Countdown to Confirmation
Giacondo & Manno;Rev. John Manno;
Number of pages: 56
This unique and creative program can be adapted for any age group and can certainly be used with RCIA candidates and catechumens.
Here's a confirmation preparation program that goes right to the source. It teaches about the Rite itself because the authors believe that the liturgy is the primary source of catechesis. "The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the font from which all the Church's power flows" (Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy, 10).
Candidates are taught ABOUT the sacrament even as they walk through its ritual aspects. The liturgical rite becomes the focal point for helping them understand what it means to be a confirmed member of the Catholic Church. These eight sessions therefore explore the phrases used in the dialogue between the bishop and the candidate so that the liturgy itself is at the heart of the lessons.