Confirmation - Lesson 11

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit given to us at Baptism leads us, guides us, encourages us, challenges us and teaches us to become a great decision maker, so that we can choose what is good, right, noble, and just.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.

by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit
help us to relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Today's Scripture

1 Corinthians 6:19

Click on the Bible to find today's scripture passage or find it in your own bible at home. 

What is a temple?

Why is your body considered a temple?

Do you treat your body like a temple?


What do we mean by the Holy Spirit ?

4:11 min.

There are a variety of items which serve as symbols of the Holy Spirit:

  • a dove

  • water (in baptism)

  • anointing oil

  • fire

  • cloud & light

  • a seal of anointing

  • a hand

  • wind or breath

Do you recognize some of them from the video?


You will see many of these symbols used at your Confirmation.

Complete the worksheets

These worksheets will help you understand the Holy Spirit better. You can either print them or use a PDF writing program to complete them.

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Holiness Focus ...

The Holy Spirit helps us practice virtue (a habit of excellence).


The Cardinal Virtue of TEMPERANCE is the ability to control or restrain your thoughts, words, actions and feelings. Another word for temperance is self-control.

  • Who do you know who exemplifies this virtue?

  • In what area of your life do you find it most difficult to practice temperance?

  • What is one way you can become more temperate this week?

2:47 min.


Who is the Holy Spirit?

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Discussion / Reflection

Can you think of a time in your life when you were inspired to do something good?

When was the last time you felt the Holy Spirit prompting you not to do something which would be harmful for you or someone else?

In what area of your life do you need encouragement or inspiration?

Discuss these questions with your parents or sponsor OR write your thoughts in a Confirmation journal.

9:12 min.

Closing Prayer

Holy Spirit, may my heart be open to the Word of God, may my heart be open to good, may my heart be open to the beauty of God, every day.

 - prayer of Pope Francis

Don't forget to submit your sponsor form

Please submit Confirmation Sponsor Forms by January 8, 2021.

If a candidate wishes to have 2 sponsors, please indicate in the comments box at the bottom of the form.

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We have created a discussion forum for the Parish of St. Timothy Confirmation Group. Every week there will be a new topic of discussion related to that week's lesson. The forum is open only to those participating in the 2020 / 2021 Confirmation preparation program.


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This forum is a place for serious, courteous discussion about spiritual-related topics. I don't want to see rude or unnecessarily silly comments or questions. Any unacceptable posts will be deleted, the student will lose access to the forum and we will communicate with your parents.

This week in the forum ... answer the question:


In your own words, who is the Holy Spirit?

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Hi! I'm Michelle Coyne, Coordinator of Religious Education at the

Parish of St. Timothy,

in Winnipeg, MB.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments regarding catechism or sacramental preparation.

Phone: 204-949-3764


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