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 below.  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

Youth Ministry Cancellation Statement

 


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 at the link below 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 Retreat Cancellation Statement

 

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 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 - will be posted online soon - please see our Confirmation Retreat Cancellation Statement for details

March 29, 2020 - Confirmation Immediate Preparation Class #5 - will be posted online on March 29 - please see our Confirmation Retreat Cancellation Statement for details

March 31, 2020 - April 17, 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.