A New Paradigm of Discipleship
Confirmation preparation is a two-year process within the high school years, preparing not only for the sacrament, but also for the youth to become active members of the Catholic Church. We are excited to announce a shift in our paradigm for forming young disciples, based on mentors within a small group discipleship model. It is within relationships that we find deep connection to our faith—in our relationship with Christ and with each other.
Let’s face it—parents hope that their teens foster a love for the Catholic faith as they complete the sacraments. Just as Jesus mentored his first disciples and the faithful met in homes in the early Church, this small group approach can meet the needs of teens with the goal of transforming their spiritual lives through mentor relationships. The sacrament of confirmation can then be seen for what it is—a strengthening along the way to the true purpose of life-long Eucharistic participation.
Will there be confirmation classes?
We will no longer be hosting large group classes. Instead, your teen will be part of a small group of 5-8 teens. They will meet with mentors in a home environment during the month, and just as in the early Church, gatherings will include “table hospitality.” The meeting times will vary based on the desires of each group. The mentors will be trained and provided with the best resources.
Teens will have the opportunity to form close relationships with mentors in a group setting to meet their spiritual needs. Parents will be empowered to engage with their teens, and in turn, grow in the faith. Opportunities will be provided for teens from different small groups to come together for retreat and other experiences.
REGISTER for Year 1 & 2!
STEP 1: REGISTER
STEP 2: SUBMIT FEES ONLINE
Confirmation Preparation Fee: $125
You may also send or drop off a check or cash to the parish office at 625 S. Nardo Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075, ATTN: Youth Confirmation, PAYABLE TO: St. James, OR
Pay online below, with FUND: Youth Ministry.
STEP 3: SUBMIT BAPTISM CERTIFICATE
If you have not done so already, please email your teen’s baptism certificate to email@example.com. If your teen was baptized at St. James-St. Leo, we do not need a certificate.
Director of Parish Discipleship
858-755-2545 ext. *114
Director of Religious Education, St. James
858-755-2545 ext. *106
Director of Religious Education, St. Leo
858-755-2545 ext. *102