Confirmation Materials

We have a new Confirmation Date! 

Miss a session? Here’s where you can download the handouts, and check out alternative resources on the topic you missed!

10/2/19 – Introduction. Where are you going? What are your goals? 

10/9/19 – What makes us truly happy?  Check out this video from Chris Stephanick

10/16/19 – Salvation History:  In our session we watched this talk by Fr. Mike Schmitz.

10/23/19 – Divine Revelation.  Watch these videos about Scripture and Tradition, and Our Response to God’s Revelation.

10/30/19 – The Person and Mission of Jesus Christ. Check out this video, where Matthew Kelly answers the question, “Who is Jesus?” 

11/6/19 – The Church. Check out these videos: 
The 4 Marks of the Church.
How do I Become Pope? 

11/13/19 – The Four Last Things.  Check out this Retreat Guide from RCSpirituality – create a free account on their platform to view the videos (lots of other great resources on other topics there, too!)

11/20/19 – Prayer. Check out RC Spirituality for some online reflections and retreats! 

11/27/19 – No Class, Happy Thanksgiving!

12/4/19 – No Class, go to the parish mission! 

12/11/19 – The Beatitudes. Check out this video from The Bible Project on Jesus’ Kingdom. Then check out this clip from Bishop Robert Barron’s Catholicism series. 

12/18/19 – Virtues. Check out this video from CrashCourse on Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics. We see a lot of Artistotle’s Virtue Ethics pop up in St. Thomas Aquinas’ work!

12/25/19 – No Class, Merry Christmas!

1/1/20 – No Class, Happy New Year!

1/8/20 – Introduction to Sacraments. Check out this video

1/15/20 – Baptism. These videos are longer, because baptism is super important! Go to Formed.org and create a free account (if you don’t have one already). Don’t pay for it – our parish has a subscription (look for “St James Vancouver, WA”). Check out this video on the biblical roots of baptism, and this video on the rite of baptism itself. These videos focus on infant baptism, but the ritual is very similar for adults, too. 

1/22/20 – Reconciliation. Also called Penance or Confession. Check out this video on Formed.org. To access it, go to Formed.org and create a free account (if you don’t have one already). Don’t pay for it – our parish has a subscription (look for “St James Vancouver, WA”).

1/29/20 – Anointing of the Sick and Redemptive Suffering. Check out this video from Busted Halo on Anointing of the Sick, and then consider what Job can teach us about why bad things can happen to good people.

2/5/20 – Holy Spirit. Take a look at the way the Holy Spirit is present throughout scripture. Then watch this video from YDisciple on Formed about the power of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. To access it, go to Formed.org and create a free account (if you don’t have one already). Don’t pay for it – our parish has a subscription (look for “St James Vancouver, WA”).

2/12/20 – Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Check out this video

2/19/20 – The Sacrament of Confirmation. 

2/26/20 – No Class, Ash Wednesday! Not a Holy Day of Obligation, but go to Mass anyway! 

3/4/20 – Mass and the Eucharist. Watch this video to learn about the meaning behind the parts of the Mass. Check this one out for a good reminder on how to reverently receive Communion!

3/11/20 – Marriage. Watch this video from Catholic Central on the essential elements of Catholic marriage. 

3/18/20 – Holy Orders, Religious Life, and Vocations.
Check out this video from Catholic Central on the sacrament of Holy Orders. What’s the hardest thing about religious life? Fr. Mark-Mary of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal answers
Learn more about discerning religious life, learn about a day in the life of many religious orders, and many “charisms” of different religious orders here
Ladies, check out this video on the vocation to consecrated virginity, and how it’s different than the call to consecrated religious life. Only men can discern a vocation to the priesthood, and only women can discern a vocation to consecrated virginity.
Do you think you might have a call to priesthood or consecrated life? Watch this video from Archbishop Sample about discernment. Visit http://seattlevocations.com/ for more information about discerning priesthood or religious life. 

3/25/20 – Mary! Check out this awesome video from Fr. Ed Broom OMV on the four Marian dogmas. It’s about an hour long.  Here’s a resource to try Visio Divina Prayer with some sacred art of the Annunciation.