Confirmation

                      Confirmation Online Post Information and Directions Years 1 & 2

 

**Each Confirmation Candidate will  log on to the site listed below and establish an account

**Candidates will  follow the attached Syllabus to make posts as instructed before the end date.                                 There will be at least 12  and no more than 15 posts required for the year.

**Post will be checked by Mr. Joe McKenzie, serving as Moderator.

The Philippians 4:13 Kit will be a vital part of this process. 

Welcome! What is Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation an Introduction

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Preparing for the reception of the  Sacrament of Confirmation is a very important time in a person’s life. Confirmation is a time when a person stands on their own, professing what they believe, and making their own choice to follow Christ.  However, there are some things those preparing to receive the Sacrament  need to learn and do before they are ready to become fully initiated members of the Church.  The dedication of the Candidate, parents, family, Sponsors, and the entire Faith community is vital for the journey through the preparation process.   After the reception of the Sacrament, the newly confirmed begin the life-long process of following in the footsteps of Jesus.

 

“Confirmation perfects baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit

in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiations, incorporate us more firmly into

Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission,

and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.”

-Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) 1316

“Confirmation, like Baptism, imprints a spiritual mark or indelible character on the

Christian’s soul; for this reason one can receive this sacrament only once in one’s life.”

-(CCC) 1317

 

Let's get started. Group 1 and Group 2

Initial Post, deadline: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Post your answer to the following: How is your faith/perspective of God changed from when you received your First Eucharist?Take time to think about receiving your First Eucharist.  How is life different now compared to then?  How do you see God now?  Do you feel He is active in your life?  There but at a distance?  

This is a good time to look at photos from your First Eucharist, and question your parents, and other family members about their thoughts and feelings on your First Eucharist day.                                                      

After answering the question move to Parts one and two             

Confirmation Preparation Syllabus Group 1 and 2 Group 1: Moving in the Spirit Part One and Two Group 2: Moving in the Spirit Part Seven and Eight

Group 1: Moving in the Spirit, Handout 1, “Who Are We?” Part One

Groups 1: Post by deadline: Sunday, September 25, 2016

 

Group 1: Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 1, “Who Are We?” pages 1 & 2.

In your Journal write your answers to the questions on page 2. 

                                                    After finishing your reading & Journal entry move on the  First Post.

Group 2:

Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 4, “Sacraments” page 1. 

                                                     After finishing your reading move on the  First Post.

First Post

Group 1: Post an answer to the following question:  What is the Hebrew word for wind and the Spirit of God?

Group 2:

Post your answers to the following activity related to this section.

Describe how you would make a public memorial that celebrates Jesus’ significance for us today.

 Identify the three Sacraments of Initiation and the individual action sign of these three Sacraments in which the Christian participates and Post your answers then move on to the Second Post.

 

Group 1: Moving in the Spirit, Handout 1, “Who Are We?” Part Two Group 2: Moving in the Spirit, Handout 4, “Sacraments”

Both Group's Post by deadline: Sunday, October 23, 2016

Group 1: Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 1, “Who Are We?” pages 3 & 4. 

In your Journal write your answers to the questions on page 3. 

                                            After finishing your reading & Journal entry move on the  Second & Third  Post.

Group 2: Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 4, “Sacraments” pages 3 & 4. “We Become the Body of Christ.”  To prepare for small group discussion, reflect on the questions in blue at the right of page 3.

In your journal record your answers to the activity “Create A Sacrament Lifeline” at the bottom of the page. 

After reading “We Become the Communion of Saints” on page 4  Reflect on the question in blue at the right of the page and move to the Second Post.

In your journal complete the activity “Why Do I Belong?”at the bottom of the page.  Plan a very brief introduction of your Confirmation Saint name that you will share with your small group.

                                   Group 1 & 2:  Bring your Journal to the next J Team Meeting for completion check

                                           After finishing your reading move on the Second Post.

Second Post

Group 1: Post an answer to the following question: Is there a difference in the current socialites view on freedom and the Christian concept of freedom? Explain your answer then move on to the Third Post.

Group 2: Post your answer to the question, “What relationship between Christians, living and dead, does the story on page 4 show?”

Post the name of the Saint you will be taking as your Confirmation Name.  The website http://officialcatholicdirectory.com/catholic-links/saints.html can be helpful in researching Saints.

Third Post

Group 1: Post the following: one of the five rules you think most young people live by during high school from page 4.  How Christian is this rule compared with Jesus’ teaching?

Group 1: Moving in the Spirit Parts Three and Four Group 2: Moving in the Spirit Parts Nine and Ten

Group 1: Moving in the Spirit Part Three                                Group 2: Moving in the Spirit Part Nine

Post by deadline: November 20, 2016

Group 1: Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 2, “Scripture?” pages 1 & 2. 

After finishing your reading move on the  Fourth Post.

Group 2:

Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 5, “Services” page 1 & 2.

In your journal record your answers to the questions at the end of each article on page 2.

After finishing your reading and journal entry move on the Fourth Post.

Fourth Post

Group 1: Post your answer to the question on page 1, and following the direction on page 2, complete the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit exercise.  Post your answer to the Gift you relate to the most.

Group 2: Post your answers to one (1) of the questions on left of page 1 in the section “Symbols & Echoes.”

Moving in the Spirit Part Four

Post by deadline: Sunday, November 20

Group 1: Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 2, “Scripture?” pages 3 & 4. 

In your Journal write your answers to the questions at the bottom of page 3, under the section Anoints Jesus for Prophecy.

Select one of the four photo boxes and post your answer to the associated question.

In your Journal write your answers to the questions at the bottom of page 4. 

                                              After finishing your reading & Journal entry move on the  Fifth & Sixth Post.

Group 2: Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 5, “Services” page 3 & 4.

In your journal complete the questions at the end of the two articles, “Alexie Torres Fleming & Craig Kielburger” and prepare to discuss your answers with your small group. 

Fifth Post

Group 1: Select one of the four photo boxes on page 3, and post your answer to the associated question.

Sixth  Post

Group 1: Post an answer to the first question at the top of page 3, under the section Anoints Jesus for Ministry.

                                                 Bring your Journal to the next J Team Meeting for completion check

Advent

Advent Post by deadline: Sunday, December 18, 2016

  Advent Post by deadline: Sunday, December 18, 2016

 

Group 1: Using the Advent Calendar (to be provided before the start of Advent) select a day, read the reflection and post your answer to the following question: I selected this day because…

Bring your Journal to the next J Team Meeting for completion check      

  Advent Post by deadline: Sunday, December 18, 2016

Group 2

Watch the following video:  ShareJesus Advent video 23: Last Minuted Christmas Preparations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7qN5swLCks&index=24&list=PLyLVYZEIz7dR9MGOOgPABjsvcoOCOKdls

After watching the video post your answer to the following question:  In this last week of Advent as Christmas approaches, how can you be an instrument which Christ’s love can flow through to others? 

   Bring your Journal to the next J Team Meeting for completion check

Group 1: Moving in the Spirit Parts Five and Six Group 2: Moving in the Spirit Parts Eleven and Twelve

Moving in the Spirit Part Five

Post by deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017

Group 1: Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 3, “Spirituality?” pages 1 & 2. 

In your journal answer the question at the bottom of page 1. 

In your journal answer the question on page 2 in the section “In Nature”, and post your answer to the question in the section “In Myself.”

After finishing your reading & Journal entry move on the  Seventh & Eighth Post.

 

Group 2:  Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 6, “Confirmation” page 1. 

Follow the direction for the reflection activity at the left of page 1, in your journal write about one of the Gifts you circled.  Was it a gift that you or one of your group members identified for yourself?  How will you use this gift for the common good?

Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 6, “Confirmation” pages 2 & 3. 

In your Journal write your thoughts regarding the “Do you believe” Creed statements in the white photo box on page 2, and the Bishop’s pray for the Laying on of Hands in the white box on page 3. 

 

Seventh  Post

Post by deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017

Group 1: Post your answer to the following question: What is Spirituality?

Group 2: Post your answers to the questions on page 1 in the section “What Gifts Do I Bring to the Community?”

Eighth Post

Group 1: After recording your answer to the journal question on page 2 in the section “In Nature”,  post your answer to the question in the section “In Myself.”

Group 2: Post your answers to the following questions: Do you feel that your parish invites teens to be full members.  Do you feel the parish has made room for youth?  Briefly explain your answers.

Moving in the Spirit Part Six

Post by deadline: Sunday, February 12, 2017

Group 1: Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 3, “Spirituality?” pages 3 & 4. 

After reading page 4, reread the circle at the bottom of the page.  Use the visual to analyze a turning point in you life.  The five questions raised in the visual are about turning points.  In your journal write a brief response to the questions. 

After finishing your reading & Journal entry move on to the  Ninth Post.

Group 2:

Read Moving in the Spirit, Handout 6, “Confirmation” page 4.  Chrism is made using olive oil and balsam.

In your journal write a response to the 3 questions at the bottom of page 4 in the “How Ready…” photo box. 

After finishing your reading & Journal entry move on to the  Ninth Post.

Ninth Post

Group 1: Post your answer to the question on page 3 in the section “In Relationships”, and in your journal answer to the question in the section “Out of Myself.”

                                                     Bring your Journal to the next J Team Meeting for completion check

Group 2: Post your answers to the following questions: How is an olive tree, its fruit, and oil like the Holy Trinity?  What does the seal of the Sacrament of Confirmation signify?

                                                    Bring your Journal to the next J Team Meeting for completion check

Lent

Post by deadline: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Group 1: Post your answer to the following question:

What is your understanding of, and the purpose for our traditional Catholic Lenten practices of Prayer, Fasting, and Alms giving?

Group 2: Watch the following video, "ShareJesus Lent Video 1: Thee Tips for an Amazing Lent."

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsBasTllee8&index=49&list=PLyLVYZEIz7dR89ynEOFB-z4pSj0Ih4bjI

Post your answer to the following question:  What are the four tips for an amazing Lent?  List each tip giving a brief definition.

Easter

Post by deadline: Palm Sunday, April 9. 2017

Group 1: View the following video on YouTube: "Busted Halo Video-Holy Week in Two Minutes" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HugMM_3FfnI

Post an answer to the following question:  What is one thing that really caught your attention in the video?

                                         Bring your Journal to the next J Team Meeting for completion check

Group 2:

View the following video by Outside da Box:“The Creed” 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YNeTwWU1RE

Post an answer to the following questions:  What is one thing that really caught your attention in the video?  Ask yourself; am I real, or a robot?  Explain your answer to this question. 

                                          Bring your Journal to the next J Team Meeting for completion check