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Confirmation Class & Youth Mass - November 12

We will have confirmation class & youth Mass on Sunday, November 12, starting at the social hall from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Sponsors should attend; if the sponsor cannot attend, then a parent or other adult needs to attend class and Mass.

Due on November 12, 2017

  • Module 3: The Gift of Happiness
  • Read the gospel reading and in your Sunday Prayer for Teens booklet and be prepared to discuss the reflection question/challenge.
  • Stewardship Donation Due ($5)
  • Bring Your Sponsor to Class & Youth Mass for your Rite of Entrance
  • Brown Bag Project

Calendar & Candidate Agreement
We have a date for the confirmation ceremony: 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.

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


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

  • 20171112 - Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Gospel of Matthew 25:1-13

    Alfred's Reflection

    I missed the opportunity to capture a special photograph at the Youth Rally Mass a few weeks ago. The church was awash in soft, beautiful, twilight shades of red and orange. Towards the end of the distribution of Communion, a married couple served the Host side-by-side. I got lost in my thoughts while they served. I reflected on their lifetime of service to others as Youth Ministers, the wise words that they dispensed, the love they shared freely from their hearts, and all the lives they have touched. I watched as they walked shoulder to shoulder to the altar table, returned the ciboria, bowed in unison in front of the sanctuary, and returned to their seats. There were peaceful smiles on their faces. It was a beautiful, blessed moment.

    As they sat down, two realizations sunk in: 1) that the moment was over and gone and 2) that I failed to capture the moment with my camera. I failed even though I was holding my camera in my hands, attached to a monopod for stability, all set up for me to point and shoot! I took hundreds of photos at the Youth Rally throughout the day. I captured images in the church just a few moments earlier during the distribution of the Eucharist but zero images of this blessed couple serving Communion together. As a photographer, you never know when an opportunity to capture a special moment will come. Keeping your equipment ready and paying attention are important or you’ll end up with a missed opportunity like me.

    In this week’s Gospel, Jesus tells a story about being ready at all times. In our modern times, it may be hard to understand the importance of having enough oil for lamps. Maybe the story would make more sense if you replaced lamps with cellphones and oil with battery packs. The gospel talks about being prepared, being ready, being vigilant and attentive in order to go to the ultimate feast. Are you ready? Are you paying attention? Are you doing the things you should be doing? What’s at stake is not taking a picture and it’s not missing a wedding feast. What’s at stake is your chance to go to heaven.

    Posted Nov 7, 2017, 11:39 PM by Domain Admin
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Confirmation Video from Diocese of Oakland on Vimeo.

Diocese of Oakland Confirmation video with Bishop Barber.