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Longtower Primary School, Derry

Confirmation Preparation Programme

30th Apr 2021

 

Disciples of Jesus - Filled With Joy!

 

17th, 18th, 19th, 20th May 10am-12am

 

Catechetical Centre Webcam

 

It has once again been a very different and challenging year for our Year 7 and 6th Class children, who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Bearing in mind concerns over having children well prepared to receive the sacrament, the Diocesan Catechetical Centre has put together a programme to support parents, schools and parishes as they prepare the children in this very important stage of their faith journey.

 Preparation Programme

 Linking with Filled With Joy, pupil workbook and Disciples of Jesus, parent booklet (which many schools and parishes already have and which are still available from the Diocesan Catechetical Centre) the programme will consist of,

  • Four sessions, 10am -12 am on the catecheticalcentre.org/webcam/ 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th May. Each day the sessions will include catechesis on different aspects of the Sacrament of Confirmation, prayer, creative activities and music.

Catechetical Focus

  1. The Sacraments of Initiation- Whom Shall I Send? Called by God to proclaim the Good News, strengthened by the gift of the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation
  2. What is the Spirit of God like?-Jesus, a Spirit filled life; symbols of the Holy Spirit; the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit; Story of Pentecost.
  3. Celebrating the Confirmation Ceremony- Why do we have a Confirmation Name; Role of the Confirmation Sponsor; Anointing with Oil; Laying on of Hands
  4. Called to be Saints-Building up God’s Church filled with the Holy SpiritLiving the Beatitudes; Discovering God’s Plan for my life.