Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments (Second Edition)

Chapter 4: What Happens at Confirmation?


CHOSEN: Lesson 14, Seg. 3: What Happens at Confirmation?

Film Focus:  This video begins by discussing the difference that the Sacrament of Confirmation made in the life of the speaker. Next, it walks through the form and the matter of the Sacrament of Confirmation. It concludes with an explanation of the significance of the anointing which each person receives in this sacrament.

Text Focus: Pages 115–118, 121–126

Discussion Questions:

  1. Can you identify with the speaker in this video? Do you feel like you are “not into the whole Christianity thing,” or do you feel on fire for the Catholic Faith?
  2. Have you been confirmed? If so, did you experience a different feeling before and after receiving the Sacrament?
  3. What happens during the Sacrament of Confirmation? What prayers will the bishop pray? What will the candidate say? Who will be with the candidate? What physical items will be used?
  4. What is the primary symbol that is used in the Sacrament of Confirmation?

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