Confirmation

Religious Education Office

Welcome to the Religious Education Department. Our office is different and separate from the Parish Office.  We help provide religious education for the children and teens of  our parish community that are of age to begin their sacramental preparation of either baptism, first communion, or confirmation. Please check out the information bellow regarding our Confirmation Program. If you have any questions, please email us or call us according to our specific office hours listed bellow as well. 

Confirmation

Teen Confirmation Program

Our Confirmation Program is a 2 year program designed for teens who are in high school (at least in 9th grade). We also offer instruction for students who have not yet done their First Communion and/or have not yet been baptized. The classes are held on Sundays and include going to mass as a class after each instruction period. It is very important that as we support our teens faith development we instill a sense of reverence for Sunday Mass, which for us as Catholics is the highest form of prayer and worship. 


Our classes for our year 1  students are from 2:30pm - 6:00pm, this includes the 5:00pm mass which they will all attend. The classes for our year 2 students are from 9:00am - 12:15pm, and this also includes the 11:15am mass which they attend. Teaching our youth the importance of faith and the priority it should take in our lives is crucial, therefore we ask parents, as our students primary teachers, to aide us in this, by making sure students are on time to class and do not miss class negligently. excessive absences and late arrivals to class will result in having to re-do the year. 

 

  

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Other requirements for the program are as follows:

  • During the course of their studies, students must complete 50 service hours. These cannot double count with school hours or any extra curricular activities. 
  • Students must attend a confirmation retreat. One for their first year, and one for their second year. 
  • Students must choose a sponsor for their confirmation before starting their second year. This must be a person that complies with the requirements to be a confirmation sponsor according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 
  • Students must attend our Youth Nights which take place on Tuesday nights (7:00pm - 8:30pm) at least 12 times throughout their 2 years in the confirmation program. 

Program Fees:

The fees for the program are as follows:                  

             Registration:          70

Parish Contribution:      30           

             Service Hours:      25  can be waived if parent completes 15 service hours

                 Retreat Fees:    60 - 235  Every year the students are required to go on a spiritual retreat. The fee for this varies on the year of confirmation the student is completing.

Documents or Items Needed for Registration:

  • The Birth Certificate of the student
  • The student's Baptism Certificate 
  • The First Holy Communion Certificate of the student
  • Photo ID (can be from school) or School Picture

 

Religious Education Office

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or come by for a visit...

 If you plan on visiting us, PLEASE call before to confirm that we will be here. Our hours change occasionally depending on special church activities. We want to make sure someone is there for you.  

St John of God Religious Education Office

(562) 863 - 5721
extensions: 231 or 235

Hours

Mon

Closed

Tue

12:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wed

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thu

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fri

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sat

9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Sun

Closed

Special Events and parent meetings

Jan 9

English Parent Faith Enrichment

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

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Jan 9

English Parent Faith Enrichment

This is a Faith Enrichment session given by one of our priests. All parents in the Religious Education programs must attend either the English or Spanish January sessions.

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

Jan 10

Spanish Parent Faith Enrichment

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

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Jan 10

Spanish Parent Faith Enrichment

This is a Faith Enrichment session given by one of our priests. All parents in the Religious Education programs must attend either the English or Spanish January sessions. 

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

Mar 12

English Parent Faith Enrichment

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

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Mar 12

English Parent Faith Enrichment

This is a Faith Enrichment session given by one of our priests. All parents in the Religious Education programs must attend either the English or Spanish March sessions. 

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

Mar 14

Spanish Parent Faith Enrichment

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall

+ Event Details

Mar 14

Spanish Parent Faith Enrichment

This is a Faith Enrichment session given by one of our priests. All parents in the Religious Education programs must attend either the English or Spanish March sessions. 

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Large Hall