Confirmation


CONFIRMATION SYLLABUS FOR 2022-2023
GIFTED WITH THE SPIRIT/DECISION POINT

September 25, 2022   Lesson 1: Called by the Holy Spirit
pgs. 2-5
Decision Point: Session 9:1 The First Christians and the Early Church
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?

Share Candidate Lesson 1: The Church and You

 

October 2, 2022            CONFIRMATION INFORMATION MEETING 
9:30-10:45 AM in Room 208 of School
(Requirements, important dates, syllabus, service, class and Mass attendance, sponsors)

                                                         

October 9, 2022            Lesson 1: Called by the Holy Spirit
pgs.  6-8
Share Candidate Lesson 2: Getting to Know You

 

October 16, 2022         Lesson 2: Accepting God’s Call
pgs. 2-5
Decision Point: Session 6:1 What is the purpose?
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?

 

October23, 2022          Lesson 2: Accepting God’s Call
pgs. 6-8

 

 October 30, 2022         Lesson 3: Building a Friendship with God     
pgs.2-4
Witness by Young Adult Rodney Wells on the topic of Prayer in my Life

Parents and Sponsors will be invited to class.  (Room 208 or PARISH CENTER)

Rite of Enrollment will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Mass for all Candidates, Parents, and Sponsors

 

 November 6, 2022       Lesson 3: Building a Friendship with God
pgs. 5-8
Decision Point: Session 4:3 The Prayer Process
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?

 

November 13, 2022    Lesson 4: Recognizing the Holy Spirit in Your Life
pgs. 2-5
Decision Point: Session 8:1 Who is the Holy Spirit?
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?

 

November 20, 2022  Eucharistic Faith Festival for students, parents, and sponsors
9:30-10:45 AM in the School Building
Attend Mass together to participate in receiving  the Holy Eucharist

 

November 27, 2022    NO CLASS Thanksgiving Holiday – Attend Mass as a family                     

 

December 4, 2022      Lesson 4: Recognizing the Holy Spirit in Your Life
Pg. 6-8

                                          

December 11, 2022     Lesson 5: Receiving the Gifts of the Holy Spirit                                          
pgs. 2-4
Decision Point: 8:2 Unopened Gifts
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?

 

 December 18, 2022      Lesson 5:  Receiving the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
pgs. 5-8
Share Candidate Lesson 5: Choosing a Confirmation Name (Handout)

 

December 25, 2022     NO CLASS – CHRISTMAS DAY
Attend Mass with family

 

January 1, 2023            NO CLASS – HAPPY NEW YEAR
Attend Mass with family

 

January 7, 2023            CONFIRMATION RETREAT 11 AM – 3:45 PM
(Will keep you updated)
Candidates and  Family or Sponsors attend 4 PM Mass

 

January 8, 2023            NO CLASS FOR 8TH GRADERS

 

January 15, 2023        Lesson 6:  Experiencing God’s Love
pgs. 2-5
Decision Point: Session 9:4 Ten great reasons to be Catholic
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?

 

January 22, 2023          Lesson 6: Experiencing God’s Love
pgs. 6-8             
Share Candidate Lesson 6: Experiencing God’s Love in the Church (Handout)
Witness from Young adult

                            

 January 29, 2023          Lesson 7: Celebrating the Sacrament
pg. 2-5
Decision Point: 10:1 What is Confirmation
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?

 

 February 5, 2023        Lesson 7: Celebrating the Sacrament
pgs. 6-8
Decision Point: 10:3 How will Confirmation change you?
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?

 

February 12, 2023      Lesson 8: Making a Difference as Disciples
pgs. 2-5
Decision Point: Session 12-1 The Holy Moment
Questions for discussion:
1. Who is the holiest person you know? What makes that person holy?
2. Who is your favorite saint? Why?

 

February 19, 2023      Lesson 8: Making a Difference as Disciples    
pgs. 6-8
Decision Point: Session 12-3 Your YES can change the world!
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?
Witness from Young Adult

 

February 26, 2023       Rehearsal at St. Robert’s in Cortland at 6:00 PM for Candidates and Sponsors                                                                  Address:  4659 Niles-Cortland Rd.  Cortland, OH 44410

 

March 1, 2023               CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION AT 7:00 PM at St. Robert’s in Cortland
Dinner is at 5:30 PM Cost: (TBA)

 

Classes for 8th Grade will continue using Lenten and Easter themes for class on:
March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 16, 23, and 30

All Students are to attend class – we will also be combining with the high school PSR for months of March and April.