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Year ONE Retreat Registration is now open!

Year ONE Confirmation Retreat

December 1-3, 2017  
OR
April 13-15, 2018

 

There is a two part registration:

STEP 1-  Information and Payment:  Here

STEP 2-  Fill out the permission slip & Return to the Faith Formation Admin Team:

Dec YR 1 Retreat

APRIL YR 1 Retreat

Please return this Permission slip ASAP to complete your registration.  It can be emailed to FaithFormation@Stedward.com or brought to the Parish Office.

 

What is the Confirmation 1 Weekend Retreat?

The Confirmation 1 Retreat is at time for all of our Confirmation 1 teens to spend time growing in their relationship with God, His Church, and one another as begin their final preparations to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

 

Where is the Retreat Being Held?

This year the Confirmation 1 Retreat is being held at the Lazy W Ranch located off of the Ortega Highway at 23852 Hot Springs Canyon Road, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675. The facility phone number is (949) 728-0141.

 

Cost is $175

Lodging, transportation, meals and all supplies will be paid by St. Edward the Confessor
Contact the Faith Formation with ANY financial questions or concerns.  

 

Transportation

We will be using bus transportation between St. Edward the Confessor and Lazy W Ranch.

 

Time

Please arrive at St. Edward the Confessor at 3:45 to 4:15 pm for check in.  Check in will be in Knight Hall.  Buses will depart at 4:20 p.m SHARP.

We will return to St. Edward on Sunday at 12:15 am for a closing Mass and celebration IN KNIGHT HALL.  Parents are welcome to come join us for this Mass!  (Gathering time is 12:10 pm to 12:20.)  The retreat will officially close approximately at 1:30 pm AFTER the celebration of the Holy Mass.  Please do NOT take your teen home BEFORE the Mass for ANY reason.       

 

What To Bring

Please pack LIGHTLY!  Bus space is very limited!

What to Bring:

(Before packing make sure to check weekend weather conditions for rain/cold!)

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Warm clothing (jacket, gloves)
  • Comfortable closed toe shoes
  • Shower shoes
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Towel
  • Small Bible, journal, Rosary (if you need them for prayer time.)
  • Flashlight.  It gets VERY dark.
  • Reusable water bottle with your name clearly marked

 

Prescribed Medication

If your child uses prescribed medication and must have adult assistance in administering this medication:  If your child’s medication needs to be administered by an adult, please inform the Faith Formation Admin staff  at LEAST a week prior to the retreat with all necessary details.  Please provide written instructions  along with the medication to the St. Edward’s staff upon arrival on Friday.

 

Dietary Restrictions

If your child has dietary restrictions, please inform the Faith Formation Admin staff at LEAST a week before the the retreat with all necessary details.

 

Homecoming Insight

One week after the end of each retreat, teens are invited to Insight Youth Group, following the Sunday 5:30 pm Mass.  It will be a time for teens to reconnect, view a video of the retreat,  share stories and pray.  It is not mandatory, but highly recommended!.

 

 

Year TWO Retreat Registration is now open!

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Year TWO Confirmation Retreat

November 3, 2017 – November 5, 2017
OR
February 16, 2018 – February 18, 2018

 

There is a two part registration:

STEP 1-  Information and Payment:  Here

STEP 2-  Fill out the permission slip & Return to the Faith Formation Admin Team:

November Retreat PDF 2017

Feb Retreat PDF- 2018

Please return this Permission slip ASAP to complete your registration.  It can be emailed to FaithFormation@Stedward.com or brought to the Parish Office.

 

What is the Confirmation 2 Retreat?

The Confirmation 2 Retreat is at time for all of our Confirmation 2 teens to spend time growing in their relationship with God, His Church, and one another as begin their final preparations to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

 

Where is the Retreat Being Held?

This year the Confirmation 2 Retreat is being held at the Lazy W Ranch located off of the Ortega Highway at 23852 Hot Springs Canyon Road, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675. The facility phone number is (949) 728-0141.

 

Cost is $175

Lodging, transportation, meals and all supplies will be paid by St. Edward the Confessor
Contact the Faith Formation with ANY financial questions or concerns.  

 

Transportation

We will be using bus transportation between St. Edward the Confessor and Lazy W Ranch.

 

Time

Please arrive at St. Edward the Confessor at 3:45 to 4:15 pm for check in.  Check in will be in Knight Hall.  Buses will depart at 4:20 p.m SHARP.

We will return to St. Edward on Sunday at 12:15 am for a closing Mass and celebration IN KNIGHT HALL.  Parents are welcome to come join us for this Mass!  (Gathering time is 12:10 pm to 12:20.)  The retreat will officially close approximately at 1:30 pm AFTER the celebration of the Holy Mass.  Please do NOT take your teen home BEFORE the Mass for ANY reason.       

 

What To Bring

Please pack LIGHTLY!  Bus space is very limited!

What to Bring:

(Before packing make sure to check weekend weather conditions for rain/cold!)

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Warm clothing (jacket, gloves)
  • Comfortable closed toe shoes
  • Shower shoes
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Towel
  • Small Bible, journal, Rosary (if you need them for prayer time.)
  • Flashlight.  It gets VERY dark.
  • Reusable water bottle with your name clearly marked

 

Prescribed Medication

If your child uses prescribed medication and must have adult assistance in administering this medication:  If your child’s medication needs to be administered by an adult, please inform the Faith Formation Admin staff  at LEAST a week prior to the retreat with all necessary details.  Please provide written instructions  along with the medication to the St. Edward’s staff upon arrival on Friday.

 

Dietary Restrictions

If your child has dietary restrictions, please inform the Faith Formation Admin staff at LEAST a week before the the retreat with all necessary details.  

 

Homecoming Insight

One week after the end of each retreat, teens are invited to Insight Youth Group, following the Sunday 5:30 pm Mass.  It will be a time for teens to reconnect, view a video of the retreat,  share stories and pray.  It is not mandatory, but highly recommended!.

 

 

Requirements

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Confirmation Requirements

 

 

  • Monthly in class discussions with Parent or Sponsor

 

    1. 7 in total for each year
    2. 1 absence  is allowed
    3. Meets in the church at 4 pm for brief presentation on the topic
      1. Includes videos, testimony and/or prayer
    4. Breaks off into small group discussions held in various places
    5. Usually Includes the following:
      1. Catechists sharing personal testimony on the topic
      2. Teens sharing on how the topic affects them and especially their journaling from the online lessons
      3. Closing Prayer activity

 

 

  • Weekly Online Lesson

 

    1. Every week, a new class will be released on our Confirmation website
    2. Please complete the classes by Sunday afternoon
    3. Takes approximately 10-15 minutes
      1. Starts with dynamic video from Matthew Kelly, renown Catholic Speaker
      2. Four multiple choice questions
      3. Three journaling questions which will usually be covered in the next class
    4. Reminders will be sent out via the Confirmation website

 

 

  • Attend Three “Insight” Youth Group Meetings

 

    1. Attend 3 Insight Youth Ministry Meetings, more is encouraged!
    2. Insight takes place Sunday nights immediately following the 5:30 Sunday Mass in Knight Hall until 8:30 pm
    3. Dinner is provided!  
      1. We’re looking for volunteers to help provide
      2. Sign Up Genius notification will be sent out.  Please consider helping!
    4. Topics Vary:
      1. Issue Nights-  What is effecting teen culture?
      2. Catechetical Nights- Topic of Faith presented in a dynamic way
      3. Social Nights-  Fun ways to create community as a young church
      4. Prayer nights-  Adoration, Rosary, Scripture
    5. Presents spiritual/faith topics in a fun, personal, dynamic and interesting way
    6. Important time of building up young church community beyond their immediate friends from school

 

 

  • Participate in Two Service Projects Per Year

 

    1. Participate in 2 service projects per year (Suggested service opportunities will be found on the Confirmation website or you can find your own.)
    2. Write one reflection per project to be completed on our Confirmation website

 

 

  • Attend a Retreat Each Year

 

    1. Year 1- Attend 2 “Sponsor Nights”
      1. Sponsor Nights are dynamic experiences of discussion, community and prayer
      2. Both teen and sponsor (or parent) attend
      3. Usually 7 pm to 8:45 pm.  Dates are forthcoming
    2. Year 2- Weekend Retreat
      1. Dates will be given upon re-registering for Year 2

 

  1. Sponsor – Due November 15, 2015 (Confirmation Year 1)
    1. Must be over 18 years old and fully initiated (Confirmed) and practicing Catholic (cannot be a parent)
    2. Complete online form on the Confirmation website
    3. Only one sponsor per youth

 

 

  • Confirmation Saint Name – Due December in Year 2

 

    1. Must choose a Saint’s name for Confirmation
    2. Write a 1 page reflection paper on why you chose that Saint
    3. Complete Confirmation Name Form & Reflection Paper Online

 

 

  • Letter to the Bishop – Due at the end of Confirmation, Year 2

 

    1. Confirmation II Candidates must write a 1 page letter to the Bishop expressing their desire to be confirmed
    2. Brainstorming session will take place on Year 2 retreat
    3. Detailed prompts and guidelines will be emailed to the teens

 

 

  • Confirmation – Spring of Year 2

 

    1. Attend Rehearsal*
    2. Confirmation Mass* (Sponsor must attend both Rehearsal and Mass)
      1. Dates will be released from the Diocese in January of Year 2

 

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