Session 1 October for 1st Year Candidates
The goal of this session is to introduce the initiation sacrament of Confirmation by awakening in the life of the candidate the reality of God and encouraging the candidate to participate in the life of the parish community. Most of the session has ice breakers and other activities.
All ADULT Session October 4 or 6, 2020: Belonging – Our Relationship with God , family and Each Other
Our relationship with God , family and each other
Session 2 November 1st Year Candidates
A deeper understanding of Imago Dei. Once I understand this- how does that impact my interactions with other people. Marginalized etc. Explain how each of us is made in the image of God and how it is a cornerstone of our Christian Spirituality.
Session 3 January 1st Year Candidates
There will only be one session on Sunday January 24, 2021 at 3:45 pm
Introduction to Centering Prayer by renowned Irish harpist and contemplative Aine Minogue, born in Borriskane County Tipperary. She will walk us through this ancient prayer form and guide the teens on how to use it with a smartphone app.
All ADULT Session January 10 and January 12, 2021:
The Presence of God in our life: God revealed in our everyday lives. God shows up in our lives in so many ways whether it is family, friends or elsewhere.We are the Eyes and Ears of God.
Session 4 February 1st Year Candidates
God’s presence is physically manifested in the Eucharist. This celebration is played out 325,000 times a day; the power of the Eucharist and God’s presence therein is greatly underestimated and misunderstood. This session will reveal the real intention and workings of this sacrament, the summit of the Catholic Church.
Session 5 March 1st Year Candidates
TEEN Session March 21 or March 23, 2021: Making good life decisions
What does this mean? Jesus cared for everyone. What would He like us to do? Tools for discernment like those from St Igatius, St. Francis, Catherine of Sienna as well as general principles to help with questions like ” How do I know what’s from God or what God wants me to do?
ADULT Session March 21 or March 23, 2021: Spirituality in the Workplace
God revealed in our everyday lives.
Session 6 April 1st Year Candidates
What is discipleship? What does it mean to become a disciple and what does God say we should do about it? Introduce service and social justice. Discuss the Beloved Disciple and what that means to them. (Mary Magdalene)
Session 7 October 2nd Year Candidates
TEEN Session October 4 or 6, 2020: Belonging. What does this mean to me?
Where do I fit in? Cover Community and who is there for us? How many communities do we belong to? How is this affecting us during COVID. Why belong to a/the Church and the saints? What does scripture say about belonging?
All ADULT Session October 4 or 6, 2020: Belonging
Belonging – Our relationship with God, family and each other
Session 8 October 2nd Year Candidates
TEEN Session October 25 or October 26: Boundaries- social bullying.
This will be a safety session: Cover social bullying. How to establish limits and what is social bullying? Am I a bully or do I do things that could be considered bullying? How can I change my attitude to people and how can I be careful not to be influenced negatively by others? How can I be more aware?
Session 9 2nd Year Candidates
TEEN Session November 8 or November 10, 2020: Living my vocation? What are vocations?
What are vocations? There will be a couple of speakers to speak about their vocations. We will cover your Catholic Identity.
Session 10 January 2nd Year Candidates
TEEN Session January 10 or January 12: Getting closer to God
Grace is God’s love communicated. How God’s grace is expressed through us. Practices to deepen our inner spirituality. Being with God in community ( in school, at play, at home, at work and on social media).
Session 11 February for the second year
TEEN Session February 7 at 12:30-2 pm and February 9 at 7:00 pm: Forgiveness/Reconciliation
Can we expect forgiveness and what is it to us? How can I have a relationship with Jesus and the Church.
ADULT Session February 7 at 12:30-2 pm and February 9 at 7:00 pm: Forgiveness/Reconciliation
During this session the adults will look at the sacrament of Reconciliation. During this thoughtful session, our guest speaker will unpack the sacramental truths about this often-misunderstood Sacrament.
Session 12 March for the second year
TEEN Session March 7 or March 9: The Beatitudes and me
Review the Beatitudes and see how they play out in our own lives every single day.
TEEN Session March 21 or March 23: Spirituality in the Workplace
Our speaker with speak to how God is revealed in our everyday.