Happy Thursday, friends!

I hope that all is well and that you all have had a really beautiful end to your Summer and I also hope and pray that you feel confident and relaxed, ready to start this new academic year off strong !

We had a ton of fun these last few months, but we are even more stoked for all the cool things to come with the start of the new school year. Please know how thankful I am for every single one of you and how incredibly loved you all are.

God is doing amazing things through you and with you, and it is wonderful to be able to welcome you into our STOCYM family. 2019 still has some great things ahead and we cannot wait to get into them with all of y'all!

One of those great things coming up this year is your student continuing their spiritual journey with us as they start their Confirmation journey. We are so stoked to walk with them as they prepare to receive this final Sacrament of Initiation, and welcome them fully into the Catholic Church.

We will get our classes started in the middle of September, but it is time to get your teen registered. Please see below for all the information you will need to get all signed up.

We will talk more specifically about what the year of Confirmation ahead will look like and all the requirements of the program at our mandatory Parent Meeting this upcoming Sunday, August 25th at 7:00 - 8:00 PM in the Parish Hall .  

At this meeting we will go over all the information you will need for the Confirmation year ahead - including requirements, expectations, complete schedules, and more. Your teen does not need to attend this meeting, but they are more than welcome to.

If you know any parents who have yet to register for Confirmation this year or have some questions before they officially enroll their student, please invite them to attend this session. There will still be time register for the 2019-2020 program after this meeting, but that doesn't mean you should wait for the last minute - sign up today (see the information below)!

You will NOT want to miss this! Even if you have had a teen receive the Sacrament with us in the past, you will still need to attend this year to make sure we are all on the same page for a great year ahead.

Our STOCYM Confirmation program is an awesome, two year program that will walk with students as they come together in large and small group community to learn more about our Catholic faith, how the Holy Spirit is moving through them, and give them the tools they will need to continue to grow in faith for the rest of their lives.

I want to make sure that we are all on the same page, and clarify some changes we are making to the program this year, so that your student can have the best experience possible. In the past, students entering the ninth grade at a Catholic school were eligible to opt out of the first year of our preparation program. 

However, this year we are changing that and asking all ninth graders (Catholic and Public school) to enroll in the first year of the program, participating fully in the two years of the program.

The diocese really wants all parishes to have the same standards when it comes to Confirmation, and we are doing our best to align ourselves with those standards in order to best serve the future of our faith. Not only this, but we believe that this change will enhance and make the community the kids experience in our preparation that much stronger.  

I know that this is a pretty big change, but I can guarantee that your students will not only receive incredible supplemental knowledge about the faith that will help them in their school work, as well as essential catechesis not offered in those school classes, but they will also have a wonderful experience and chance to meet and grow within our larger community in an engaging and fun way.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at any of the channels below.


The "Year One" Confirmation Class will meet Sundays from 4:00 – 5:30 PM! We will meet between 13 - 15 times throughout the academic year (roughly every other week). I will send out a complete schedule of the year ahead as soon as I am able.

The fee for the "Year One" Program is $125. 

You can pay by check or online. CHECKS can be made payable to "St. Therese of Carmel" or pay ONLINE by clicking here .

When paying online, make sure to add $125.00 to Year ONE Confirmation and include the participant(s) name in the box to the right of the amount. If you are registering more than one child, include the total amount and all of the participants names.

For more information about the Confirmation program, click the button below:
God is oh so very good! It is so rad to see, and to be a part of, all of the amazing things that God is doing in our community. We hope to see you soon.

Please let me know if you have any questions!!! 

Thanks and God Bless,

Harrison Trubitt
Youth Minister & EDGE Coordinator
St. Thérèse of Carmel Catholic Church
4355 Del Mar Trails Road
San Diego, CA 92130
Office: 858-481-3232 x110
STOCYM Cell: 858-876-2365