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Adaptive Confirmation Preparation Kit

My Sponsor

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My sponsor stands beside me, Ready to help and guide me. My sponsor stands beside me, My sponsor shows me the way. Verse 1 My sponsor always helps me know, That God is close and loves me so. My sponsor always helps me see, The way that God wants me to be. Verse 2 My sponsor shows me how to pray When I’m at school or rest or play. My sponsor shows me how to care For all God’s creatures everywhere. (Sing Chorus) Verse 3 Soon, I know, I’ll be confirmed, And I’ll be proud of all I learned. My sponsor works to help me see, The Spirit is alive in me! (Sing Chorus)

The Disciple’s Song

Verse 3 Understanding is a gift of the Holy God loves the people of every land. Spirit. Understanding is a gift that helps With all in need, I’ll make my stand. me see. Verse 3 For they’re my sisters and my Knowledge is the gift of seeing your truth, brothers, too. Knowing the truth and the ways By loving them, I love God too. of our faith. Verse 4 Knowledge is a gift of the Holy Spirit. The road is narrow, and the Knowledge is a gift I’ll use today. pathways steep, Verse 4 The Shepherd seeks every Counsel guides me toward making wayward sheep. wise choices. I have no fear, though I may roam, I can use the gift of counsel through My God is near, and leads me home. my life. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Counsel is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Counsel is a gift in times of strife. Chorus Verse 5 Thank you, Holy Spirit, for the gifts Fortitude is the gift of you strength bring to my life, and courage, Woven through my days so that I may The gift of standing strong to do grow toward you. what’s right. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for the gifts Fortitude is a gift of the Holy Spirit. you give, Fortitude makes me strong in God’s Woven through my life so that I sight. may live. Verse 6 Thank you for the gifts that make me Piety helps me pray with real devotion; holy, too. Praying with the church is where I belong. Verse 1 Piety is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Wisdom is the gift of keeping God Piety helps my faith become strong. first. Wisdom helps us recognize grace. Verse 7 Wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Fear of the Lord shows our God Wisdom is a gift that’s mine today. is awesome. Verse 2 It guides me to respect God’s power Understanding is the gift that makes and might. me ready Fear of the Lord is a gift of the Spirit. To learn God’s story and what he wants Fear of the Lord helps me learn to for me. do right. (Sing Chorus)

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I do.

Verse 1 There is a way, and it calls to me To follow Jesus, and see what he sees To know the Father and the Spirit, too, And strive to do what they would do. Verse 2 Though life is hard and the trek is long, My God is good, and he makes me strong. I want to live in a way that is free And give to all as God gives to me.

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I want to be closer to Jesus. To be saintly, Act with love and care. Remember, God is always there.

I Receive Confirmation

Verse 1 Did you know a saint Lives a holy life? A life of love and prayer, A life that follows Christ. Verse 2 Did you know a saint Finds the joy in all? The things that God creates, No matter big or small? Chorus Saints work And play, And love, And pray. Saints act In faith, In what they do And say.

Saints point the way. Are you a saint today? Verse 3 Did you know that God Is calling out to you? You can be saintly, too, In what you say and do. Verse 4 Did you know that you Can live a holy life? A life of love and prayer, A life that follows Christ. (Sing Chorus) Saints point the way. Are you a saint today? Saints point the way. I’m a saint today!

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For Individuals with Autism and Other Special Needs

Adaptive Confirmation Preparation Kit


About the Adaptive Confirmation Preparation Kit The Adaptive Confirmation Preparation Kit was designed to help individuals with autism and other special needs enter fully into the faith experience, prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, and live their lives as participating members of the Catholic Church. The learning tools in this kit are based on tested, proven strategies and have been successfully used by individuals with special needs to prepare for and celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Components • I Receive Confirmation Story • Request for Confirmation Template • I Do Card • Baptismal Promises Puzzle • I Am a Disciple Flip Book

• Toss and Tell Ball • My Confirmation Songs CD • Helper Guide • Backpack

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“But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” Ephesians 4:7


I Receive Conf irmat ion

I Receive Confirmation Instructional Story This book introduces the Sacrament of Confirmation. The story explains how to prepare for the sacrament and describes the people involved, what happens during the Confirmation Mass, and the significance and effects of the sacrament. A step-by-step explanation of the Rite of Confirmation is shared through simple words and illustrations.

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Baptismal Promises

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This puzzle emphasizes the renewal of baptismal promises and the beliefs of the Catholic faith. As the individual listens to the baptismal promises, he or she responds by saying “I do” and/or nodding and placing the “I do” puzzle piece under each promise. © 2014

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I Do Card Picture Card

I do.

This card is a companion to the I Receive Confirmation story and the Baptismal Promises puzzle. The I Do Card helps individuals who have limited or no spoken language to actively communicate or reinforce their responses to the renewal of their baptismal promises, as they will do during the Rite of Confirmation.

I Am a Disciple Flip Book This flip book is used for preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. It reinforces basic Catholic beliefs and practices, and explains how Catholics can live as disciples.

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Understanding is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Understanding is a gift that helps me see. Verse 3 Knowledge is the gift of seeing your truth, Knowing the truth and the ways of our faith. Knowledge is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Knowledge is a gift I’ll use today. Verse 4 Counsel guides me toward making wise choices. I can use the gift of counsel through my life. Counsel is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Counsel is a gift in times of strife. Verse 5 ortitude is the gift of strength and courage, he gift of standing strong to do what’s right. ortitude is a gift of the Holy Spirit. ortitude makes me strong in God’s sight. erse 6 ety helps me pray with real devotio n; aying with the church is where I belong. ety is a gift of the Holy Spirit. ty helps my faith become strong. rse 7 r of the Lord shows our God s awesome. uides me to respect God’s power nd might. r of the Lord is a gift of the Spirit. r of the Lord helps me learn to o right. g Chorus)

• “My Sponsor” • “The Disciple’s Song” • “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit” • “Saints Point the Way”

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Composed and written for this program, the songs on this CD reinforce Confirmation concepts and help individuals better understand the meaning and effects of the Sacrament of Confirmation, the role of sponsors, and individuals’ roles as active members of the Church.

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My Sponsor The Dis cipl e’s Song The Gifts of the Holy Spir it Saints Point the Way

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I would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Template

I want to be closer to Jesus.

Each person involved in Confirmation preparation must request the sacrament from the bishop, usually with a formal letter. This double-sided card offers two options for individuals to request the sacrament. In these short letters to the bishop, individuals confirm that they have prepared for the sacrament and will continue to live the faith.

Toss and Tell Ball Conversation Starter This ball can be used to foster communication between the individual preparing for Confirmation and his or her sponsor, catechist, helper, or parent. Adaptation suggestions are included in the Helper Guide.

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I want to receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

I always want to be part of the Catholic Church.

Thank you.

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Helper Guide This guide explains how to use each component in the kit to help individuals prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Backpack This customizable backpack can be used to transport all the components to and from church, home, or faith formation classes.

Helper Guide Confirmation for the Adaptive Preparation Kit

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