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Confirmation Interview Questions
Memorize: 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit, the 7 sacraments, the Rite of Confirmation, most of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, the meaning of Pentecost, the Ten Commandments, the 2 Great Commandments, and the meaning/purpose of Confirmation.
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Do you know the following prayers? The Sign of the Cross, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, the Glory Be, the Apostles Creed, the Act of Contrition
Can you name the Ten Commandments?
1. I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange gods before me.
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
3.Remember to keep holy the Lord's day.
4. Honor your father and your mother.
5. You shall not kill.
6. You shall not commit adultery.
7. You shall not steal.
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
9. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife (or husband).
10. You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.
What are the three Theological Virtues?
Faith, Hope, and Charity
What are the eight Beatitudes?
1. Happy are the poor in spirit. The reign of God is theirs.
2. Happy are the sorrowful. They will be comforted.
3. Happy are the gentle. They will receive all that God has promised.
4. Happy are those who hunger and thirst for justice. They will be satisfied.
5. Happy are those who show mercy. They will receive mercy.
6. Happy are the pure of heart. They will see God.
7. Happy are the peacemakers. They will be called the children of God.
8. Happy are those who are treated unfairly for doing what is right. The kingdom of heaven will belong to them.
What do we mean when we speak of the Holy Trinity?
The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit
Name the seven Sacrements. What is a sacrement?
Baptism, (first) Communion, Reconciliation/ Penance, Confirmation, Matrimony, the Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick.
What is Baptism?
The sacrament in which, by water and the word of God, a person is cleansed of all sin and reborn and sanctified in Christ to everlasting life.
What is the Hoy Eucharist? What does transubstantiation mean?
-The true Body and Blood of Jesus Christ- The most important sacrement
-The complete change of the substance of bread and wine into the substance of Christ's body and blood by a validly ordained priest during the consecration at Mass, so that only the accidents of bread and wine remain.
What is the Mass? Why is it important to attend Mass every Sunday?
-The Sacrifice of the Eucharist as the central act of worship of the Catholic Church. The "Mass" is a late form of missio (sending), from which the faithful are sent to put into practice what they have learned and use the graces they have received in the Eucharistic liturgy.
-The Catholic Church tells us that we have an obligation to go to Mass every Sunday.God tells us to "Remember to keep holy the sabbath day." For the Jews, the sabbath was Saturday; Christians, however, transferred the sabbath to Sunday, the day of Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead.We are called to be Christians together. our primary form of worship is public and communal, which is why Sunday Mass is so important.
What are the two main parts of the Mass?
-Liturgy of the Word; gathering, readings, homely
-Liturgy of the Eucharist; consecration of bread and wine, communion
May a Catholic receive communion at a non-Catholic service? May a non-Catholic receive Holy Communion at a Catholic Mass? What is required to receive Holy Communion worthily?
-To worthily receive Holy Communion, you must have a state of grace
What is the Paschal Mystery?
Jesus being born, dying, and being resurected
What is the sacrement of penance or reconciliation?
through God's forgiveness, we are reconciled by God
-this allows us to receive God's grace again
What are venial sins? What are mortal sins? What are the three conditions for a mortal sin? What is necessary for the forgiveness of sins?
Venial sins: less serious sins- they weaken our relationship with God, but do not destroy it. you can still reconcile yourself
Mortal sins: extremely serious sins; you know they are wrong, a deliberate choice which turns you away from God; stealing, killing, adultery, ect.. anything directed against life or God, cuts your ties with God
For the forgiveness of sins, you must go to reconciliation and you must acknowledge that you have sinned, and you must truly regret your wrongs
Give a step-by-step description of the sacrement of reconciliation?
-clear your conscience
-get back in the grace of God
-Jesus in his love and mercy to honor forgiveness
Act of Contrition (contrition- being sorry for your sins)
-confession- requires confronting your sins
-satisfaction(penance)- when the priest says you are forgiven
-requires preparation- prayer
sign of the cross
"Bless me father, for I have sinned"
"I am sorry for these sins..."
accept/ receive penance --> recite Act of Contrition
What do we mean by our 'Easter Duty'?
go to Church, reconciliation before Easter Sunday, Eucharist
What are the two great commandments given to us by Jesus that contain the whole law?
-Love your neighbor as yourself
-Love God with all your heart, soul, & mind
What are the sacrements of initiation?
Eucharist; first communion
Confirmation- completes your baptismal grace; binds you to the Church
What is the sacrement of Confirmation? What does the rite of Confirmation entail?
Confirmation is the sacrement that completes Baptism; in it, the Holy Spirit is bestowed upon us
What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit that you will receive more abundantly when you receive Confirmation? What are the fruits of the Holy Spirit?
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
-Wisdom, understanding, counsel, piety, fortitude, knowledge, fear of the Lord
Fruits of the H.S.
-Love, patience, faithfulness, joy, kindness, gentleness, peace, generosity, self-control
What happened at Pentecost?
(50 days after the resurrection) Jesus' decipels were confused and frightened, Jesus was gone; Jesus had told the apostles to stay in Jerusalem to receive the H.S., Jesus would send it to them
a loud noise came from the sky, a powerful wind blew, tongues of fire
the apostles were suddenly speaking in different tongues, the H.S. was uniting the people w/ language
each decipel heard the word of God being spoken in their own language by the apostles
-the message was how Jesus lived, died & was resurrected
What is the sacrement of Matrimony?
marriage; God forms a bond between a man and woman- binding until death, a life-long commitment of love& respect for each other, a Holy covenant sealed by God
What special graces and powers does a priest receive through the sacrement of the Holy Orders?
1st power- transforming
2nd power- healing
3rd power- saving
Who should receive the sacrement of the Anointing of the Sick?
Catholics who are dying of a sickness (it can be received multiple times, if necessary)
Identify these feasts. Tell what special events each commemorates: Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter, Ascension Thursday, and Pentecost.
Ash Wednesday- marks the beginning of Lent, crosses made of ashes on peoples' foreheads as a reminder to not be tempted by the devil
Holy Thursday- last supper when Jesus gave his body and blood
Good Friday- crusification, the day Jesus was crusified and died (he suffered, died, and was buried)
Holy Saturday- holiest day of the year, we praise God for raising Jesus from death to new life
Easter- the resurrection of Jesus, we celebrate & rejoice
Ascension Thursday- the day Jesus ascends into Heaven
What are the Holy Days of Obligation? List them and tell when each is celebrated and what it celebrates and what does "obligation" mean?
days that we as Catholics are supposed to go to Church; most important feast days, they honor God, Mary and the saints
-Assumption day August
-All Saints day- November 1st
-Immaculate conception- December
Christmas- December 25
What is the official teaching of the Catholic Church concerning birth control? Abortion? Euthanasia? Sexual intercourse before marriage?
The Catholic Church rejects all of these
Who is Mary? What is her Immaculate Conception? Why is it important to pray the rosary?
The mother of Jesus & the greatest saint
I.C.- Mary was filled with grace at her birth. God knew that she would be the mother of Jesus, she was conceived without original sin because God had chosen her to be the mother of Jesus
Mary lived sinless, she is the mother of our church
Why is it important to pray everyday?
It is important to pray everyday because it strengthens your relationship with God
What is the particular judgement? Purgatory?
Particular Judgement: after the soul leaves the body after death, it undergoes a particular judgement where the external destiny is decided. (Jesus is the judge)
Why did Jesus die for us?
Jesus died for us because he loves us, and so that we could be saved and our sins forgiven. He died to open the gates of heaven for us
What is the "BIG PICTURE" concerning your Catholic Faith... the ultimate end that we are striving to attain for all eternity and the reason for the Church and the sacrements and Jesus' passion, death, and resurrection?
-go to heaven
-live like Jesus wants
-be in constant connection with God
-to understand and remember what Jesus did for us
-to live i the image and likeness of God
What is the rite of confirmation?
The ceremony by which a bishop, or priest delegated by him, confers the sacrament of confirmation on a baptized person. After invoking the Holy Spirit, the bishop extends his hands over the person to be confirmed as a symbol of the coming of the Spirit. Then he traces a cross on the person's forehead with blessed oil called chrism. At the same time, he calls the person by his name (either baptismal or new) and says, "[Name] be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit."
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