Module 9: Confirmed to Witness Mercy

This module leads sponsors through the Order of Confirmation, highlighting and shedding light on the significant moments in the Order that tie into the call to merciful lives that they have explored through their preparation. The module is in part summative and introductory, allowing the sponsor to become familiar with the movement, words, actions, and [...]

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Module 8: Beyond These Walls

Bishop Frank sets the stage for this introspective and reflective module as he calls the young people and sponsors to see that the Church nourishes them for one purpose: to leave the four walls of the Church, to go out and change the world by giving witness to God’s love and mercy. Sponsors are presented [...]

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Module 7: It’s Me and We

This module allows sponsors to explore a common wonderment of many young people: Do I really need to be part of a community, the Church, to follow the call to mercy? Both the young people and sponsors first consider the ways they already live all aspects of their lives as part of a team, a [...]

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Module 6: What’s It All About?

In this module, sponsors are first led to consider for themselves the meaning of the term human dignity by exploring ways in which human dignity is diminished. They then enter the story of the Great Commandment and Jesus’ call to mercy as the action that builds up and restores human dignity. Bishop Frank invites them [...]

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Module 5: When We Hurt

This module begins by inviting sponsors to consider times when they have been hurt by another and to consider how easy or hard it can be to forgive. They hear several powerful stories of forgiveness and then consider the question, “Could I forgive like this?” They also explore the ways in which they and their [...]

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Module 4: Guides along the Way

This module leads sponsors into an exploration of the life of Jesus and his works of mercy and then into an inspirational contemplation on the lives of great spiritual women and men, particularly those canonized by the Church as models of the Church’s mission of giving witness to mercy. Sponsors explore the meaning of the [...]

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Module 3: Doing What We Believe

In this module, sponsors are again affirmed and encouraged in their role, having been chosen by a young person to serve as a sponsor, a witness of faith in the community. They are invited to recall and tell what they remember of their own Confirmation. Through Bishop Frank’s call that at the heart of Confirmation [...]

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Module 2: The Gift of Happiness

In this module, sponsors explore how choosing the path of true happiness takes courage, strength, and resolve. They discover that the Gifts of the Spirit are actually foundations for a life of happiness. It takes courage to “do what’s right” in life, and this courage is one of the gifts, one of the graces, that [...]

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Module 1: True Happiness

This module welcomes the sponsors to the Called to Mercy Sponsor Experience and explains how they will move through learning modules that parallel the student experience. Sponsors are led through the process of creating their unique profile and then through a discernment and clarification process to arrive at the meaning of true happiness. Sponsors are [...]

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