Confirmation: Anointed and Sealed with the Spirit

Revised Leader's Guide (Catholic)

Kathy Coffey

Aug/1999, 112 Pages, PAPERBACK, 8.25 x 11

ISBN-13: 9781889108643



Anointed and Sealed with the Spirit is a confirmation program for Catholic parishes.

This book is a practical guide to prepare for Catholic confirmation of candidates ages 7 to adult. Rather than providing “everything you need to know about being Catholic,” it gives candidates the preparation the Rite calls for. Confirmation: Anointed and Sealed with the Spirit offers lots of options so confirmation preparation can be customized to meet the needs of candidates and the parish.  

Included are a solid theological foundation, a reflection for adult leaders, and a host of creative activities through which children, young people and adults can be led into deeper understanding and commitment.

Kathy Coffey is the author of Children and Christian Initiation, Confirmed: Anointed and Sealed with the Spirit, Experiencing God with Your Children, and God in the Moment: Making Every Day a Prayer. Kathy frequently leads retreats and workshops across the country.

Thomas H. Morris is the Director of Continual Development with the Bon Secours Health System. The former executive director of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, Thom is the author of numerous articles and books on initiation, including The RCIA: Transforming the Church (revised and expanded edition) and Walking Together in Faith: A Workbook for Sponsors of Christian Initiation, both published by Paulist Press. Thom's doctoral work at The Catholic University of America focused on the process of discernment in Christian initiation.

This unique resource offers practical help to those responsible for preparing Catholic children and adults for confirmation. It easily adapts to a wide range of ages and is solidly built upon the scriptures and rituals of the rite of confirmation.” - Paul Turner, pastor of St. John Francis Regis Church, Kansas City, Missouri and author of Confirmation: The Baby in Solomon’s Court (Paulist, 1993).

Finally, we have a Confirmation resource without an agenda in terms of the proper age for this sacrament—the authors here respect the reverence and diversity of pastoral practice, and they have responded in terms of this diversity. These books will be a great help to all in sacramental preparation. It’s about time! Thank you! Thank you!” - David Haas, Director, The Emmaus Center for Music, Prayer and Ministry, St. Paul, Minnesota

These books by Thomas Morris and Kathy Coffey use the Rite of Confirmation itself and the accompanying Apostolic Constitution by Pope Paul VI as the primary sources for the catechetical program. As they say, ‘We allow the ritual text itself—the lectionary texts, symbols and ritual gestures, and meaning and intention of the rite—to tell us what needs to be done to celebrate the rite honestly.’ To that I say, ‘Amen.’ “ - from the Foreword by Bishop Raymond Lucker, Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota

These books are well organized and offer a multitude of practical suggestions.” - Catherine Dooley, O.P., Ph.D.,Associate Professor, School of Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America


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