekend retreat is $125.
For more information, contact Teen Faith Formation Coordinator: Monica Aguilar, (909) 798-4167 ext.129, firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also text her at (909) 534-6772.