Music for Confirmation

Confirmed in the SpiritRecently, my colleague and friend, Annie Lauer, asked me about music resources for Confirmation that might be used with the Confirmed in the Spirit Confirmation program. I wasn’t much help to her, but as a result of her own perseverance, she found a CD by David Haas titled With You By My Side (Volume II) with songs that focus on the Holy Spirit and Confirmation.

What other music resources would you recommend for use in a Confirmation program?

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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.

7 Comments on Music for Confirmation

  1. A wonderful song to use would be “Holy Spirit” by Ken Canedo which can be found in “Spirit and Song” published by OCP. It can also be found in “Breaking Bread 2013.”

    • Deborah, here’s an instrumental piece that I like to play in the background (Pachelbel’s Canon)…it is quiet and relaxing and, at 21 mins long, usually extends the duration of a prayer or guided reflection.

  2. For Confirmation Preparation, I always use Send us your Spirit,Gather 470 The traditional Come Holy Ghost should be taught and I look in the Hymnal for the other ones that have tunes they know like: Taize Vene Sancte Spiritu For meditation …. They can repeat the phrase like a mantra. Gather 466 Send down the Fire. I hope these help. I am a cantor so I would teach them the refrain or at least one verse and then check with the musicians as to what they are going to do at the Confirmation Liturgy so that they would learn the music in class. Blessings. Julie

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