Objective: In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ. This exciting course helps prepare the catechumen for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Students will find the videos easy to understand, with clear, concise, and helpful explanations of important concepts. 

This course is a Supplement to your parish-based catechetical program.

Developed under the direction of Deacon Keith Fournier, these classes carefully teach the basics of Catholic confirmation and are appropriate for young adults and adults already confirmed.

Students will learn what Confirmation is, why it is important, and what it means to be a confirmed Catholic. The course also teaches basic apologetics and emphasizes the importance of sharing their faith through word and deed. 

At the end of this course, students will not only be prepared for confirmation, they will also be prepared to make disciples of others, fulfilling their role in the New Evangelization as mature Catholics. 

There are 32 Mobile-friendly Confirmation video lessons in this class with study guides, quizzes, and additional resources. A final examination concludes the course of study.

A 'Certificate of Completion' will be awarded to students who complete 100% and pass the course.


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Course curriculum

  • 01

    An Introduction to Confirmation with Certificate of Completion

    • Introduction to Confirmation with Certificate of Completion

  • 02

    Confirmation in the Early Church - Jesus Establishes the Church

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Confirmation in the Early Church - Jesus Establishes the Church - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Confirmation in the Early Church - Jesus Establishes the Church - VIDEO

    • Confirmation in the Early Church - Jesus Establishes the Church - QUIZ

  • 03

    Confirmation in the Early Church - Pentecost

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Confirmation in the Early Church - Pentecost - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Confirmation in the Early Church - Pentecost - VIDEO

    • Confirmation in the Early Church - Pentecost - QUIZ

  • 04

    Confirmation in the Early Church - The Apostles

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Confirmation in the Early Church - The Apostles - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Confirmation in the Early Church - The Apostles - VIDEO

    • Confirmation in the Early Church - The Apostles - QUIZ

  • 05

    Confirmation in the Early Church - The First Council

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Confirmation in the Early Church - The First Council - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Confirmation in the Early Church - The First Council - VIDEO

    • Confirmation in the Early Church - The First Council - QUIZ

  • 06

    The Sacraments of Initiation - What is a Sacrament?

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is a Sacrament? - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is a Sacrament? - VIDEO

    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is a Sacrament? - QUIZ

  • 07

    The Sacraments of Initiation - What is Baptism?

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is Baptism? - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is Baptism? - VIDEO

    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is Baptism? - QUIZ

  • 08

    The Sacraments of Initiation - What is the Eucharist?

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is the Eucharist? - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is the Eucharist? - VIDEO

    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is the Eucharist? - QUIZ

  • 09

    The Sacraments of Initiation - What is Confirmation?

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is Confirmation? - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is Confirmation? - VIDEO

    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is Confirmation? - QUIZ

  • 10

    The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - The Church is the Body of Christ

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - The Church is the Body of Christ - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - The Church is the Body of Christ - VIDEO

    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - The Church is the Body of Christ - QUIZ

  • 11

    The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Why Catholic?

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Why Catholic? - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Why Catholic? - VIDEO

    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Why Catholic? - QUIZ

  • 12

    The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Many Jobs, One Mission

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Many Jobs, One Mission - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Many Jobs, One Mission - VIDEO

    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Many Jobs, One Mission - QUIZ

  • 13

    The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - My Role as a Layperson

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Finding my Vocation - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Finding my Vocation - VIDEO

    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Finding my Vocation - QUIZ

  • 14

    The Holy Spirit - Why Truth Matters

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Holy Spirit - Why Truth Matters - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Holy Spirit - Why Truth Matters - VIDEO

    • The Holy Spirit - Why Truth Matters - QUIZ

  • 15

    The Holy Spirit - Four Gifts of the Holy Spirit

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Holy Spirit - Four Gifts of the Holy Spirit - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Holy Spirit - Four Gifts of the Holy Spirit - VIDEO

    • The Holy Spirit - Four Gifts of the Holy Spirit - QUIZ

  • 16

    The Holy Spirit - Teachers of the Truth

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Holy Spirit - Teachers of the Truth - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Holy Spirit - Teachers of the Truth - VIDEO

    • The Holy Spirit - Teachers of the Truth - QUIZ

  • 17

    The Holy Spirit - Every Catholic Should Know

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Holy Spirit - Every Catholic Should Know - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Holy Spirit - Every Catholic Should Know - VIDEO

    • The Holy Spirit - Every Catholic Should Know - QUIZ

  • 18

    Defending Your Faith - Martyrdom and Suffering

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Defending Your Faith - Martyrdom and Suffering - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Defending Your Faith - Martyrdom and Suffering - VIDEO

    • Defending Your Faith - Martyrdom and Suffering - QUIZ

  • 19

    Defending Your Faith - Defending the Faith by Example

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Defending Your Faith - Defending the Faith by Example - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Defending Your Faith - Defending the Faith by Example - VIDEO

    • Defending Your Faith - Defending the Faith by Example - QUIZ

  • 20

    Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 1

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 1 - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 1 - VIDEO

    • Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 1 - QUIZ

  • 21

    Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 2

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 2 - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 2 - VIDEO

    • Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 2 - QUIZ

  • 22

    Sharing the Faith - Living by Example

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Sharing the Faith - Living by Example - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Sharing the Faith - Living by Example - VIDEO

    • Sharing the Faith - Living by Example - QUIZ

  • 23

    Sharing the Faith - Humble Servants

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Sharing the Faith - Humble Servants - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Sharing the Faith - Humble Servants - VIDEO

    • Sharing the Faith - Humble Servants - QUIZ

  • 24

    Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Work

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Work - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Work - VIDEO

    • Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Work - QUIZ

  • 25

    Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Home

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Home - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Home - VIDEO

    • Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Home - QUIZ

  • 26

    Responding to the Call - How Useful is Prayer?

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Responding to the Call - How Useful is Prayer? - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Responding to the Call - How Useful is Prayer? - VIDEO

    • Responding to the Call - How Useful is Prayer? - QUIZ

  • 27

    Responding to the Call - How to Pray

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Responding to the Call - How to Pray - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Responding to the Call - How to Pray - VIDEO

    • Responding to the Call - How to Pray - QUIZ

  • 28

    Responding to the Call - The Mass is Our Greatest Prayer

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Responding to the Call - The Mass is Our Greatest Prayer - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Responding to the Call - The Mass is Our Greatest Prayer - VIDEO

    • Responding to the Call - The Mass is Our Greatest Prayer - QUIZ

  • 29

    Responding to the Call - Avoiding Sin

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Responding to the Call - Avoiding Sin - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Responding to the Call - Avoiding Sin - VIDEO

    • Responding to the Call - Avoiding Sin - QUIZ

  • 30

    The Rite of Confirmation - Putting it Together

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Rite of Confirmation - Putting it Together - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Rite of Confirmation - Putting it Together - VIDEO

    • The Rite of Confirmation - Putting it Together - QUIZ

  • 31

    The Rite of Confirmation - Our Responsibility

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Rite of Confirmation - Our Responsibility - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Rite of Confirmation - Our Responsibility - VIDEO

    • The Rite of Confirmation - Our Responsibility - QUIZ

  • 32

    The Rite of Confirmation - The Rite of Confirmation

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Rite of Confirmation - The Rite of Confirmation - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Rite of Confirmation - The Rite of Confirmation - VIDEO

    • The Rite of Confirmation - The Rite of Confirmation - QUIZ

  • 33

    The Rite of Confirmation - Go Forth!

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Rite of Confirmation - Go Forth! - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Rite of Confirmation - Go Forth! - VIDEO

    • The Rite of Confirmation - Go Forth! - QUIZ

  • 34

    Congratulations! - A Final Message

    • Congratulations! - A Final Message from Deacon Keith

Reviews; See what others are saying about this course

Carmen Sieg

5 star rating

“I learned a great deal from this course. The way it is presented is perfect for learning. Well done!”

“I learned a great deal from this course. The way it is presented is perfect for learning. Well done!”

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Abelardo Perez III

5 star rating

“Amazing Course. I was not able to do my courses of confirmation due to covid and this is by far one of the best options God brought fourth to me. The Explanations,The videos,The resources, and Text are so understandable and easy to learn. I would ...”

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“Amazing Course. I was not able to do my courses of confirmation due to covid and this is by far one of the best options God brought fourth to me. The Explanations,The videos,The resources, and Text are so understandable and easy to learn. I would Highly Recommend this course to anyone. God Bless Y'all.”

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Linda Arvizu-Martinez

5 star rating

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“What an amazing learning experience of our beautiful faith. ”

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Kornelia Detko

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“Amazing course !!”

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Abelardo Perez III

5 star rating

“Amazing Course. I was not able to do my courses of confirmation due to covid and this is by far one of the best options God brought fourth to me. The Explanations,The videos,The resources, and Text are so understandable and easy to learn. I would ...”

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“Amazing Course. I was not able to do my courses of confirmation due to covid and this is by far one of the best options God brought fourth to me. The Explanations,The videos,The resources, and Text are so understandable and easy to learn. I would Highly Recommend this course to anyone. God Bless Y'all.”

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Cynthia Manallo

5 star rating

“I've learn a lot from this course. How i wish I've known all those important knowledge before I was confirmed.”

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Isabel Ramirez-Gonzalez

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“Outstanding course.”

“Outstanding course.”

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Erik Sturm

5 star rating

“Great for non-traditional students and adults managing time. Great curriculum and right to the point. Answered many questions I had about Catholicism.”

“Great for non-traditional students and adults managing time. Great curriculum and right to the point. Answered many questions I had about Catholicism.”

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Sebastian Bohnett

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“This course was wonderfully done and it was most pleasant to complete.”

“This course was wonderfully done and it was most pleasant to complete.”

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Jamie Phillips

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“This was wonderful way to learn the Catholic Religion via online and self-paced.”

“This was wonderful way to learn the Catholic Religion via online and self-paced.”

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Cynthia Manallo

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“I've learn a lot from this course. How i wish I've known all those important knowledge before I was confirmed.”

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Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Professor Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.

He serves as the first Director of Education for Catholic Online School.

Professor Marshall Connolly

Director of Education