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1 Gathering as Church Confirmation Class

2 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Christ?

3 Confirmation Book Resources for Christian Living (RCL) The book is designed for you to reflect on eight actions of the Confirmation rite The book is designed for you to reflect on eight actions of the Confirmation rite Gathering as ChurchGathering as Church Proclaiming the WordProclaiming the Word Renewing Baptismal PromisesRenewing Baptismal Promises Laying on of HandsLaying on of Hands Anointing with OilAnointing with Oil Sharing the Gift of PeaceSharing the Gift of Peace Sharing EucharistSharing Eucharist Sending Forth on MissionSending Forth on Mission The book is designed for you to reflect on eight actions of the Confirmation rite The book is designed for you to reflect on eight actions of the Confirmation rite Gathering as ChurchGathering as Church Proclaiming the WordProclaiming the Word Renewing Baptismal PromisesRenewing Baptismal Promises Laying on of HandsLaying on of Hands Anointing with OilAnointing with Oil Sharing the Gift of PeaceSharing the Gift of Peace Sharing EucharistSharing Eucharist Sending Forth on MissionSending Forth on Mission

4 Goals of the Program Confirmation candidates will … Confirmation candidates will … Experience the power of ritualExperience the power of ritual Reflect and share responses to the Churchs Tradition and ritual practiceReflect and share responses to the Churchs Tradition and ritual practice Learn ways the Church lives what it celebrates and celebrates what it livesLearn ways the Church lives what it celebrates and celebrates what it lives Respond in faith to each session in ways that lead to a life of service to the Churchs missionRespond in faith to each session in ways that lead to a life of service to the Churchs mission Confirmation candidates will … Confirmation candidates will … Experience the power of ritualExperience the power of ritual Reflect and share responses to the Churchs Tradition and ritual practiceReflect and share responses to the Churchs Tradition and ritual practice Learn ways the Church lives what it celebrates and celebrates what it livesLearn ways the Church lives what it celebrates and celebrates what it lives Respond in faith to each session in ways that lead to a life of service to the Churchs missionRespond in faith to each session in ways that lead to a life of service to the Churchs mission

5 What does initiation mean?

6 What are the Sacraments of Initiation of the Catholic Church?

7 Welcome Page Sacraments of Initiation Sacraments of Initiation Baptism, Eucharist and ConfirmationBaptism, Eucharist and Confirmation Blessings of Confirmation Blessings of Confirmation You will be united more closely with ChristYou will be united more closely with Christ Bound more firmly to the ChurchBound more firmly to the Church Strengthened with the gift of the Holy SpiritStrengthened with the gift of the Holy Spirit Sacraments of Initiation Sacraments of Initiation Baptism, Eucharist and ConfirmationBaptism, Eucharist and Confirmation Blessings of Confirmation Blessings of Confirmation You will be united more closely with ChristYou will be united more closely with Christ Bound more firmly to the ChurchBound more firmly to the Church Strengthened with the gift of the Holy SpiritStrengthened with the gift of the Holy Spirit

8 Gifts of the Holy Spirit Wisdom Wisdom Understanding Understanding Knowledge Knowledge Right Judgment Right Judgment Courage Courage Reverence Reverence Fear of the Lord Fear of the Lord Wisdom Wisdom Understanding Understanding Knowledge Knowledge Right Judgment Right Judgment Courage Courage Reverence Reverence Fear of the Lord Fear of the Lord

9 Welcome Page What does the image mean to you?

10 Welcome Page Review responses on page 4 Review responses on page 4 As I begin this preparation time, I understand the Sacrament of Confirmation to be …As I begin this preparation time, I understand the Sacrament of Confirmation to be … To live ones life as a witness for Christ means to …To live ones life as a witness for Christ means to … I will enter into this time of preparation fully by …I will enter into this time of preparation fully by … My prayer for others who are also preparing to receive this sacrament is …My prayer for others who are also preparing to receive this sacrament is … Review responses on page 4 Review responses on page 4 As I begin this preparation time, I understand the Sacrament of Confirmation to be …As I begin this preparation time, I understand the Sacrament of Confirmation to be … To live ones life as a witness for Christ means to …To live ones life as a witness for Christ means to … I will enter into this time of preparation fully by …I will enter into this time of preparation fully by … My prayer for others who are also preparing to receive this sacrament is …My prayer for others who are also preparing to receive this sacrament is …

11 Opening Ritual Turn to page 101 for the Opening Ritual Turn to page 101 for the Opening Ritual Need a volunteer for the reader in the Opening Ritual Need a volunteer for the reader in the Opening Ritual Once finished with the Opening Ritual have a seat Once finished with the Opening Ritual have a seat Turn to page 101 for the Opening Ritual Turn to page 101 for the Opening Ritual Need a volunteer for the reader in the Opening Ritual Need a volunteer for the reader in the Opening Ritual Once finished with the Opening Ritual have a seat Once finished with the Opening Ritual have a seat

12 Opening Ritual What part of the Opening Ritual most helped you have a sense of Gods presence with us? Why? What part of the Opening Ritual most helped you have a sense of Gods presence with us? Why? Any other thoughts about your experience during the ritual? Any other thoughts about your experience during the ritual? Have volunteer read paragraph on page 5 Have volunteer read paragraph on page 5 Main Point: Jesus is ALWAYS with us as we gather togetherMain Point: Jesus is ALWAYS with us as we gather together Silently read the question … reflect … answerSilently read the question … reflect … answer What part of the Opening Ritual most helped you have a sense of Gods presence with us? Why? What part of the Opening Ritual most helped you have a sense of Gods presence with us? Why? Any other thoughts about your experience during the ritual? Any other thoughts about your experience during the ritual? Have volunteer read paragraph on page 5 Have volunteer read paragraph on page 5 Main Point: Jesus is ALWAYS with us as we gather togetherMain Point: Jesus is ALWAYS with us as we gather together Silently read the question … reflect … answerSilently read the question … reflect … answer

13 The People of God What is a Covenant? What is a Covenant? A promise or solemn agreement - God has called a people together to be his people and has entered into a solemn agreement, called a CovenantA promise or solemn agreement - God has called a people together to be his people and has entered into a solemn agreement, called a Covenant What is a Church? What is a Church? The People of God, whom God the Father has called together in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy SpiritThe People of God, whom God the Father has called together in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit The faithful is not merely the members of the Church who are alive on earth but those, too, whether in heaven or in purgatory, who form part of the one communion of saintsThe faithful is not merely the members of the Church who are alive on earth but those, too, whether in heaven or in purgatory, who form part of the one communion of saints What is a Covenant? What is a Covenant? A promise or solemn agreement - God has called a people together to be his people and has entered into a solemn agreement, called a CovenantA promise or solemn agreement - God has called a people together to be his people and has entered into a solemn agreement, called a Covenant What is a Church? What is a Church? The People of God, whom God the Father has called together in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy SpiritThe People of God, whom God the Father has called together in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit The faithful is not merely the members of the Church who are alive on earth but those, too, whether in heaven or in purgatory, who form part of the one communion of saintsThe faithful is not merely the members of the Church who are alive on earth but those, too, whether in heaven or in purgatory, who form part of the one communion of saints

14 Covenant The Covenant in the Old Testament The Covenant in the Old Testament Began at Creation (Genesis 3:14-16, 9:9-17)Began at Creation (Genesis 3:14-16, 9:9-17) God entered into with Abraham, promising that he would be the father of a great people (Genesis 12:1-3)God entered into with Abraham, promising that he would be the father of a great people (Genesis 12:1-3) Entered into a Covenant with the Israelites at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:4-6)Entered into a Covenant with the Israelites at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:4-6) The Covenant in the Old Testament The Covenant in the Old Testament Began at Creation (Genesis 3:14-16, 9:9-17)Began at Creation (Genesis 3:14-16, 9:9-17) God entered into with Abraham, promising that he would be the father of a great people (Genesis 12:1-3)God entered into with Abraham, promising that he would be the father of a great people (Genesis 12:1-3) Entered into a Covenant with the Israelites at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:4-6)Entered into a Covenant with the Israelites at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:4-6)

15 Nature of Church Nature of Church Nature of Church People called together by God in ChristPeople called together by God in Christ St Paul stated the church are those who gather in the name of JesusSt Paul stated the church are those who gather in the name of Jesus The Church is the People of God whom God the Father has called together in Jesus Christ through he power of the Holy Spirit. Christ dwells within the Church, rule over her, and continues to work through herThe Church is the People of God whom God the Father has called together in Jesus Christ through he power of the Holy Spirit. Christ dwells within the Church, rule over her, and continues to work through her Nature of Church Nature of Church People called together by God in ChristPeople called together by God in Christ St Paul stated the church are those who gather in the name of JesusSt Paul stated the church are those who gather in the name of Jesus The Church is the People of God whom God the Father has called together in Jesus Christ through he power of the Holy Spirit. Christ dwells within the Church, rule over her, and continues to work through herThe Church is the People of God whom God the Father has called together in Jesus Christ through he power of the Holy Spirit. Christ dwells within the Church, rule over her, and continues to work through her

16 Nature of Church Small group exercise Small group exercise Discuss the following questionsDiscuss the following questions What characteristics should a member of a Church have?What characteristics should a member of a Church have? How does God work through the people of our parish?How does God work through the people of our parish? What parish activity could you participate in with others?What parish activity could you participate in with others? Small group exercise Small group exercise Discuss the following questionsDiscuss the following questions What characteristics should a member of a Church have?What characteristics should a member of a Church have? How does God work through the people of our parish?How does God work through the people of our parish? What parish activity could you participate in with others?What parish activity could you participate in with others?

17 The Body of Christ What is Liturgy? What is Liturgy? The liturgy is the Churchs worship of God; the participation of the People of God in the work of GodThe liturgy is the Churchs worship of God; the participation of the People of God in the work of God Liturgy of the Word Liturgy of the Word The part of the Churchs liturgical celebrations during which the sacred scriptures are proclaimed and the assembly of the faithful is invited to respond with faithThe part of the Churchs liturgical celebrations during which the sacred scriptures are proclaimed and the assembly of the faithful is invited to respond with faith Liturgy of the Eucharist Liturgy of the Eucharist The part of Mass immediately following the prayer of the faithful, beginning with the preparation of the altar and culminating with communionThe part of Mass immediately following the prayer of the faithful, beginning with the preparation of the altar and culminating with communion What is Liturgy? What is Liturgy? The liturgy is the Churchs worship of God; the participation of the People of God in the work of GodThe liturgy is the Churchs worship of God; the participation of the People of God in the work of God Liturgy of the Word Liturgy of the Word The part of the Churchs liturgical celebrations during which the sacred scriptures are proclaimed and the assembly of the faithful is invited to respond with faithThe part of the Churchs liturgical celebrations during which the sacred scriptures are proclaimed and the assembly of the faithful is invited to respond with faith Liturgy of the Eucharist Liturgy of the Eucharist The part of Mass immediately following the prayer of the faithful, beginning with the preparation of the altar and culminating with communionThe part of Mass immediately following the prayer of the faithful, beginning with the preparation of the altar and culminating with communion

18 The Body of Christ A Royal Priesthood A Royal Priesthood As baptized members, we are part of the royal priesthoodAs baptized members, we are part of the royal priesthood Volunteer: Read 1 Peter 2:9Volunteer: Read 1 Peter 2:9 Christ is with the assembly of the baptized faithful gathered for liturgyChrist is with the assembly of the baptized faithful gathered for liturgy Assembly of the Faithful Assembly of the Faithful On the day of your Confirmation, the faithful will assemble (i.e., bishop, priests, family, sponsor, etc.) and join you as a Church as part of the royal priesthoodOn the day of your Confirmation, the faithful will assemble (i.e., bishop, priests, family, sponsor, etc.) and join you as a Church as part of the royal priesthood Everyone present will join in prayer, asking that the Holy Spirit be poured out on youEveryone present will join in prayer, asking that the Holy Spirit be poured out on you A Royal Priesthood A Royal Priesthood As baptized members, we are part of the royal priesthoodAs baptized members, we are part of the royal priesthood Volunteer: Read 1 Peter 2:9Volunteer: Read 1 Peter 2:9 Christ is with the assembly of the baptized faithful gathered for liturgyChrist is with the assembly of the baptized faithful gathered for liturgy Assembly of the Faithful Assembly of the Faithful On the day of your Confirmation, the faithful will assemble (i.e., bishop, priests, family, sponsor, etc.) and join you as a Church as part of the royal priesthoodOn the day of your Confirmation, the faithful will assemble (i.e., bishop, priests, family, sponsor, etc.) and join you as a Church as part of the royal priesthood Everyone present will join in prayer, asking that the Holy Spirit be poured out on youEveryone present will join in prayer, asking that the Holy Spirit be poured out on you

19 The Body of Christ What attitudes of the mind and heart does a person need to bring to the celebration of the liturgy?

20 The One Church Catholic Church Doctrine The One Church The One Church Unity is an essential characteristic, or mark, of the Church and her mission. While the Church is made up of a rich diversity of people with a variety of gifts, she remains one by virtue of her source – the unity of the Holy TrinityUnity is an essential characteristic, or mark, of the Church and her mission. While the Church is made up of a rich diversity of people with a variety of gifts, she remains one by virtue of her source – the unity of the Holy Trinity The Church has one founder, Jesus Christ, and experiences the communion of the faithful brought about by the Holy SpiritThe Church has one founder, Jesus Christ, and experiences the communion of the faithful brought about by the Holy Spirit Charity binds the Church as well as visible signs of communion: the profession of faith, the experience of common worship, and apostolic successionCharity binds the Church as well as visible signs of communion: the profession of faith, the experience of common worship, and apostolic succession The One Church The One Church Unity is an essential characteristic, or mark, of the Church and her mission. While the Church is made up of a rich diversity of people with a variety of gifts, she remains one by virtue of her source – the unity of the Holy TrinityUnity is an essential characteristic, or mark, of the Church and her mission. While the Church is made up of a rich diversity of people with a variety of gifts, she remains one by virtue of her source – the unity of the Holy Trinity The Church has one founder, Jesus Christ, and experiences the communion of the faithful brought about by the Holy SpiritThe Church has one founder, Jesus Christ, and experiences the communion of the faithful brought about by the Holy Spirit Charity binds the Church as well as visible signs of communion: the profession of faith, the experience of common worship, and apostolic successionCharity binds the Church as well as visible signs of communion: the profession of faith, the experience of common worship, and apostolic succession Ref: CCC

21 What is the role of the assembly of the faithful at liturgy?

22 Basic Teaching – The Mass We are called together to give thanks to God for all his wonderful works We are called together to give thanks to God for all his wonderful works We are prepared by the Holy Spirit to encounter Christ We are prepared by the Holy Spirit to encounter Christ We gather together to worship God We gather together to worship God We listen and respond to the Word of God We listen and respond to the Word of God We remember and share in the one sacrifice of Christ, the Savior We remember and share in the one sacrifice of Christ, the Savior We share in the Body and Blood of Christ and become more closely united with Him and with one another We share in the Body and Blood of Christ and become more closely united with Him and with one another We are strengthened to go out and serve one another in love We are strengthened to go out and serve one another in love We are called together to give thanks to God for all his wonderful works We are called together to give thanks to God for all his wonderful works We are prepared by the Holy Spirit to encounter Christ We are prepared by the Holy Spirit to encounter Christ We gather together to worship God We gather together to worship God We listen and respond to the Word of God We listen and respond to the Word of God We remember and share in the one sacrifice of Christ, the Savior We remember and share in the one sacrifice of Christ, the Savior We share in the Body and Blood of Christ and become more closely united with Him and with one another We share in the Body and Blood of Christ and become more closely united with Him and with one another We are strengthened to go out and serve one another in love We are strengthened to go out and serve one another in love

23 The Church Gathers In the letters of Saint Paul he taught that the Church is the Body of Christ In the letters of Saint Paul he taught that the Church is the Body of Christ Pair upPair up Read: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31, then answer the following questions:Read: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31, then answer the following questions: What is your understanding of what Paul is saying about the Church as the Body of Christ?What is your understanding of what Paul is saying about the Church as the Body of Christ? What gifts does each person in our class bring to our Confirmation class?What gifts does each person in our class bring to our Confirmation class? In the letters of Saint Paul he taught that the Church is the Body of Christ In the letters of Saint Paul he taught that the Church is the Body of Christ Pair upPair up Read: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31, then answer the following questions:Read: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31, then answer the following questions: What is your understanding of what Paul is saying about the Church as the Body of Christ?What is your understanding of what Paul is saying about the Church as the Body of Christ? What gifts does each person in our class bring to our Confirmation class?What gifts does each person in our class bring to our Confirmation class?

24 Exercise (groups of three): What do you observe when people of our parish gather together for worship on Sunday? Describe what you see that tells about their understanding of themselves as a Body of Christ. What I see … What it says …

25 The Church Lives the Faith Volunteer: Read first paragraph on page 12 Volunteer: Read first paragraph on page 12 What have you learned about the civil rights movement?What have you learned about the civil rights movement? There is great power of people gathering and rallying for a common purposeThere is great power of people gathering and rallying for a common purpose Encounter - The Gospel of Life Encounter - The Gospel of Life Organized in the late 1990s by a handful of youth ministers in the Archdiocese of Washington DCOrganized in the late 1990s by a handful of youth ministers in the Archdiocese of Washington DC This group gathers young people to learn to live the social teachings of the Catholic ChurchThis group gathers young people to learn to live the social teachings of the Catholic Church Visit them on line at them on line at Volunteer: Read first paragraph on page 12 Volunteer: Read first paragraph on page 12 What have you learned about the civil rights movement?What have you learned about the civil rights movement? There is great power of people gathering and rallying for a common purposeThere is great power of people gathering and rallying for a common purpose Encounter - The Gospel of Life Encounter - The Gospel of Life Organized in the late 1990s by a handful of youth ministers in the Archdiocese of Washington DCOrganized in the late 1990s by a handful of youth ministers in the Archdiocese of Washington DC This group gathers young people to learn to live the social teachings of the Catholic ChurchThis group gathers young people to learn to live the social teachings of the Catholic Church Visit them on line at them on line at

26 Catholic Social Teaching The Catholic Social Teaching involves living lives of holiness and in building a just society The Catholic Social Teaching involves living lives of holiness and in building a just society The major themes include … The major themes include … Life and Dignity of the Human PersonLife and Dignity of the Human Person Call to Family, Community, and ParticipationCall to Family, Community, and Participation Rights and Responsibilities of the Human PersonRights and Responsibilities of the Human Person Option for the Poor and VulnerableOption for the Poor and Vulnerable The Dignity of Work and the Rights of WorkersThe Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers Solidarity of the Human FamilySolidarity of the Human Family Care for Gods CreationsCare for Gods Creations The Catholic Social Teaching involves living lives of holiness and in building a just society The Catholic Social Teaching involves living lives of holiness and in building a just society The major themes include … The major themes include … Life and Dignity of the Human PersonLife and Dignity of the Human Person Call to Family, Community, and ParticipationCall to Family, Community, and Participation Rights and Responsibilities of the Human PersonRights and Responsibilities of the Human Person Option for the Poor and VulnerableOption for the Poor and Vulnerable The Dignity of Work and the Rights of WorkersThe Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers Solidarity of the Human FamilySolidarity of the Human Family Care for Gods CreationsCare for Gods Creations

27 Living the Faith – Makes a Difference Online, television, radio, phone, books and magazines Online, television, radio, phone, books and magazines How many hours a week do teens spend using each of the media listed above?How many hours a week do teens spend using each of the media listed above? You are faced with a variety of ways to spend your time with after-school activities, clubs, friends, and work. I challenge you to create a schedule that allows some time each day for silence, reflection, and prayer You are faced with a variety of ways to spend your time with after-school activities, clubs, friends, and work. I challenge you to create a schedule that allows some time each day for silence, reflection, and prayer Online, television, radio, phone, books and magazines Online, television, radio, phone, books and magazines How many hours a week do teens spend using each of the media listed above?How many hours a week do teens spend using each of the media listed above? You are faced with a variety of ways to spend your time with after-school activities, clubs, friends, and work. I challenge you to create a schedule that allows some time each day for silence, reflection, and prayer You are faced with a variety of ways to spend your time with after-school activities, clubs, friends, and work. I challenge you to create a schedule that allows some time each day for silence, reflection, and prayer

28 Summary The way we gather for worship as the Body of Christ The way we gather for worship as the Body of Christ The values that shape our daily lives The values that shape our daily lives Where, how and with whom we gather during the week helps to shape the attitudes and readiness that we bring as we gather for Sunday worship Where, how and with whom we gather during the week helps to shape the attitudes and readiness that we bring as we gather for Sunday worship On page 16 complete My Thoughts On page 16 complete My Thoughts Ask your parents and sponsors the question on pg 16 Ask your parents and sponsors the question on pg 16 How well do you think our patterns of gathering, including how, where, for what, and with whom we gather, make us recognizable as Jesus disciples?How well do you think our patterns of gathering, including how, where, for what, and with whom we gather, make us recognizable as Jesus disciples? The way we gather for worship as the Body of Christ The way we gather for worship as the Body of Christ The values that shape our daily lives The values that shape our daily lives Where, how and with whom we gather during the week helps to shape the attitudes and readiness that we bring as we gather for Sunday worship Where, how and with whom we gather during the week helps to shape the attitudes and readiness that we bring as we gather for Sunday worship On page 16 complete My Thoughts On page 16 complete My Thoughts Ask your parents and sponsors the question on pg 16 Ask your parents and sponsors the question on pg 16 How well do you think our patterns of gathering, including how, where, for what, and with whom we gather, make us recognizable as Jesus disciples?How well do you think our patterns of gathering, including how, where, for what, and with whom we gather, make us recognizable as Jesus disciples?

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