“In Confirmation the soul of a baptised Christian is imprinted with a permanent seal that can be received only once and marks this individual forever as a Christian. The gift of the Holy Spirit is the strength from above in which this individual puts the grace of his baptism into practice through his life and acts as a ‘witness’ for Christ.” -YouCat 205
Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation, which completes and deepens the graces given in Baptism.
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the recipient in anointed with the Oil of Chrism by the Archbishop or delegated priest, and receives the gift of the Holy Spirit in an intimate and profound way in order to help them live out their Catholic faith in the world.
At Home Versions of Sessions
Have a look at the At Home Exam and Letter Template to the Sponsor and Archbishop Smith. These can be started right away (please download and print as needed). Beginning mid-January, please work through each Session (a new one opens up approximately every 3 weeks) and the Exam by completing them at home as a family and if possible, with your Sponsor.
You will need access to the internet, a Bible and a few additional items depending on the Session. If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office.
Thanks and enjoy your time together as you journey through the Sacraments.
Here is the Session Schedule.
At Home Exam
COMPLETE WITH FAMILY AT HOME BEFORE THE MAY 14 RETREAT
Letter to Your Sponsor
Template – please write in your own words and pass onto your Sponsor(s) by May 14
To be done in conjunction with Session 4 in your workbook by April 8, please download the workbook Session 4. You will also find the Volunteer Project within Session 4. This is due on May 14 and can be either dropped off at the office or emailed to email@example.com.