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THRIVE

Freshmen and Sophomores

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Thrive Night Location: GYM

THRIVE is centered on preparing teens for the foundation of Confirmation Prep. THRIVE NIGHTS take place on Sundays from 6:45pm-8pm in the Parish Hall/GYM. The goal is to encourage, challenge, and discuss with the teens the many aspects of what it means to be Catholic and how to practice this at home and at school. We utilize the Bible weekly in this endeavor. We have about 55-65 teens each week.

 


 

LEADERSHIP

Juniors & Seniors

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Leadership Location: GYM

As Confirmed Catholics, teens are expected to continue their love and desire to be Christ in world. Leadership meets on Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Parish Hall/Gym. The goal is to build community through socializing by playing volleyball, basketball, and other games. We take 15 minutes to focus on some aspect of working on becoming the best version of ourselves, utilizing the Bible as our guide. Our discussions center on how we can better serve & honor God the Father for the upcoming week. We have about 20-25 teens each week.

 


CONFIRMATION PREP

Year 1 & Year 2 Information

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The general guidelines for preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are put in place by Cardinal DiNardo. Preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation is a 2-Year Process. Note that beginning of the year orientations provide detailed information in addition to what is explained here.

 

Year 1:

The teen must register with our Faith Formation Thrive Program. They must maintain 75% attendance throughout the school year. If a teen is a Junior, upon entering Year 1, then they would register for LEADERSHIP instead of THRIVE and meet the 75% requirement attending there.

Teens must find a suitable Sponsor/Mentor. This person must be at least 16 year old, not the teen’s parent, and a practicing & Confirmed Catholic. They will follow the Sponsor/Mentor Program Guide provided by St. Clare’s which suggests a minimum of one meeting each month. These meetings are privately set up by the parents and sponsor/mentors.

The teen has the option of attending a summer retreat either after completing Year 1 or Year 2. One summer retreat is required for Confirmation Prep.

 

Year 2:

The teen must register with our Faith Formation Thrive Program. They must maintain 75% attendance throughout the school year. If a teen is a Junior, upon entering Year 1, then they would register for LEADERSHIP instead of THRIVE and meet the 75% requirement attending there.

In addition to Faith Formation, teens are to attend 4 Confirmation Prep Sessions which will take place on Sunday evenings.

The teen will continue to meet for a second year with their Sponsor/Mentor.

The teen will pick a Saint namesake.

For their service requirements, the teen must complete one fall option and one spring requirement. In the fall, the teen will need to participate in the Bay Area Crop Hunger Walk or assist in the All Saints Vigil Festival. In the spring, the teen will need to participate in serving the Grad Dinner.

During the spring, the teen will need to attend an overnight Holy Spirit Retreat at an off-site retreat location.

If teen has not yet attended a summer retreat either after completing Year 1, they will need to register for one. One summer retreat is required for Confirmation Prep.

 

Sacrament of Confirmation Mass:

St. Clare of Assisi has traditionally held a fall date for the Sacrament of Confirmation Mass. The beginning of one’s Junior Year of High School is the earliest a teen will be able to have met all the requirements for Confirmation Prep. The Mass is presided by either a Bishop, Archbishop, or Cardinal. Teens and Sponsors will attend a mandatory rehearsal the week prior to the Mass.

 


 

Our Confirmation Prep is a comprehensive program that helps youth place their Catholic Faith at the center of their lives and ask a fundamental question: “How can I know, love, & serve God?” It is not a question of whether one wants to be Catholic or not; the teen is Catholic by their baptism. Entering the Confirmation Prep Program does not mean a teen must be Confirmed.

Rather, the year allows the teen to discern how the Holy Spirit is working in their lives, ask questions, and be informed about ways to cooperate with God’s grace. Each teen is highly encouraged to make his or her own choice at the end of the Prep Year as to whether they are prepared to make this step and accept the Gifts of the Spirit into their lives in a profound way.

If you are on the fence about whether or not you wish to be Confirmed, I highly suggest going through the preparation year first and then decide. Having an informed conscience always allows for the best decision.

 


 

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Registration Forms

2016 – 2017 Registration Form_PDF

Confirmation Preparation Parent Agreement & Mentor Info. Form

 

Sponsor/Mentor Confirmation Prep Guide

YEAR 1 Mentor Framework January-March (THRIVE FRESHMAN UPDATED)

YEAR 2 Mentor Framework January-March (Confirmation)

 

Summer Registration Forms

2017 317 Service Mission Trip is Full.

AYC Retreat Registration Form

REACH Retreat Registration Form 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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