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1 Lesson 3 and 4 Rite and Maturity
Chapter 19 Lesson 3 and 4 Rite and Maturity

2 The sacrament of Confirmation completes the initiation of a baptized Christian.
To be confirmed, one must be baptized We renew our baptismal promises at Confirmation.

3 Turn to page 103. Where is the Sacrament of Confirmation usually conferred? During which Mass? What happens during the actual administration of the sacrament?

4 Rite of Confirmation Liturgy of the Word with reading of Gospel (These are taken from the Mass of the Holy Spirit) Presentation of the candidates (the pastor declares their readiness for the sacrament and presents them to the bishop) Homily (the bishop usually gives a homily on the importance of Confirmation) Promise to renounce sin and satan (usually done in a question and answer format) Profession of Faith (usually done in a question and answer format) Imposition of hands (long prayer found on p. 103 in the student text; read and discuss the prayer) Annointing and signing with the Cross (this is done individually). The bishop anoints the confirmandi with Sacred Chrism as the confirmandi and their sponsor come forward for the sacrament. The sponsor has his right hand on the right shoulder of the confirmandi. This is the matter of the sacrament Prayer “be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit” (usually a patron saint namem is taken at Confirmation.) Continuation of Mass, special blessing of the newly confirmed.

5 The Sponsor The sponsor is to walk our journey of faith with us, as a guide, advisor, and friend. Often the sponsor is a godparent, but he does not need to be. The sponsor is someone who faith fully lives the Faith and can help us to do the same.

6 Confirmation is a sacrament of Christian maturity.
It marks the beginning of the students’ Christian adulthood. They will grow in maturity during their entire lives, but this sacrament recognizes them as being responsible for their growth in the Faith.

7 Finish reading the chapter.
Turn to page 103.

8 Responsibilities of the confirmed
Attend Mass every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation Discern and do God’s will Be a Christian example to the world, witnessing to the truth Live a sacramental life and stay in a state of grace Continue learning the Faith


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