The Sacrament of Confirmation helps a person remain faithful to his or her baptismal commitment to witness to Christ and to serve others.
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit completes the grace of baptism and offers the newly confirmed strength as a true witness of Christ.
Our 2-year Confirmation preparation program is designed to help our young people, grades 9-12th, come to a deeper understanding of how the Holy Spirit works in their lives, in the life of our Church, and how they can come to a closer relationship with God. Our young people meet twice a month for class and attend one retreat each year that they are enrolled. The Sacrament of Confirmation places special graces of the Holy Spirit upon the person being confirmed, just as such graces were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost. We believe our teens are an essential part of our parish community and we seek to inspire them to live out their lives in service to God and others.
Can my child be confirmed if they have not received their baptism or first communion?
Yes, they can enter our program but they must attend three additional preparation classes on March 6th 5:30pm-8pm, March 13th, and March 20th 5:30-8pm. Parent participation is also necessary.
Does my child have to attend a retreat?
Yes, your child must attend one weekend-long retreat per confirmation year (2 total). If your child is not able to attend one of the retreats, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can make the necessary arrangements.
How much does the program cost?
$215 per year. ($65 for registration + $150 for retreat)
What if I can’t afford to pay?
No problem! Stop by our office or contact us and we will work with you to create a personalized payment plan.
Is there a discount if I have more than one child attending faith formation classes at La Purisima?
Yes, just let us know as soon as possible and we will provide a discount depending on the number of children.
How old does my child have to be to begin confirmation?
They must at least 14 years old and in high school.
Are service hours required?
No, service hours are not required. However, we always have service opportunities available for our teens. Contact one of our youth ministers or check our instagram account: @lpcatholic for more information.
How can my teen get involved in youth ministry?
Our high school youth help serve at the 5pm mass every Sunday, help plan events for middle school ministry, summer kids camp, the Fish Fry, scouting, serve on our confirmation leadership team (if they have already been confirmed), as well as donate their time to many other service projects throughout the year.
Regular Youth Ministry updates can be found on our Instagram account: @lpcatholic
For more information please contact Valeria Tovar firstname.lastname@example.org