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.
Our Lady of the Assumption's Youth Confirmation Process
OLA has intentionally adopted a home group model 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 answers the call to take the faith outside of our own Church walls.
So, over the course of the 2 year process teens will meet in the home of a local parishioner/parent every other week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Teens are assigned to their home group at the beginning of the year and get to pick the day of the week they would like to meet. 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.
On a few occasions, we will gather all together as a large group or require either the Confirmation sponsor or parent to attend the session. Please see the official schedule for these dates.
To learn more about OLA's Confirmation Process please read the Youth Confirmation Handbook https://4.files.edl.io/5e86/08/21/18/204358-39f42cdd-51ad-452c-a745-39d6ee6f2bb2.pdf
Teen Confirmation Registration for 2019-2020 will open July 2019!