St. Therese Parish (San Diego) -- Youth Ministry -- 2019-2020 GROUP SAUL Confirmation Registration & Process Expectations
St. Therese Parish
6400 Saint Therese Way
San Diego, CA 92120

August 1, 2019

Dear Candidate for Confirmation and Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

THANK YOU for discerning, AS A FAMILY, to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation with St. Therese Parish!!!

This PROCESS invites you (Candidate), during your High School years, along with your Family and Sponsor, to deepen your relationship with Jesus; be His disciple with the love & support of the parish & youth community; and serve actively as an initiated member of His Body, baptized into the Church. With the gift of the Holy Spirit, you will be strengthened to live out more fully and completely your baptismal call to "make holy the world!"

To complete registration (1 thru 5):

1. After prayerfully discerning our process expectations for GROUP SAUL families, please fill out
and submit this online form. Please set aside at least an hour of your time to do so. (If you
wish to have a PDF file of the entire document prior to entering your responses online, please
send a request to rdeang@stthereseparish.org).

2. Attend the MEETING for Parents/Guardians AND their Children/Candidates on Sunday,
Sept. 22, 2019, starting at 6:30 PM in the Social Center.

3. At this 9/22 meeting, review and sign forms WE will print for you using your online responses
in #1 above.

4. At this 9/22 meeting, we request a family contribution of $150.00. To facilitate ease of
processing:

*Please prepare your CHECK--payable to "St. Therese Parish" with a MEMO of your
child's FULL name
--OR--
*Give online prior 9/16/19 (FUND: "Confirmation" and include a MEMO of your child's
FULL name under "Special Intentions"):
http://www.stthereseparish.org/stewardship-giving.html
--OR--
*Have ready exact change.

5. At this 9/22 meeting, please bring and submit a copy of your child’s BAPTISM CERTIFICATE.


As you review our parish preparation process for the sacrament of Confirmation for GROUP SAUL on this online form, I recommend that both Candidate and Parent(s)/Guardian(s) do so together, taking this opportunity to discern your commitment level as a family and your teen's willingness at this point in his or her life.

BEFORE typing your responses onto this online form, please have the following on hand and ready:

--Copy of Candidate's Baptism Certificate and (if applicable) First Eucharist/Communion
Certificate

--Candidate answers: "Tell us about yourself..."

--Candidate answers (in at least 100 words): "What is the single biggest struggle you have when
it comes to having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and why?"

--Parents/Guardians answer (in at least 100 words): "What is the single biggest challenge you
have when it comes to sharing your faith with your teenager(s) and why?"

--Candidate's Medical Insurance Card/Information

--Candidate's Emergency Contact and their contact information

--IF KNOWN -- you can give us the Candidate's Sponsor for Confirmation and details of their
Confirmation & contact information; AND the Saint's name the Candidate chooses (with the
help of their Sponsor and Parent[s]/Guardian[s]) to take as their Confirmation Name


THANK YOU for taking the time to fill out this online form completely and for reviewing the information carefully. All responses will be treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality. We would appreciate it very much if you could submit this online form as soon as possible (but no later than Monday, Sept. 16th) to allow us time to print and prepare your official pre-filled forms for the Parents/Guardians&Candidates Meeting on Sept. 22, 2019 at 6:30pm. Please send any inquiries to Raymond at rdeang@stthereseparish.org or call 619-550-3305.

Speaking directly to dear Candidate, on behalf of St. Therese Parish, we look forward to journeying with you and with your Sponsor & Family, as you prepare yourself to receive the gift of Confirmation!

In the Holy Spirit,

Fr. Peter J. Bosque Raymond D. Deang Reanna Layba
Pastor Youth Minister Youth Minister
fr.bosque@stthereseparish.org rdeang@stthereseparish.org reanna@stthereseparish.org

**IMPORTANT CAUTION: An automatic e-mail receipt with your responses (for your records and as verification you've successfully submitted this online form) will be sent immediately to the e-mail address you enter below after you click on "SUBMIT" at the end of this online form. Please ensure you CORRECTLY TYPE in your BEST family e-mail address so that your private information does not accidentally end up in someone else's e-mail inbox. Thank you!**
Email address *
Re-type (BEST family) Email address above (please note, we will use this for our e-mail communication with your family) -- *
E-mail IS our primary means of communicating with you. Normally, general announcements regarding Youth Ministry & Confirmation will be sent as a "blind carbon copy" (Bcc) to ensure your privacy. Please be sure to check this email's inbox and junk/spam folders periodically.
Your answer
The above (BEST family) Email address belongs to? *
Other E-mail Addresses you would like us to send announcements and information to?
Please separate each E-mail address by a semicolon (;) FOR EXAMPLE: <Candidate's Personal E-mail>; <Candidate's School E-mail>; <Mother's E-mail>; <Father's E-mail>; <Sponsor's E-mail>; <Guardian's E-mail>; etc.
Your answer
Receive text notifications on your cell of important GROUP SAUL announcements and ENCOUNTER reminders via Remind*
We want to have GOOD communication with all Candidates, Parents/Guardians, and Sponsors. TO HELP WITH THIS, please follow these instructions to receive GROUP SAUL Confirmation reminders and announcements as text messages on your cell phone:

Text the message:--> @19-20saul <--(the @ sign, nineteen, dash, twenty, s, a, u, l). There are NO spaces!!! Send this message-string to the number---> 81010

* Standard text message rates apply.
Who has joined the Remind Text App? *
Select all who have joined...
Required
An Invitation to Parents/Guardians...Sept. 22, 2019 @ 6:30 (Social Center)
“If you engage your child on this faith journey, you won’t only see them grow closer to God and to you – you’ll see that God is calling YOU closer to himself in the process” (Chris Stefanick - co-author of our program of formation - CHOSEN [Ascension Press]). "Dear Parents: The Church recognizes you as your child’s PRIMARY EDUCATOR in the life of faith. Your role is pivotal as your child prepares to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and be fully initiated into the Catholic Church. You may feel enthusiastic and eager to be involved in the formation process, or you may feel unsure about your role or even about the Faith. Whatever your personal situation, be encouraged by the fact that God loves you and your child without limit. This limitless love—which is the core of our Catholic Faith—is very good news indeed. May the Holy Spirit inspire and encourage you as you guide your child into the fullness of the Faith" (Colin and Amiee MacIver, Authors of the CHOSEN Parent’s Guide, emphasis added).
Calendar as of 8.14.19 (and subject to change with notice on the Remind App):
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