Confirmation Program Forms:
- Confirmation Calendar & Program Components 2018-19
- Name & Sponsor Form
- Sponsor Certificate
- Works of Mercy
9th Grade Orientation Session (9/16)
Please watch the videos below about some of the different aspects of what it means to be Catholic and write a one-paragraph response to each video:
“Catholic” is a Church
“Catholic” is an Outreach
“Catholic” is a Creed
“Catholic” is an Encounter
Session 1 (9/23): God the Father
Please watch the videos below, respond to each question:
Write a 10-15 sentence response to video explaining the parachute analogy as well as some of the ways that we can grow in faith.
Write a one-paragraph explanation of how Nemo’s father’s mission represents God the Father’s love for us.
Session 2 (10/14) Creation and the Fall
Please watch the video and respond to the question.
Write a 4 paragraph response on how pitting Science & Religion or Faith & Reason against each other are false dichotomies; in other words, explain how science and our faith both help us to explain and understand Creation.
Session 3 (10/28): Salvation History
Please watch the video below and write two paragraphs for each question:
Question: God delivered the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt, and the Church has always seen a parallel between to Jesus delivering us from sin. Give an example either from your own life or a story you’ve heard of someone who has been delivered from “slavery to sin” (e.g. someone overcoming a drug addiction)
Question: What are the overall themes you see throughout Salvation History? What is something you learned from this video?
Session 4 (11/4): Mary and the Saints
Please watch the videos below and write a 10-15 sentence response to each question:
Question: What are the Immaculate Conception, the Annunciation, the Assumption, and why is Mary called the Mother of God, not just the Mother of Jesus?
Question: Summarize how someone becomes a canonized saint in the Catholic Church.
Session 5 (12/9): Prayer
Please watch the video below and respond to each question:
Response: Write a 5-paragraph response to the videos reflecting on these questions:
- Name some different ways to pray (both individual and group type prayers).
- What is your favorite way to pray and why? What’s your least favorite way to pray and why?
- What are some challenges that make it difficult to pray?
- What’s the difference between knowing about God and knowing God, and what role does personal prayer time play in that?