Catechism of the Catholic Church #1285
“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”
Welcome to Confirmation at Holy Trinity! We are excited and honored to partner with parents and candidates on this journey. The junior and senior years of high school can be demanding in regards to academic and extra-curricular commitments. Therefore, it is encouraged that young people begin the Confirmation journey in their freshman year of high school. This helps to foster community and faith with their peers. However, the two year journey can be completed anytime during their freshman or junior year. Please see below for more information on the Sacrament of Confirmation and how to register. If you are an Adult (18+) who is seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation please see the bottom of this page.
This year we will continue to be using Life Teen’s Purpose for our curriculum. For more information on Purpose’s mission please visit: https://purposeconfirmation.com/
For more information on Life Teen please visit: https://lifeteen.com/about/
ALL CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES
Preparation is two year journey for all 9–11 grade youth in the Diocese of Orange.
Classes run from September – May.
Our newly-formed Life Teen Youth Mass will be at 5:30pm!
Teens and Parents are encouraged to attend this mass before Confirmation Sessions
Year 1 & 2 candidates typically meet on alternate Sundays now from 6:30-8:30pm
in the Parish Hall
2023 -2024 ORIENTATION MEETINGS
Year 2: Sunday, September 10th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Year 1: Sunday, September 17th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
*due to the New Parent Dinner held for Santa Margarita Catholic High School Parents, we will offer an orientation opportunity after the 10:30am mass for Year 1 only.
It’s never too early to start thinking about the ideal Confirmation Sponsor! Choosing a Sponsor is a very important decision. Sponsors are called to show Candidates a solid example of Catholic life, sustain Candidates in moments of hesitancy, bear witness, ad guide the Candidate’s preparation process as well as help them fulfill their Baptismal promises. Choosing this person should be done with much thought and prayerful consideration. Click the link for more information: Sponsor Requirements & Details
YEAR 1 CANDIDATES
YEAR 2 CANDIDATES
*If you completed Year 1 with Holy Trinity, you are automatically registered for Year 2
Discipleship Mission – due April 14, 2024 (instructions coming soon)
If you are new or have completed Year 1 at another parish:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and transfer process.
A copy of the Baptism and First Communion certificates as well as a Y1 completion letter from the previous parish must be provided at the time of registration.
For any questions please contact:
Emmanuel Perez– Youth Ministries Coordinator
Email: email@example.com | Phone: (949) 218-3131 ext. 101
“In this Sacrament (Confirmation), the Holy Spirit is given to the Baptized for strength just as he was given to the Apostles on the day of Pentecost” – Thomas Aquinas.
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ADULT CONFIRMATION PREPARATION
If you are an adult Catholic (17+) who has received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist but have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation please click here.