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St. Lawrence the Martyr – Confirmation Program

Make-Up Work (9th and 10th):

Session 10: Guest Speaker on Addiction & Recovery (3/11)

Watch the video and write a four paragraph response including the follwoing.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAZ9aL30qOI&t=59s

  1. How did you react to Chris Herre​n’s story?  Did it surprise you?  What are two new things you learned something about addictions or recovery?
  2. Why do you this Chris Herre​n’s faith made such a big difference in his recovery?  What connection is there between having faith and having hope for someone who is addicted?

Session 9: Witnessing (2/11)

Please watch the video below and write a 4 paragraph response including explaining the following:

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

  1. Why was “Graceful Gabby” the most effective of the three teens in witnessing to her friends about her faith?
  2. Think about someone you know who is good at sharing their faith in an effective way – what are some of the things they do?
  3. What are some common fears that hold people back from talking about their faith?
  4. What are some other ways you can be a witness for God besides directly talking about your faith?
  5. Do you think it’s possible to be an authentic Christian without sharing your faith with others?

Session 8: No written make-up work

Session 7: Who Am I to Judge? (1/7)

Please watch the video below and write a 4 paragraph response explaining the following: Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W62jHIiM-s

  1. What is “Relativism”?
  2. How can “judging” someone’s actions (and particularly talking about it with them) be a way of loving them?
  3. Think of a personal example (past or present) where a friend started down the wrong path? (Don’t use peoples’ names or details, please!)  How did you approach the situation?  Did you address it with him/her?  If not, do you wish you had done something differently?  Where was God in that situation?
  4. “Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right. (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)”  There have been many examples throughout history of things that were widely accepted even though they were morally wrong – How do you think American society in the 1800s got to the point where slavery was widely accepted?

Session 6: The Sacramental Life (12/17)

Please watch the videos below and write a one-paragraph response to each question:

Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdGkTdv4Dt4

Question: Write about something new you learned about the Eucharist in the video, and something you learned about the practicals of how we receive Communion and the different postures and gestures we use.

Please watch the video below and write a one-paragraph response to each question:

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib8pzvnnL20

1) Why do Catholics confess their sins to a priest?

2) How are “serious”/mortal sins different than “less serious”/venial sins?

3) What does “Satisfaction” mean after coming out of Confession according to the video?

4) Explain how sin damages our relationship with God and also with the rest of the Body of Christ.

Session 5: Christian Unity (11/19)

Please watch the video below and respond to each question:

Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gjpTK0Vb04

Response: Write a one-paragraph response to each question below:

  1. What are some of the things that make a Catholic Mass different from other Christian worship services? Sometimes the focus in other denominations is on the music or the preaching, but what is the focus for a Catholic Mass?
  2. How do you think God feels when he looks at the Church divided into so many different denominations?  How do you think he feels about the work that has been done toward Christian Unity in recent years?
  3. Imagine someone were to say to you, “Religions are all basically the same.”  How could you respond to them acknowledging the common ground many religions share but also acknowledging the important differences we have?
  4. What are some ways that each of us can work toward Christian Unity in our everyday lives?

Session 4: Catholic Social Teaching (11/5)

Please watch the videos below and respond to each question:

Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3iRRsoqoMI

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

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

  1. What was the most striking thing about the video? Was it one of the statistics? The line dropping lower and lower throughout the month?
  2. Why do you think the Catholic Church cares so much for the poor and the vulnerable in society?
  3. What are some concrete ways that you yourself can help uphold the human dignity of all people and work for the “common good”? In other words, what are some ways you can serve those in need?

Session 3: The Catholic Church (10/29) Please watch the videos below and respond to each question:

Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smyl-DMU3TM

Question: Write a two-paragraph response explaining why you are proud to be Catholic and part of the Catholic Church. Include five things the Church does around the world that you can be proud of and give some examples of how you can participate in these amazing works in your daily life.

Video #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVs2S5-PxG8

Question: Write a two-paragraph response explaining the similarities and parallels between the founding of the United States and Jesus founding the Catholic Church.

Session 2: Jesus – Why He Came (10/15)   Please watch the videos below and write two paragraphs for each question:

Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBr82YfbcE0

Question: What does the speaker in the video say we should think about every time we make the sign of the Cross?  He also says that God would rather die than do what?

Video #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtfEa4_QQLc

Question: What are five new things you learned about the Resurrection and the life of the Early Church?

Session 1: Jesus – Who He Is (9/17)

Please watch the videos below and respond to each question:

Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6kLSEwqjgE 

Question: Write a 10-15 sentence response to the video, explaining the Incarnation, who the key players are in the story, and their individual roles.

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

Question: Write a 10-15 sentence response to the video explaining the “Lord-Lunatic-Liar” trilemma in your own words, including your reaction to it.  Do you find it a logical, compelling argument for Jesus being who he says he is?

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