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Tag: Confirmation Class

Bananas and sauce

From time to time, I will bring in a snack for the Monday night confirmation class. The usual fare will include cookies, chips and salsa or queso, perhaps a bag […]

How many bites and how many sips?

At the end of last week’s confirmation class, I asked, “Anyone have any questions?” We had just begun our unit on the Ten Commandments and worked our way through the […]

Two generations apart!

So I believe this is my thirty-fourth year teaching confirmation class for middle school students. I teach this class weekly during the school year for two years, covering half of […]

Trust, old marinara and wet dog.

As I reflect on last night’s confirmation class, I can’t get a couple of the student’s comments out of my mind. The first came in the context of discussing the […]

Maybe we need more discussions.

I knew it would be quiet. It usually is. Sixth commandment night at confirmation class: “You shall not commit adultery.” The catechism’s explanation isn’t too risqué: “sexually pure and decent […]

Taking the fifth

Last night was fifth commandment night in confirmation class. “You shall not murder.” So we ran through the gamut of the best known killing sins, from murder to abortion to […]

Ten for ten

For the first time this year, I had all ten of my confirmation class students together. Trust me, in a world where there is so much going on in the […]

It’s time for confirmation classes!

It’s that time of year again. There must be some sort of internal alarm that goes off in the minds of parents who have children entering 7th grade. It’s not […]