Gifted by God Gifted by God A Confirmation Retreat Kit

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A Confirmation Retreat Kit
Gifted by God
Gifted by God

The complete toolkit for preparing and leading Confirmation retreats for youth.

This retreat is all about the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit—wisdom, understanding, knowledge, right judgment, courage, reverence, and wonder and awe—and how we experience them and use them in our daily lives. It is intended for young people who are preparing for Confirmation around the ages of 11 to 14.

This kit is an ideal companion to any sacramental preparation program, whether in the parish or school. It offers religious educators all the material on a single DVD needed for leading a retreat including leader's guide, prayer services, detailed activity plans, handouts, and music.

The Gifted by God Retreat is flexible. There are plans for full-day and half-day retreats, with suggestions for extending or limiting activities depending on your schedule.

This kit includes everything you need to create meaningful retreats:

  • Retreat Leader's Guide with complete step-by-step instructions, tips, and creative ideas. (Note: this is different from the full Gifted by God leader's guide. See below.)
  • Reproducible activity pages for candidates
  • PowerPoint presentations to support the activities
  • Mini-reflection videos
  • Music (includes “We Are Called” by David Haas and instrumental selections by John Dawson)

Gifted by God Retreat is solid preparation for Confirmation. At the of the Confirmation liturgy, the Bishop says, “Be sealed with the of the Holy Spirit.” With the help of the Gifted by God Retreat, young people are guided to discover the very real gifts God has in store for them all how they can use these gifts for a lifetime.

With the help of Gifted by God, young people are guided to discover the very real gifts God has in store for them and how they can use these gifts for a lifetime. New and experienced leaders alike will find this to be an effective resource for their Confirmation program.

Please note: Upon purchasing this product, customers agree to abide by the End User License Agreement and will not be able to return the product if its packaging has been opened.

This retreat can be used alongside the full Gifted by God preparation process or independently from it. The full process includes:

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Format: DVD
Product code: TTGBGDVD
Dimensions: 5½" x 7½"
Written by David Dayler, Anne Jamieson, and John Dawson


David Dayler, MTS, is the Director of the Office for Discipleship and Parish Life for the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario. With over 30 years experience in teaching and pastoral ministry, he brings a vast experience and wisdom to faith development. He and his wife Linda have three grown sons and two grandchildren.

Anne Jamieson, MCT, serves as the Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Hamilton and is pursuing a doctorate in ministry from the University of Toronto. With over 20 years of ministry experience, she continues to share her passion for her faith with religious educators and parents. She lives with her husband and four children on their family farm.

John Dawson is a guitarist, composer, songwriter and professional musician. His most recent published work is Mass for the Holy Family which can be found in Celebrate in Song and Living with Christ and has been used in parishes across Canada since the implementation of the new Roman Missal in 2011.