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St. Lawrence the Martyr – Confirmation Program

Confirmation Program Forms:

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSgKTGyrREA

“Catholic” is an Outreach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QYeST_9FUg

“Catholic” is a Creed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YNeTwWU1RE

“Catholic” is an Encounter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmfSwi3ZKH4

 

Session 1 (9/23): God the Father

Please watch the videos below, respond to each question:

Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6DzBwkRPDI

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.

Video #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhEhVZ7CMUs

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.

Video 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le0KFUarIvA

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:

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5BQWubuC8g

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:

Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7AQGyqtoK0

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?

Video #2:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUGRdpRJWYA

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:

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBeOdL_LUOI&t=1s

Response: Write a 5-paragraph response to the videos reflecting on these questions:

  1. Name some different ways to pray (both individual and group type prayers).
  2. What is your favorite way to pray and why? What’s your least favorite way to pray and why?
  3. What are some challenges that make it difficult to pray?
  4. What’s the difference between knowing about God and knowing God, and what role does personal prayer time play in that?
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