Confirmation

Confirmation 2021-2022

Confirmation at St. Jude celebrates the Holy Spirit working in the hearts of young people. The Confirmation process is a time of discernment for our teens to explore, challenge, grow and eventually take ownership of the Catholic Faith.  The process involves not only the teens, but the whole family and entire parish community.

Confirmation preparation at St. Jude is a two year process that may be started in the 9th-11th grade.

REGISTERING FOR CONFIRMATION  This year we have two options available for young people to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation:

Option 1: In-Person Confirmation Nights- Through the use of interactive activities, games, videos and small group discussions, young people have the opportunity to learn about our faith and grow in their personal relationship with God.

    • Attend 2 Confirmation Nights per month on Sundays from 6:30-8:00pm
    • Retreat or Retreat Experience
    • Service
    • Cost $125

Option 2: Guided Independent Formation with Parents and Sponsor  We understand that not everyone can do the option for Confirmation that is available, so we want to provide you the opportunity to develop your own faith formation in a way that works for your family. Through the use of Chosen by Ascension Press, candidates will watch videos and have meaningful discussions with their parents and sponsors each month. You will be responsible for supplying your own materials.

    • Working with materials from Chosen and other resources on your own with your parents and sponsor.
    • Retreat or Retreat Experience
    • Service
    • Cost $50 (plus purchasing online materials $20.95)

(Chosen: https://ascensionpress.com/collections/chosen-your-journey-toward-confirmation)

REGISTRATION You can register online using the link below. After you have completed the registration form, you will be emailed additional forms to fill out, the link for payment, and the request for a copy of your young person’s baptismal certificate.  Once all items have been received, you will be sent the calendar with all of the dates for the coming year. 

In person registration will be available on:

    • Sunday, August 1st after the 8am Mass until 12pm. 
    • Sunday, August 29th after the 8am Mass until 12pm.

Registration Ends August 31st

Year 1 Parent Teen Orientation will be on Sunday, September 12th at 6:30pm. 

To register or for additional questions please email: Lucia Bartlett at [email protected]

Safety Protocols: Currently, the Archdiocese Office of Religious Education protocols allow for in-person faith formation with participants wearing masks.  The protocols do not differentiate between vaccinated and unvaccinated people.  These protocols may be updated prior to our opening meeting, but for now participants indoors should plan on wearing masks. https://lacatholics.org/departments-ministries/religious-education/