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The Seven Sacraments

The Seven Sacraments

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The Seven Sacraments

Mr. Pablo Cuadra Religion Class

 The

word sacrament comes from the Latin word “sacramentum” which means a sign of the sacred.

The sacraments are: A. Ceremonies that point to what is sacred. B. Sacraments are channels of grace. C. They communicate the grace of God to those who receive them.

What is grace?

   

A. The divine life that comes from God alone. B. God’s power C. God’s strength D. Grace makes us holy. E. Grace help us follow God’s will in every day life. F. The very life of God.

 Catholics,

Orthodox, and Anglicans traditions practice all seven sacraments.  Most other Christian denominations only celebrate baptism and communion.


#131: “The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.”

Did you Know?
 Efficacious

: means effective, something that produces an effect.  It also means something that is efficient (productive) and successful.  The sacraments effect what they signify.

The are seven Sacraments divided in three categories. These categories are: Initiation, Healing, Mission and Service. Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism Confirmation Eucharist

Sacraments of Healing:  4. Reconciliation or Penace  5. Sacrament of the sick

Sacraments of Mission:
 6.

Matrimony  7. Holy Orders

What is a sacramental mind?
 A.

The mind that is able to sense God’s presence through our daily experiences.  B. The mind that is able to experience God despite the busy schedule of ordinary life.

Examples of God’s presence in the world
Our Experiences  Family, Friends  Nature, Creation  The love of others  Good people Justice, Truth Sacraments

Catholics and the sacraments
Catholics are Sacramental people.  The Catholic mind recognizes that God is at work in humanity and all of Creation.  Catholics believe that God reaches out to us every day.  Catholics believe that the life of grace begins in baptism and continues throughout our lives.

A sacramental mind
 Catholics

believe the sacraments are channels of God’s grace.  Grace helps us live the Christian life and be faithful followers of Christ in this world.  Catholics believe that conversion and participation in the sacraments are important steps in the process of spiritual growth and holiness.

A sacramental mind
 Catholics

are linked to the sacraments.  From birth to death the sacraments mark the lives of the Christian.  Jesus left us the sacraments so that we can be strengthened in our journey to eternal life.  Catholics believe that without prayer, conversion and the sacraments the call to Holiness is impossible.

Sacramental life

sacramental life is a good life marked by love, conversion, and service to God and one’s fellow men and women.  The sacraments make us one with God and help us understand and follow his plan of salvation.  The sacraments make us whole.

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