THIS MONTH'S LESSON IS FOR YEAR 1
CONFIRMATION STUDENTS ONLY
Year 2 students are to complete their
Direct Prep February & March Projects
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.
...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.
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.