Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation

Confirmation Pre-Requisite Knowledge
Saint Agnes Catholic Church – CCD Program

Ten Commandments
Ability to name the Ten Commandments including an explanation of each. Included are the two great commandments as taught by Christ.

Sacraments
Ability to name the seven sacraments along with an explanation of each. This includes:
Definition of each sacrament
Matter and form for each sacrament
Spiritual requirements for each sacrament
Biblical basis for the different sacraments

Trinity
Basic understanding and explanation of the Trinity.

Nature of Christ
Basic understanding of Christ’s two natures.
Understanding of the Incarnation.

Human Nature
Basic understanding and explanation of Man’s nature as compared to other living things. Also, why man was created.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Saints
Knowledge of major saints’ lives.
Mary
Joseph
John the Baptist
John the Apostle
Peter
Paul
Matthew, Mark, Luke
Augustine
Thomas Aquinas
Francis of Assisi

Old Testament
Basic literary structures
General Old Testament timeline
Covenants in the Old Testament
Adam, Eve, and the fall
Patriarchs
Moses, Israel, and the Old Covenant
Judges
Prophets

New Testament
Basic literary structures
Gospels
Epistles
Teachings of Christ (e.g. Beatitudes, etc.)
Major Parables
Early Church

Major Theological Concepts
Trinity
Creation – the two stories of Creation
Angels – the good angels and the fallen angels
Nature of Man
Sin
Incarnation
Grace
Christ’s Death
The Resurrection
Eucharist

Responsibilities of a Catholic

Prayers
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be
Apostles’ Creed
Nicene Creed – knowledge of
Act of Faith
Act of Hope
Act of Love (Charity)
Act of Contrition
Morning Offering
Memoare
Hail Holy Queen
Grace Before and After Meals
The Rosary
Come Holy Spirit

Liturgical Year
The Holy Days in the United States
The colors of the liturgical year and their meanings
Define Fast and Abstinence

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