Confirmation Preparation at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church is a two year process.
*7th and 8th graders haves special textbooks to enhance their preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation
Jesus In the New Testament text, Faith First Legacy edition with the New Roman Missal,
and Mystery of God, Faith First Legacy edition with the New Roman Missal,
Essentials For Christian Living, published by the U.S. Catholic Bishops, which contains all the “basics” and traditional prayers of our Catholic Faith. This book will be used in both 7th and 8th grade, and is a helpful guide in preparing for Confirmation interviews with the priests.
8th grade YOUCAT Catechism.
·Faith and Life Grade 8 Our Life In The Church Text, with student textbook and Confirmation journal.
YouCat, a Youth Catechism book dealing with moral development for young teens
YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which will be launched on World Youth Day. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for teens, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so teens can go deeper. It explains:
The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. YOUCAT will likely become the "go-to" place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith. Illustrated.
What Pope Benedict XVI has to say about the YOUCAT project:
"Study this Catechism with passion and perseverance. Make a sacrifice of your time for it! Study it in the quiet of your room; read it with a friend; form study groups and networks; share with each other on the Internet. By all means continue to talk with each other about your faith. This book is exciting because it speaks of our own destiny and so deeply engages every one of us. "You need to know what you believe. You need to know your faith with that same precision with which an IT specialist knows the inner workings of a computer. You need to understand it like a good musician knows the piece he is playing. Yes, you need to be more deeply rooted in the faith than the generation of your parents so that you can engage the challenges and temptations of this time with strength and determination."
What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)
How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)
How Catholics are to live (moral life)
How they should pray (prayer and spirituality)
8th grade Confirmation text
The Faith and Life Third Edition series is a minor update to the Revised Edition series so that all text and liturgical references conform to the implementation of the new Roman Missal. Revised Edition teachers' manuals may continue to be used with the Third Edition text and activity books as the changes are relatively few. Check out the Faith and Life series website.