April 1, 2020

Dear Confirmation Candidates,

I hope you are doing well and staying healthy. Thank you for your patience as we have adapted to the news and changing guidelines during these times.

Your Confirmation and spiritual growth are important to me. Now that I have a better idea of how long the Shelter in Place Order will be implemented, I would like to share with you our plans to continue preparing you for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please visit the following link to find the complete “St. Mary Confirmation Preparation Plan”:     www.smpgilroy.org/conf

Please visit the link above and read the instructions carefully. I expect all Year 1 and Year 2 Candidates to show great care and responsibility in following this new Confirmation preparation plan. As I shared with you before, just because in-person meetings have paused does not mean your spiritual formation has paused.

I am praying for all of you and your families. Please remember that God hasn’t left our world. God continues to walk beside us in this journey ready to comfort us in our suffering and bring light into the darkness. You, too, can be that comfort and light to others.

If you have any questions, you can email me at carlos.barba@dsj.org   or text/call me at (408) 430-2736

Stay safe, pray hard, and wash your hands.
Carlos Barba
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
(408) 430-2736

St. Mary Confirmation Preparation Plan

Please click the link below according to your Confirmation year.

Year 1 Confirmation Candidates: Click here

Year 2 Confirmation Candidates: Click here