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. 

Colin Longmore Director Youth Ministry 949-234-1329

Confirmation upcoming events

  • Confirmation mass- year 2

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


    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


    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.

Confirmation for adults 18 and over

The Sacrament of Confirmation for baptized Catholic adults 18 years and older and no longer attending high school, is currently celebrated each year on Pentecost Sunday.   Classes in preparation for this sacrament begin in the month of January.  Next classes will start in January, 2020..

Eileen Smith Director Adult Faith Formation and the Catechumenate 949-234-1354