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Gifted by God Candidate's Book

by Anne Jamieson;David Daylor; , Anne Jamieson , Anne Jamieson

Gifted by God Candidate's Book
Publication date: 2015-08-15
Number of pages: 112
ISBN: 9782896882076

Gifted by God contains everything Confirmation candidate needs for every session and aims to prepare young people to celebrate the sacrament. Gifted by God: Journal leads teens through the major principles of their faith and is specifically structured for the context of preparing for confirmation through reading and reflection. This program has an official license from Cardinal Thomas Collins and will prepare candidates to commit personally to the promises of faith that were originally made for them at baptism. This contemporary and full-colour journal also includes laminated cards that will reinforce what the student learned in the preceding session, as well as involve the whole family in the candidates immediate preparation.David Dayler, Anne Jamieson
Printed version available

During pandemic restrictions, this free downloadable instruction guide gives you options for planning sessions either in person, on-line, or a combination of the two.

Program Components

Leader’s guide

An easy-to-use 112-page book with session set-up plans, teaching tips and session content.

Candidate’s book

A user-friendly and accessible 48-page full-colour book with ample space for candidates to write.

Talk Tags
Six sturdy tags that can be attached to a zipper on a coat or a backpack using the carabiner provided. Talk Tags are double-sided. One side has the FACE2FACE conversation starter for candidates to share with their parents and caregivers. The other side has the TECHtalk for those who wish to extend their experience by going online.
The Talk Tags are found inside the back cover of the Candidate’s Book and are easy to separate.

The Gifted by God Retreat Kit DVD (Sold Separately)
This DVD contains all the materials you need (including PowerPoint presentations, music, activity pages and reflection videos) to run the optional full- or half-day retreat at the end of this program. If you choose not to hold a retreat, this material can be used in the final Wrapping It Up session so that candidates will receive the essential teaching on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Gifted by God is a contemporary guide for parish catechists who are preparing candidates for Confirmation and provides everything the catechist needs to deliver the program with ease and confidence. This program includes six sessions on living out a Christian life and the sacraments with an end-of-session retreat.

In addition to the leader’s guide , the candidate’s book leads teens through the major principles of their faith. Through reading and reflection, youth will learn more about Confirmation and their vocation to live their faith and serve God’s people.

Pastors, religious educators and catechists will welcome this Confirmation program prepared by leading Canadian faith formation experts.

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.

For program training sessions with Anne and David, please contact Don Beyers , Relationship Manager & Acquisitions Editor at Novalis.