Through Scripture, the documents of Vatican II, the teachings of Blessed John Paul II, and the lives of the saints, candidates for Confirmation are prepared to spread and defend the faith by their words and actions. Activities in the student text include writing articles, conducting interviews, researching lives of saints, and expressing the truth of the faith in an informed way. Features: Prayers, definitions, gifts of the Holy Spirit, apologetics, fruits of the Holy Spirit, vocations, Eucharist, Baptism, virtues and references to the YOUCAT and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. One of the characteristics of this textbook is its interdisciplinary approach, using journalistic styles of writing to convey some of the rich teachings and history of the Church.
The teacher's guide helps the catechist direct the students to see the Holy Spirit at work and to respond to His love in all areas of their lives: spiritual, intellectual, moral, service to the Church and community, and more. The teacher's guide includes: Prayers to Know section which includes the Litany of the Saints, Precepts of the Church, and the Order of the Mass, etc. Copy Masters for suggested activities are also included.
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Keywords: Image of God, Grade 8, Confirmation, Teacher, Spreading and Defending the Faith