The Conformation Ceremony

The Conformation Ceremony
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Storyboard Description

A storyboard about the process of Conformation (I am aware that the background isn't an alter but a coffin however I couldn't find anything better).

Storyboard Text

  • I am the candidate. Read the storyboard to understand the process of confirmation.
  • I am a sponsor. I serve as a mentor for the person doing confirmation.
  • Amen
  • This is our faith and the faith of the Church. We are proud to profess it in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • Amen
  • Amen
  • Conformation is one of the three sacraments of initiation in the Catholic church.  It is often described as a personal Pentecost because when we do conformation we are receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Most people who do confirmation are teenagers however there are adults and young children as it varies between parishes. To be confirmed you have to go to  special classes. You will also need to do service because the point of confirmation is to act out God's words.
  • Lord, send your Holy Spirit upon your children to be their Helper and Guide. Give them wisdom, understanding, right judgement, courage, knowledge, reverence and the spirit of awe and wonder. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
  • Amen
  • 1. The Presentation of the candidates The candidates are called to the alter with their sponsor.
  • Fortuna, be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • Amen
  • 2. The renewal of the baptismal vows The candidate says the vows that they said when they were baptised. If they were baptised as a child then their parents and godparents did it for them. The Bishop asks about rejecting Satan, believing in the Holy Trinity and the Church.
  • May almighty God bless you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
  • Amen
  • 3. The laying on of hands The bishop puts his hands over the candidates head and says 'pray that God will pour out the Holy Spirit to strengthen his children'.
  • Amen
  • 4. The anointing with Chrism The bishop then, using his right thumb, dips it into the chrism and makes the sign of the cross the he candidates forehead like in baptism. They then say the above and afterwrods prayers and the liturgy of the Eucharist are said.
  • Peace be with you
  • And also with you
  • 5. The final blessing The bishop says one final blessing that everyone responds to. 
  • Amen
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