Confirmation

Confirmation Syllabus For 2021 (click to view PDF)


CONFIRMATION SYLLABUS FOR 2021
GIFTED WITH THE SPIRIT/DECISION POINT/GOSPEL READING

          During the week of 1/10/2021-1/16/2021 Read Lesson 1: Gifted With the Spirit (pg. 2-8)
and be prepared to discuss at class.

January 17, 2021          For students and Sponsors in the Church Hall

Discuss Lesson 1: Gifted with the Spirit  pgs. 2-8

Presentation for Sponsors and Students to do the Online Overview (faithsharing)

Decision Point: Session 9:1 The First Christians and the Early Church  (Click to view video)

Questions for discussion:
1. When you think of church, what comes to mind?
2. If you could ask a group of early Christians one question, what would you ask?
3. Why is it difficult to practice agape love?

Gospel: John 1:35-42       The First Disciples of Jesus    pg.  167

Celebration of Rite of Enrollment at 11:00 AM Mass (Students, Sponsors, Parents)


During the week of 1/18/21 – 1/23/21 Read Lesson 2: Accepting God’s Call

January 24, 2021          Discuss: Lesson 2: Accepting God’s Call         pgs.  2-8

Decision Point: Session 6:1 What is the purpose?  (Click to view video) 

Questions for discussion:
1. Who are the most important people in your life?
2. What is the purpose of relationships?
3. What are you pretending to not know about your approach to relationships?

Gospel: Mark 1:14-20  The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry          pg. 64


During the week of 1/25/2020 – 1/30/2021 Read Lesson 3: Building a Friendship with God

January 31, 2021          Discuss: Lesson 3: Building a Friendship with God     pgs.2-8

Decision Point: Session 4:3 The Prayer Process (Click to view video)

Questions for discussion:
1. Has anyone ever taught you how to pray? Who? When?
2.  Which of the seven steps of the prayer process intrigued you the most? Why?
3. If you were going to set aside 10 minutes to pray at the same time every day, what time of day would be best for you?

Gospel: Mark 1: 21-28 The Man with an Unclean Spirit                   pgs. 64-65


February 6, 2021          CONFIRMATION RETREAT 11:00 am – 3:50 pm and 4:00 pm Mass with family


February 7, 2021          NO CLASS FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS


              During the week of 2/8/2021 – 2/13/2021 Read Lesson 4: Recognizing the Holy Spirit in Your Life

February 14, 2021         Lesson 4: Recognizing the Holy Spirit in Your Life  pgs. 2-8

Decision Point: Session 8:1 Who is the Holy Spirit? (Click to view video)     

Questions for discussion:
1. In your words, who is the Holy Spirit?
2. Describe a time in your life when you felt inspired by the Holy Spirit?
3. Would you like to learn how to experience joy even in the midst of great suffering like St. Paul? What do you think his secret was?

Gospel: Mark 1: 40-45 Jesus Cleanses a Leper   pgs. 65-66


 During the week of 2/15/2021-2/20/20 Read Lesson 5: Receiving the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

February 21, 2021      Discuss: Lesson 5: Receiving the Gifts of the Holy Spirit  pgs. 2-8

Decision Point: 8:2 Unopened Gifts   (Click to view video)

Questions for discussion:
1. Have you ever given someone a gift and felt he or she was ungrateful? How did that make you feel?
2. Which of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit do you feel most in need of at this time of your life?
3. How would your life be better if you really opened yourself up to the gifts of the Holy Spirit?

Gospel: Mark 1: 12-15 The Temptation of Jesus pg. 64


During the week of 2/22/2021 – 2/27/2021 Read Lesson 6: Experiencing God’s Love                                                                                                                                                    

February 28, 2021       Discuss  Lesson 6:  Experiencing God’s Love  pgs. 2-4

Decision Point: Session 9:4 Ten great reasons to be Catholic       (Click to view video)   

Questions for discussion:
1. What do you think is the best reason to be Catholic?
2. What did you learn in this session that really made you stop and think?
3. How did the top 10 reasons to be Catholic change the way you view Catholicism?

Gospel:  Mark 9: 2-10 The Transfiguration pg. 81


March 7, 2021           CELEBRATE WEEKEND – NO CLASS


During the weeks of 3/1/ 2021 – 3/13/2021 Read Lesson 6: Experiencing God’s Love

March 14, 2021            Discuss: Lesson 6: Experiencing God’s Love  pg. 5-8

Decision Point: Session 9:5 Decision Point  (Click to view video)

Question for discussion:
1. Share something from this session that you did not know before?

Gospel: John 3: 14-21 Nicodemus Meets Jesus  pg. 169-170


During the week of 3/15/2021 – 3/20/2021 Read Lesson 7: Celebrating the Sacrament

 March 21, 2021           Discuss: Lesson 7: Celebrating the Sacrament   pg. 2-5

Decision Point: 10:1 What is Confirmation   (Click to view video) 

Questions for discussion:
1. Do you believe that God has good plans for you?
2. What can you do to find out the plans that God has for you?
3. How has your idea of Confirmation changed since your time together with your sponsor?

Gospel:   John 12: 20-33 Jesus Speaks About his Death pgs. 191-192


During the week of 3/22/2021 – 3/27/2021 Read Lesson 7: Celebrating the Sacrament 

 March 28, 2021           Lesson 7: Celebrating the Sacrament  pgs. 6-8

Decision Point: 10:3 How will Confirmation change you?     (Click to view video)   

Questions for discussion:
1. In what practical ways do you think Confirmation will change you?
2. Who has been your spiritual coaches or mentors in your life?
3. When did you last pray to the Holy Spirit asking for help to make a decision?

Gospel: John 20: 19-31  pgs. 207-208


April 1, 2, 3                     HOLY TRIDUUM – COME CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENTS OF HOLY WEEK


 April 4, 2021                 EASTER SUNDAY – COME TO MASS WITH YOUR FAMILY


During the week of 4/5/2021 – 4/10/2021 Read Lesson 8: Making a Difference as Disciples

  April 11, 2021               Discuss: Lesson 8: Making a Difference as Disciples  pgs. 2-4

Decision Point: Session 12-1 The Holy Moment  (Click to view video)

Questions for discussion:
1. Who is the holiest person you know? What makes that person holy?
2. Who is your favorite saint? Why?
3. What is the one thing that you have learned that has surprised you?

Gospel: John 20: 19-31 Jesus Appears to the Disciples  pg. 207


During the week of 4/12/2021 – 4/17/2021 Read Lesson 8: Making a Difference as Disciples

 April 18, 2021                Discuss:  Lesson 8: Making a Difference as Disciples   pgs. 5-8

Decision Point: Session 12-3 Your YES can change the world!   (Click to view video) 

Questions for discussion:
1. Are you ready to let God come and fill you up in all the ways you need and want to be filled?
2. What have you said yes to in the past that you know was not for you?
3. How available are you to God today?

  Letters to Fr. Mike requesting the Sacrament of Confirmation are to be turned in today.


April 25, 2021                Confirmation Rehearsal in the Church for Candidates and Sponsors                                                         12:15 PM in the Church (after the 11:00 AM Mass)


April 29, 2021                CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION AT 7:00 PM IN CHURCH