Confirmation Past Events
2016-2017 Confirmation Year 2 and 1 Videos
Year 1 Confirmation Retreat at Hilltop, Malibu. January 20-22
St. Jude Confirmation and Youth Ministry Core Teams headed to Six Flags Magic Mountain on November 5th for a day of fun, faith, and thrills. "Inspiration" is a Life Teen event held annually at Six Flags that gives teens the opportunity to enjoy the park during the day time and come together in the evening for Mass, praise and worship, dynamic speakers, and Eucharistic Adoration. Bishop Brennan presided Mass with over 1,000 teens in attendance. "Inspiration" was nothing short of an inspiration to our teens!
Confirmation Kick-off Night September 25, 2016
The St. Jude Confirmation and Youth Ministry Core Team had their Leadership Retreat on August 20th and 21st in the Hall. The Core Team learned a variety of leadership skills including communication, collaboration, strategizing, giving feedback, giving a witness talk, and how to be an effective peer leader to a small group. The teens also experienced a Hunger Banquet which shed light on current Social Justice issues in our world. Thank you to everyone who participated in the retreat and to Tom Cull for speaking to the group about Social Justice. Thank you especially to all of our chaperones who gave up their weekend to be with us, including Kaitlyn Wilson, Jennifer Krol, David Lilly, Scott Boczek, and Eddie Bartlett. A special thanks to David Lilly is in order for preparing our meals for us throughout the weekend!
City of Saints, Teen Conference The teens had an awesome experience at 2016 City of Saints Teen Conference August 5-7th. The Archbishop made himself readily available to 1700+ teens all weekend long. Some big take aways for the teens was the relevance of human trafficking in LA, the corporal acts of mercy, and seeing Saints in a different way then they had before. They’ve already had at least a dozen conversations of things/ideas they want to take back to confirmation nights.
St. Jude teens attend S.A.W. Retreat July 25-29, 2016 - Andy Sain, Morgan Hathaway, and Olivia McBride attended the Signed and Anointed to Witness (S.A.W.) retreat at Rancho Allegre in Santa Barbara. Designed for teens who have been recently Confirmed and who plan to serve as peer ministers in the Confirmation process. The retreat enables teens to become better leaders and evangelizers by developing their leadership and witnessing skills, deepening their faith and love for the Lord Jesus, and living and sharing their Sacrament! “This experience helped me grow not only as a child of God, but as a leader” - Morgan Hathaway. “It was truly an amazing experience, from hearing other teens witness talks to developing new leadership skills!” - Olivia McBride
Year 2 Confirmation 2016 - Click here to view pictures on Shutterfly
Year 2 Walk With Me Retreat 2016 - We hope you all enjoyed your Year 2 Confirmation Retreat 2016 and felt God's love in the community you were surrounded with. You are an amazing group of teens and we feel blessed to have been part of your faith journey this past year. We pray that you all remember the sense of community that you described today in your reflections about the retreat and furthermore find a way to stay connected at St. Jude's after your Confirmation and for the rest of your lives! View pictures "Walk With Me"
Y1 Confirmation Retreat 2016 - Click here to view pictures on Shutterfly