Confirmation and Youth Ministry Certification

Confirmation Team Training is for anyone who works with youth preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation. Classes may be taken individually. All who complete the series will receive a certification in Confirmation Team Training. All classes take place at the Pastoral Center, One Peter Yorke way. Parking is available in the lot or across the street at St. Mary's Cathedral. 

 

Confirmation Guidelines (Registration)

Session 1

  • November 9, 2016 from 1-3PM or 6:30-8:30PM
  • "Confirmation Program Guidelines, Curriculum and Resources for Confirmation"

Session 2

  • January 25, 2017 from 1-3PM or 6:30-8:30PM
  • "Psychological and Spiritual Development of the Adolescent, Formation through Relationships"

Session 3

  • March 1, 2017 from 1-3PM or 6:30-8:30PM
  • "Retreat Planning, Preparation, and Evaluation"

Session 4

  • April 26, 2017 from 1-3PM or 6:30PM-8:30PM
  • "Post Confirmation, Transitioning to Youth Ministry"

Cost: $20 per class or $75 for the series 


Youth Ministry Specialization is a two year process for anyone who ministers to youth ages 12-18. The workshops are based on the California diocesan standards for competency in Youth Ministry. Classes may be taken individually. All who complete the two year series will receive a certification in Youth Ministry. The classes take place at the Pastoral Center, One Peter Yorke way. Parking is available in the lot or across the street at St. Mary's Cathedral. 

Youth Ministry Specialization Guidelines (Registration)

Session 1

  • October 5, 2016 from 1-3PM or3 from 6:30-8:30PM
  • "Relational Ministry- Mentoring and Connecting with Youth, Multicultural Competency"

Session 2

  • December 7, 2016 from 1-3PM or 6:30-8:30PM
  • "Crisis Prevention and Intervention including topics such as suicide, child abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, and cyberbullying"

Session 3

  • February 15, 2017 from 1-3PM or 6:30-8:30PM
  • "Involving parents, pastors, staff, and the parish community in Youth Ministry"

Session 4

  • April 12, 2017 from 1-3PM or 6:30PM-8:30PM
  • "Using Social Media and Technology with Youth, Advertising and Communicating about Youth Ministry"

Cost: $20 per class or $75 for the four course series