Friday, September 9, 2011

Note for returning parents (Year 2)- OMGC Confirmation 2011-2012

Greetings Returning families!

I hope your families have been enjoying a blessed and relaxing summer.

It will soon be that time of the year; school supply shopping,
meetings, homework, or in other words, just very busy.  But that also
means it’s time for the second year of confirmation classes to begin.

We will be kicking off the confirmation year on Sunday, September
18th, 2011 with a "Welcome Back" meeting.  We will begin at 4:00 p.m.

This meeting is for both candidates and parents (Please plan for at
least one parent to attend).  Light snacks/refreshments will be

I am aware that your schedules are often hectic and I would like to
thank you ahead of time for making the time to come out to meetings
like these.  I truly value your time, which is why I always do my best
to make this and all parent meetings as enjoyable and informative as I

What we will be covering at the meeting:
Filling out the new registration form
Together we will go over expectations/guidelines/fees
Prayer/Reflection for parents and teens
& Interview sign-up times
You will receive the calendar for the year

The team and I will be working again be working this fall so that your
entire family will get the most out of this upcoming year.  Looking
forward to seeing you and your teen very soon.

If you have questions regarding the Confirmation Preparation Process,
please feel free to contact me at or (323)
664-2111, ext. 115.

Yours in Christ,

John Paul Ramirez 
Director of Confirmation and Youth Ministry

Letter of invitation for new parents- Confirmation 2011-2012

Our Mother of Good Counsel Church 
High School Confirmation Process
2060 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90027
Tel: (323) 664-2111 Fax: (323) 664-0556

July 12th, 2011

Dear parent(s),

My name is John Paul Ramirez, I am the Confirmation/Youth Ministry Coordinator for OMGC parish. 

In the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Confirmation preparation is a required two-year process undertaken by high school students (usually freshmen and sophomores) at their home parish. It is a process in Christian maturity based on the belief that adolescents are at a significant point in their faith journey as they’re beginning to establish a personal faith identity.           

Our goal is to form disciples. Through this sacramental preparation, teens are given the opportunity to learn about their faith, enjoy fellowship with peers, and become fully initiated into the universal Catholic faith community as witnesses of God’s love for the world.  The Confirmation process is one that attempts to take the high school teen through a learning process that allows him or her to experience his or her faith through catechesis, active sharing with other candidates, and experiencing the many aspects of parish life.

We will kick off the 2011-2012 Confirmation year with a mandatory New Parent/ Candidate orientation on Sunday, September 18th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Augustine Center (Parish Hall).

*This will include an overview of the process, expectations and a chance to meet one another. A final schedule will also be given.

If you are interested in the OMGC Confirmation process, please complete and return the attached registration form to be filled out completely out by a parent or guardian, a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate (if he/she wasn’t baptized at OMGC) and payment to the parish office as soon as possible. Registration fee is $100 per student and $150 per family (After September 15: $120/student, $175/family).  In case of financial need, please let me know.  No family will be denied religious education because of an inability to pay.

If you have questions regarding the Confirmation Preparation Process, please feel free to contact me at or (323) 664-2111, ext. 115.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and I look forward to meeting you and your teenager soon.

Yours in Christ,

John Paul Ramirez                                                                                                                        
Director of Confirmation and Youth Ministry