THIS MONTH'S LESSON IS FOR YEAR 1

CONFIRMATION STUDENTS ONLY

Year 2 students are to complete their

Direct Prep February & March Projects

FOUND HERE

 

 

This lesson corresponds to Session 5, THE BIBLE (pg.111) in your Decision Point workbook.*  Watch each video, then do the activity and/or answer the questions associated with each video on the Answer Sheet form below.  You WILL need the workbook for this session as some questions refer to information that appears only in the workbook.

In addition, Read through the information pertaining to choosing a Sponsor and Saint Name for your Confirmation.  Discuss your options with your parents.  But remember, the choice should be comfortable for you.  Choosing your sponsor can be a very important decision in your life - you need to be comfortable with it.

* Workbooks were purchased for all Confirmation candidates.  If you have not yet done so, please pick up your free copy at the Parish Office.

Bible

The Linked Parishes of 

Pope John XXIII  &  Christ The King

 

2020-21

Faith Formation Program

March

TO BEGIN...

...take a few calming breaths - make the "Sign of the Cross" and slowly read this Prayer

by ST. Ignatius Loyola.

 

Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward, save that of knowing that I do your will.

Amen.

CHOOSING A SPONSOR

A sponsor is a person who encourages and assists a candidate to embrace and actively practice the Catholic faith both before and after Confirmation.

 

You should choose someone that you can talk to about your faith, who will be a good role model for you, and who will take an active role as your sponsor.

 

Since parents are the primary faith educators,they already have an important role in your faith journey and may not serve as sponsors.

REQUIREMENTS TO BE A CONFIRMATION SPONSOR

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

  • May not be the parent of the candidate.

  • Has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.

  • Is a registered member of a parish, a practicing Catholic and is able to receive the Sacraments.

  • If married, be in a canonically valid marriage recognized by the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Must have the intention of encouraging the candidate to be a true witness to the Catholic Faith by actively practicing their faith.

CHOOSING A SAINT NAME

The tradition of taking on a new name to show a new role can be traced back to the Old Testament. When Abram was called to lead his people to believe in the one true God, his name was changed from Abram to Abraham meaning “the father of many nations.”

 

Again,in the New Testament we find Simon’s name changed from Simon to Peter, meaning “Rock” because he was to become the rock upon which Jesus founded His Church.

 

Likewise, your Confirmation Name should reflect the NEW role you will undertake as a more mature Catholic.

Your Confirmation name should be the name of a Catholic Saint. You can choose your baptismal name,or you can choose a completely new name. The name you select can be to honor someone in your life (parent, grandparent, etc.) whom you respect and admire for their example of love and holiness.

 

Don’t just pick a name you like - Know your Saint! Research the lives of Catholic Saints and see which Saint reflects a virtue or value you wish to aspire to, or, perhaps the patron Saint of your life’s interest or passion.  The goal is to pick the name of a Saint you admire, can relate to, or aspire to be like.