HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC  CHURCH  
Faith Formation 

CONFIRMATION 

Confirmation Preparation Process is a two-year sacramental process for high school age youth.  Part of the preparation process includes Sunday Eucharistic  Liturgy.  Community Life of the Church, Confirmation 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  Bilingual

"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) - Be at Church at 9:30AM
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
FEE DUE FOR PLANTED FOR LIFE RETREAT AND YOUTH DAY
​Saturday - Oct. 27
Additional $25 will apply to each event after due date October 27, 2018
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)
CF 1 - PLANTED FOR LIFE @ IRVINE
Friday - Sunday
Nov. 16 - Nov. 18

Mandatory 3-day retreat for all CF1 Students - Retreat Fee due by Oct. 27, 2018
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Tuesday - Nov. 21
Saturday - Nov. 24


No Class
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES @ CLASSTIME
Saturday - Dec. 1
Tuesday - Dec. 11

In Doyle Hall on Tuesday & in Church on Saturday
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Saturday - Dec. 22
Tuesday - Dec. 25

No Class
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!
Saturday - Dec. 29
Tuesday - Jan. 1

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) 
CF 2 - LETTER TO BISHOP DUE
Saturday - Jan. 26
(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
FEE DUE FOR FREE THE FIRE RETREAT
Additional $25 will apply after due date Jan. 26, 2019
CF 2 - CANDIDATES INTERVIEW @ 11AM - 3PM
Sunday - Jan. 27
Sunday - Feb. 3
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
TET FESTIVAL
Tuesday - Feb. 5
Saturday - Feb. 9

No Class
CF 1 - CANDIDATES INTERVIEW @ 11AM - 2PM
Sunday - Feb. 17
Sunday - Feb. 24
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)
CF 2 - FREE THE FIRE RETREAT @ BIG BEAR
Friday - Sunday
Mar. 1 - Mar. 3

Mandatory 3-day retreat for all CF2 Students
CF 1 - YOUTH DAY @ ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER
Thursday -  Mar. 21

Mandatory event for all CF1 Students - Event Fee due by Oct. 27, 2018
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONGRESS
Saturday - Mar. 19
Tuesday - Mar. 23

No Class
LENTEN PENANCE SERVICES @ CLASSTIME
Saturday - Mar. 9
Tuesday - Mar. 26

In Doyle Hall on Tuesday & in Church on Saturday
CF 1 - SEDER MEAL @ 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Tuesday -  Apr. 2

Mandatory for all CF1 Students.  CF2 can make up if did not attend during CF1
CF 1 & CF 2 - TEEN INTEGRITY @ 2PM - 6PM
Sunday - Apr . 7

In the Hall (Middle School Students:  10AM - 1:30PM)
HAPPY EASTER!
Saturday - Apr. 20
Tuesday - Apr. 23

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

FAITH FORMATION THANKSGIVING MASS @ 10:30 AM
Saturday - May 18
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