Written for the candidates in junior high and high school (or older), this YOUCAT Confirmation book provides in-depth preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Designed in the same popular format as the best-selling YOUCAT, this book has interesting, lively text on many spiritual topics and themes to help the student be well prepared to receive the Sacrament. It also includes many good questions throughout the book that youth ask about the faith, God, Jesus, the Church, etc., and the answers are cross referenced with either the Bible or with YOUCAT.
The course is made up of 12 key steps or lessons:
1. Getting Started
2. What We Can Know about God
3. Why the World Is Broken
4. Jesus—More than a Mere Man
5. Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
6. The Comeback of Jesus...or the Story of the Resurrection
7. In Search of the Holy Spirit
8. Prayer -Staying in Touch with the Living God
9. The Church - a Home for You and Me
10. Eucharist—the Generosity of God
11. Update! Confession!
12. What Happens in Confirmation?
Like Youcat, 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.
This is an ideal Confirmation programme for a parish that wants something fresh and easily decipherable. It is theologically sound and fits in with the YouCat and the YouCat Prayer Book’s slick, colourful and vibrant look that young people so enjoy. It’s highly adaptable as well, with plenty of background ideas and ways of putting your own spin on things. An excellent resource, I highly recommend it.
- John Quinn, Youth Minister, Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon