“Learning,” Confirmation, 2021-2022
ESSENTIAL PRAYERS THE SIGN OF THE CROSS “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” A list of times Catholics pray The Sign Of The Cross: At the beginning  and end of prayers After dipping their fingers in holy water when entering a church as a reminder of our Baptismal promises While genuflecting (especially before entering the pew at church) After receiving Holy Communion At the beginning of Mass when the priest blesses you Anytime that anyone blesses you Before and after praying the rosary Before meals Before going to sleep Whenever driving by a Catholic church At a time of need, fear, or danger THE OUR FATHER Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. THE HAIL MARY Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. THE GLORY BE Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. THE APOSTLES CREED The Apostles Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day, He rose again. He ascended to Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS The three Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation & Holy Communion. The two Sacraments of Service are Holy Matrimony and Holy Orders. The two Sacraments of Healing are Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS The first three Commandments for love of God are: 1. I am the LORD your God. You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve. 2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. 3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day. The second seven Commandments for love of neighbor are: 1. Honor your father and your mother. 2. You shall not kill. 3. You shall not commit adultery. 4. You shall not steal. 5. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 6. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. 7. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods. THE PRECEPTS OF THE CHURCH The first five are: 1. To attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor. 2. To confess your sins at least once a year. 3. To receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season. 4. To observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church. 5. To help to provide for the needs of the Church. There are two more: 1. To obey the laws of the Church concerning Matrimony. 2. To participate in the Church's mission of Evangelization of Souls. THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION FIVE STEPS OF RECONCILIATION 1. Examine your conscience. 2. Be sincerely sorry for your sins. 3. Confess your sins. 4. Resolve to amend your life. 5. After your confession do the penance that your priest assigns. THE ACT OF CONTRITION O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin. OR My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.  
Dear Confirmation students, Welcome to our first online “Learning” page. This will help with the prayers and other aspects of the Faith you are asked to know. We hope to develope this guide as time goes on, but it’s a start! Please learn the descriptions of each item as well. 
“Learning,” Confirm.
Dear Confirmation students, Welcome to our first online “Learning” page. This will help with the prayers and other aspects of the Faith you are asked to know. We hope to develope this guide as time goes on, but it’s a start! Please learn the descriptions of each item as well.  
ESSENTIAL PRAYERS THE SIGN OF THE CROSS “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” A list of times Catholics pray The Sign Of The Cross: At the beginning  and end of prayers After dipping their fingers in holy water when entering a church as a reminder of our Baptismal promises While genuflecting (especially before entering the pew at church) After receiving Holy Communion At the beginning of Mass when the priest blesses you Anytime that anyone blesses you Before and after praying the rosary Before meals Before going to sleep Whenever driving by a Catholic church At a time of need, fear, or danger THE OUR FATHER Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. THE HAIL MARY Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. THE GLORY BE Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. THE APOSTLES CREED The Apostles Creed I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day, He rose again. He ascended to Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS The three Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation & Holy Communion. The two Sacraments of Service are Holy Matrimony and Holy Orders. The two Sacraments of Healing are Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS The first three Commandments for love of God are: 1. I am the LORD your God. You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve. 2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. 3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day. The second seven Commandments for love of neighbor are: 1. Honor your father and your mother. 2. You shall not kill. 3. You shall not commit adultery. 4. You shall not steal. 5. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 6. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. 7. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods. THE PRECEPTS OF THE CHURCH The first five are: 1. To attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor. 2. To confess your sins at least once a year. 3. To receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season. 4. To observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church. 5. To help to provide for the needs of the Church. There are two more: 1. To obey the laws of the Church concerning Matrimony. 2. To participate in the Church's mission of Evangelization of Souls. THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION FIVE STEPS OF RECONCILIATION 1. Examine your conscience. 2. Be sincerely sorry for your sins. 3. Confess your sins. 4. Resolve to amend your life. 5. After your confession do the penance that your priest assigns. THE ACT OF CONTRITION O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin. OR My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.