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Teen Confirmation Preparation

2018 Chaos Retreat

Our mission during the Confirmation Preparation Process is to help prepare the high school aged youth to receive the sacrament and to deepen their faith and that of the parish community. Confirmation preparation is a process in Christian growth based on the belief that teenagers are at a significant point in their faith journey where they are beginning to establish a personal faith identity. Through sharing their own journey and interacting with others, the candidates are assisted in identifying and understanding how God is working in their lives, and come to a new realization of faith within the context of the parish community.


What is Confirmation?
Confirmation, together with Baptism and Eucharist, form the Sacraments of Initiation that are all intimately connected. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ and welcomed fully into the life of the Church. 


Our Lady of the Assumption's Youth Confirmation Process

OLA has adopted a hybrid model of small group and large group gatherings to help teens prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. This model allows for greater session flexibility, meets parents and teens where they are, allows for great intimacy and real sharing, empowers parents and volunteers to be witnesses of faith, and allows teens to engage with their peers.


Over the course of the 2 year process teens, will meet at the parish in small groups twice a month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. However, quarterly all the candidates in their confirmation year will gather together for a large group gathering. On a few occasions, we will require either the Confirmation sponsor or parent to attend the session as well. Please see the official schedule for these dates*


Teens are assigned to their small group at the beginning of the year and get to pick the day of the week they would like to meet. Year 1 Candidates can meet on either Monday or Tuesday while Year 2 Candidates can meet on either Wednesday or Thursday. In these sessions, we gather as a small group and open with prayer. We begin with an icebreaker or fun activity and then a speaker, Core member, or video series is used to present the teaching. After the teaching confirmation candidates break open the lesson through discussion and activities. We then conclude with announcements and closing prayer. Our sessions cover various topics approved and mandated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.


*The official schedule will be made available one month prior to the start of confirmation sessions.

High School Volunteer Opportunities
We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming service project opportunities. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUps on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/TanEcKt
2) Review the service projects listed and choose the one(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

These service projects are open to all teens so feel free to bring a friend with you in serving our community!


Registration Process


Step 1: Learn more about OLA's Youth Confirmation Process by reading the  2019-20 Youth Confirmation Handbook. 


Step 2: Complete the online registration form. 

  • Year 1 Confirmation Online Registration Form: Registration for 2019-20 is closed. 
  • Year 2 Confirmation Online Registration Form: All previous candidates were emailed the link to register. If you are wishing to transfer in to our process for Year 2 please contact Jesus Rodriguez directly. 
Step 3: Pay the registration fee $200/Year 1 and $175/Year 2 (You can pay online via online giving or visit the Faith Formation Center to pay by cash or check)

Step 4: Submit copies of the teen's Baptism & First Holy Communion certificates to the Faith Formation Center. Even if they were received here at OLA we need you to bring in copies or request them from the Parish Office.

Step 5: Save the Date! Parent & Teen Confirmation Session
  • Year 1 Session is on Tuesday September 24 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Year 2 Session is on Thursday September 26 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm