7 Deadly Sins, 7 Virtues, and 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

For this evening’s Confirmation Intensive, we are doing the same session we did last year but with a new twist. The session focuses on SEVEN: 7 Deadly Sins, 7 Virtues, and 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The kick to the whole evening is that we explore all of these topics through popular music!

101068We had a lot of fun doing this last year and we’re keeping the same songs at least for this year (perhaps next year I’ll revisit it and incorporate some new songs). The new twist is that, after we do an introductory half-hour in our homerooms, we’re going to gather together in one room for the remainder of the session, listening to excerpts from the songs and talking about the deadly sins, the virtues, and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Each of the 5 catechists will handle a certain segment of the presentation…it’s always great to work together in a group like this.

Take a look at my post from last year, January 8, which provides an overview of the songs we’re using and links to their lyrics.

P.S. I received an e-mail from Lidia in CA suggesting another song for ENVY: “We Hate it When Our Friends Become Successful” by Morrissey…great suggestion, great song!

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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