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Review

What is the Sacrament of

Confirmation? Why do we need to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? What happens to us when we receive Confirmation?

Before we continue, let us think about this.

If you were given gifts for


your birthday, what would they be?

We treasure the gifts that we receive from our loved ones and friends, as a sign of our gratitude for them. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, we also receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This is symbolically seen in the Celebration of the Sacrament.

The Celebration of Confirmation


In the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation, chrism, a special oil, is anointed on our forehead. The anointing of chrism on our forehead symbolizes that we are fully part of the Church. It also symbolizes the mark that we receive in Confirmation.

When the bishop lays his hand on those being confirmed, he confers on them the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

The bishop says, Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.

QUESTIONS
What are the gifts of

the Holy Spirit? What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit for?

WHAT ARE THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT?

THE SEVEN GIFTS (Is 11:1-2)

WISDOM helps us to see and follow Gods will in our lives. UNDERSTANDING helps us to explain our faith and know how to make good decisions. RIGHT JUDGMENT aids us in making good choices.

COURAGE strengthens us to give witness to our faith in Jesus Christ. KNOWLEDGE learn about our Catholic faith, and leads us to wisdom and understanding.

REVERENCE makes it possible for us to love and respect all that God has created. WONDER and AWE help us see Gods presence and love filling all creation

The gifts of the Holy Spirit strengthen us to fight sin and evil. They also help us become better witnesses of Christ.

Moreover, the Holy Spirit also gives us a set of behavior that we need to practice to live as faithful witnesses of Christ. We call them as the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit (St. Paul, Gal 5:22)

a. Charity c. Joy e. Patience g. Generosity i. Faithfulness k. Self-control

b. Goodness d. Peace f. Kindness h. Gentleness j. Modesty l. Chastity

We Respond: How can we become true witnesses of Christ?

How can you describe a

witness?

How can you describe a

true Christian witness?

A witness is someone who sees and speaks of the events happening to the world. A Christian witness does not keep the story of Jesus to himself, but shares it to other people. He is not just watching. He also shares.

To be effective witnesses to Christ and to the Church, we must do the following:


Read the Bible and study well our lessons in class. Be an active member of the Church by serving in the Mass, volunteering to read in the Mass, and even, joining the choir. Share to our family members, friends, yayas and drivers what we know about Christ.

We Respond: What else can you do to become a true witness to Christ and to the Church?

ACTIVITY Aside from doing the things mentioned above, you can also become a true Christian witness through applying the gifts of the Holy Spirit in every moment of your life.
Try to think of one situation where you can use or apply a gift/s of the Holy Spirit.

We Pray
Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful. Kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, so they will be created And you shall renew the face of the earth. Amen.

Sources
Llarenas, Milagros. CLE 5

Workbook. Xavier School.