Confirmation Infomercial

Activity Objective

To have fun selling Confirmation

Lesson Outcome

The children will be able to describe the rite and effects of the Sacrament of Confirmation.


  • Arrange the children into three groups.
  • Assign each group an aspect of Confirmation: who can be confirmed, the rite and signs of Confirmation, the effects of Confirmation.
  • Explain that each group is responsible for putting together an infomercial selling Confirmation.
  • Tell the children that the point of the infomercial is to give accurate information and sell the aspect of Confirmation that has been assigned to their group.
  • Allow the children time to plan their presentations.
  • Invite each group to present their infomercial while the other groups form the audience.
  • Following each infomercial, talk with the children about whether each aspect of Confirmation has been successfully presented.

Learning Styles

People Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


In order to assure that the children present accurate information, read this information about Confirmation aloud:

Confirmation is a Sarcrament of Initiation in which baptized Christians receive help from the Holy Spirit to fulfill their mission. The person being confirmed
1. has reached the age of reason, which is defined as about the age of seven.
2. professes the faith and wants to receive the sacrament.
3. is in the state of grace, a state of friendship with God.
4. is ready to live as a witness to Christ. As in Baptism a person can celebrate Confirmation only once.

A bishop is the usual celebrant of the Sacrament of Confirmation. The bishop first extends his hands over those to be confirmed and calls on God: "Send you Holy Spirit upon them to be their helper and guide."

Each person being confiremd is then anointed with chrism. The bishop makes the Sign of the Cross on the forehead of the person as he says: "Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit."

Confirmation gives sanctifying grace. We deepen the life of the Holy Spirit and form a closer bond with Jesus. The Holy Spirit helps us believe, pray, love, and perform good acts.


Make sure the groups are of mixed abilities.