St. Lawrence: Confirmation Program

Confirmation Program Forms

 

 

Make-Up Work

 

9th Grade Orientation Session (9/16)                 
Please watch the videos below about some of the different aspects of what it means to be Catholic and write a one-paragraph response to each video:
“Catholic” is a Church
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSgKTGyrREA
“Catholic” is an Outreach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QYeST_9FUg
“Catholic” is a Creed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YNeTwWU1RE
“Catholic” is an Encounter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmfSwi3ZKH4

Session 1 (9/23): God the Father
Please watch the videos below, respond to each question:
Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6DzBwkRPDI
Write a 10-15 sentence response to video explaining the parachute analogy as well as some of the ways that we can grow in faith.
Video #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhEhVZ7CMUs
Write a one-paragraph explanation of how Nemo’s father’s mission represents God the Father’s love for us.

Session 2 (10/14): Creation and the Fall
Please watch the video and respond to the question.
Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le0KFUarIvA
Write a 4 paragraph response on how pitting Science & Religion or Faith & Reason against each other are false dichotomies; in other words, explain how science and our faith both help us to explain and understand Creation.

Session 3 (10/28): Salvation History
Please watch the video below and write two paragraphs for each question:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5BQWubuC8g
Question: God delivered the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt, and the Church has always seen a parallel between to Jesus delivering us from sin. Give an example either from your own life or a story you’ve heard of someone who has been delivered from “slavery to sin” (e.g. someone overcoming a drug addiction)
Question: What are the overall themes you see throughout Salvation History? What is something you learned from this video?

Session 4 (11/4): Mary and the Saints
Please watch the videos below and write a 10-15 sentence response to each question:
Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7AQGyqtoK0
Question: What are the Immaculate Conception, the Annunciation, the Assumption, and why is Mary called the Mother of God, not just the Mother of Jesus?
Video #2:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUGRdpRJWYA
Question: Summarize how someone becomes a canonized saint in the Catholic Church.

Session 5 (12/9): Prayer
Please watch the video below and respond to each question:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBeOdL_LUOI&t=1s
Response: Write a 5-paragraph response to the videos reflecting on these questions:
1. Name some different ways to pray (both individual and group type prayers).
2. What is your favorite way to pray and why? What’s your least favorite way to pray and why?
3. What are some challenges that make it difficult to pray?
4. What’s the difference between knowing about God and knowing God, and what role does personal prayer time play in that?

Session 6 (1/13): The Sacrament of Matrimony
Please watch the video below and write a paragraph response to each question:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47LaozR2NCs

1)    Have you ever thought of married life as a calling from God (a Vocation) or do you think of it more like the “default” for most people?
2)    What are some of the hardest things about married life?
3)    What are some of the best things about married life?
4)    Why do you think some people today seem less willing to make a lifelong commitment to another person?
5)    Explain the “free, total, faithful, fruitful” concept from the video

Session 7 (1/27): Virtue
Please watch the video below and write a five paragraph response, reflecting on the following questions:

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4w28zUGxbs

1.    How would you define virtue?
2.    How does the basketball team example illustrating growing in virtue?
3.    What do you think is one virtue you can work on in your life?
4.    What do you think is your strongest virtue, and why?
5.    How about for society as a whole; what is its strongest virtue?
6.    What is its weakest?

Session 8 (2/10): 9th Grade Only - Catholic Social Teaching
Please watch the videos below and respond to each question:

            Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3iRRsoqoMI
            Video #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSnXuCxiHXE

Response: Write a 5-paragraph response to the videos reflecting on these questions:
1.    What was the most striking thing about the video? Was it one of the statistics? The line dropping lower and lower throughout the month?
2.    Why do you think the Catholic Church cares so much for the poor and the vulnerable in society?
3.    What are some concrete ways that you yourself can help uphold the human dignity of all people and work for the “common good”? In other words, what are some ways you can serve those in need?

Session 9 (3/10): Vocations
Please watch the video below and write a paragraph response to each question:

Girls: Please watch the video below about Religious Sisters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFFiNRvXBQw

Boys: Please watch the video below about the Priesthood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGxWD9Yq73s

1)    What are some of the gifts and talents you have and what are some of the ways you can share those gifts and talents with others/with the world? (e.g. acting, writing, speaking, music, sports, good with numbers, good listening skills, teaching, etc)
2)    What do you think would be some reasons why someone would choose to become a priest or a religious sister?
3)    What are some of the qualities that would make someone a good husband/father or wife/mother, that would also make someone a good sister or priest?
4)    What qualities do you have that you think would make you a good husband/father or priest [wife/mother or sister]?
5)    What qualities do you think you’d need to work on in order to be a good husband/father or priest [wife/mother or sister]?












 

 

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