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 CONFIRMATION RESOURCES

 

To more fully cooperate with the grace of Confirmation, know these effects/"outcomes" and tailor, through deep prayer,  your parish's formation/transformation experiences to be "first generation encounters" that draw souls into deeper intimacy with Jesus through the Holy Spirit.  As we prepare those for confirmation, we should be ever conscious that the Catechism of the Catholic Church says that these are the effects of Confirmation.  

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church says:

 III. The Effects of Confirmation

1302 It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the apostles on the day of Pentecost.

1303 From this fact, Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace: 
- it roots us more deeply in the divine filiation which makes us cry, "Abba! Father!";
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- it unites us more firmly to Christ; 
- it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us; 
- it renders our bond with the Church more perfect;
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- it gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross:
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Recall then that you have received the spiritual seal, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of right judgment and courage, the spirit of knowledge and reverence, the spirit of holy fear in God's presence. Guard what you have received. God the Father has marked you with his sign; Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has placed his pledge, the Spirit, in your hearts.118

1304 Like Baptism which it completes, Confirmation is given only once, for it too imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual mark, the "character," which is the sign that Jesus Christ has marked a Christian with the seal of his Spirit by clothing him with power from on high so that he may be his witness.119

1305 This "character" perfects the common priesthood of the faithful, received in Baptism, and "the confirmed person receives the power to profess faith in Christ publicly and as it were officially (quasi ex officio)."120

 

ArchKCK Sacramental Policies http://www.archkck.org/file/ecat-youth-documents/SacramentalPoliciesandDirectives.pdf

 

Confirmation and Other Resources That We Are Excited About 

Decision Point http://dynamiccatholic.com/confirmation/

Chosen for Confirmation http://confirmationstudy.com

One Eight (a confirmation series by LifeTeen) http://store.lifeteen.com/confirmation.aspx

Fifty Things Every Catholic Teen Should Know (Archbishop's Guide For Those To Be Confirmed)

For Consultation on this resource or to purchase: Email:savior@archkck.org

 

Other helpful resources for working with middle school formation (not specifically for Confirmation):

Encounter http://ascensionpress.com/t/category/study-programs/catholic-bible-study/middle-school-bible-study

Theology of the Body for Teens http://thetheologyofthebody.com/information/teens

Altaration http://ascensionpress.com/t/category/study-programs/chosen/teen-mass

 

 

Contact Us

Pam Riordan
Office of Children's Catechesis
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
(913) 647-3055
priordan@archkck.org

 

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