OLGC now celebrates Holy Confirmation in the 6th grade. Candidates, parents, and sponsors are prepared via; Confirmation-specific curriculum, interactive events, and current resources geared at bringing a deeper understanding of Confirmation. We explore why Confirmation is important, relevant, and how it seals one’s soul for serving Christ as His disciple.
Religious Formation and families form a team working together in preparing children for reception of this sacrament which perfects baptismal graces. Meetings aren’t boring! They form AND inform. Communication is consistent, informative, and timely. Materials and resources bridge home learning with lessons presented during sacramental programming. AND, AS ALWAYS, Families are welcomed and encouraged to speak and/or meet with members of the religious formation team personally, as needed.
A note about 6th grade Confirmation: Archbishop Vigneron, allowed by the Holy See, can decree for the diocese at what age students can receive Confirmation. He gave Our Lady of Good Counsel the privilege of conducting a 3-year pilot confirming 5th graders, which ended in the 2016/2017 formation year. At the completion of the pilot, the OLGC RF department reported our findings to the Archbishop. In order to allow for more time to prayerfully discern the appropriate age for confirmation, the Archbishop is allowing OLGC to pilot 6th grade confirmation for two years. At the conclusion of the pilot, he, along with his counsel of bishops, will advise us accordingly. Let us all unite in prayer for these endeavors and for unleashing the Gospel in our lives.
K-5 & Sacraments Coordinator
(734) 453-0326, ext. 232
Religious Formation, OLGC, 1160 Penniman Ave., Plymouth, MI 48170