Confirmed in the Spirit
Continuing the Journey
As Catholics, we know that Jesus gave us all we need to live a life of purpose and joy. He told us of God’s love and taught us to love one another. He gave us examples throughout the Gospels about how to do this. He established the sacraments and ultimately gave his life for our eternal salvation.
As our candidates journey toward Confirmation, they enrich their understanding of the faith and what it means to live and serve as a member of the Catholic Church in today’s society. As they prepare, students will explore Baptism on a personal level, reflect on the Holy sacrifice of the Mass, Reconciliation, and Eucharistic Adoration. They will meditate on the mysteries of the holy rosary, participate in an enjoyable form of faith enrichment, understand fully the meaning of service to others through a special service project, and more.
Please pray for our Confirmandi as they mark this pivotal moment along their faith journey.
- With Mass suspended, students may watch online Mass to complete their Mass reflections (assignment #10). This will not be difficult as Mass is said everyday and can be watched at a time and place that is convenient for the student. If the student watches with another individual the time can double with Faith Enrichment (assignment #8, I). Watching Sunday Mass in your p.j.s as a family is a wonderful plan.
- Consider praying the Rosary (assignment 5, II) as a family--again time together counts toward Faith Enrichment.
- Hopefully we will meet in class before Confirmation and can work on your Letter to the Bishop (assignment #4) together, so leave no need to work on that assignment.
- We will not be able to give students the materials for creating their Confirmation Shield (assignment #11), so no need to work on that.
As Catholics it’ s good practice to take some time everyday to spend with Jesus. Here we are stuck at home during Lent, this provides us with the perfect opportunity to grow in faith with little distraction. God bless you on your journey.
Confirmation Saint Resources
Why a saint for Confirmation?
We choose a Confirmation saint (like we choose a Confirmation sponsor) not out of due diligence to the “rule,” but rather because we realize how unfortunate it would be to travel alone. We recognize how important it is to know your Confirmation saint not only by name, but also by story. The saints have so much to teach us about this journey.
The following resources are for you to use as a starting point in your journey to decide whom your “Confirmation saint-buddy” will be. Pick a saint who speaks to you somehow. Know their story. But, mostly know the power of their prayer. Ask for their intercession like you would ask for the prayers of your friends. Saying “yes” to a Confirmation saint is like saying “yes, you may always pray for my poor and weary soul.”
How fantastic is that!? I pray that in this process you don’t just find a Confirmation saint, but instead an incredible friend. (lifeteen.com)
A Practical Guide to Choosing a Confirmation Saint
The following list is for you to use as a starting point in your journey to decide whom your “Confirmation saint-buddy” will be. Pick a saint who speaks to you somehow. Know their story. But, mostly know the power of their prayer. Ask for their intercession like you would ask for the prayers of your friends. Saying “yes” to a Confirmation saint is like saying “yes, you may always pray for my poor and weary soul.”
Saint Names and Patronages
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20 Most Popular Saint for Girls
Who is Catholic Saint
Faith Enrichment Resources
Formed is essentially the Netflix of Catholic media, offering an amazing, multi-media selection of faith enriching movies, programs, series, lectures, online books and more. Annunziata has purchased Formed as a gift for parishioners. Simply go to Formed.org (or download the app) and follow the prompts. It’s easy. Some suggested Confirmation age programs are The Search (Highly Recommended), Cosmic Origins-Scientific Evidence for Creation,Y-Disciple, The Wild Goose, City of Saints, and Mendel-Father of Genetics.
Watch the Show Dedicated to Christ | The Chosen TV
'At the close, as credits rolled, tears welled and then came heaving sobs. 'This is so powerful,' was all I could manage to say.' - Joni Eareckson Tada
The Chosen is the first-ever, multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see him through the eyes of those who knew him. The Chosen may be watched via the website, downloadable app, or YouTube. Episodes are approximately 1hr. long.
- FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students--great speakers)
- Bishop Robert Barron has a multitude of videos, he’s amazing (look for his Catholicism series)
- Fr. Mike Schmitz (young priest speaks to young adults)
- Father Robert Spitzer’s Universe (debunks idea of Church denying science)
- Do Something Beautiful with Leah Darrow
- How-To Catholic with Lisa & Kevin Cotter
- This Catholic Life
- The Crunch Catholic Podcast
- EWTN Catholic Radio or TV
- Audible has a wide variety of Catholic audio books
- Catholic Books