youth Confirmation

During Confirmation you receive the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgment, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence and Wonder and Awe in God’s Presence) and are told to use them for the greater glory of God. The Confirmation Program at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano is the “Holy Spirit’s Users Manual.” It shows you how to live out the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit in your daily life. Our program will share with you how to get the most out of the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

 

Our Confirmation Preparation Program is modeled on the “Guidelines for Confirmation,” developed by the Diocese of Orange. It is a two-year program in which doctrine, spiritual formation, works of charity and liturgical celebrations are integrated into a comprehensive process. 

 

Through prayers, retreats, classes, small group discussions, service projects and working with an adult spiritual mentor we call Sponsors, young people will be able to recognize and understand the presence of the Holy Spirit in themselves and in His people, and will be able to identify themselves as active members of the Christian Community. 

 

Our Confirmation Preparation Program is open to all high school youth - even the unbaptized or those who have not yet received their first Holy Communion. The Confirmation Candidate must be in at least 9th grade to begin the Confirmation Preparation Process and the earliest candidates can be confirmed in the Spirit is in the spring of their 10th grade year. 


Gonzalo Miranda Director Youth Ministry 949-234-1329

Confirmation upcoming events


  • Teen sponsor event-Prayer path Year 1&2

    saturday, april 1st 10:00am-6:00pm

    sunday, april 2nd 9:00a-6:00pm

    pastoral center> Room F

    The teen and their sponsor need to come to the prayer path. They can come at any time during the two dates available. Please plan to be available for an hour and a half during the following time frames.

  • CONFIRMATION Final interviews- year 2

    Sunday, april 9th 2:30-4:30pm

    wednesday, april 12th 6:00-8:30pm

    pastoral center

    Teens will need to attend one of the two confirmation interview dates. Signups for a specific time frame will be available at the Topic #10 gathering.

  • Confirmation mass- year 2

    Rehearsal- saturday, may 13th 9:30-11:00am

    BAsilica

    Teens and sponsors need to be present and on time at both the Confirmation Rehearsal. 

  • Confirmation mass- year 2

    mass- sunday, april 14th 3:30pm

    Basilica

    Confirmation is scheduled for the 5:00 p.m. mass on Sunday, May 14th. Teens and sponsors need to arrive at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the Confirmation. On the day of Confirmation the Teens will process into the Basilica at 4:30 p.m. Mass will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m.

Adult Confirmation

If you are a baptized Catholic adult 18 years and older and have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation or first Eucharist, we can assist you through the process.Confirmation for baptized Catholic adults who have completed first Eucharist will be held in May. Classes begin on Feb 2 from 7:30 to 9 PM in Youth Center room for 10 weeks.


If you are seeking to become a member of the Catholic Church, please contact us.


Eileen Smith Director Adult Faith 949-234-1354