10 Gifts that Enrich the Sacrament of Confirmation

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10 Gifts that Enrich the Sacrament of Confirmation

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the gifts of the Holy Spirit received in Baptism are sealed and strengthened. However, it is easy to let giving and receiving Confirmation gifts overshadow these greater gifts received through the sacrament. This year, choose a gift that reaffirms and enriches the real message and meaning of the Sacrament of Confirmation…

Recognizing the Holy Spirit in Our Lives

Encourage those newly confirmed to continue to grow in their relationship with the Holy Spirit.

1. Gracious Goodness: Living Each Day in the Gifts of the Spirit
2. Six Weeks with the Bible for Teens: The Good News of the Holy Spirit

 

Knowing and Sharing the Catholic Faith

Confirmed Catholics are called to participate in the mission of the Church, an important part of which is understanding and sharing the faith.

3. A Well-Built Faith: A Catholic’s Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe
4. May Crowning, Mass, and Merton: 50 Reasons I Love Being Catholic

  

Looking to the Saints for Guidance

Candidates are asked to choose a Confirmation name, often the name of a saint whom they can look to as an example of what it means to be a person of faith. Choose a Confirmation gift that explores their lives  so they can continually look to the saints for guidance:

5.

Loyola Treasury of Saints
6.

Saints of the Americas

 

Nurturing an Active Prayer Life

Prayer is an essential aspect of nurturing one’s faith life. Help those recently confirmed grow in their friendship with God through prayer:

7. In All Things: Everyday Prayers of Jesuit High School Students
8. 189 Ways to Contact God

 

Continuing Christian Service

Emphasize the importance of community service even after confirmation by introducing candidates to the words and work of exemplary Christians:

9. John Paul II: Lessons for Living
10. Radical Compassion: Finding Christ in the Heart of the Poor