EMPOWERED ONLINE CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME – The Gifts & Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Below you can download each session as a PowerPoint (PPT) or PDF
Empowered – Outline (PDF)
Empowered – Opening Session (PPT)
Empowered – Opening Session (PDF)
Empowered – Session 1 – Wisdom (PPT)
Empowered – Session 1 – Wisdom (PDF)
Empowered – Session 2 – Divine Revelation (PPT)
Empowered – Session 2 – Divine Revelation (PDF)
Empowered – Session 3 – Knowledge (PPT)
Empowered – Session 3 – Knowledge (PDF)
Empowered – Session 4 – Counsel (PPT)
Empowered – Session 4 – Counsel (PDF)
Empowered – Session 5 – Fortitude (PPT)
Empowered – Session 5 – Fortitude (PDF)
Empowered – Session 6 – Piety (PPT)
Empowered – Session 6 – Piety (PDF)
Empowered – Session 7 – Awe (PPT)
Empowered – Session 7 – Awe (PDF)
Empowered – The Rite of Confirmation (PPT)
Empowered – The Rite of Confirmation (PDF)
Empowered – Confirmation – Now What (PPT)
Empowered – Confirmation – Now What (PDF)
Other suggested programmes:
- Online Communication Guidelines Oct 2020
- Parental Carers Consent for an Activity Event Form
- Consent to the Safe Use of Images
- Consent Form for Use in Videoconferencing
- Combined Parental and Carers Consent Form (Including for an activity and safe use of images and videoconferencing)
- Sample Code of Conduct for Leaders and Helpers
- Sample Code of Conduct – Children and Young People
- Role Description – Confirmation Catechist
- Creating a Safer Environment
- Using Zoom guide
In 2019 we began to implement a new approach to the Sacrament of Confirmation. This new approach will be fully rolled out across the diocese in 2020.
We are encouraging all our parishes to work with young people who are in Year 6 and 7, with a more intensive preparation in Year 8, so that Confirmation is seen as part of an ongoing journey of faith development. We want our young people not just to learn about the Sacrament of Confirmation but also about the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives as Missionary Disciples.
What does this mean for you and your child?
In Eastertide 2021 Bishop John will be confirming the first groups of young people since the recent change in age of Confirmation in our diocese which will now normally be at the end of Year 8.
Each deanery will be providing Confirmation groups based in parishes to help the young people and their families prepare for the celebration of this sacrament.
The programme will be organised locally and run locally. Parishes are now in the process of forming teams of catechists to help run the programme so further details will be available from your local parish by Easter 2020.
It is important that you contact your local parish at this time so that you know how to be involved and have all the necessary details for the particular group that will be in your area.