Confirmation Class for January 27, 2016
– Holy Spirit –
Unwrapped; Topic 9, page 19-20. YouCat #’s 35, 113, 115, 118-120 Holy Spirit
Normal MSYG intro
6:45 Small Group Time Sml grps
We will break them into small groups by grade, and do a short Holy Spirit transition check-in activity. Ask for names, school, and what image of the Holy Spirit they most identify with,
Hand out the Baptismal Promises sheet and give kids time to review it. Ask them to mark down anything that sticks out to them, or anything they have Questions about. Give 5 minutes for this… Then discuss:
- Why is it important to renew our baptismal promises before being Confirmed? (Parents/God Parents amswered for you at baptism, now you get to answer for yourself)
- Which of the promises are easiest to profess (say and believe)? Why?
- Which of the promises are hardest to profess (say and believe)? Why?
- Are there any aspects of the baptismal promises that you still do not understand (make a note of these on your own sheet and we can discuss)
7:00 Game Time Gym
7:25 Holy Spirit Transition Time Sml grps
YouCat #’s 35, 113, 115, 118-120
Read all of the references, and then go back to them as needed for the discussion
Discussion: “What does YouCat say” questions # 1, 2, 3
“What Does the Bible say” questions # 1, 2, 4
“You Chat” questions # 2, 3
Look on the sidebars for good supplemental content…
7:45 The Power of Preparation – DP 10.2 Video
Watch in large group and then Discuss in large group:
- What is an event in your life that you have spent a great deal of time preparing for?
- What are you doing to prepare for Confirmation?
- Things you should have done by now: sponsor and turned in the sponsor form; turned in your baptismal info and a copy of your baptismal certificate if not at St joe’s; written your Saint paper . . .
- What can get in the way of our daily prayer time? How can we get past these challenges so we can spend some time each day talking with God?
7:55 Closing Prayer & Announcements Chad
Chad will recap Holy Spirit Closing prayer – Come Creator Spirit