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Premium member Presentation Transcript Understanding Catholicism: Understanding Catholicism ConfirmationWhat is Confirmation?: What is Confirmation?What is Confirmation?: What is Confirmation? Confirmation completes the Christian initiation begun in Baptism, making us spiritually adult by means of a permanent ‘seal’ upon our souls. In this sacrament the Holy Spirit also gives us seven gifts that enable us to see and act well spiritually. These gifts empower us to publicly proclaim the Gospel and to defend the faith against opposition.Why is Confirmation Important?: Why is Confirmation Important?Why is Confirmation Important?: Why is Confirmation Important? Confirmation is important because it equips us for living the Christian life in the world, helping us to attain salvation for ourselves and others.Confirmation and Pentecost: Confirmation and PentecostConfirmation and Pentecost: Confirmation and Pentecost Confirmation perpetuates in the Church the grace of Pentecost, the day when the disciples received the Holy Spirit to preach the gospel. (CCC 1288)Confirmation and Pentecost: Confirmation and Pentecost “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.” - Acts 2:1-4Confirmation and Pentecost: Confirmation and Pentecost The open door signifies the mission to the outside world. Mary and the apostles gathered together represent the whole Church The rays and tongues of fire show the descent of the Holy Spirit The book symbolizes the Gospel that the Christian disciple is to proclaim.Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Seven Gifts of the Holy SpiritSeven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Fortitude (Courage) To have the strength to do, and keep doing, what must be done. Piety (Devotion) To have affection, respect and obedience for God and holy things. Fear of the Lord (Awe) To have a holy fear of offending God because of our love of God. Counsel To have an understanding of what we must do in particular situations. Gifts for acting Gift of seeing the right action to take Gifts for seeing Wisdom Illumination of the mind, a grasp of the ultimate realities of God and divine things Understanding See the truth, and implications of God’s revelation. Knowledge See creation in its right relation to God (e.g., family life in God’s service).How do we receive Confirmation?: How do we receive Confirmation?How do we receive Confirmation?: How do we receive Confirmation? Confirmation is normally given by a bishop to older children or young adults as they begin to take on their full Christian responsibilities.How do we receive Confirmation?: How do we receive Confirmation? The rite of Confirmation has the following structure: Those about to receive Confirmation renew their baptismal promises. The bishop prays over them for the coming of the Holy Spirit. The bishop anoints the forehead of each with holy oil (chrism), while praying the words, “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.”Summary: Summary Confirmation completes the Christian initiation begun in Baptism, making us spiritually adult by means of a permanent ‘seal’ upon our souls. Confirmation is important because it equips us for living the Christian life in the world, helping us to attain salvation for ourselves and others, particularly by means of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation is conferred by the sacred minister anointing someone’s forehead with holy oil (chrism) while praying the words, “ Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit .”What are the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit?: What are the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit? Wisdom Understanding Knowledge Counsel Fortitude Piety Fear of the LordGroup Discussion Questions: Group Discussion Questions Discuss why the gifts of the Holy Spirit are of such importance for living the mature Christian life. Discuss some personal experiences of Confirmation.Practical Activities: Practical Activities Read through the text of the Rite of Confirmation. Note the different stages of the rite and what happens during each one of these. As a group you may also wish to discuss the reasons for some of the words and actions. Read the account of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost in the Acts of the Apostles 1:14 and 2:1-47. Visit the church and note any symbols of the Holy Spirit and discuss why these particular symbols are used.Prayer to the Holy Spirit: Prayer to the Holy Spirit From the ‘ Veni Creator Spiritus ’ Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made. O comforter, to Thee we cry, O heavenly gift of God Most High. O fount of life and fire of love, and sweet anointing from above. Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known; Thou, finger of God's hand we own; Thou, promise of the Father, Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue. Amen. You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.