Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation together constitute the sacraments of Christian Initiation. In the Sacrament (“sacred moment”) of Confirmation, the baptized person is “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church) The Sacrament of Confirmation is administered in a variety of ways: to high school aged persons, to Catechumens (previously unbaptized persons), and to baptized adult Catholics who have not previously had the opportunity to receive the Sacrament.

High School Confirmation (9th-12th)

The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered to all high school teenagers. This is a two-year preparation program which is culminated in the celebration of the sacrament during the Easter season of the second year.

Throughout the two-year preparation, teens participates in catechetical classes, a weekend retreat, service projects, group trips, and liturgical experiences. Along with the confirmation process, teens are encouraged to attend youth group on Sunday evenings where the focus is building community and putting faith into action. For more information, contact Alex Turcios, Youth Minister. The parent informational meeting for this program will be on September 16th, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Tailor Shop.

Contact:
Alex Turcios, Youth Minister, at (805) 682-4151 ext. 118 or at aturcios@saintbarbaraparish.org

Adult Confirmation:

Preparation for Adult Confirmation takes place starting in January and continues through the Lenten and Easter seasons each year. This program is designed for baptized Catholics who have not previously received the Sacrament. (Baptized Christians of other denominations who wish to enter into the Catholic Church, are advised to join our RCIA/ Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Program. For either need,

Contact: Fr. Larry Gosselin, OFM at (805) 682-4151 x105 or at frlarry@saintbarbaraparish.org