Confirmation preparation - lesson 3
Updated: Sep 30
"What's your story, God?"
Most of our prayers tend to center around asking God to do things for us. It is easy to overlook the good things God has done in the world and in our lives. We have much to be grateful for. We are part of something big--God's story. Despite what we might feel, he is not distant, but very active, and he wants us to participate intimately with him in his eternal work.
Let's turn to page 15 and begin with prayer. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit...
Now let's dive in. Flip to page 16 and read, A Confusing Story as an introduction to our first videos.
Watch the Videos and answer the corresponding questions after each segment on page 17.
To access the videos, login to ascensionpress.com
To Conclude, read, To the Heart with Fr. Mike Schmitz on pages 18 and 19. Can you relate to his story? What's the difference between knowing a person, and knowing things about a person?
Homework: saint research! For your confirmation, you will need to choose a name to be added to your given name that you received at baptism. This name will be recorded on your confirmation certificate immediately following your middle name, and is typically taken after a saint who models virtues and holiness to which you aspire. So, this year you will have regular task to research saints in order to find one after whom you'd like to be identified by means of your confirmation name.
On page 20 you have the opportunity to read about Francis de Sales. As you'll see, Saint Francis de Sales is the patron saint of educators, journalists, and confessors. If Saint Francis de Sales interests you, you may want to check out one of his books, including, Introduction to the Devout Life, Thy Will Be Done: Letters to persons in the world, or Finding God's Will For You.
Otherwise, choose another saint to research this week and write his/her name in the response below.
Places you can go to find saints to research:
The liturgical calendar! An online version is provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
This Saints index on the website: My Catholic Life