Confirmation

To live according to the spirit is to love according to the spirit. ~ St. Francis de Sales.

Congratulations to our Newly Confirmed!

Preparing for Confirmation

CCF/OLGC School 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation Preparation

7th Grade Students preparing for Confirmation in 2018:

Below you will find all of the forms referenced during the Parent/Candidate Meeting on 1/7/18. If you have any questions, please email Eileen Rafferty-Fore. If you are new to our program, please contact Amy Winkler.

Sponsor Eligibility Form/ Letter of Good Standing: Due Aug. 1, 2018

When does Junior High CCF meet? Sundays 6:45 - 8:00 pm

What books are used to prepare for Confirmation? Students in the Junior High CCF program are prepared for this sacrament using Confirmation from RCL Benziger. As determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), this text has been found to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church as of April 4, 2011.

(In Grade 7, remote catechesis for Confirmation takes place, followed by immediate or proximate catechesis for Confirmation in Grade 8.)

8th Grade Students who received Confirmation in 2017:

Pentecost Confirmation for High School Students

High School Teenagers who have otherwise not missed much time in faith formation/religious education and who wish to be confirmed participate in a weekly Youth Ministry event, attend the Spring Youth Ministry Retreat, take a 4-week course on the Sacrament of Confirmation offered during the Easter Season, and participate in service. Confirmation is usually celebrated on the Feast of Pentecost at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington.

What books are used to prepare for Confirmation? Students in the Pentecost Confirmation Preparation

explore this sacrament using Call to Celebrate Confirmation from Our Sunday Visitor. As determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), this text has been found to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church as of May 30, 2014.

Contact: Amy Winkler, Director of Christian Formation, 703.896.7414

Adults Seeking Confirmation

For those Adults who have been well formed in the Catholic Faith and are still in need of the sacrament of Confirmation.

Contact: Amy Winkler, Director of Christian Formation, 703.896.7414

NOTE: If your child is 7-18 years old and has not regularly participated in a formal faith formation/religious education program and are in need of the sacraments, they will prepare through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults adapted for Children.

Contact: Amy Winkler, Director of Christian Formation, 703.896.7414

2017 Confirmation

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