Confirmation


CONFIRMATION SYLLABUS FOR 2022
GIFTED WITH THE SPIRIT/DECISION POINT/GOSPEL READING

January 9, 2022            For Students and Sponsors in the Church 9:30 AM -10:45 AM

Presentation for Sponsors and Students to do the Online Overview with directions for St. Patrick webpage

Decision Point 1:4  God’s Dream for You    (link)

Questions for Discussion:

1. Have you ever met someone and discovered that person was nothing like what you though he or she would be like? (Share your thoughts)

2. Who in your life is helping you become the best version of yourself? Why?

3. What are two things you can do this week to become a better version of yourself?

Review the Rite of Enrollment with the students and sponsors.

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

 

 

During the week of 1/9/2022-1/15/2022 Read Lesson 1: Gifted With the Spirit                                  

January 16, 2022          Discuss Lesson 1: Gifted with the Spirit, pgs. 2-8

Decision Point: Session 9:2 The First Christians and the Early Church   (link)

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 or Candidate Lesson 2: Getting to Know You

Gospel: John 2: 1-11       The Wedding Feast at Cana, pg. 167-168

 

 

During the week of 1/17/22 – 1/23/22 Read Lesson 2: Accepting God’s Call

January 23, 2022          Discuss: Lesson 2: Accepting God’s Call, pgs.  2-8

Decision Point: Session 6:2  What is the purpose?    (link)

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: Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 The Temptation of Jesus, pg. 101, 111

 

  

During the week of 1/24/2022 – 1/29/2022 Read Lesson 3: Building a Friendship with God

January 30, 2022          Discuss: Lesson 3: Building a Friendship with God, pgs.2-8

Decision Point: Session 4:4 The Prayer Process  (link)

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: Luke 4: 21-30 The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth, pg. 112

 

February 5, 2022          CONFIRMATION RETREAT 11:00 am – 3:45 pm and 4:00 pm Mass with family

February 6, 2022          NO CLASS FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS

             

During the week of 2/7/2022 – 2/12/2022  Read Lesson 4: Recognizing the Holy Spirit in Your Life

 February 13, 2022         Lesson 4: Recognizing the Holy Spirit in Your Life, pgs. 2-8

 Decision Point: Session 8:2  Who is the Holy Spirit?   (link)

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: Luke 6:17, 20-26  The Beatitudes, pgs. 116-117

                 

 

During the week of 2/14/2022 – 2/26/22 Read Lesson 5: Receiving the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

February 20, 2022       NO CLASS – PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND (Come to Mass)

February 27, 2022      Discuss: Lesson 5: Receiving the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, pgs. 2-8

Decision Point: 8:3 Unopened Gifts   (link)

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?

Share Candidate Lesson 5: Choosing a Confirmation Name (Handout)

Gospel: Luke 6:39-45 A Tree and its Fruit, pg. 118   

 

 

During the week of 2/28/2022 – 3/12/2022 Read Lesson 6: Experiencing God’s Love     

March 6, 2022             NO CLASS – CELEBRATE WEEKEND  (Come to Mass)   

                                                                                                                                            

March 13, 2022            Discuss  Lesson 6:  Experiencing God’s Love, pgs. 2-8

Decision Point: Session 9:5 Ten great reasons to be Catholic   (link)

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?

Share Candidate Lesson 6: Experiencing God’s Love in the Church (Handout)

Gospel:  Luke 9:28b-36  The Transfiguration, pg. 126-127

 

 

During the week of 3/14/ 2022 – 3/19/2022  Read Lesson 7 Celebrating the Sacrament

 March 20, 2022            Discuss: Lesson 7: Celebrating the Sacrament, pg. 2-5

Decision Point: 10:2  What is Confirmation?  (link)

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?

Share Candidate Lesson 7: All About You (handout)

Gospel:   Luke 13: 1-9   The Parable of the Fig Tree, pgs. 137-138 

 

During the week of 3/21/2022 – 3/26/2022 Read Lesson 7: Celebrating the Sacrament

 March 27, 2022           Lesson 7: Celebrating the Sacrament, pgs. 6-8

Decision Point: 10:4  How will Confirmation change you? (link)

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: Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32 Parable of Lost Sheep & Parable of Prodigal Son, pgs.141-142

 

During the week of 3/26/2022 – 4/2/2022 Read Lesson 8: Making a Difference as Disciples

 April 3, 2022                Discuss: Lesson 8: Making a Difference as Disciples, pgs. 2-4

Decision Point: Session 12-2 The Holy Moment   (link)

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 8:1-11 The Sinful Woman, pg. 181

                   

During the week of 4/4/2022 – 4/9/2022 Read Lesson 8: Making a Difference as Disciples               

Work on letters to Fr. Mike requesting the Sacrament of Confirmation.

 April 10, 2022              Discuss:  Lesson 8: Making a Difference as Disciples, pgs. 5-8

Decision Point: Session 12-4 Your YES can change the world!    (link)

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?

Gospel: Luke 22:14-23:56 or 23: 1-49, pgs. 156-162

 

April 14, 15, 16             HOLY TRIDUUM – COME CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENTS OF HOLY WEEK

April 17, 2022                EASTER SUNDAY – NO PSR – ATTEND MASS WITH YOUR FAMILY        

Letters to Fr. Mike requesting the Sacrament of Confirmation need to be turned in no later than 4/17/2022.

There is a mail slot in the front door of the Parish House if you need to deliver your letter after hours (8AM – 4 PM)

 

April 24, 2022                Confirmation Rehearsal in the Church for Candidates and Sponsors                                                                                                    9:30-10:45 AM in the Church and attend Mass at 11 AM

 

April 27, 2022                CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION AT 7:00 PM IN CHURCH