"Young people in particular, I appeal to you: bear witness to your faith through the digital world! . . . Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good News of God’s infinite love for all people, will resound in new ways across our increasingly technological world!"
- Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican City, May 20, 2009
CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I would like to thank the following organizations, businesses and individuals that were generous with their time, products, content and services so that we can build this website for our faith community. I hope that the students and visitors who will use this website appreciate and thank all these contributors. I could not have done this without the generosity of everyone listed below.
The Knights of Columbus have been so supportive of this project. The Our Lady of the Pillar Council sponsored this project by provided space on their website; The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly 85 were kind enough to share their Chalice for a Knight program information. The national organization of the Knights of Columbus gave me premission to use thier Catholic Information Services materials for this website. The PDF documents and audio files are just what teachers and adults need to better understand and grow in our faith and help their children.
I also want to thank every volunteer who did their part. It took many volunteers so their efforts on this project would come alive. From the smallest Bible passage entry to the 360 degree spinning images to the panorama photography, I truly appreciate everyones efforts in making the website. The Cub Scouts of Pack 804 and the Boy Scouts of Troop 804 have always been there for me. Mr. Broz, my Scoutmaster, Dr. Reyes, my Assistant Scoutmaster have always supported my decisions in Scouting and have made my Trail to Eagle fun, enjoyable and always within my reach. Mrs. Broz, thank you for the encouragement and taking pictures of me and always wishing me well. There are, of course, many others to thank and I will do my best at my Court of Honor to include them.
I also want to thank my Mom, Dad and Sister for all their love and encouragement in everything I do. Thank you for making God the most important part my life. I am blessed to have been raised a spiritual person.
Thank you so much to everybody for helping me become an Eagle Scout.
Lastly, I want to thank God for the gifts giving to me; my family, my faith and my freedom. I have been blessed with talents and I hope to serve the world with them.
Ben Sanchez, Troop 804
Several Catholic books and resources were used to gather the information contained in this website.
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition, U.S. Catholic Church, 2003
The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, 2nd Edition, St Mary's Press, 2008
The New American Bible, Catholic World Press, 2011
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, 2005
YOUCAT: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, St Ignatius Press, 2011
This is a non-profit website created as a free resource for students seeking to further their understand of their faith and develop a deeper understanding of some of the main principals and material needed for the Sacrament of Confirmamtion.
This website in not intended to replace the need to attend and participate in the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. These materials are intended to aid students, parents, sponors, and teachers in enhancing their Confirmation experience and developing a deeping their knowledge and relationship with our creator.
Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C. and are used by permission of the copyright owner. All Rights Reserved. No part of the New American Bible may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
Significant efforts have been made to credit all resources used to create this website for Confirmation students to use freely as an educational resource. Open source and public access information was used and acknowledged where ever possible. Several persons worked to compile information throughout this non-commerical/non-profit project.
Please forward omissions, over-sights and corrections to EagleScoutLeadershipProject@gmail.com.
Benjamin Jesus Sanchez
Troop 804, Tustin, CA
Project Sponsor: Knights of Columbus Council #9210
Our Lady of the Pillar
Santa Ana, CA
Benefactor: Religion Education Program
Our Lady of the Pillar
Santa Ana, CA
Below is a list of organizations and individual volunteers who helped with the project: