Updated: May 20
ALL Candidates for Confirmation will complete this REVIEW before May 15, 2023.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to Guide you
Watch each video several times
Take notes that will help you in your CONVERSION toward God and Christian maturity.
LESSON 14: "WHY 'have I been Chosen?" : Sealed and Sent in Confirmation
Opening Prayer. (This is what the Bishop will pray over you at YOUR Confirmation)
"All powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
by water and the Holy Spirit
you freed your sons and daughters from sin
and gave them new life
Send your Holy Spirit upon them to be their helper and guide.
Give them the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of right judgment and courage,
the spirit of knowledge and reverence.
Fill them with the spirit of wonder and awe in your presence
We ask this through Christ ur lord. AMEN
Video Segment 1: The Power of the Holy Spirit
The Apostles received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to change the world.
You received the same Holy Spirit at BAPTISM
You will receive the Holy Spirit in POWER at your CONFIRMATION
You unite with JESUS and the Holy Spirit in the Eucharist every SUNDAY
Video Segment 2. The World Needs You
Baptism, the Eucharist, and Confirmation are the three Sacraments of INITIATION into the Catholic faith.
CONFIRMATION is the Sacrament of Christian MATURITY.
QUESTION: Are you gratefully receiving from God the same power in the Holy Spirit to be a mature witness for Jesus Christ in the world?
Video Segment 3: What Happens at Confirmation?
The BISHOP of our Diocese will be the minister of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The Bishop will anoint you with Holy Oil called Chrism.
The Bishop will pray this prayer over you: "Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.
LESSON 15. Why do I have to go to Mass? Encountering Jesus in the Eucharist.
Segment 1: What Happens at Mass
When the gifts of bread and wine are consecrated, they become the BODY and BLOOD of Christ.
This miracle from God is called: Transubstantiation . We actually take into our souls part of the person of the Son of God EVERY time we receive the Eucharist .
Segment 2: Walter's Story: He is a living modern day example of someone who is willing to be a living sacrifice showing the LOVE of Christ for others.
Just like Walter, we are called to remember Christ's words: "This is my Body, given up for you. " Listen carefully when the priest says Jesus' words in the Eucharistic Prayer at Mass!
We ARE saved from a life of sin and death through the life, death, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ.
Jesus IS the Lamb of God who takes away our sins.
What will you say to Jesus when he says to you through the priest,"Do this in memory of what I did for you.".
Segment 3 Preparing for Mass/Eucharist Eucharist means THANKSGIVING
Dress with respect
Prepare your HEART
Go to confession often
Fast one hour before Mass
Go to mass early so you can quiet your heart and focus on Jesus!
Sit in a quiet area where you can see the priest as he prays
Receive the readings (Read over the readings before the mass; Reflect on how God spoke to your heart in the readings and homily throughout the week.)
Be honest with God....Bring everything in your heart to his altar.
Don't "spectate"...ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE!....You WILL meet our Living GOD in the MASS as never before!!!!