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In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ. (USCCB)

Saint Bernard welcomes the youth to build a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Our two year program emphasises the importance of strengthening one’s relationship with God and their belonging to the Church following the inspirations of the Holy Spirit.  Through Confirmation, you are confirming your faith in the Catholic Community. 


Course Format

At this time, we will have virtual sessions beginning in September and throughout the rest of the year. A catechist will be assigned to a small group of teens to work with them once a week for an hour through the web application of Zoom. A schedule will be given out at a later date.


At the end of the year, we will evaluate our teaching method and based on the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles we will either continue online or begin in-person sessions.


In order for your registration to be complete please submit the following:

  • Registration form completed in full

  • Copy of the teen’s baptismal and First Holy Communion certificates

  • Student and Parent Behavior agreement. (given at a later time)

  • Empowering God’s children safety lesson form. (given at a later time)

  • Donation in the full amount of $180.00 (or a non-refundable deposit of $60.00) to defray costs of materials and activities. 

    • If paying by check please make it out to St. Bernard Church.

  • Family enrollment as a parishioner of St. Bernard and or envelope #.

If you have any questions, please contact Avelina Jimenez below. 

Click on the link below to download the Registration Form.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Are you 18 or older and would like to receive your sacraments?

Join RCIA!


Saint Bernard welcomes any adult who are in need of the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion or Confirmation. 

If you are interested about the Catholic Church, would like to learn more about our faith or are ready to convert, we invite you to join our RCIA program.

Class is free and begins Sunday, October 4 via Zoom platform. To register, or if you have any questions please contact Desi Ortiz below. 

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry is the Church's efforts to help each & every young person grow personally & spiritually. YM helps the community of Saint Bernard by volunteering when needed, raise funds for their ministry and enjoy fun activities throughout the year. Our ministry is open for junior high and high school students. If you would like more information, please contact Josie below. 

Meet The Team

Avelina Jimenez

Confirmation Coordinator


Desi Ortiz

RCIA Coordinator

Josephine Armendariz

Youth Ministry Coordinator