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1 Being a Teenager What is important to me ? What sort of person do I want to be ? The 5 aspects of my life that really matter to me are… To describe the events in Confirmation To explain the importance of Confirmation To evaluate why confirmation follows baptism

2 Confirmation Someone who decides to be a Christian, needs to confirm in 2 ways: 1.confirm that you want to live the faith your parents baptised you in. 2.The Bishop, in the name of the Church, confirms that you are a full member of it. 1.Draw the diagram (stick people) and label to show what 1.you confirm 2.the bishop confirms 2.Why does confirmation usually happen some years after baptism? **Explain why you would, or would not, want to confirm the faith you received in baptism. I confirm that…

3 How does the Bishop know that you’re serious about being a real Christian ? Think of 3 tests that he could use. Questions you, to see if you know what you believe in Asks you to repeat your Baptismal vows in public: Do you believe in God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and reject evil? Do you believe what the Catholic Church teaches? Gives you a slap on the cheek – to see if you are prepared to suffer for your faith 1.Describe the 3 ways the Bishops checks to see if you really mean to be a Christian 2.What sort of questions could the Bishop ask you? Give 2 examples. 3.What sort of real life situation might test your faith ? Give an example. **What gifts could God give you in Confirmation to help you live your faith ?

4 When you have passed the tests, you are ready to be confirmed…and receive God’s gifts 1.Explain the 2 things the Bishop does when he confirms you 2.Draw the pictures and the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit that you receive when the Bishop lays his hands on you. 3.Explain what 3 of the gifts mean, using the “dictionary” box. **Why is it important to have so many gifts of right thinking (knowledge, understanding, wisdom and right judgement) to be a Christian? Anointing with Oil: your mission from God received at baptism is confirmed Laying on of Hands: you receive the Holy Spirit’s 7 gifts DICTIONARY 1.Wisdom = knowing what to think about something 2.Understanding / 3.Knowledge = about who God is and what He is like, and what we should be like 4.Courage = to do the right thing & keep at it 5.Right Judgement = knowing how to act in a situation 6.Piety = prayerfulness 7.Reverence = deep respect and fear of God

5 Watch the video. Which Gifts of the Holy Spirit did the boy need?

6 I think the gift of the Holy Spirit that would help me most in my life is.. Which gift of the Holy Spirit do you think would be most important to have? Explain why.


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