Sacraments and Christian Service

Reconciliation and Eucharist

Before children may receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time at Church of the Divine Child, they must:

  • Complete at least one full year of structured faith formation before beginning sacramental preparation.
  • Submit a copy of their baptismal certificate. Click here for instructions and the Proof of Baptism form.

Confirmation – Answering the Call

Formation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two year program through the parish school or weekly religious education class for children in the 7th and 8th grade. In addition to weekly course work, the preparation includes completing service in three component areas and a written reflection about each area of service. During the 8th grade, all Confirmandi attend a day of Retreat at a Catholic Retreat Center.

Click here for Middle School Service Program and Service Reflection Form.

Before children may receive the sacrament of Confirmation at Church of the Divine Child, they must:

  • Meet structured faith formation requirements.
  • Submit a copy of their baptismal certificate. Click here for instructions and the Proof of Baptism form.
  • Choose a sponsor to help him/her prepare to receive the sacrament. Click here for the instructions and the Sponsor form.

Christian Service

Formation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two year program through the parish school or weekly religious education class for students in the 7th and 8th grade. All junior high students at Divine Child Elementary School are expected to participate in the school’s “Answering the Call” program. This program is designed for young people to experience what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ by increasing their awareness of community life by developing their individual, family and community responsibilities. In addition to weekly course work, the preparation includes completing service in three component areas and a written reflection about each area of service. During the 8th grade, all Confirmandi will attend a day of Retreat at a Catholic Retreat Center.

For questions regarding the Sacrament preparation and/or the Christian Service Program, contact Mrs. Karen Mitchell, Director of Religious Education, at 313-562-8667.