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.

Resources to Support Two-Year Sacramental Preparation Programs

    • We offer the following resources to supplement your parish or diocese’s two-year sacramental preparation program.
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

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. English | Spanish

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.

Reflections on the Gifts of the Spirit for Parents and Teens

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

Reflections on the Fruits of the Spirit for Parents and Teens

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

Blog post from Kevin Dowd: Confirmed in the Spirit

Resources to Support Two-Year Sacramental Preparation Programs

We offer the following resources to supplement your parish or diocese’s two-year sacramental preparation program.
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

Reflections on the Gifts of the Spirit for Parents and Teens

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

Reflections on the Fruits of the Spirit for Parents and Teens

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

Prayers to Know
Blog post from Kevin Dowd: Confirmed in the Spirit [Click here]
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:
Articles about Confirmation:
Glossary of Terms for Children to Know
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. English | Spanish

Reflections on the Fruits of the Spirit for Parents and Teens

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

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
Reflections on the Gifts of the Spirit for Parents and Teens

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

Blog post from Kevin Dowd: Confirmed in the Spirit [Click here]
From the Catechism—Symbols of the Holy Spirit [Click here]