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Confirmation / RCIA

Confirmation of Adults

For more information about our confirmation program for adults—RCIA: the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults—please contact Debbie Roberts at (818) 361-8795.

High School Confirmation Program

For information about our confirmation program for high school students, please contact Carol Cervantes at (818) 361-1814. You can also download the orientation handout and application form.

Two Year Process

  • Year I, every Tuesday’s, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Year II, every Wednesday’s, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Attend all Interviews
  • See calendar for other important dates
  • Mandatory Weekend Retreat and All Days of Reflection

Prayers

Every Candidate will be tested on All PRAYERS.

Registration

  • Confirmation Registration Form
  • Copy of the Baptism Certificate
  • Copy of First Communion Certificate
  • $225.00 Year I ($50.00 deposit required at time of Registration) Payment Plan is available.
  • $225.00 Year II
    • This is a supply fee covers, 2 – Days of Reflection Lunch and Supplies, Retreat Year I (LIFE TEEN), Retreat Year II, Youth Day. Supplies, food, & printing materials for an in depth memorable and spiritual preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

If you need some assistance please stop by the Youth Ministry Office whenever possible. Or call us at (818) 361-1814

  • Parent Orientation  Wednesday, September 9, 2015 in Parish Hall at 6:00pm (English), 7:00pm (Spanish)
  • Year I Begins Tuesday, September 15, 2015
  • Year II Begins Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Christian Community Service Hours

Each Candidate is required to complete 25 Hours Per Year.

  • 15 Hours in Parish
  • 10 Hours in Community

Attendance

Because of the way the program is designed, when returning form an absence you must speak to the youth minister.

Evaluations

All candidates will be evaluated twice a year: first time at the end of the first year and a second time before the final Retreat.

Faith Companion (Sponsors)

Every Candidate will be asked to pick a Faith Companion.

  • 16 years or older
  • Confirmed
  • A Practicing Catholic
  • If Married must be by the Catholic Church
  • Live in the area

What St. Ferdinand’s expects from a Faith Companion.

  • Get together with the Candidate at least once a week.
  • Assist Faith Companion Meetings
  • Assist Sunday Mass at least once a month with Candidate.

Reports

All Candidates will write a Report on a Saint of their choice. This will be assigned during the summer break from Year I – Year II, and will be due on the first day of Year II.

In Confirmation all Candidates are asked to choose a Saint’s Name. It could be there own Baptism Name or that of a Saint who has inspired the Candidate. Candidates should research the Saints life and his/her way of living including their spirituality. While taking a deeper look into their own spiritual life as well. They will need to write a report on the Saint they have chosen. The report should cover:

  • Saint Biography
  • Impact on his/her community. (Why is he/she a Saint?)
  • Why was this Saint chosen?
  • How will you try to live as this Saint did?

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