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Confirmation Class & Youth Mass - Sunday, April 22

We will have confirmation class and youth Mass on Sunday, April 22 starting at 3:30 pm.  Candidates need to bring at least one parent/guardian to class; if a parent/guardian is not available, bring your sponsor or other adult because we will plan candidate-parent activities.

Due on April 22, 2018

  • Module 10: Confirmed to Witness Mercy
  • Read the gospel reading and in your Sunday Prayer for Teens booklet and be prepared to discuss the reflection question/challenge
  • Three completed service project reflection forms for: the Saint Anthony's, for the Fairyland, and the project you did with your sponsor or parent or on your own (if you didn't turn it in already)
  • Bring Your Parent to Class
  • All of the homework for the whole year must be completed by this date

Confirmation Ceremony and Rehearsal
The confirmation rehearsal will be on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm at Saint Anne Church. Candidates and sponsors are expected to participate in the rehearsal; parents are welcome to attend the rehearsal. 

The confirmation ceremony will be on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 10 am at Saint Anne Church in Union City. (Candidates and sponsors need to arrive at 9 am). The ceremony will be presided by Bishop Michael C. Barber. Review the ceremony information document for details, including what to wear

Calendar & Candidate Agreement


Please take the time to review the upcoming dates on the calendar. The candidate agreement that you signed last spring allows for two absences, so compare the confirmation calendar with your school, vacation, and activities calendars.

Dates for sponsors:
  • Class & Mass on Sunday, November 12, 3:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Class & Mass on Sunday, February 25, 3:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Rehearsal on Sunday, April 29, 3:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Confirmation Ceremony on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00 am (sponsors will be asked to arrive at 9:00 am)
Dates for parents:
  • Class & Mass on Sunday, September 10, 3:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Retreat Info Meeting on Sunday, December 3, 3:30 to 5:30 pm- (student and parent/guardian attend)
  • Class & Mass on Sunday, April 22, 3:30 to 7:30 pm

The Google Calendar will be the most up-to-date calendar:

See the calendar page to for instructions on how to download or sync to the program's Google Calendar.

Gospel Reflection

  • 20180422 - Forth Sunday of Easter

    Gospel of John 10:11-18

    Kathryn’s Reflection

    There is something to be said about unconditional love. I believe it's the same kind of love that the Good Shepherd has for his sheep...just like that of a mother to her child. This Sunday's Gospel really made me think of myself. I'm a mom. I have some of those same instincts as the Good Shepherd. There is nothing that I wouldn't do for my kids. I would die for them if I had to. I make sure that they know that they are loved and cared for and that they feel safe. Even if my kids would do something to really upset me, I would still love them. It just doesn't stop...that kind of love. It's a kind of love that bigger that me. Sounding cliche; it's beyond measure!! I can think of a great number of disappointments I've been to my parents, yet they still love me.

    I know I am LOVED!! Beyond measure, Jesus Christ loves me no matter what! I have fallen and strayed...many times and I know I can come back because HE loves me so much. There was a post that the Christian music group, TobyMac recently put up on Instagram and Facebook. It was simple yet powerful. It said, "I have given Christ countless reasons to not love me. None of them changed His mind." -Paul Washer. The quote made my cry. It touched me in a way that made me realize that His love is infinite. It's bigger than me or you and nothing can get in the way of it.

    I think of the ways that my love for others wasn't so deep. I sometimes give up too easily and then it's too late. Why couldn't my love be as encompassing as Jesus'? How do I move forward and try to be more like Him? I guess these are all lessons for me to still learn. I know I'm human and I'm not God. I know to be like Jesus, I need to forgive and be understanding. We need more forgiveness in each other and even more, forgiveness in ourselves. Forgiveness in everything leads us back to Jesus.

    Posted Apr 18, 2018, 4:54 PM by Domain Admin
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Confirmation Video from Diocese of Oakland on Vimeo.

Diocese of Oakland Confirmation video with Bishop Barber.