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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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