Religious Education: Confirmation Program

Middle School - 7th and 8th Graders


St. Augustine Religious Education - Confirmation Program

A Two-Year Program for Middle School Students -7th and 8th Graders

 

What is Confirmation?

It is a Sacrament of Initiation through which a person becomes “more like Christ” and bound more intimately to the Church.” In Confirmation, the Holy Spirit is given to strengthen and assist the Christian to be an “active member of the Church and to build up the Body of Christ’, to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.

 

Our Vision:

To make them disciples of Jesus Christ

 

Our Goals:

  • To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community
  • To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person

 

Guidelines of our Confirmation Preparation (Middle School):

Confirmation Preparation is a two-year process. It encourages young people to develop a lifelong relationship with their parish; so that faith formation can be ongoing.
 

FIRST YEAR CONFIRMATION
7th GRADERS

Discipleship 1-(Phase 1)
Please refer to the 1st Year Confirmation Calendar for Schedule of classes at
http://www.staugustinessf.org/137

  • A one-year process for growth into readiness for the next phase, Discipleship 2.
  • Interview from the Director with the candidate and family.
  • Orientation of candidates and family to the process with written objective, timeline and other valuable information that is needed.
  • Catechesis.
  • Acts of Justice with Theological Reflection (5-10 Hours).
  • Retreat.
  • ACRE Assessment before beginning Discipleship 2.
  • Participation in Parish Youth Ministry.
  • Adult-On Going Formation for Parents.

 

SECOND YEAR CONFIRMATION
8TH GRADERS

Discipleship 2–(Phase 2)
Please refer to the 2nd Year Confirmation Calendar for schedule of classes at
http://www.staugustinessf.org/137

  • A one-year process for candidates who are in 8TH grade or older
  • Initial Interview and assessment of the Confirmation candidate’s readiness.
  • Orientation with Families, Sponsors, candidates and teachers to the process with written objective, timeline and other valuable information that is needed.
  • Rite of Welcome.
  • Catechesis.
  • Acts of Justice (15-20 Hours) with Theological Reflection.
  • Continual discernment as the process continues for the year.
  • Participation in Parish Youth Ministry.

 

Our aim is to help candidates know that they are disciples of Jesus Christ who live that discipleship to the fullest possible potential. This is a lifelong religious adult-formation.

Our task can be best summed up by St. John Paul II’s address at World Youth Day 1995 in the Philippines: “What is needed today is a Church which knows how to respond to the expectations of young people. Jesus wants to enter into dialogue with them and, through his body which is the Church, to propose the possibility of a choice which will require a commitment of their lives. As Jesus with the disciples of Emmaus, so the Church must become today the traveling companion of young people...”

Youth: Sent to Proclaim True Liberation

 

Therefore, our Confirmation Program is projected to the Education of Young People, and Adults in the faith of the Church, through the teaching of Christian doctrine in an organic and systematic way to make them disciples of Jesus Christ.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Chapter 5; pp. 426-427

 

God calls. We respond!

As Confirmation catechists, we seek to invite our youth into a life of discipleship with Jesus.

 

 

 

"Be Sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit"

To view the Calendar of topics, activities, events and important announcements for the Confirmation Program, click on the button below.

Confirmation Schedule:
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a Two-Year Course.

1st Year Confirmation meets twice a month for an hour and a half (1 ½) every 1st and 3rd Thursdays from
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

2nd Year Confirmation meets twice a month for an hour and a half (1 ½) every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

 

Religious Education
Faith Formation
Office Hours
 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Closed for lunch:          
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Saturday:                     
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed for lunch:          
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Every 1st and 3rd
Wednesday and Thursday

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Closed for lunch:          
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

CLOSED ON
SUNDAY and TUESDAY


CONTACT:
Sr. Nona M. Barairo, sfcc

Director of Religious Education
(650) 873-2878
Linda Gamboa
Office Assistant
(650) 873-2878
Noel Panelo
Confirmation Program Coordinator
(650) 873-2878

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