The Sacrament of Confirmation
Per the Diocese of San Bernardino individuals must be 16 years of age by April 1st
(the second year of formation) in order to receive this Sacrament.
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed." CCC 1285.
This is a two (2) year formation program. This comprehensive program includes Prayer and Worship, Catechesis, Community Life (within the parish), Evangelization, as well as Justice and Service opportunities.
Sessions are on Sunday evenings and include attending 5:30PM Mass as a group.
- Students must be at least a Freshman in High School
- A copy of the Baptism certificate is needed at the time of registration.
- Parish registration fee: $40.00 for one student, $60 for two student and $75 for three or more students (students must be siblings for discounted rate)
- A registration interview must be scheduled with theCatechetical Ministry Office between July and August in order to participate in the upcoming formation season (September - May).