7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

At Confirmation we receive the 
7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit
W.U.R.K.  C.R.W.

Wisdom

Understanding

Right Judgment

Knowledge 

Courage

Reverence 

Wonder & Awe

Wisdom: Helps us see God’s goodness in all things. 

 

Understanding: Gives us insight into our faith and helps us teach others with our word and action. The gift of Understanding helps us to interpret God’s plan for us through the daily events of our lives.

 

Right Judgment: Right Judgment helps us to make good choices and to make those choices by seeking God’s advice.
 

Knowledge: Helps us know God’s saving plan, and what is not.

 

Courage: Strengthens us to do what is right and to be faithful despite difficulties. 

 

Reverence: Calls us to love God and to respect God and all creation; we obey out of love, not fear.

The Spirit’s Gift of Reverence helps us show our gratitude for all that God has done for us. It moves us to worship God, to offer God praise, to pray always in confidence.

Wonder and Awe: Inspires us to marvel at the power and beauty of God’s creation. 

A great way to remember the 7 gifts is with the acronym

WURK CRW  pronounced "WORK CREW".  

As Catholics we are all called to be a part of God’s WURK CRW (pronounced Work Crew).
 

WURK CRW is a great way to remember the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are the qualities of Jesus that take root in us and become our qualities.  We are sealed with these gifts at our Confirmation.  The work we do and the gifts we receive go hand in hand.
 

Throughout the Gospel, Jesus teaches that we need to work on things in order to build the Kingdom of God.  We need to work on becoming better versions of ourselves.  We need to work our relationship with God, and work on our relationship with others.  Luckily for us, the Gospel is our road map.  
 

It is the hope of St. Thomas of Villanova that you will grow to see all the gifts in your life as gifts from God.  It takes practice and an open heart to see God in all that we do.  As you prepare for Confirmation, we ask that you take time to reflect on the work you do and on the work you have done.  Did you see God in the service hours you did for your sports team? Do you see God in the relationship you have with your grandparents? Is God with you when you do your chores?  These are just a few examples of the reflective questions you can ask yourself.  The Holy Spirit is with us always and in all that we do.