[quote=DavidFilmer]My 14-year old son is ready to begin Confirmation classes. The problem is that we are members of a small (and predominately elderly) Parish, and my son is the only person ready for Confirmation classes (and the first such person in several years), and our Parish has no program set-up for this purpose (sad, but true).
Our son could attend the programs offered at neighboring parishes, which, frankly, are of dubious theological and educational quality.
Our son is homeschooled, and my wife and I believe we could (and should) be the ones to educate him in preparation for Confirmation (and he is, probably, already better prepared than many students who have completed this education at many parishes; he was bored senseless by his First Holy Communion classes which were insultingly basic and shallow).
We wish to propose to our Pastor that, lacking an available Parish program, we be permitted to homeschool our son for Confirmation. But our Pastor will want to know the specifics of our plan. And, at this point, we don’t have one.
As a Homeschooling family, we use an established educational curriculum (we use Kolbe Academy) as the foundation for our lesson plans.
Can someone recommend a curriculum for Confirmation that we can use to develop a lesson plan to propose to our Pastor? We are looking for something which is absolutely faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium and which is of sufficient theological depth as to further the instruction of someone already conversant with the Catholic Faith.
“We wish to propose to our Pastor that, lacking an available Parish program, we be permitted to homeschool our son for Confirmation.”
And the Catholic Church agrees with you. Remember that Confirmation is the completion of Baptism. Go back to your Baptism Rite and the promises you made. Start there.
There was a package used by a parish here a few years ago. I want to say it was by a Fr. Shamon or something like that? The material was available for order online.
Look here cmjbooks.com/index.html
under Books of Wisdom / “Firepower through Confirmation”