Confirmation prep. lesson 17
Updated: Feb 11
Notice: This week your parents will receive an email with a "Confirmation Candidate information form". Please complete that form and return it to Lindsey Wilbur: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks everyone! Keep up the good work!
Welcome back! This week's lesson begins on page 155 and considers the Sacrament of Holy Orders (becoming a priest) and discerning a vocation. Let's begin with a prayer by St. Ignatius of Loyola who is renowned for his writing on discernment.
+ In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...
Dearest Jesus, teach me to be generous,
teach me to love and serve you as you deserve,
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labor and to look for no reward,
except that of knowing that
I do your Holy Will.
Alright, Dive In! with a Soldier's Story on page 156.
Move through the videos aswering the questions in your book to follow each segment.
1. Watch it!
2. Think to yourself: do you know any priests, deacons, or religious personally? What are some ways they have helped you or others you know?
How are priests different than other Catholics? In what ways are they the same?
What are some things you could do for the world as a priest or religious sister that you could not as a married person?
1. Watch it!
2. Think: How can you offer your support to our priests and religious?
How is a priest like a "spiritual father" and religious sister like a "spiritual mother"?
What do you think your parents and friends would say if you told them you were considering becoming a priest or religious sister?
1. Watch it!
2. Have you ever asked God to reveal to you His plans for your life? What is one way to find out if God wants you to serve Him in a particular way?
What are some things you can do to help discern your vocation to marriage, Holy Orders, or religious life?
To the Heart with Fr. Mike Schmitz
on page 158-159
Apply it in your ow life: How will you know if God is calling you to the priesthood or religious life? Turn to page 164 and find out!
Hero of the Week: On page 160 is the inspiring story of St. John Vianney. As you decide on a saint name for confirmation, consider Saint John Vianney to model yourself after.
Conclusion: Flip to page 162-163 and review any terms from this lesson that you want clarified. What do we mean when we say 'vocation"? What does it mean for a priest to be celibate? What are Holy Orders? Find the answers to these questions on page 162-163.
If you still need a copy of the Confirmation Year Overview worksheet, please email me, Lindsey Wilbur at email@example.com. This worksheet is due Wedensday, March 3 or before.
God bless you all!