High School Faith Formation

High School Faith Formation is seeks to meet teens where they are, recognizing the major shifts occurring in their lives and inviting them to find Jesus in those places. While we have experienced the power that a relationship with Jesus can have in the day-to-day, the hope of High School Faith Formation is to create opportunities for the youth to discover that same truth for themselves. If they can discover it in these years, they will have it for the rest of their lives.

Sacramental Preparation

Good Shepherd High School Faith Formation welcomes any youth grades 9th-12th who have not yet had their Confirmation. It is a great honor and blessing to be able to work with your families as they prepare for such wonderful moments in their faith journey. We are eager to be able to share the richness and beauty of our Church's Sacramental life with each of you.

Good Shepherd's Confirmation program is a minium two year program. With year one being called Pre-Confirmation and year two being called Confirmation. Most parishes in the diocese of San Diego run their Confirmation programs as a two year process. The idea being that this two year process really allows youth and families to discern if the candidate is truly prepared to receive the Sacrament freely. It also helps to intergrate the young person into the parish life.

Year 1 (Pre-Confirmation)

In Pre-Confirmation, the teachings are focused on Prayer, the Gospels, the Mass, and developing a peronsal relationship with Jesus.

More information for Pre-Confirmation

Year 2 (Confirmation)

In Confirmation, the teachings are focused on how we are called to follow Christ, the Challenge of that call, and the cost. In addition, there is a focus on the Sacraments of Initiation, the Lord's Prayer, the Nicene Creed, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and more.

More information for Confirmation

Family Expectations

Our faith teaches that the FAMILY is a child's first church, so the Sacramental Preparation that Faith Formation is offering takes the responsibility of assisting you in preparing your children to live the faith of this community. This calls us to live a life that professes the Lord's presence and salvation in the world. As we pledge to be faithful to our commitment to assist you in raising and forming your children in the Catholic faith, we ask you to be faithful to the following:

  • To participate in Mass on Sundays (or Saturday evenings) with your children
  • To participate in Mass on Holy Days of Obligation with your children
  • To pray with and for your children and model prayer to them
  • To provide opportunities to study Scripture and the Tradition of our faith
  • To teach your children what it means to live a virtuous life, what sin and temptation are, and how to avoid sin
  • To provide your child with opportunities to frequent the Sacrament of Reconciliation following their First Reconciliation
  • To model the Christian life of seeking holiness, depending on grace, offering God genuine repentance for sins, practicing active charity, avoiding actions that give scandal, and striving to live justly before God and in society
  • To seek out and introduce your children to age-appropriate resources that foster the life of faith
  • To bring your children to all Sacramental Preparation sessions scheduled by coordinator

For more information and to register contact the Faith Formation Office.


Faith Formation Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday


Faith Formation Office
(858) 271-8769

Rafael Quevedo
Director of Youth Ministry
Ext. 1212

Michael Nguyen
Administrative Assistant
Ext. 1231

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