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1 ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Orland Park, Illinois Know Your Catholic Faith A Family Questionnaire for Confirmation Candidates St Francis of Assisi South Wolf Road Orland Park, Illinois Candidate s Name Phone: Fax: Revised 11/23/16 CONFIRMATION PREPARATION

2 50. `Write the Glory Be. 51. What does it mean to you to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? ********

3 43. Define the word Creed. CATHOLIC QUESTIONS and SFA TRIVIA A Family Questionnaire for Confirmation Candidates 44. What Creed do we pray at Mass? 45. What Creed do we pray in the Rosary? 46. What type of prayer is the Rosary? 47. Name the four mysteries of the Rosary. 48. Write the Our Father. Preparation for Confirmation provides opportunities for candidates to develop a deeper understanding of the promises made at Baptism by their parents, and to explore their own commitments to becoming full members of the Catholic Church. Through this preparation, they learn that the Church is a community of people, built on tradition, prayer, and sacraments. Each candidate, with help from their family, is to answer all the questions in this booklet. Where to find the answers: Information may be found in the weekly Parish Bulletin, the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Catholic Encyclopedia, our Parish & Religious Ed websites, the Resource Room in our St. Francis Center, your Religious Ed textbooks from prior years, or at your local library. The candidate may not call the parish offices for answers, or get them directly from catechists, teachers or priests. Our hope is that through this activity, the candidates and their families gain a new understanding of our Faith and our Parish Community 49. Write the Hail Mary. Completed Booklets must be turned in by DECEMBER 15TH Resource Websites:

4 1. What is the name of our Parish? St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 2. Who is our Pastor? Father Edward F. Upton 3. Who is our Associate Pastor? Father William Vollmer 4. Who is our Pastoral Associate? Sister Bernard Lynch 5. Who is the patron saint of our parish? St. Francis of Assisi 6. Write about the life and work of this saint. St. Francis was born around 1181 in Assisi, Italy. He was born a rich man but gave it all up to grow strong in spirit. He urged people everywhere to stop 7. List the days and times of WEEKEND Masses. Saturday: 5:15p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, and 12:00 8. The and are the successors of the apostles. 9. The name of our Pope. Pope Benedict XVI 34. Name the four Gospels has received the sacraments of initiation, Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation 35. Who wrote the Acts of the Apostles? 36. Who are the authors of the Letters in the New Testament? 37. What are the Four Marks of the Church? 38. What is a Virtue? 39. What are the four Moral Virtues? 40. What are the three Theological Virtues? 41. What are the Capital Sins? 10. Who is head of the Archdiocese of Chicago Francis Cardinal George, OMI 11. Name five seasons of the Church Year Advent Christmas 12. begins the new church year and is a time of preparing for Christmas. 42. Name the seven Precepts of the Church

5 28. What are the five essential elements needed to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation? 13. The Season of Lent lasts days and is time for renewing our baptismal commitment. 14. What are the two Great Commandments that contain the whole law of God? 29. Who ordains the new priests at Holy Orders? Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you 30. List the Corporal Works of Mercy.. You shall love your neighbor as yourself 15. List the Ten Commandments. It is the first of the seven sacraments & 1st sacrament of ion. Baptism initiates a person into the life of the Church. We are immersed into Christ s death and resurrection and rise as a new creation. 31. List the Spiritual Works of Mercy. A deacon or a priest usually administer this sacrament, however, under necessity, anyone can administer the sacrament. 32. What is the Pascal Mystery? I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of t the Holy Spirit. 33. Name the two main parts of the Bible. It is an outpouringf the Holy Spirit e gifts of e y You shall not covet your neighbor s goods. 16. What is the difference between a crucifix and a cross? A crucifix bears the image of Jesus being crucified. A cross does not.

6 17. What do the Stations of the Cross represent? 22. How many Sacraments are there? 18. What is the Blessed Trinity? God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit 19. List the Eight Beatitudes 23. What are the three Sacraments of Initiation? the disciples 24. What are the two Sacraments of Healing? 25. What are the two Sacraments of Commitment? 26. List three requirements needed for a Confirmation Sponsor. They are the 14 stations that depict Christ s Passion and death. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 20. List the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. 27. What are two types of sin? 21. List the Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

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