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Information, preparation and gift ideas for Confirmation

The Most Important things for Confirmation

In his farewell speech Jesus comforts his disciples and promises them that he will not leave them alone:

"But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." (John 14,26)

During Confirmation, candidates receive the power of the Holy Spirit. This happens through the anointing with chrism oil and the laying on of hands. With the Holy Spirit at their side, they are strengthened (from Latin word: confirmatio) to be witnesses of Christ in the world. He gives comfort, hope, inspiration and peace. With this sacrament they confess that they want to belong to Jesus and His Church.

Confirmation - FAQ

How can I prepare for Confirmation?

4 Steps—the Training Plan

Stay with the course
Don’t miss a single session of your Confirmation course! After all, you wouldn’t miss a training session if you wanted to complete the New York Marathon, would you?
Try to stay close to God
Go to Holy Mass every Sunday! Don’t miss. Ever. Come rain, come shine. Whether you had a party the night before, or need your brunch on Sunday morning. Holy Mass is a date with God. Unless you are very sick, that’s something you don’t miss.
Talk to God
The bedside rule. That is: in the morning don’t go beyond the bedside without saying morning prayers; and at night time don’t go beyond the bedside without saying your night-time prayers.
Listen to God’s Word
The Bible is a bit like a rather long letter from God to you. Try and read a little of it regularly, perhaps during your vacation. It’s best to start with the New Testament, with the Gospels. Try and understand what God is saying to you through his Word.

YOUCAT Confirmation

The perfect preparation for confirmation.
✔︎ For candidates (from 12 years)
✔︎ All the essential contents of faith in 12 units
✔︎ Appealingly illustrated
✔︎ Simply explained - no prior knowledge required
✔︎ References to the deepening of the contents
✔︎ Ideal for use with the YOUCAT Firmkurs Accompanying book

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YOUCAT Confirmation Handbook

The perfect preparation for confirmation.
✔︎ For candidates (from 12 years)
✔︎ All the essential contents of faith in 12 units
✔︎ Appealingly illustrated
✔︎ Simply explained - no prior knowledge required
✔︎ References to the deepening of the contents
✔︎ Ideal for use with the YOUCAT Firmkurs Accompanying book

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YOUCAT Daily

In just five minutes a day.
✔︎ Read the Gospel of the Day (Bible)
✔︎ Contains questions & answers from the YOUCAT (Catechism)
✔︎ Contains questions & answers from the DOCAT (social doctrine)
✔︎ Daily Inspiration
✔︎ Weekly challenge to turn faith into action

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Confirmation Gifts

There are many possible gifts to Confirmation. Give away a meaningful, lasting and appropriate book. It can be the basis for a deeper friendship with the Lord.

YOUCAT

YOUCAT is the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church.
✔︎ For teenagers and adults
✔︎ Summary of the most important faith content
✔︎ Easily understandable language
✔︎ Appealingly illustrated
✔︎ With Foreword and Recommendation by Pope Benedict

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