Hello and happy EASTER everyone :)
Here are the details you need for this weekend's on-site retreat at Holy Redeemer Church.
WHAT TO BRING
SAFETY - Covid precautions and practices
Parents and teens,
CONFIRMATION DATES: Sunday March 26th, 2023
LOCATION: Holy Redeemer Church (2411 Montrose Ave. Montrose, Ca. 91020)
*Please arrive an hour beforehand to find a spot to sit and for our team to check you in and organize the teens and sponsors.
RETREAT: April 14-16 @HR Church. Your teens are still expected to fulfill their obligation
to SEALED. by attending retreat even though it follows their receiving of the Sacrament.
PARENTS: YOU MUST FILL THIS FORM OUT BY FRIDAY March 10th, 2023
*this is an Archdiocesan form that parents must fill out and submit before your teens confirmation.
As a general rule: Dress as though you were being interviewed for a really great job. Please keep your attire church appropriate and respectful. We rarely have an issue of someone disregarding the dress code. If they do, we will ask them to go home and change
Hello Parents :)
SUNDAY SEPT. 18th you and your teen will meet at Saint James' Msgr. Barry Hall from
9:30am to 11:00am. We will be discussing EVERYTHING regarding confirmation.
*Doughnuts and Coffee provided
We will communicate primarily through the Remind App.
If you have not done so already, please input this info into your phone to begin receiving messages via the Remind app. This is a mandatory step for teens & parents.
CALENDAR : Below is our calendar of meetings for the year
Here is how to log-on to schoology.com for SEALED.1
Parents and Teens,
Here is a basic “run-down” of what we are doing to successfully make Life Nights this year both SAFE and FUN.
OUR LIFE NIGHT IS : Sunday February 28th - 5:30pm to 7:00 pm at Holy Redeemer outside of Healy Hall.
What to bring:
What not bring:
*With the exception of eating. Which will be done when teens are sitting on the field physically distant from each other.
**Meals will only be served to teens who pre-order it when they RSVP. Due to budget constraints, meals will be $5.15 each this year. You will be able to purchase this when RSVPing for the Life Night.
RSVP for Life Night RIGHT HERE :
Hello parents and teens,
I am grateful that we get to start this journey toward the Sacrament of Confirmation together. We are living in a season that has been unpredictable and sometimes disheartening. I do not know the hardships that you may have endured during this time but I will continue to pray for you as you are a part of this Parish Community of HRSJ.
We have an opportunity to hold on to the hope that was promised to us. We have an opportunity right now to step closer to God then we ever thought imaginable. Now is the time to look to each other and pray together in confidence remembering that we are all unconditionally loved by our God.
We will begin our journey together, parents and teens, on
We will meet together virtually (zoom) in order to discuss the logistics of the next two years and how it will afford you an opportunity to grow in faith and grow closer together as a household.
Please look for the ZOOM link 30 minutes prior to our meeting on Saturday night.
There will be pertinent info discussed so please be ready!
ALSO, if you know of anyone who has not yet registered please forward them this link do they can join us on this journey!
If you have any questions, please text me via Remind.
Looking forward to Saturday, God bless.
I’d like to have a “walk through” tomorrow evening at 6:00 pm via zoom. I will go over seating and the “how to’s” of approaching Fr. Mike to receive the Sacrament. If you are unable to view the Zoom meeting tomorrow evening I will make the recording available on Wednesday Via Youtube.
Seating will be available on Friday beginning at 4:30pm
Seating will be available on Saturday at 5:00pm
There will be stations that are marked by a cone on the field where we ask you to sit with your family while maintaining social distancing from other families.
Please feel free to take pictures/video while your teen is being confirmed from where you are seated.
Pictures with Fr. Mike and Sister Karen will take place following Mass on the steps of the church.
Please have your Saint Name Ready so it can be written on a card as you check in and attached to your clothing as you approach Father Mike to be confirmed.
IParents and Teens,
We have officially been approved to celebrate the Rite of Confirmation
We will celebrate two separate Rites, divided in half, alphabetically.
August 7th and 8th.
The front lawn of St. James Church.
We proposed a 7PM start time on August 7th
and a 10AM start time on August 8th.
I have surveyed the field along with Fr. Mike and Sister Karen. The sun is not forgiving during those times and shade is hard to come by. We are currently evaluating if a time change would be best for all of our attendees.
HOW MANY CAN ATTEND PER FAMILY?:
We are limited to 100 attendees at each Confirmation Mass.
This would allow you to have an average of 4 family members + confirmation sponsor and teen to attend the Mass. 6 people per household total.
I have consulted with many other Youth Ministers and Confirmation Coordinators from all over Los Angeles. *Most Confirmation Coordinators surveyed parents to see if they would be willing to postpone the Rite of Confirmation for their teens and wait until the Rite can be celebrated inside of a church (limited attendance still applied). I will now offer you the same option.
Below is a link to a quick Doodle poll that will determine how we will move forward.
As soon as I garner enough responses I will follow up with more info.
Michael Paul Leon
Director of Youth Ministry - Confirmation Coordinator
HRSJ Unified Catholic Community
Here is some basic info for the retreat this weekend Friday Feb 7th - Sunday Feb 9th.
Please fill out this last piece of paperwork and bring it with you when you arrive on Friday.
Please read all of the following information:
FRIDAY FEB. 7th
Camp Phone :(818)-222-6327
Michael Paul Phone (in case of emergency) : (562)237-4628
SUNDAY FEB. 9th
Parents and teens,
On this page we have provided the information you need to register, pack, and be fully prepared for camp. If there are any questions you have after reading this info please contact me.
camp details at a glance
IMportant documents and Links
Please click the button to download important info for parents & teens from Camp Covecrest
Click the button to begin the online registration for camp
Click button to fill out your information for Southwest Airlines flight
Fundraising for camp
We will fundraise 2 weekends (March 30-31 & April 6-7) at both HR and SJ churches at the following Masses:
Teen Fundraising Page