Sacraments

Sacraments

Sacraments

  • The Seven Sacraments
  • Sacraments: gifts that ‘matter’
  • Sacraments give us God’s life, call for response
  • Wonders of the sacraments
  • Covenant, sacraments divinely linked
  • Understanding the sacraments as signs
  • Liturgy, sacraments should permeate whole of Christian life

Baptism

  • Baptism in Scripture
  • The Sacrament of Baptism – Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Baptism foreshadowed in Old Testament
  • In baptism, God lavishes grace on us
  • Whether the baptism conferred by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is valid

Reconciliation

  • The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation – Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Examination of Conscience
  • Shorter Examination of Conscience
  • Before Confession
  • During Confession
  • After Confession
  • Rite of Confession
  • Old Testament events prefigure the sacrament of reconciliation
  • God entrusted disciples with ‘ministry of reconciliation’

Eucharist

  • Eucharist Makes Us Holy
  • Eucharist, Communion and Solidarity
  • Reception of Holy Communion by the Divorced and Remarried Members of the Faithful.
  • The Sacrament of the Eucharist – Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • The Year of the Eucharist – Suggestions and Proposals
  • Eucharist foreshadowed in Old Testament writings
  • Eucharist is an Invitation from Jesus
  • Adoring Christ in the Eucharist
  • What a difference a day makes
  • A New Sabbath

Confirmation

  • The Sacrament of Confirmation – Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Confirmation completes baptismal grace
  • Jesus receives outpouring of the Spirit
  • Confirmation: What is your mission?
  • Confirmation unites us to Christ

Marriage

  • Why Marriage Matters
  • Preparing for Marriage
  • The Sacrament of Matrimony – Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • ‘I do…until further notice’ – Cause for many divorces is the spiritual illness of selfishness
  • Matrimony an imitation of God’s love for the church
  • Serving Life
  • Teaching Truth

Holy Orders

  • The Sacrament of Holy Orders – Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Adam: High priest of humanity
  • Understanding why priests are called ‘Father’
  • Israel’s sin leads to new kind of priesthood
  • Where Adam fails, the ‘new Adam succeeds’
  • Christ’s priesthood continues today through the Sacrament of Holy Orders

Anointing of the Sick

  • The Anointing of the Sick – Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Bible reveals truth about human suffering and death
  • Christ gives meaning to suffering
  • St. Paul explains the meaning of suffering
  • Suffering can lead to salvation
  • Through church, Jesus ministers to all who are sick in the world
  • Note on the Minister of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

 

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