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Sacraments: putting the pieces together

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “Celebrated worthily in faith, the sacraments confer the grace that they signify. They are efficacious because in them Christ himself is at work; it is he who baptizes, he who acts in his sacraments in order to communicate the grace that each sacrament signifies” (#1127).

The Sacramental Nature of the Catholic Church

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SEVEN SACRAMENTS

Baptism-- Life-giving Moment of the Spiritual Life

SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION

Confirmation-- Strengthening of the Spiritual Life

Anointing the Sick-- Healing of the Spiritual Life

The seven sacraments celebrate and ritualize various moments in our spiritual lives. The Sacraments can be categorized into 3 sets the Sacraments of Initiation, Sacraments of Vocation, and Sacraments of Healing.

Reconciliation-- Restoration of Spiritual Life

Holy Orders-- The Focusing of the Spiritual Life

Matrimony-- The Uniting of the Spiritual Life

Eucharist-- The Nourishing Sacrament

SACRAMENTS OF SERVICE & MISSION

Click on the titles in each piece above to find more about each of the Sacraments.

The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life...There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life. (#1210) Following this analogy, the first chapter will expound the three sacraments of Christian initiation; the second, the sacraments of healing; and the third, the sacraments at the service of communion and the mission of the faithful. This order, while not the only one possible, does allow one to see that the sacraments form an organic whole in which each particular sacrament has its own vital place. In this organic whole, the Eucharist occupies a unique place as the "Sacrament of sacraments": "all the other sacraments are ordered to it as to their end." (#1211)

CCC #1210-1211

sacraments of initiation

Baptism

Eucharist

Confirmation

The Centrality of the Eucharist

In the Eucharist, we believe that Jesus is present, so much so that the bread and wine become His Body and Blood, poured out for each of us for the forgiveness of sins. As Catholics, we believe that going to mass every Sunday is important for spiritual growth and renewal. The Eucharist is considered to the Source and Summit of our faith.

the cycle of the liturgical year

Advent

lent

The beginning of our liturgical year. Celebrating the coming of Jesus into the world both in the past, present, and future.

During the Easter Season, we celebrate the resurrection and ascension of Jesus.The predominant color is white but gold is often used.

The liturgical color is green, a sign of hope. There are 2 times during the year we celebrate ordinary times.

A time of preparation for Easter. The liturgical colors are violet, symbolic of penance and reflection.

EASTER

Pentecost celebrates coming of Holy Spirit.

The Easter Triduum are the 3 most important days of the Church year.

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Christmas

Ordinary time

triduum

Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th.

the SACRAMENTS OF SERVICE

MATRIMONY

During Holy Orders, hands are laid upon the man being ordained.

HOLY ORDERS

Celebrates the love and union of a man and woman committed to sharing their lives together.

sacraments of Healing

Pennace or Reconciliation

Anointing of the Sick

Special Grace of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick:

the uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, for his own good and that of the whole Church, the strengthening, peace, and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age, the forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the sacrament of Penance, the restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of his soul, the preparation for passing over to eternal life.

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