What does the Feast of Pentecost have to do with Confirmation? We just celebrated the Feast of Pentecost on May 20. What does it have to do with us today?
Pentecost from Busted Halo
From the USCCB website:
Strengthened in the Holy Spirit - Called to Action
The prophets of the Old Testament foretold that God's Spirit would rest upon the Messiah to sustain his mission. Their prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus the Messiah was conceived by the Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus on the occasion of his baptism by John. Jesus' entire mission occurred in communion with the Spirit. Before he died, Jesus promised that the Spirit would be given to the Apostles and to the entire Church. After his death, he was raised by the Father in the power of the Spirit.
Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. . . . We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.
~from the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
For more information about our 2-year program and how to register, see our Faith Formation registration page.
8th Grade 2018-2019 - 2nd Year Confirmation
Those entering 8th grade in 2018 will utilize the Decision Point Confirmation program during the summer of 2018 and receive the Sacrament in 8th Grade with 9th Grade students at St. Gall in 2019.
7th Grade 2018-2019 - 1st Year Confirmation
Those entering 7th grade in 2018 will utilize the Decision Point Confirmation program and receive the Sacrament in 8th Grade at St. Gall in 2020.
Just watch the videos and discuss them with your student. You can use the Leader's Guide if you like! Students just read the Student Workbook (journal) and discuss these concepts with you. Then they answer the questions in the summer homework that I send you. No need to write and turn in answers to all the chapter questions!
Watch your email for the Grade 8 summer homework due on August 24!
How has God surprised you today?