STUFF TO KNOW
This is the head-knowledge we should have for tonight's topic. These questions are based on Diocese of Rockford Confirmation guidelines, and you'll probably recognize them from the Confirmation Quizzes we do during some of our Confirmation sessions.
- What was Pentecost? (Hint: It’s in the Acts of the Apostles.)
- Which person of the Trinity is emphasized in the sacrament of Confirmation?
- What are the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit?
- What do we mean when we say that Confirmation imprints an “indelible spiritual mark” on our soul?
STUFF TO watch
Here's a video that takes a different angle on tonight's topic. Feel free to check it out, if you're interested.
STUFF TO TALK ABOUT
Our faith shouldn't just stay in our heads, but we should also let this knowledge sink into our hearts. After the Confirmation session is over, we encourage confirmandi and their parents and/or sponsor to discuss the following questions. These questions will help you reflect on and apply what you learned tonight to your life.
- What stuck out to you most from the Confirmation session? Why?
- What are you looking forward to for your Confirmation?
- What are you doing daily to prepare for the sacrament?
- How will you live out the grace given to you during Confirmation?
STUFF TO DO
Our faith shouldn't just stay in our heads and hearts, but it should also significantly affect the way we live our lives. Here are some suggestions for how you could live out tonight's topic. We encourage you to pick at least one suggestion and commit to implementing it in your life. We also encourage parents and/or sponsors to make a commitment with their confirmandi.
- Read Acts 2. Use your Bible or click here, and read Acts 2 in prayer. What stands out to you? What gift is God calling you to use? What holds you back?
- Ask the Holy Spirit. What do you need from God? What gifts do you want the Holy Spirit to stir in you at your Confirmation? Make a list, and ask the Holy Spirit to help you.
- Pray with Carpe Verbum. Even though we have an adoration chapel, it might not be possible to go every day or weekly. But, we still need to listen to the Lord. We should be praying with the Scriptures every day. We know that can be a challenge, and so we encourage you to try out this free, daily, step-by-step prayer resource called Carpe Verbum ("seize the word"). Carpe Verbum texts a new prayer and lock screen graphic to your phone every morning. See details below...