HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC  CHURCH  
Faith Formation 

SAINT REPORT
Due by February 1, 2017

 As Catholic Christians we are called to be saints, to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect and to have a deep, intimate union with Christ. Candidates will choose a name to be confirmed under. The name should be a Saint's name or the name of a person from Scripture who modeled what it truly means to pursue holiness.
 
The practice of choosing a Confirmation name is meant to symbolized a candidate's personal conversion. Indeed, the changing of one's name as a sign of conversion occurs a number of times in Scripture: Abram becomes Abraham, Simon is called Peter. 

When you are confirmed, the Bishop will ask what name you have chosen. It must be a canonized saint's name, either the you already have from your baptism, or a saint that you admire. Now is the time to get to know more about this Saint. The challenges, holiness, and charitable works of these holy people are examples of what it means to be a faithful disciple, grateful steward and active evangelist. 
 As we go through our sacramental preparation for Confirmation, Confirmation saints are chosen to be a person we want to be like, as well as someone who can pray for use from heaven. Whyen you are confirmed, the Bishop will ask what name you have chosen. It must be a canonized saint, either the one you already have from your baptism, or a saint that you admire. Now is the time to get to know more about this saint. The challenges, holiness, and charitable works of thse holy people are examples of what it means to be a faithful disciple, grateful steward ande active evangelist. 

Examples of correct names:
Francis of Assisi or Francis de Sales
Therese of Lisieux or Teresa of Avila
Mary, Mother of God 
Incorrect Names:
Francis
Therese 
​Mary
You are required to complete two parts: 

PART I: MY CONFIRMATION SAINT (2 pages typed, double space, font 12 (max), 1" margins). 
Content of paper: 
  1. The Saint's Picture
  2. Date, place of birth & death. Some significant facts about the saint's life. 
  3. Describe the challenges, holiness and charitable works of your Saint that are a source of inspiration. 
  4. Include specific ways you would like your saint to help you to prepare for Confirmation. In what ways will you need your parton saint to help you after Confirmation?
  5. What have you learned about your partron saint  that you personally desire to imitate? What qualities you would like to have as your own? Why? Are there anyways that you are already similar to him/her?
PART II: I AM SAINT (1-2 pages typed, double space, font 12 (max), 1" margins). 
Content of paper: 
  1. Your picture (maximum of picture content - half page)
  2. Your name: ( Ex: St. Samantha Nguyen of Fountain Valley)
  3. Title of your sainthood (the virtue of which you are most known for in your daily life). 
  4. Reflect and acknowledge your God given talents and virtures. Give concrete examples of good deeds that you have done. 
  5. What needs to be "straightened out" in your life to respond to God's call "to be perfect as your Father in heave is perfect?"
  6. What is one message that you would leave of the next generation? 

NOTE: This is the name you will use on Confirmaiton Day. If you choose another name, you will need to do another saint report.