Confirmation Year 2 – Study Guide

Document Link:   2nd Year Confirmation Study Guide 2019-2020


Prayer to St. Michael

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; Be our defense against the wickedness

And snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;

And do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, By the power of God, thrust into hell Satan

And the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.  Amen


Hail Holy Queen

Hail holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.

To you we do cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning

and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, O most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary

Pray of us, O holy Mother of God

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.   Amen.


Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.   Amen


The Ten Commandments

  1. I am the Lord your God; you shall not have other gods before me.
  2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
  4. Honor your father and your mother.
  5. You shall not kill.
  6. You shall not commit adultery.
  7. You shall not steal.
  8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife
  10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.


The Two Greatest Commandments

  1. You shall love God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.
  2. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.


The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

  1. Wisdom
  2. Understanding
  3. Counsel
  4. Fortitude
  5. Knowledge
  6. Piety/Reverence
  7. Fear of the Lord / Wonder and Awe


The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit

  1. Love Self Control
  2. Kindness Chastity
  3. Gentleness Peace
  4. Faithfulness Goodness
  5. Joy Modesty
  6. Generosity Patience

Hierarchy of the Church

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

The Precepts of the Church (Commandments of the Church)

  1. Go to Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation and keep the day holy.
  2. Go to Confession at least once a year.
  3. Receive Holy Communion during Eastertime.
  4. Fast and abstain on days appointed.
  5. Contribute to the support of the Church
  • Fasting days for all over the age of 18 are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
  • Days of Abstinence for all over the age of 14 are Ash Wednesday all Friday’s in Lent.

Theological Virtues ““ Come from God and lead to God (most important virtues)

Faith                Hope               Charity

Cardinal Virtues ““ Human virtues; acquired by education and good actions.

Prudence         Justice          Fortitude         Temperance


Corporal Works of Mercy ““ Kind acts by which we help our neighbors with their material and physical needs.

Feed the hungry                      Give drink to the thirsty

Clothe the naked                     Shelter the homeless

Visit the sick                             Visit the imprisoned

Bury the dead


Spiritual Works of Mercy ““  Acts of compassion that serve people’s emotional and spiritual needs.

Instruct the ignorant               Counsel the doubtful

Forgive injuries                       Pray for the living and dead

Admonish the sinner              Comfort the sorrowful

Bear wrongs patiently


The Seven Capital Sins

  1. Pride ““ the chief sin which is an excessive disordered love of oneself.
  2. Covetousness ““ Greed or avarice excessive desire for wealth or positions
  3. Envy ““ unhappiness or discontent over the good fortune or success of others.
  4. Anger ““ the uncontrolled expression of displeasure and antagonism often accompanied by a desire for revenge.
  5. Lust ““ uncontrolled desire for indulgence in sexual pleasure.
  6. Gluttony ““ uncontrolled desire for the indulgence for food and drink
  7. Sloth – excessive laziness or carelessness

Mysteries of the Rosaries

  • Joyful:          Annunciation, Visitation, Birth of Jesus, Presentation, Finding in the Temple
  • Luminous: Baptism of Jesus, Miracle at Cana, Proclamation of the Kingdom, Transfiguration, Institution of the Eucharist
  • Sorrowful: Agony in the Garden, Scourging at the Pillar, Crowning with Thorns, Carrying the Cross, Crucifixion 
  • Glorious:   Resurrection, Ascension, Descent of the Holy Spirit, Assumption of Mary, Coronation of Our Lady

Significance and Meaning of Confirmation

The person responsible for assisting your parents in guiding you and inspiring you to be a good Christian:  SPONSOR

Because Confirmation seals you in the Holy Spirit and leaves a permanent mark, it is received:  ONCE

The Sacrament in which the Church most fully expresses its unity:   HOLY EUCHARIST

To receive Confirmation you must:    SHOW THAT YOU DESIRE TO LIVE IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH



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