Children are eligible for the Sacrament of Confirmation when they are in the eighth grade and, again, must have a baptismal certificate on file with the Faith Formation office. Specific preparation begins in the seventh grade and children must be registered in a Catholic School, Faith Formation classes, and/or be taught at home with the guidance of the Faith Formation office. Regular attendance at classes is expected. Confirmation is usually in the spring but depends entirely on the schedule of the Bishops of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Preparation requirements include: choosing a “Confirmation Name” and sponsor, and submitting a report on the chosen Saint; making a one day Confirmation retreat; performing the requisite amount of Christian service work; attending practices; and receiving permission to be Confirmed through an interview with either the pastor or deacon.
Parents must be equally committed to assisting the children in achieving their goals through reinforcement at home, continuing attendance at weekly Mass, and attending sacramental meetings for parents.
- For various reasons, some Catholic youth missed making their First Communion in the second grade and some adults missed receiving the sacrament of Confirmation in their youth. In either case, please contact the parish office for more information on how to receive these sacraments.