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confirmation preparation - lesson 11

"How does God help when it hurts?"

Welcome back! Let's get started with the opening prayer on page 95.

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...


Today we are talking about the sacrament of the anointing of the sick. So let's

Dive in! on page 96. Read, The Woman Who Wanted to Say Good-bye.

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Watch it! Lesson 11, segment 1: The Problem with Suffering

Then answer the segment 1 questions on page 97.

Have you ever known someone who experienced great suffering? What about you?

Is it possible for God's gift of free will to cause suffering? How?

Have you ever experienced suffering bringing out the best in someone?

Watch it! segment 2

Then answer the segment 2 questions on page 97.

As father says, we often are tempted to avoid suffering, but what are some ways we can allow God into our suffering?

How does the cross of Christ change the meaning of suffering?

What are some ways we can put ourselves into a position to be found by God?

Watch it! Segment 3

Then answer the segment 3 questions on page 97.

Have you ever known someone who received the Anointing of the Sick? Or, have you been present for an anointing?

What would be some examples of appropriate times to call a priest for the Anointing of the Sick?

Even without a physical healing, what are some ways the Anointing of the Sick may help someone who is in danger of despair or is losing hope due to their illness?

Read: To the Heart with Fr. Mark Toups

pages 98-99

Meet this week's hero, St. Damien Molokai, on page 100! St. Damien Molokai's story is beautiful and inspiring.

Lastly, choose a challenge for the week! You've been strengthening your spiritual muscle with much good works by now! Thanks be to God for the beautiful saint-in-the-making that you are!

Have a great week, and God bless you!

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