PARISH CONFIRMATION
PREPARATION RESOURCES

Some Suggested Confirmation Preparation Resources

PURPOSE Subscription, Life Teen

PURPOSE SUBSCRIPTION
Cost: $299
Publisher: Life Teen
Purpose is a transformative approach to confirmation. Multiple components combine impactful curriculum with a powerful digital tool to enhance communication and ease administrative tasks. Coupled with engaging supplementary material for teens and parents, Purpose is more than just a resource.

It is a whole new approach to sacramental preparation. The Purpose curriculum is 24 sessions with a heavy focus on evangelizing young people and accompanying them as they become disciples. The curriculum addresses three big questions, “Why believe in God?”“Why trust Jesus?” and “Why be a part of the Church?” These questions are supplemented with the Foundations book series, which allow teens to dive more deeply into each.


Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation, Starter Pack (Includes Online Leader's Access), Ascension Press

CHOSEN: YOUR JOURNEY TO CONFIRMATION, STARTER PACK
(INCLUDES ONLINE LEADER’S ACCESS)

Publisher: Ascension Press
Cost: $249.95

Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation has been used by thousands of parishes to present the Catholic Faith to teens in a way that keeps their attention as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Chosen was not only created for teens but also carefully crafted with you, the teacher and facilitator, in mind. We know that you live a busy life. The authors of Chosen, who are teachers themselves, have mapped out comprehensive and flexible lessons so that you can spend more time engaging with your students and less time on planning and logistics. Chosen will equip you and your team with all the tools and resources you need to help form young hearts into disciples of Christ, impacting families, parishes, and the Church … one young heart at a time.


Elegido: tu camino hacia la Confirmación (Paquete de inicio), Ascension Press

ELEGIDO: TU CAMINO HACIA LA CONFIRMACIÓN (PAQUETE DE INICIO)
Editor: Ascension Press
Costo: $199.00

¡El Paquete de inicio ofrece los cinco recursos que necesita un líder para transmitir la experiencia de Elegido! Contiene un juego de DVD, una Guía del líder, un Cuaderno de tareas del alumno, una Guía del padrino de Confirmación y una Guía de los padres.


The Catechist's Field Guide to Confirmation, Ascension Press

THE CATECHIST’S FIELD GUIDE TO CONFIRMATION
Publisher: Ascension Press
Cost: $13.95

The Catechist’s Field Guide to Confirmation takes the fear and stress out of being a Confirmation catechist. The prospect of volunteering as a Confirmation catechist can be intimidating and even a little confusing.

But The Catechist’s Field Guide offers a clear vision of your mission as a catechist and how to achieve it. You’ll come away understanding the who’s, what’s, and why’s of Confirmation prep, confident in your ability to witness the Faith to your candidates and help raise them up into lifelong discipleship.


DECISION POINT: PROGRAM PACK (FREE)
Publisher: Dynamic Catholic
Cost: Free
DECISION POINT is the first Confirmation program specifically developed to engage young Catholics in a meaningful conversation about the genius of Catholicism.

It teaches and inspires teens to respond to God’s grace, and it’s changing hundreds of thousands of young lives. Today, DECISION POINT is the most used Confirmation program in America. It includes free videos, a Confirmation Workbook, and a Leader’s Guide.


The Search Paperback, Augustine Institute

DECISION POINT: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Publisher: Dynamic Catholic
Cost: $15.95
DECISION POINT, the Dynamic Catholic Confirmation program includes: the complete DVD series containing all 72 short films, the student workbook, and the leader guide.


Called to be Catholic: Director Guide, Loyola Press

CALLED TO BE CATHOLIC: DIRECTOR GUIDE
Publisher: Loyola Press
Cost: $19.99
Called to Be Catholic gives young people a solid faith foundation on which to build while they progress toward sacramental preparation.

Covers the basics of Catholic faith, including Scripture, Jesus, the Trinity, the Church, sacraments, the moral life, social justice, and prayer Inspires young people to deepen their relationship with God through engaging and relevant content Nurtures a lifelong faith through a variety of reflective and active experiences. The Director Guide provides DREs with all the tools needed to ensure a successful program. Various ideas for customizing meetings and retreats are included as well.


Called to be Catholic: Young People's Book, Loyola Press

CALLED TO BE CATHOLIC: YOUNG PEOPLE’S BOOK
Publisher: Loyola Press
Cost: $16.99
Called to Be Catholic gives a comprehensive introduction to the essentials and key teachings of the four pillars of the Catholic faith.

It can be used as the first part of a two-part Confirmation preparation program or a stand-alone resource to fill in faith formation gaps.


Confirmed in the Spirit: Director Guide, Loyola Press

CONFIRMED IN THE SPIRIT: DIRECTOR GUIDE
Publisher: Loyola Press
Cost: $19.99
The Director Guide provides Confirmation coordinators and directors of religious education with all the tools necessary to plan and execute a well-run, rewarding, and successful Confirmation preparation program. Spanish version available online.


Confirmed in the Spirit: Young People's Book and Journal, Loyola Press

CONFIRMED IN THE SPIRIT: YOUNG PEOPLE’S BOOK AND JOURNAL
Publisher: Loyola Press
Cost: $17.99


Gifted with the Spirit (High School), PfLAUM

GIFTED WITH THE SPIRIT (HIGH SCHOOL)
Publisher: PfLAUM
Cost: Teaching Guide: $26.95; Candidate Book: $12.45/10+; Journal: $7.96
Older teens will explore prayer, sacraments and service as the framework for a Catholic lifestyle and for strengthening their relationship with Jesus.

Revised edition has new design, content, photos and illustrations. Updated Catechist Edition includes e-blast content for parents and candidates, resources to support requirements for two-year sacramental preparation programs and video links for each lesson.


YOUCAT Confirmation Student Book, Ingatius Press

YOUCAT CONFIRMATION STUDENT BOOK
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Cost: $9.71/25+ Books
Written for candidates in junior high or high school, YOUCAT Confirmation provides in-depth preparation for receiving the sacrament of Confirmation.

Designed in the same popular format as YOUCAT, this book has interesting topics and themes to help the student be well prepared to receive the sacrament. It also includes many good questions throughout the book that young people ask about the faith, God, Jesus, the Church and more. Answers are cross-referenced with either the Bible or with YOUCAT. Among the topics covered are: Why the World Is Broken; Jesus: More than a Mere Man; In Search of the Holy Spirit; Prayer: Staying in Touch with God; The Church; Eucharist; Confession; the Rite of Confirmation; and more. The creative design includes many fun illustrations, color pictures, quotes from saints, popes and Scripture, and the favorite moving stick figures at the bottom of each page.


YOUCAT Confirmation Student Book, Ingatius Press

YOUCAT CONFIRMATION TEACHER MANUAL
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Cost: $21.21
A practical companion for teachers/leaders of the YOUCAT Confirmation course. The Teacher Handbook features fully planned lessons based on the 12 chapters of the YOUCAT Confirmation book.

Each chapter includes a brief overview of the session’s theological points as well as a set of activities and the resources needed for the lesson. With detailed lesson plans and supplemental material.


Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation, Starter Pack (Includes Online Leader's Access), Ascension Press

THE SEARCH JOURNAL & THE SEARCH VIDEOS (DIGITAL ACCESS)
Publisher: Augustine Institute
Cost: $19.95
The Search is an innovative video series that tackles the key questions of every human heart. In seven beautifully filmed episodes, Chris Stefanick and experts from multiple fields of science, medicine, psychology, art, and religion examine our place in the larger story of existence.

Whether you’re a practiced inquirer or a jaded skeptic, The Search will speak to you. You may be reassured by some parts, and challenged by others. Either way, you’ll find a lot here to think about. And when all is said and done, life’s questions demand to be answered.


The Search Paperback, Augustine Institute

THE SEARCH (PAPERBACK)
Publisher: Augustine Institute
Cost: $16.95
This thought-provoking, approachable paperback book is based on The Search video series—a powerful new Catholic evangelization experience.

It is written to help those who are curious about the Faith but not ready to commit. The Search recasts the vision for what life’s all about to those who’ve walked away and those who are asking big questions. We need to answer them well so they see the Catholic Faith as it truly is.


The Search Parish Guide, Augustine Institute

THE SEARCH (PARISH GUIDE)
Publisher: Augustine Institute
Cost: $15.95
This Parish Guide is a multi-purpose guide specifically designed to enhance the experience of the individual as well as help a leader facilitate a group.

This guide helps a small group to get to know one another on a deeper level, recall key points from the videos, jot down thoughts, and discuss within the group. Its aim is evangelization.


Signs of Grace: You are Sent, Augustine Institute

SIGNS OF GRACE: YOU ARE SENT
Publisher: Augustine Institute
Cost: Student Book: $14.95; Teacher Guide: $44.95; Activity Book: $7.95; DVD Set: $24.95

Signs of Grace: You Are Sent prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation by helping them discover more deeply the presence and power of the Holy Spirit that they will receive in order to be sent on mission to be witnesses of Jesus. Parent sessions presented by world-acclaimed theologian and teacher Dr. Brant Pitre will help the entire family learn about the powerful and life-changing Sacrament of Confirmation.


Call to Celebrate: Confirmation, Our Sunday Visitor

CALL TO CELEBRATE: CONFIRMATION
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
Cost: Candidate Book: $15.99; Sponsor Book: $7.99; Catechist Guide: $34.49; Source Book: $34.99

A program that invites young people to deepen their relationship with God, strengthen their faith and connect to the whole faith community. It includes eight sessions each with opening ritual prayer, age-appropriate content, Scripture, reflection and discussion opportunities, and activities.


Send Out Your Spirit, Ave Maria Press

SEND OUT YOUR SPIRIT
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Cost: Candidate’s Handbook for Faith: $10.36; Leader’s Manual: $18.36; Sponsor Guide: $3.16

This program is a unique format that puts all the content in the Candidate Book, which both provides a comprehensive introduction to key teachings of Catholicism, and prepares the candidates for the sacrament. The program is structured so teens first understand the initial requirements for being Catholic, and learn or review the foundational elements of the faith. They then learn about Confirmation as a sacrament, and are taught to the specifics of the rite.