Confirmation Frequently Asked Questions
2022 / 2023 School Year
How do I register my teen?
Faith formation registrations are all online. Registration will open on Monday, June 27. The deadline to register for the 2022-23 program year is August 31.
Please visit our registration page at: https://registration.sanantoniochurch.org/register/ym/
a. If you have a profile with any of our faith formation programs, you can click on ‘Log In’ and enter your username and password to access your profile.
- If you have a profile but do not remember your password, click on “Lost your password?” and follow the steps.
b. If you do not have a profile with our faith formation programs, click on ‘Create New Profile’ and enter your information at the next page. You will receive an email to activate your account. Use the provided link to activate the account then return to the registration page to log in.
Once you log in, you will be able to verify your profile information. You can then click on ‘Continue to Registration’ and on the next page, select ‘Confirmation/SALT Registration’ in the Youth Ministry section.
There are three steps to registration – digital release, minor release and registration and payment. Please make sure to complete all three forms to complete your registration.
How old does my teen need to be in order to register for Confirmation or SALT?
The preparation for Confirmation is a two-year program. Teens can begin during their freshman, sophomore or junior year of high school. This will allow them time to complete the two-year program before graduating high school. Our program meets on Tuesday evenings, approximately every other week. There are also three Sunday meetings (including Mass) with teens and their sponsors, Stations of the Cross during Lent, and a retreat (which is currently scheduled to be a one-day event on campus).
SALT is our leadership program for Confirmed juniors or seniors. You can join SALT as a senior even if you did not participate as a junior. Meetings are on Wednesdays, approximately every other week. SALT teens are also invited to be co-leaders of Confirmation groups and participate in other service events at our parish and in the community.
What paperwork is needed when we register?
C1: Our new, incoming C1 teens will need the following paperwork at the time of registration:
a. Copy of Baptismal certificate
b. Copy of First Eucharist certificate
These can be submitted online on the registration page. There is an option to upload documents on your registration account. Paperwork can also be emailed to our office.
C2: Our returning C2 candidates also need to have a completed sponsor form, in addition to the above paperwork. Any paperwork submitted last year has been recorded by our office. Please submit any missing paperwork as soon as possible. They can be uploaded to your account on the registration page or emailed to our office.
SALT: Our returning Confirmed teens do not need to submit any additional paperwork. If your teen was Confirmed at another parish, please provide a copy of their Confirmation certificate.
When do Confirmation meetings start?
The program is expected to begin with the meetings/dates below. Please note that all information is still tentative and we will post a finalized schedule in August.
C1 Candidate/Parent Meeting – Tuesday, September 27
C1 Mass and Dinner with small group – Sunday, October 2
C1 Hall Meeting – Tuesday, October 11
C2 Candidate/Parent Meeting – Tuesday, September 20
C2 Mass and dinner with small group – Sunday, October 2
C2 Small Group Meeting – Tuesday, October 11
We will provide more detailed information on attendance guidelines, service hour requirements, etc. at parent meetings.
What is the schedule for Confirmation meetings and events?
You can find our schedules for C1 and C2 at the Youth Ministry webpage. The schedule for 2022-23 will be posted by August 1. All dates and times are subject to change. Our registered families will receive communication from our office of any changes via email and Remind.
For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our online calendar.
Where will Confirmation meetings be held?
C1 and C2 meetings will alternate between large groups in the parish hall and small groups in classrooms. The schedules indicate which meeting type/location to expect on specific dates.
Will there be a retreat?
Confirmation 1 will have a weekend retreat from Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23, 2022.
Confirmation 2 will have a weekend retreat in spring 2023. Dates will be provided to our families once it has been finalized.
Retreat is an important and mandatory part of the preparation for Confirmation. If your candidate cannot attend our C1/C2 retreat, please notify our office as soon as possible. We can help you find a make-up retreat with another parish.
For SALT, we will have a weekend retreat in September 2022. Details will be emailed to our families.
Details, including dates and times, are subject to change. Any updates will be provide to our registered families by email and through Remind.
Who do I contact with other questions?
You can reach us by phone or email:
Youth Ministry office: 714.921.8307 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Youth Ministry, Deacon Guillermo Torres: email@example.com
Youth Ministry Coordinator, Yoona Breen: firstname.lastname@example.org