Saving Grace Athletics Instructors Manual Need to Know Him Theology of the Body and Sacrifice & Service

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What are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist (See video "Initiation" in VCat)
These are the three sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church

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What is Fortitude (Courage)
One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit received at Confirmation, this virtue helps an athlete overcome fear of failure and rejection.

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What is Red
In Acts chapter 2, we see the image of the Holy Spirit as a violent wind and tongues of fire resting on the disciples, representing the fire of God's love. For this reason, this color of vestment is worn by the priest or Bishop during Confirmation.

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What is The Our Father
Jesus taught us this prayer, which reveals to us who God is.

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What is man and woman
In the creation story, they are the only part of creation made in God's own image.

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What is Reconciliation (Confession)
This sacrament, which can be received multiple times, helps cleanse and prepare the soul for the sacrament of Confirmation.

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What is the forehead.
A coach often places a hand on the shoulder of an athlete to give final instructions before competition. In a similar way, the Bishop will lay hands on and anoint this part of the body during Confirmation

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What is a Dove; See Matthew 3:16
After Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit came upon Him in the form of this type of bird

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What is The Rosary
Daily Double: This popular devotion, believed to be started by St. Dominic in the 13th century, is one of the most powerful ways of meditating on the mysteries of Christ's life.

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What is "This is my body, given up for you"
These words of Jesus at the last supper, echoed at every Mass right before the priest holds up the consecrated host, reminds us how God gave his life for us, and we should give our lives for Him.

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What is Sacred Chrism
This sweet smelling oil used in Baptism, Holy Orders, and Confirmation reminds us that we are supposed to "spread the aroma of Christ" everywhere we go, and it "seals us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit".

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What is "Our sponsor"
Successful athletes have good coaches and personal trainers. In Confirmation, we pick the name of a saint, someone in "the hall of fame" to be our coach and personal trainer from heaven. We also need a coach/personal trainer on earth, and this person is who we choose to fill that role at Confirmation.

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What is Pentecost: See Acts Chapter 2
In the book of Acts, the first Confirmation took place when the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples 50 days after the resurrection with "tongues of fire" in this feast we still celebrate today.

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Who is Mary the Mother of God: Mary was given to us by Jesus at the cross to be our mother too, and she can teach us to echo her words "Let it be done to Me according to your word", which is what we should be saying at Confirmation.
This person is the only one who was present for the conception, birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and knows Him better than any human being that ever lived.

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What is "A Living Sacrifice"
In Romans 12:1, This is what St. Paul said we should offer our bodies as.

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What is Joy The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit include wisdom, understanding, right judgement, courage, knowledge, reverence, and awe and wonder (Fear of the Lord). Although joy is not one of them, living your faith joyfully is big part of being a disciple of Christ.
Of the following choices, this one is not a gift of the Holy Spirit received during Confirmation: Fear of the Lord, Joy , right judgement, or fortitude

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Who is the Bishop
Daily Double: This person, a successor to the apostles, acting as a spiritual coach in our church, blesses the holy oil used in Confirmation and is usually the minister of the sacrament of Confirmation.

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What is The Bible
This book, a true story, is thought to be the greatest selling book of all time, with over 5 billion copies sold, and is essential to understanding the sacrament of Confirmation.

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What is Eucharistic Adoration
During this special way of adoring and spending time with Jesus, the Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship Jesus in His real presence.

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What is instructing the ignorant
This spiritual work of mercy is a big part of Confirmation, as it involves sharing the good news of the gospel and the Catholic faith with others.

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Who is St. Paul First Letter to the Corinthians 15:10
Known as one of the greatest evangelist who ever lived, this disciple of Christ wrote a large portion of the New Testament and said these words: "But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace towards me did not prove ineffective."

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What is "Fear of the Lord" or "Awe and Wonder"
A child sees his father sitting in the stands at his basketball game. The father is the child's hero, and that motivates the child to try his best to make his father proud. This gift of the Holy Spirit received during Confirmation can be described by this experience with God our Father and wanting to do our best to make Him proud.

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Who is St. Peter: See Acts 8:14-17. St. John was also involved in this instance.
This man, ordained by Christ as the first leader of the Church, was one the first people recorded in the scriptures to administer the sacrament of Confirmation by laying on of hands.

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What is "Father, into your hands I commend my Spirit" : Reflecting on all the last words of Jesus is a wonderful way to know God and how much he loves us. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Luke 23:34. ... Today you will be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43. ... Behold your son: behold your mother. ... My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? ... I thirst. ... It is finished. ... Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.
These are the very last words of Jesus before He died.

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What is Chastity
A word that means clean, pure, and temperate, a person acts with this virtue when his bodily activity is the expression of dependable, faithful love.

Saints in the Making-Confirmation

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