High School Confirmation


High School Religious Education Information:

All High School Sacramental program will be online and have the following elements:

-Weekly Zoom Meetings, meeting will be the same day/time every week and are required full participation/attendance.

-Weekly Book Readings.

-Weekly Google Classroom work



These protocols will be in place until the Diocese of Fresno and the Califronia State Government give us the go ahead to be onsite for classes.


For families who may need financial assistance please contact the program director by email: [email protected]

ALL students in ALL High School Sacramental Preparation programs will be expected to meet the following requirements, per year, to complete their preparation program:

  • Attending class weekly, students are given 3 excused absences per semester, for emergencies or doctor excused illness.
  • 3 Community Service projects, each project will not be counted as hours, but 3 different types of service projects
  • Assist at 2 Youth Ministry Fundraisers
  • 10 Youth Ministry Attendances to Bible Study and/or Youth Group
  • Complete any and all assignments/projects, home or in class
  • 1 full weekend Retreat per year with St. Philip Confirmation Program (students who do not attend will be given 3 absences and dropped from the program)

Parent/Student Requirement:

  • 1 Exalt per year

All requirements are subject to change/alteration.


Sacramental Preparation Programs

High School 1st Communion

The High School 1st Communion program is for those student’s starting 9th-11th grade, who have already received the sacrament of Baptism and have not received their first communion in the catholic church.  This is a two year program.

1st Communion students need the following:

— Registration Paperwork

— Copy of Birth Certificate

— Copy of Baptismal Certificate

—$80 registration fee (single enrollment, 1st Communion only)

Class days/times:

1st Year Students: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm

2nd Year Students: Sundays 4:30-6:00 pm


High School R.C.I.A

The High School R.C.I.A.  program is for 9th-11th Graders who have not received sacraments of initiation in the Catholic church.  This is a two year program, at the end of the two years, during the Easter Vigil Mass students will receive the sacraments of: baptism, 1st communion and confirmation.

R.C.I.A. students need the following to register:

— Registration Paperwork

— Copy of Birth Certificate

—$80 registration fee (this fee is if your student is not double enrolling)

Class days/times:

1st Year Students: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm

2nd Year Students: Sundays 4:30-6:00 pm


High School Confirmation

Am I able to register for High School Confirmation? If your student is:

-entering into the sophomore year (10th grade)

-has received baptism

-has received 1st Communion

-or has already completed the 1st year of the Confirmation preparation program at St. Philip the Apostle Church

They are eligible to register.

At this time we are unable to accommodate for 1st year students who are entering Senior Year (12th Grade) as the preparation program is 2 years.

To register for High School Confirmation you will need: 

  • Copies of Student's Birth, Baptismal, and 1st Communion Certificate, all 3 certificates are required at the time of registration
  • Registration Fee is per year. Fee is all inclusive and includes: Registration, Books, Retreat (See the bottom for fees)
    • Confirmation Fee: $250 per year

The confirmation program for high school students is a 2 year process; registration is required for each new year, and all registration



Being a sponsor is not just an "honor" given to a good friend or relative. Sponsorship implies a genuine appreciation of the Roman Catholic Faith, a practice of the same manifested in the weekly assistance at Mass and the regular reception of the sacraments, and a sense of responsibility toward the person being confirmed. Someone the student can grow, learn and see as an example of faith. If the chosen sponsor is married, he or she must have had that marriage recognized and blessed by the Catholic Church.

In accordance with the Laws of the Roman Catholic Church (Canons 872, 874, 892 and 893) to be a sponsor a person must:

  • Be a person suitable for this role, selected by the candidate's family, and having the intention of fulfilling this privileged role.
  • Be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
  • Be a Baptized Catholic who has been confirmed, has received Eucharist, and who lives a life of Faith which befits the role of a sponsor. (If married, you must be married in the Catholic Church)
  • Be neither the father nor mother of the person to be baptized / confirmed.

Students may only have 1 confirmation sponsor. All sponsors must fill out a form that needs to be signed by the sponsor’s parish priest. We also ask that the sponsor if:

Single: please attach a copy of confirmation certificate

Married: Please attach a copy of Marriage Certificate from the parish where Couple were married.

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High School Office Hours:
Sundays |1:00-4:00 pm
Tuesday-Wednesday | 1:00-6:00 pm
Bre Benavidez: 847-8447

[email protected]

High School Youth Minister