Bonus Resources

We’ve enhanced our lessons and support materials to help you to confidently prepare young people to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. You’ll find everything you need to learn more about Gifted with the Spirit by choosing from the options listed.

You’ll find everything you need to learn more about Gifted with the Spirit by choosing from the options listed.

  • Confirmation Director’s Manual: Click here

  • Video Links

These videos will help bring the message of the lesson to life. Play them in the session or share links with candidates and parents/sponsors to extend the lesson.

Junior High videos

Senior High videos

  • Tips for Two-Year Sacramental Preparation Programs

We offer suggestions for using both levels of Gifted with the Spirit in a two-year Confirmation preparation program.

  • E-blasts for Parents, Sponsors, and Candidates

Here you will find printable articles for each session so you can share lesson summaries with parents and families. Click here

Reflections on the Gifts of the Spirit for Parents and Teens [Click here]

Blog post from Kevin Dowd: Confirmed in the Spirit [Click here]

Throughout the Sacramental preparation process, these handouts can be shared with candidates and their families to reflect on the Gifts of the Spirit.

Retreat Planning Powerpoints:

To assist your Confirmation retreat planning, view these Powerpoint presentations, created for Pflaum by David Dayler and Anne Jamieson.

Planning a Confirmation Retreat
Planning a Confirmation Retreat Planning Sheets
Practically Speaking: Practical Suggestions for Retreats with Young People
Using Movies and Music in Confirmation Retreats

David Dayler, M.A., serves as the Director of the Office for Discipleship and Parish Life for the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario. David is the author of Being a Man After God’s Own Heart (Novalis, 2013).

  • Correlation to Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Visions

Learn how to integrate Confirmation preparation within your Visions sessions for Grades 7–8. Click here

  • Video Links

These videos will help bring the message of the lesson to life. Play them in the session or share links with candidates and parents/sponsors to extend the lesson.

Junior High videos

Senior High videos

  • Resources for Two-Year Sacramental Preparation Programs

Reflections on the Gifts of the Spirit for Parents and Teens [Click here]

Reflections on the Fruits of the Spirit for Parents and Teens [Click here]

Blog post from Kevin Dowd: Confirmed in the Spirit [Click here]

Throughout the Sacramental preparation process, these handouts can be shared with candidates and their families to reflect on the Gifts of the Spirit.

From the Catechism—Symbols of the Holy Spirit [click here]

Retreat Planning Powerpoints:

To assist your Confirmation retreat planning, view these Powerpoint presentations, created for Pflaum by David Dayler and Anne Jamieson.

Planning a Confirmation Retreat
Planning a Confirmation Retreat Planning Sheets
Practically Speaking: Practical Suggestions for Retreats with Young People
Using Movies and Music in Confirmation Retreats

David Dayler, M.A., serves as the Director of the Office for Discipleship and Parish Life for the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario. David is the author of Being a Man After God’s Own Heart (Novalis, 2013).

Anne Jamieson, is the Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario. In addition to her ministry with the diocese, Anne is completing her D.Min. at the University of Toronto.

Articles for Parents and Catechists:

[More resources to come]

  • E-blasts for Parents, Sponsors, and Candidates

Here you will find printable articles for each session so you can share lesson summaries with parents and families. Click here

  • Prayers to Know

Prayer to Know – Bilingual

Words to Know – Bilingual

  • Articles about Confirmation:

Priest, Prophet, and King—Who, me?
Confirmation: The Holy Spirit is the great gift of God, by Pope Francis
Confirmation strengthens grace of baptism, by Pope Francis
A Former Evangelical Discovers Why We Need the Sacraments 

  • Glossary of Terms:

    • Confirmation Candidates to Know
    • Prayers to Know

Prayer to Know – Bilingual

Words to Know – Bilingual

  • Choosing a Confirmation Name

Find tips for choosing a Confirmation name and links to reliable websites for information about saints. Click here

  • Selecting a Confirmation Sponsor

What things should a Confirmation candidate consider when choosing a sponsor? Click here

  • Sponsor Qualifications and Responsibilities

What are the qualifications and responsibilities of a Confirmation sponsor? Click here

  • E-blasts for Parents, Sponsors, and Candidates

Here you will find printable articles for each session so you can share lesson summaries with parents and families. Click here

  • Reflections on the Gifts of the Spirit for Parents and Teens [Click here]

  • Reflections on the Fruits of the Spirit for Parents and Teens [Click Here]
  • Blog post from Kevin Dowd: Confirmed in the Spirit [Click here]

Use these handouts with your teen, parent, or sponsor to reflect on the Gifts of the Spirit.

  • From the Catechism—Symbols of the Holy Spirit [Click here]