Youth Confirmation

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Youth Confirmation Ministry!  We are very lucky to have a team of Confirmation catechists to take you to the last sacrament of initiation. 

This year we have adopted a new program called “The Chosen”.  This came highly recommended by the Oakland Diocese and endorsed by Bishop Barber.  We are very excited to start this program to all the candidates that are ready to strengthen and love the Lord continuously and serve Him as well.

In order to this, we will be doing an assessment to see if the candidate will be on a one year or two year program.  Assessment will include basic questions of the catholic doctrines.

We would like to ask you to continue to pray for all our candidates and catechists!

God bless us all!

The Confirmation Team

(Emma, Angelica, Belinda, Florrie, Hortencia , Mario and Paulina)

 


Confirmation plays a vital role in the Catholic initiation process.  As the Catechism of the Catholic Church puts it, “Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.” (CCC no. 1285) Through this sacrament, the candidate “confirms” his/her promise sworn at baptism. More importantly as one its major effects, through the grace of the Holy Spirit he/she receives special strength to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witness of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross. (Cf. CCC no. 1303)

Once again, in behalf of the Confirmation and Parish Team, I am very grateful to direct the Teen Confirmation Program of St. Anthony this year.  Last year was filled with learning experiences as we journeyed with the candidates until the very moment of their confirmation.  I must say that it was not easy.  To work with teenagers is to work with their struggles too and to do so means to be compassionate with them (from the Latin words “com” meaning “with” + “patí” meaning “bear or suffer”) that is, to suffer with them. 

Teen Confirmation Program