Session 2: At Home This Week
The Holy Spirit Gives Us Gifts
In this session, we learned how we receive the Holy Spirit and its gifts at Confirmation:
Review the lesson with your child. Look through the handouts with your child, asking what he or she remembers or has questions about.
Gifts of the
Sustaining Us to Live in God's Way
The Catechism of the Catholic Church identifies seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, which we sometimes refer to by different names. There are many, many gifts of the Holy Spirit, but it can be helpful to learn about these common ones.
If you would like to go deeper in understanding these gifts, check out this series of videos by the Redemptorists, one for each gift.
Also, Wikipedia has a page on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Fruits of the
Outcomes of Life in the Spirit
Fruits of the Holy Spirit are visible qualities in us that people can see when we live a Christian life. The Catechism identifies twelve: