2018 Ad Altare Dei Program

Attention Scouts and Venture Youth! 
Register for the 2018 Ad Altare Dei Religious Emblem Program. 

Scouts that want to join the 2018 Ad Altare Dei program should attend the information night on
Sunday, January 14, 2018; 6PM at St. Bonaventure Church Parish Hall – Sister Bridget Room.  

It is open to all Catholic Boy Scout & Venturer youth who are 13 years of age or older and
completed the 6th grade before starting the program. 

The Ad Altare Dei program centers on the 7 Sacraments. 

Literally Ad Altare Dei means the Altar of God.  Just as Scouting provides
the opportunity to develop life skills in a very practical way,
the Ad Altare Dei program provides a practical way to develop the spiritual aspect
of your life and address your “Duty to God” and “A Scout is Reverent.”   

Classes will be held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at
St. Bonaventure Church Parish Hall – Sister Bridget Room, 6:00 to 7:30,
starting February 11th and continuing through November 2018.  

The Board of Review is in November 2018 and the Investiture Mass is in January 2019.

Religious award counselors will be Ron Young (ASM Troop 558) and D.J. Clarke (ASM Troop 227) 
Please contact Ron Young for questions or to register at Roneyoung@msn.com

TENTATIVE 2018 Ad Altare Dei Schedule of Events

Dates Times Subject
January 14 6:00 PM Parent – Scout Introduction Meeting
February 11 6:00 PM Chapter One – Sacraments & Sacramentals
March 11 6:00 PM Chapter Two – Baptism
March/April TBD Reconciliation Prayer Service
April 8 6:00 PM Chapter Three – Confirmation
May 6 6:00 PM Chapter Four – Eucharist (Part 1)
June 9 10:00 AM Priesthood ordinations at St. Columban
June 10 6:00 PM Chapter Four – Eucharist (Part 2)
July 8 6:00 PM Chapter Five – Reconciliation
July/August TBA Religious Encounter or Day of Recollection
August 12 6:00 PM Chapter Six – Anointing of the Sick
September 9 6:00 PM Chapter Seven – Holy Order
October 14 6:00 PM Chapter Eight – Marriage
November 11 6:00 PM Tentative  Meeting to Review Handbooks
November TBA Board of Review
January 26, 2019 2:00 pm Scout Religious Emblem Ceremony (Tentative)


2017 Religious Emblems Ceremony

On Saturday, January 28, 2017 – Auxiliary Bishop Tim Freyer celebrated Mass with Deacon Nick Sherg and Father Mike Hanifin Past National Chaplain on Scouting. Over 100 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Veture Crew youth recieved recognition for completing their Religious Emblems.  Additionally, 3 Scouts received the Pillars of Faith Award for completing all 4 Emblems during their trail in Scouting.

6 adults received the Bronze Pelican by the Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting for their service.

3 adults were awarded the National Catholic Commttee on Scouting St George Emblem.

Diana Pham (Crew 1910) received the Vic Rogers Award for young Adults that continues to serve.

Lastly, Jorge R. Sanchez was honored with distingusihed Msgr. Sammon Award along with the St George Emblem for his years of service to the Catholic Committee on Scouting and the Diocese of Orange.