Confirmation Year 1 – Study Guide

Full document:   1st Year Confirmation Study Guide 2020-2021

Prayers to know:

The Greatest Prayer is the MASS

The Lord’s Prayer/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


Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee

Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus

Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners,

Now and at the hour of our death.       Amen


Glory Be/Doxology

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

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth,

And 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 into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty

From there he will come 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


Grace before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty.

Through Christ our Lord.   Amen


Guardian Angel Prayer

Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here,

Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide.   Amen


The Beatitudes ““ The teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.    (found in Matthew 5:3-10)

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Hierarchy of the church

  1. The name of our current Pope: POPE FRANCIS
  2. The name of our Bishop of Arlington:  MICHAEL BURBIDGE
  3. The name of the Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church: Rev. Bjorn Lundberg
  4. The name of our Parochial Vicar:  Stephen Holmes
  5. The name of our Deacon:  Mark Maines

Four Pillars of the Church

  1. Creed
  2. Moral Life
  3. Sacraments
  4. Prayer

Four Evangelists

  1. Matthew
  2. Luke
  3. Mark
  4. John

The Seven Sacraments

To be divided into sacraments of service, healing and initiation.

Think about which sacraments use holy oils.

  1. Baptism ““ birth, the beginning of spiritual life

          Sacrament of Initiation.  Use Holy Oil

  1. Penance ““ forgiveness after a failing and help to start over

          Sacrament of Healing

  1. Holy Eucharist ““ Nourishment to grow stronger in divine life.

           Sacrament of Initiation

  1. Confirmation ““ Extra power for the responsibilities of leading a Christian life.

          Sacrament of Initiation.  Use Holy Oil

  1. Matrimony ““ Grace for a relationship that will lead to a family.

          Sacrament of Service

  1. Holy Orders ““ Provides Ministers for the needs of the faith community.

          Sacrament of Service.  Use Holy Oil

  1. Anointing of the Sick ““ Courage and strength when life weakens or nears the end.                                                    Sacrament of Use Holy Oil

Formula for Confession

As we enter the confessional, kneel and say, “œBless me Father, for I have sinned, it has been (so long) since my last confession and these are my sins”

To receive Communion properly you must be in a state of Grace and fast for 1 hour prior to receiving.

Parts of the Mass

  1. Introductory Rite
  2. Liturgy of the Word
  3. Liturgy of the Eucharist
  4. Communion Rite
  5. Concluding Rites

The Complete change of substance of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ at the Consecration of the Mass is called Transubstantiation. 


Mortal Sin ““ the most serious of sins. It robs the soul of all sanctifying Grace and cuts us off completely from God. Must be confessed in the sacrament of Penance to be forgiven.

Conditions for Mortal Sin:

  1. Grave matter
  2. Full knowledge
  3. Deliberate Consent

Venial Sin ““ a less serious sin. It damages our relationship with God and weakens the soul.  Should be confessed in the sacrament of Penance.


Liturgical Calendar

Seasons of the calendar in order:

Advent (starts after Thanksgiving).                     Purple vestments worn by the priest.

Christmas Time.                                                     Cream/White vestments worn by the priest.

Ordinary Time (twice on our calendar).             Green vestments worn by the priest.

Lent.                                                                          Purple vestments worn by the priest.

Triduum (Also on Pentecost Sunday).                 Red vestments worn by the priest.

Easter Time.                                                             Cream/White vestments worn by the priest.


Holy Days of Obligation

Christmas                                                          25th December

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God                1st January

Ascension of Our Lord                                     40 days after Easter/ Thurs. or Sun.

Assumption of Our Lady                                15th August

All Saints’ Day                                                    1st November

Immaculate Conception of Mary                   8th December




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