Confirmation 2020

Priests, parish life directors, coordinators, Confirmation catechists we have recieved your responses for Confirmations 2020. The proposed schedule for 2020 will be sent out to parishes, please watch your email communcations for this message. A reply (accept the date or request a change) will be due back from your parish by November 1, 2019. 

 

 

Confirmation 2019

Blessings to all the newly confirmed in our archdiocese! 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. ~ Romans 12:2

 

Click here for the 2019 Confirmation Information Package.

Click here for the 2019 Readings for Confirmation Mass when not celebrated on a Sunday* or Solemnity (Responsorial Psalm choose from The Order of Confirmation, published by CCCB 2016) *includes Regular Saturday evening Mass

 Click here for the schedule for 2019 Confirmation masses.

Click here for a letter from Archbishop Albert Legatt to Confirmation Catechists/Coordinators.

Click here for a letter from Archbishop Albert Legatt to Candidates.

Please prepare Confirmation Candidates to know and live the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. See lesson plans, links & videos below.

Consider giving as a gift the Red River Mission Graphic Novel!

See section to the right.

  

 Seven Corporal & Seven Spiritual Acts/Works of Mercy

CCCB Office of Evangelization & Catechesis:

Corporal Acts/Works of Mercy Ages 6-8

Corporal Acts/Works of Mercy Ages 9-11

Resources Acts/Works of Mercy

Loyola Press provides us with links during the Year of Mercy.

Pope Francis declared an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. This Holy Year of Mercy began December 8, 2015, the feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. It closed November 20, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King. The motto was “Merciful Like the Father.”

Sometimes, when we think of the word mercy, we picture someone throwing themselves on their knees before a villain, pleading to be spared some punishment. This is not our understanding of God’s mercy. We do not ask for God’s mercy because we are afraid of incurring his wrath as punishment for our sins. Rather, when we call on God to have mercy, we are calling on God in the only way we know him—as one who responds with compassion to those in need. When we show mercy to others, we are responding as God responds, with compassion.

Mercy BLMs (School Aged Candidates)

Primary Grades

Intermediate Grades

Junior High

RedemptoristTV (Adults, older Candidates):

The Seven Corporal Acts/Works of Mercy Playlist (YouTube)

The Seven Spiritual Acts/Works fo Mercy Playlist (YouTube)

How to Remember the Works of Mercy (Adults, older Candidates) from the Archdiocese of Kansas City:

Corporal Acts/Works "THIS HaND" Flyer

Spiritual Acts/Works "Be PACIFiC" Flyer

 Acts/Works of Mercy Videos

  

  

 

Sacraments

Quotes in bold under the sacrament headers are from YouCat. 

In order to allow teenagers and young adults in particular to gain easier access to the knowledge of the faith of the Catholic Church, in the years from 2006 to 2011 the YOUCAT emerged from the great \'CCC\' and the \'Compendium\'. This book also has been written in a question and answer format.  To check out an interactive site and learn more about YouCat click on the image beside.

To see the book in Google docs Click Here

 

Baptism

Baptism is the way out of the kingdom of death into life, the gateway to the Church, and the beginning of a lasting communion with God. -YouCat 194

Being baptized means that my personal life story is submerged into the stream of God’s love.” -YouCat 200

Parents of infants or children requesting baptism have a recommended Baptism program to assist them in preparing for this very special time.  The program was developed within the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface and is available in French and in English.  The leader's guide and participant's guides are available by email from the Archdiocesan Service of Catechetics.  Parish catechists/facilitators of this baptism program may request a certificate to present to each parent after participation at all sessions by contacting the Archdiocesan Service of Catechetics.

 The Archdiocesan Baptism Preparation Program is available by contacting the Service of Catechetics (French is available as well).

Confirmation

 “In Confirmation, the soul of a baptized Christian is imprinted with a permanent seal that can be received only once and marks this individual forever as a Christian. The gift of the Holy Spirit is the strength from above in which this individual puts the grace of his baptism into practice through his life and acts as a ‘witness’ for Christ.” -YouCat 205

Confirmation preparation takes place in your home parish, which is usually the geographical parish (the parish closest to where you live).  Young people requesting the sacrament of Confirmation must be in an ongoing catechism program and participate in immediate preparation sessions (specific to the sacrament of Confirmation).  Parents participate in sessions specific to the basics of the faith and the sacrament provided by the parish. Please contact your local parish for dates and details and refer to the Archdiocesan Catechetical Policy.

 

Recommended immediate preparation programs are:

Alive in the Spirit (Novalis) is available for purchase locally through Christian Supply Centre or Stephanchew's Church GoodsFor parishes approved on Restored Order of Sacraments of Initiation, please contact the Archdiocesan Service of Catechetics directly for recommendations.

 

Decision Point from Dynamic Catholic may be found online. See the video below.

Other programs may be used in consultation with the Archdiocesan Service of Catechetics.

 

 

  

Eucharist (Holy Communion)

“Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament in which Jesus gives His Body and Blood – Himself – for us, so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy Communion. …the Eucharist is the mysterious center of all these sacraments because the historic sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross is made present during the words of consecration in a hidden, unbloody manner.” -YouCat 208

“Every Holy Communion unites me more deeply with Christ, makes me a living member of the body of Christ, renews the graces that I received in Baptism and Confirmation, and fortifies me in the battle against sin.” -YouCat 221

First Communion (Eucharist) preparation takes place in your home parish, which is usually the geographical parish (the parish closest to where you live). Children requesting the sacrament must be in an ongoing catechism program and participate in immediate preparation sessions (specific to the sacrament of Holy Eucharist).  Parents participate in sessions specific to the basics of the faith and the sacrament provided by the parish. Please contact your local parish for dates and details and refer to the Archdiocesan Catechetical Policy.

For parishes approved on Restored Order of Sacraments of Initiation, please contact the Diocesan Service of Catechetics directly for recommendations.

Recommended immediate preparation programs are:

We Share in the Eucharist (Novalis) is available for purchase locally through Christian Supply Centre or Stephanchew's Church Goods.

 

 

 

 

Blessed from Dynamic Catholic may be found online. See the theme song from the program in the video below.

Penance (Reconciliation/Confession)

“Penance is making restitution or satisfaction for a wrong that has been committed. Penance must not take place exclusively in my head; I must express it in acts of charity and in solidarity with others. One does penance also by praying, fasting, and supporting the poor spiritually and materially. [1434–1439]

Penance is often misunderstood. It has nothing to do with low self-esteem or scrupulosity. Penance is not brooding over what a bad person I am. Penance frees and encourages us to make a new start” - YouCat 221

First Penance (Reconciliation/Confession) preparation takes place in your home parish, which is usually the geographical parish (the parish closest to where you live). Children requesting the sacrament must be in an ongoing catechism program and participate in immediate preparation sessions (specific to the sacrament of Holy Eucharist). Parents participate in sessions specific to the basics of the faith and the sacrament provided by the parish. Please contact your local parish for dates and details and refer to the Archdiocesan Catechetical Policy

 

Recommended immediate preparation programs are:

We Prepare for Reconciliation (Novalis) is available for purchase locally through Christian Supply Centre or Stephanchew's Church Goods.

 

 

 

 

Blessed from Dynamic Catholic may be found online. See the theme song from the program in the video below.

Holy Orders, Matrimony, Anointing of the Sick

Click here to go to the full list of Sacraments 101 videos

 

Red River Mission: 200th Anniversary Graphic Novel

Click here for a letter from Archbishop Albert Legatt to Parents, Godparents, Sponsors & Grandparents.

Click here for information on how to get your copy of the Historical Graphic Novel Red River Mission: The Story of a People and Their Church. (also available in french)

 

 

Archdiocesan Catechetical Policy          & Safe Environment

Please also familiarize yourself with the Archdiocesan Catechetical Policy & Safe Enviroments.

Click here to view the Archdiocesan Catechetical Policy.

Click here to go to the Archdiocesan Safe Environment section.

Parent Sessions

The sessions for parents requesting sacraments for their child are available from the Service of Catechetics. Please email or call the Archdiocesan coordinator.

Special Needs

Resources for special needs and circumstances are available.  Click here for contact information for the coordinator of Service of Catechtics.

There are a variety of methods and materials for your family or parish use.

Click Here for articles from the Vatican and special needs stories from catechists.

Loyola Press offers many useful resources for children with autism and other special needs, such as

  • videos from experts and practitioners in the field of disabilities
  • helpful articles on teaching and parenting children
  • tools for catechists and those in ministry working with children with special needs
 

 

For children with special needs, the development of speech, language, social, and emotional skills are enhanced through the use of sign language. Click here for Loyola Press's American Sign Language Prayers webpage.

How to Sign the Sign of the Cross 

 

 

There are numerous resources available please contact the Archdiocesan Service of Catechetics so we may assist you within your parish community. 

 


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