Objective: 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. It is not a substitute for a parish based catechetical program. It is a supplement, meant to assist.

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 pass the course. 

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    An Introduction to Confirmation with Certificate of Completion

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    • Introduction to Confirmation with Certificate of Completion
  • 02

    Confirmation in the Early Church - Jesus Establishes the Church

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Confirmation in the Early Church - Jesus Establishes the Church - 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

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Confirmation in the Early Church - Pentecost - STUDY GUIDE
    • Confirmation in the Early Church - Pentecost - VIDEO
    • Confirmation in the Early Church - Pentecost - QUIZ
  • 04

    Confirmation in the Early Church - The Apostles

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Confirmation in the Early Church - The Apostles - 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

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Confirmation in the Early Church - The First Council - 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?

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is a Sacrament? - 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?

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is Baptism? - 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?

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is the Eucharist? - 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?

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Sacraments of Initiation - What is Confirmation? - 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

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - The Church is the Body of Christ - 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?

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Why Catholic? - 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

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Many Jobs, One Mission - 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

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Church - The Mystical Body of Christ - Finding my Vocation - 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

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Holy Spirit - Why Truth Matters - 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

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Holy Spirit - Four Gifts of the Holy Spirit - STUDY GUIDE
    • The Holy Spirit - Four Gifts of the Holy Spirit - VIDEO
    • The Holy Spirit - Four Gifts of the Holy Spirit - QUIZ
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    The Holy Spirit - Teachers of the Truth

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Holy Spirit - Teachers of the Truth - 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

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Holy Spirit - Every Catholic Should Know - 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

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Defending Your Faith - Martyrdom and Suffering - STUDY GUIDE
    • Defending Your Faith - Martyrdom and Suffering - VIDEO
    • Defending Your Faith - Martyrdom and Suffering - QUIZ
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    Defending Your Faith - Defending the Faith by Example

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Defending Your Faith - Defending the Faith by Example - 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

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 1 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 1 - VIDEO
    • Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 1 - QUIZ
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    Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 2

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 2 - STUDY GUIDE
    • Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 2 - VIDEO
    • Defending Your Faith - Apologetics Part 2 - QUIZ
  • 22

    Sharing the Faith - Living by Example

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Sharing the Faith - Living by Example - STUDY GUIDE
    • Sharing the Faith - Living by Example - VIDEO
    • Sharing the Faith - Living by Example - QUIZ
  • 23

    Sharing the Faith - Humble Servants

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Sharing the Faith - Humble Servants - STUDY GUIDE
    • Sharing the Faith - Humble Servants - VIDEO
    • Sharing the Faith - Humble Servants - QUIZ
  • 24

    Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Work

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Work - STUDY GUIDE
    • Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Work - VIDEO
    • Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Work - QUIZ
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    Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Home

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Sharing the Faith - Our Faith at Home - 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?

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Responding to the Call - How Useful is Prayer? - STUDY GUIDE
    • Responding to the Call - How Useful is Prayer? - VIDEO
    • Responding to the Call - How Useful is Prayer? - QUIZ
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    Responding to the Call - How to Pray

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Responding to the Call - How to Pray - STUDY GUIDE
    • Responding to the Call - How to Pray - VIDEO
    • Responding to the Call - How to Pray - QUIZ
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    Responding to the Call - The Mass is Our Greatest Prayer

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Responding to the Call - The Mass is Our Greatest Prayer - STUDY GUIDE
    • Responding to the Call - The Mass is Our Greatest Prayer - VIDEO
    • Responding to the Call - The Mass is Our Greatest Prayer - QUIZ
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    Responding to the Call - Avoiding Sin

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Responding to the Call - Avoiding Sin - STUDY GUIDE
    • Responding to the Call - Avoiding Sin - VIDEO
    • Responding to the Call - Avoiding Sin - QUIZ
  • 30

    The Rite of Confirmation - Putting it Together

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Rite of Confirmation - Putting it Together - 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

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Rite of Confirmation - Our Responsibility - 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

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Rite of Confirmation - The Rite of Confirmation - STUDY GUIDE
    • The Rite of Confirmation - The Rite of Confirmation - VIDEO
    • The Rite of Confirmation - The Rite of Confirmation - QUIZ
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    The Rite of Confirmation - Go Forth!

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • The Rite of Confirmation - Go Forth! - STUDY GUIDE
    • The Rite of Confirmation - Go Forth! - VIDEO
    • The Rite of Confirmation - Go Forth! - QUIZ
  • 34

    Congratulations! - A Final Message

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    • Congratulations! - A Final Message from Deacon Keith

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

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.

Marshall Connolly

Director of Education

Marshall Connolly