St. Robert Bellarmine offers
preparation for the sacraments to children. The following is
a general guideline, however, more information can be found
in the weekly church bulletin, the Faith Formation bulletin
board in the vestibule, and in the weekly announcements at the
end of Mass.
First Eucharist (Communion) is
generally celebrated in the second grade. Registration takes
place during January of each year, and a parent meeting is held
to distribute specific information and schedules. The sacrament
is celebrated in the spring.
Reconciliation is generally celebrated
in the third grade, or when children have shown a developmental
ability to understand the concept of sin. Registration and classes
occur in the fall, and the sacrament is celebrated in November.
Confirmation is generally celebrated
in the eighth grade. Registration for the preparation process
occurs during the fall. The date to celebrate the sacrament
of Confirmation varies each year due to the need to coordinate
the schedule with the Archdiocese of Detroit.
If your child has missed the
traditional age to celebrate these sacraments, arrangements
can be made to help them prepare. Call the Office of Faith Formation
at 313-937-1531 with any questions or concerns.