Welcome teens, parents, and families to Saint Brigid Parish! Whether you are new to the Parish or have been a longtime parishioner we are excited to encounter, love, serve Jesus and the World with you! Navigating the teenage years can be joyful and challenging. Saint Brigid Parish offers various opportunities to engage teens in their Catholic faith and friendships throughout the year. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Youth Ministry Coordinator Kayla.
Teens in grades 9 -12, are welcome to join us for evenings of food, faith, fellowship, games, and community. We encourage them to bring their friends as well. Youth Group gatherings are held on Thursday evenings in the parish lounge from 6:30-8 pm. At each youth group session we will cover a topic about our faith and also go over the upcoming Sunday Readings. We require all year 1 and year 2 Confirmation Candidates to attend at least 1 youth group gathering a month (September- April) or a GIFT family event. Youth Group resumes September 22, 2022. It is a great way for teens to engage in their community and grow in faith and fellowship.
Saint Brigid Parish offers a 2-year Confirmation preparation process focused on building intentional and personal relationships with God and one another. This process is part of GIFT, our Saint Brigid Parish process for faith formation. Registration is now available!
Confirmation-prep includes: youth group attendence (1 a month or more), attending 1 service event per academic year, attending our "Sunday Sessions" on November 13, January 22, and April 16. We also highly encourage weekly Sunday Mass attendance. In year 2, we require a bit more preparation and attending a retreat is required for Year 2 candidates.
In the Diocese of San Diego, the minimum age for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation is 15, so we encourage teens to consider beginning their preparation as they enter high school. Many will go through the preparation process as usual, while others take more time to discern or wait until they are farther into high school to make this commitment. There are also times, that a baptized Catholic has not been confirmed at the ordinary time and we certainly welcome them too. Whether you are coming back to the Church, considering converting, or preparing to be a Godparent or sponsor, we want to help you see the Gifts of the Holy Spirit that are already at work in your life. Confirmation is all about living your Catholic faith and doing so fully, as God created you.
Visit our Confirmation Page for more information.