Session four - Holy Spirit:the helper
'I am with you always close by, ready to help.
Yes, forever, until the end of time.'
Our children prepared for the gift of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. Our children will be Confirmed and receive First Communion during the same Mass.
Being Catholic means receiving all three of these Sacraments. They are called Sacraments of Initiation and are the foundations of our Catholic life.
Our children will receive the special blessing of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist later in the year.
Jesus died on the cross on Good Friday and rose from the dead on Holy Saturday/Easter day.
Jesus showed us how to live lives of love.
Our children will profess their faith during their Confirmation. They will respond to the same promises that were made by their Parents on behalf of them at their Baptism.
When we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit we won't suddenly be wise and courageous, but we will have these gifts within us to develop and grow stronger.
Wisdom - Helps us to see and understand God's plan in our lives and in the world.
Understanding - Helps us to deal with our problems, to make sense of our lives.
Judgement - Helps us to make good choices.
Courage - Helps us feel prepared to step out into the world, to live our lives of faith.
Knowledge - Helps us to know ourselves and the world around us.
Reverence - Helps us to see God in everything around us, to respect God's presence.
Wonder and Awe - Helps us to remember how amazing God is and see the power and beauty of God in our lives.