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Confirmation Registration NOW OPEN
Due to the social distancing guidelines for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation in Fall 2020 looks quite a bit different than it has in the past. All events will be online through the end of December. We will re-evaluate our method of content delivery based on Archdiocese of Los Angeles guidelines for the beginning of 2021. We have worked diligently and creatively to provide teens with the best opportunity possible to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation while adhering to the current guidelines in ADLA. Here's what to expect:
Virtual Orientation: Our Youth and Family Ministry staff will connect with each teen and their family so you can get to know a little more about our ministry and expectations for the year and so we can get to know your family a little better. After registering for Confirmation, each family will receive a link to sign up for a scheduled orientation.
Welcome Drive Thru: On Tuesday, September 29, we will host a "Welcome Drive Thru" so that every teen is able to receive the proper supplies necessary for Confirmation from September - December. Teens are required to be in the car to receive their special "Confirmation Welcome Kit."
Sunday Mass: Each teen is expected to attend Mass at least once a month. With social distancing restrictions in place, each teen has the option to attend either an in-person Mass or one that is recorded and online. We will keep each family updated with in-person Mass schedules and links to our St. Bruno online Mass.
Confirmation Sessions: Each teen will meet once a month on their assigned day over Zoom. The curriculum addresses three big questions, "Why believe in God?", "Why trust Jesus?" and "Why be a part of the Church?" All activities and resources will be provided in the "Confirmation Welcome Kit."
Parent Nights: We strongly believe in the value of the entire family being on this journey of faith together. Throughout the year, we will provide nights exclusively for parents to strengthen your faith and help connect you more deeply with each other and the Church.
Weekend Retreat (Year 2 only): In our experience, the weekend retreat is unanimously the highlight of the two years of Confirmation preparation for our teenagers. We are planning for an overnight weekend retreat in Spring 2021, more details to follow later this year. Life Nights (Optional): The first Sunday of every month we will "meet" digitally for Life Nights. During these nights, we will encourage and empower teens with tools to help them live out their Catholic faith as a high school teenager in today's world.
Bible Study (Optional): In December, we will host a weekly Bible Study during Advent. In this Bible Study, as we prepare for the birth of Jesus at Christmas, we will prepare our own hearts to welcome Jesus each day as we seek to understand God's Word more deeply.
How will Confirmation change in the Spring?
We will continue to monitor the guidelines from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in planning for the months of January thru May. We hope to return to in-person sessions for all teens in Confirmation.
Can you provide more information on the registration fee?
The registration fee is $200. During the registration process, you have the option to pay in full or pay $100 at the time of registration and the additional $100 will be automatically collected on November 30, 2020. We extended this time frame more than usual to better accommodate our families. We kept the registration fees for our ministries as low as possible while still working diligently to provide a wonderful, creative opportunity to experience of our Catholic faith in these circumstances for your children and families. We will provide each child a "Welcome Kit" with materials for the content we are providing “virtually” in the Fall along with our Crafts & Prayer Services, Parent Nights, additional content we are planning for in the Spring, and other fun surprises along the way. If you have more than one child in our ministries, you can enter the coupon code SBYFM20! during registration for each of your children. This will provide a $10 discount for each of your children.
When does registration close?
Registration will close on Sunday, September 20 at midnight.
If this is your teen's FIRST year preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, click the image below to sign up.
If this is your teen's SECOND year preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, click the image below to sign up.
For Year 2 candidates, please return the Sponsor Form & Saint Name Report by October 31, 2020. Click the link below for more information.