CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry - CANCELLED

March 13, 2020 (1:50pm) - Our March 15, 2020 Topic Night has been cancelled as well as all Youth Ministry meetings until at least the end of March as per our Bishop's Statement on the Coronavirus.  Please see the Youth Ministry Cancellation Statement.  Watch this space for updates moving forward.  The Diocesan statements regarding these closures are on their website at https://www.sdcatholic.org/

-Mike James, Youth Minister

 

April 5, 2020 Topic Night - "Holy Week" - Now Online!

April 5, 2020 - Our Youth Ministry Topic Nights have resumed and will now be held online via our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClwFfkgVPkHmnp6agris86Q.  Follow the steps below for our Topic Night on Holy Week.

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings for Palm Sunday at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebV3lEa1m8s

2.  Download the Holy Week Handout

3.  Watch the video on Holy Week at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXSV34KWsvg

4.  Email [email protected] with any questions

 

April 19, 2020 - Zoom Check-in Meeting at 5pm

April 16, 2020 - We have started a Zoom account and are holding a Zoom Check-in Meeting on Sunday April 19 at 5pm.  Emails with details on the log in information were sent to all parents and teens.  Please join Fr. Minh and Mike James as we will see how everyone is adapting to the stay at home guidelines, explain how we moved to online learning models, and fill everyone in on the parish news.

 

April 26, 2020 - Topic Night - "Reconciliation" - Now Online!

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTFMhhqhoYg

2.  Download the USCCB - How to Go To Confession and USCCB - A Brief Examination of Conscience Handouts

3.  Watch the video on Reconciliation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtWR2dxV7HU

4.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

May 3, 2020 - Topic Night - "Revelation" - Now Online!

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj5FpuGyxIU&t=20s

2.  Watch the video on Revelation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN27kLQ7HfU

3.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

May 17, 2020 - Topic Night - "Revelation - Part 2" - Now Online!

1.  Watch the video on the Scripture Readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RACiSLWWwYw&t

2.  Watch the video on Revelation Part 2 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8dXYXbfGgY

3.  Email any questions to [email protected]

 

May 31, 2020 - Zoom Check-in Meeting at 5pm

May 25, 2020 - We will hold a Zoom Check-in Meeting on Sunday May 31 at 5pm.  Emails with details on the log in information will be sent to all parents and teens.  Please join Mike James as we will see how everyone is doing, explain the online learning models, and fill everyone in on the parish news, including the church re-opening plan and answer all questions moving forward.

 


Confirmation Retreat - CANCELLED

March 13, 2020 (1:53pm) - Our Confirmation Retreat scheduled for March 14, 2020 has been cancelled as per our Bishop's Statement on the Coronavirus.  Please see the Confirmation Retreat Cancellation Statement for details.  This page will be the first source of all information on Confirmation moving forward.  The Diocesan statements regarding these closures are on their website at https://www.sdcatholic.org/

- Mike James, Youth Minister

 

Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #4 Now Online

March 20, 2020 - We have started a YouTube Channel to post our Confirmation Immediate Preparation Classes online moving forward.  Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #4 that was scheduled for March 15, 2020 but was cancelled is now online.

1.  Email your Confirmation Readiness Questionnaire that is due in Class #4 to [email protected]

2.  Download the Catechesis on the Sacraments of Initiation Handout - Catechesis on the Sacraments of Initiation Handout

3.  Watch the video for Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #4 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O67Cgm2xyy0

4.  Email any questions on the video material to [email protected]

5.  Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #5 will be posted on that YouTube Channel on Sunday March 29, 2020 as scheduled.

 

Confirmation Mass - CANCELLED

March 27, 2020 - Our Confirmation Mass scheduled for Sunday April 26 has been CANCELLED and will be rescheduled when the public health emergency is over.  Please see #4 in the Bishop's Statement at https://www.sdcatholic.org/coronavirus/latest-covid-19-news/

 

Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #5 - Now Online

March 29, 2020 - Finish Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #5 by following the steps below.

1.  Email your Confirmation Name Essay that is due today to [email protected] along with any other paperwork not turned in yet

2.  Download the Final Interview Questions and Diagram for Approaching the Bishop Handouts

3.  Watch the video for Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #5 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCwWROlLrM4

4.  Watch the video on how to Approach the Bishop at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehuGliNfDN0

 

Confirmation Final Interview Schedule

  April 8 April 9 April 10
1pm     Bugg
2pm     Marquand
3pm Meader Picano / Banning Mossy
4pm Cardenas Platovsky Sweeney
5pm Eagan Meyers Grismer
6pm Michelsen Fravel Jorgensen
7pm Harmet Thuresson Kimmel

 

  April 14 April 15 April 16 April 17 April 19
1pm   Sweeney      
2pm Michelsen        
3pm          
4pm Sweeney        
5pm   Ryan      
6pm   Kimmel      
7pm          

 

  April 21 April 22 April 23 April 24 April 26
1pm         Helfert
2pm       Murphy Shakiba
3pm Barsily Laureti S. Kerr Ellis  
4pm   Budelsky B. Kerr   Scherer
5pm   Legg Kotsay A. Rodgers  
6pm Walton Fernandez Helfert Tran  
7pm Donaldson Leyva Mirer    

 

  April 28 April 29 April 30 May 1
1pm Jorgensen Jorgensen    
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  May 5 May 6 May 7 May 8
1pm        
2pm       Meader
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  May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15
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5pm Meader      
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  May 19 May 20
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New Updates on Church Reopening

May 25, 2020 - Please see the page on this parish website at https://nativitycatholic.weconnect.com/church-reopening-updated regarding the plans that are being put into place.  Note that there is no specific information on the scheduling of sacraments for the Confirmation Class yet but hopefully there will be an update on that soon as well.

 

Confirmation Mass Date Set for June 20, 2020

May 31, 2020 - Our Confirmation Mass date has been set for Saturday June 20 at 9am and 11am.  The class has been split into 2 groups to meet social distancing and capacity requirements. Bishop McElroy has delegated Fr. Minh to administer the sacrament.  Please download and read the full update and see which mass your teen has been assigned - Confirmation Update and Policies.  

Also please see the Bishop's video on what to expect when you return to mass at https://www.sdcatholic.org/coronavirus/latest-covid-19-news/ as these policies will be in place for the Confirmation Masses as well.

 

Confirmation Calendar

February 9, 2020 - Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #1 - 3:30-4:30pm

February 23, 2020 - Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #2 - 3:30-4:30pm

March 8, 2020 - Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #3 - 3:30-4:30pm - (My Personal Creed due)

March 14, 2020 - Confirmation Retreat - 10:30am-7pm

March 15, 2020 - Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #4 - is posted above - please see our Confirmation Retreat Cancellation Statement for details

March 29, 2020 - Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #5 - is posted above - please see our Confirmation Retreat Cancellation Statement for details

March 31, 2020 - May 29, 2020 - Final Interviews by appointment over phone

April 26, 2020 - Confirmation Mass - 5pm - CANCELLED and will be rescheduled when the public health emergency is over.  Please see the #4 in the Bishop's Statement at https://www.sdcatholic.org/coronavirus/latest-covid-19-news/

 

Confirmation Policy

Parents may download our Confirmation Policy at the link below.

Confirmation Policy

 


The Church of the Nativity High School Youth Ministry Program fosters the spiritual, intellectual, and social growth of young people and empowers them to serve as disciples of Jesus while drawing them to responsible participation in the life of the Church.

The Church of the Nativity High School Youth Ministry Program involves 4 components and is based on these church documents: A Vision of Youth Ministry, Renewing the Vision, and Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops).

  1. Educational/Catechesis - this is accomplished mainly through our Sunday Topic Nights from September to June.  Sunday Topic Nights are about on going Faith Formation and challenging teens to apply and live all aspects of their Catholic faith in everyday life.  Although some refer to these Topic Nights as "Confirmation Class", they are not about Confirmation.  Our 4 year curriculum from St. Mary's Press allows for both a Catechetical systematic structure and the flexibility to cover current events.
  2. Service Projects - there are regularly scheduled Service Projects inside and outside the parish as well as many others offered to the teens by the outside community during the year.
  3. Social Events - take place approximately every other month, with the teens voting on the activity.
  4. Confirmation Program - runs from February through May of the Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year.  The Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class is specifically education on the Sacrament of Confirmation for eligible Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors and is in addition to our normal Sunday Topic Nights.  It only involves 5 classes, a Retreat, small homework assignments, and the successful completion of a Final Interview.  Confirmation is only a small part along the journey or a teen's Faith Formation process within the Nativity High School Youth Ministry Program, not the end or "graduation" from Faith Formation.

To register your teen in the High School Youth Ministry Program please download the High School Youth Ministry Registration Form below and mail it to:  Church of the Nativity c/o Mike James, P.O. Box 8770, Rancho Santa Fe, CA., 92067.

High School Youth Ministry Registration Form

If you would like more information on the Nativity High School Youth Ministry Program please contact Mike James, Youth Minister, at (858) 756-1911 ext. 5.