Parent Confirmation Gathering—Free PowerPoint Presentation

Confirmation Parent Gathering

As children age into teens, they continue to look to their parents and guardians for cues on how to act and think in a mature way. Even if they don’t seek out advice or seem to actively dismiss it, young people are just as eager for parental guidance as they were when learning to tie their shoes. The same is true in preparation for Confirmation, when young people look to their parents for guidance on how to take this next step in their spiritual lives. Some parents may feel out of their league when teaching the faith to their children, especially in preparation for such an important milestone in their life in the Church.

To that, I’m offering a free PowerPoint presentation to assist catechetical leaders in walking parents of Confirmation candidates through the background of the sacrament and the roles, the Rite of Confirmation, and what it means to share the gifts received from God.

This slideshow invites prayerful discussion around the sacrament so that families can connect over a shared journey to Confirmation. The presentation includes a script that you can adapt to your own situation. While inspired by the Confirmed in the Spirit program, the presentation will work with any program as it gathers parents to talk about Confirmation in an adult faith formation setting. Fill out the below form to receive the free slideshow.

About Joe Paprocki 2504 Articles
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

2 Comments on Parent Confirmation Gathering—Free PowerPoint Presentation

  1. Mahalo(Thank-you)
    We will be changing to Original Order next year. I am looking for new programs.
    Sister Angie

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