CL handouts 1st quarter Reminders first: * Ms said that even though she provided the handout, we should still

read the book because this is not complete. * Read about the SPC History (Check your diaries) * COMMENT if you'll print your own copy of this so that I'll know how many xerox copies I'll provide to those who will not be able to print/view this. * I typed this long hand-out for you guys :"> Hand-out for the 1st Quarter CL Exam LESSON 1: Vision-Mission, History of the SPC Congregation, & 5 Cs


Memorize by heart the Vision-Mission

2. Three thrusts of SPCP (academic excellence, moral uprightness, & social responsibility) 3. Recall the Significant individuals who marked the SPC Congregation - Fr. Louis Chauvet, Marie Micheau, Barbe Foucault, Marie-Anne de Tilly, Bishop Frederick Rooker, Bishop Paul Godet de Marais (Fleur dells - representing the royal house of the country where SPC was originated) 4. The 5 Core Values

CHRIST-CENTEREDNESS (Philippians 1:21) - Christ is the center of every Paulinian's life CHARITY (2 Corinthians 5:14) - our love for Christ motivates us to do good & be of service to others CHARISM (1 Corinthians 12:4-11) - from the Greek word "charis" which means gift; share our giftedness to others COMMUNITY (1 Corinthians 12:21-31) - everything we do should be community-forming; building relationships of love 5. COMMISSION (Acts 22: 14-15) - we are sent to be living witnesses SPC Identity - the manner we live our charism, mission, & spirituality

LESSON 2: Life & Mission of St. Paul

1. 2. a.

Sacred Scriptures: Acts 9: 1-22 (Story of St. Paul's conversion) The 12 Letters of St. Paul: Romans - about the relationship of Christians with God

b. 1st Corinthians - tells about the first Christian community in Corinth, who were noted neither for its inner peace and harmony nor for the exemplary behavior

of its members. c. 2nd Corinthians - enumerates his suffering and trials in the apostolate of Christ. d. Galatians - considered the most Pauline of all the writings, the one in which anger has caused Paul to say what he really thinks. e. Ephesians - written at his house arrest in Rome.

f. Philippians - the most intimate letter of St. Paul to all his loved ones in the Lord, those who were his faithful partners in the journey. g. Colossians - instructions of true Christian Gospel in the face of certain teachings which were threatening the community in Colossae. h. 1st Thessalonians - stories of thanksgiving and his relationship with the people of Thessalonica i. j. 2nd Thessalonians - his instruction to the Church Philemon - tells about his letter of gratitude for Philemon and his staff.

k. 1st Timothy - instructs Timothy on his duty to restrain from false and useless teaching. l. 2nd Timothy - introduces pastoral ministry of St. Paul in the proclamation of the truth. Depicts St. Paul's courage and hope in the face of discouragement late in the course of his apostolic ministry. A more personal letter to Timothy. m.Titus - Titus is addressed as the person in charge of developing the Church on the large Mediterranean island of Crete, a place Paul had never, according to the New Testament, visited.

LESSON 3: The Eucharist & Basic Prayers


Sacred Scriptures: (Isaiah 29:13)

2. Recall the Basic Christian Prayers, Mysteries of the Rosary, Angelus, 3 O'clock prayer. Act of Contrition, & all Paulinian Songs. 3. Two Kinds of Prayer - Formula and Spontaneous

4. Pattern of Spontaneous Prayer (Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, Supplication, & Offering) 5. The established parts of the Mass: a. Introductory Rite The vesting of the priest Entrance procession together with the entrance song Greeting by the priest Penitential Act Kyrie and Gloria (Lord have mercy...) Opening or invitational prayer spoken by the priest

b. Liturgy of the Word First Reading (Old Testament) Responsorial Psalm Second Reading (Epistles) Alleluia Gospel Reading Profession of Faith Prayers of the Faithful Concluding prayer by the celebrant c. Liturgy of the Eucharist Preparation of the altar Preparation of gifts Offertory song is sung during this preparation Pries washes his hands then says an invitation to pray Eucharistic prayer - is a prayer of thanksgiving and sanctification and is the center of the Eucharist celebration d. Communion Rite Consuming of the paschal meal in the Eucharistic celebration Lord's prayer and doxology Rite of peace Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) Distribution of the Holy Communion Silent Thanksgiving Prayer by the priest after the communion e. Concluding Rite This includes the prayer and blessing over the people Dismissal Recessional 6. Sacred Objects & Vestments used in the Mass

Sacred vessels a. Chalice is the most sacred of all the vessels. It is the cup which holds the wine for consecration; b. c. Paten is the small plate on which the host is laid Ciborium resembles the chalice except that it has a cover

d. Monstrance is the large metal container used for exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament e. Missal is the book which contains the prayers and ceremonies of the mass

f. Cruets are the vessels from which the acolyte or sacristan pours water and wine into the chalice held by the celebrant. g. Incense is a perfume burned on certain occasions, as at high Mass and Benediction; it is a symbol of prayer. The Linens a. center. Corporal is a square of fine linen, with a small cross worked in the

b. Purificator is an oblong piece of linen, folded thrice, and placed over the chalice.

c. chalice.

Pall is a small square piece of linen starched stiff, used to cover the

The Vestments a. Arnice is a piece of white linen lcoth which covers the priest's shoulders b. c. d. The Alb is a white linen tunic which envelops the priest's whole body. Cincture or girdle is the cord which fastens the alb at the waist. Maniple is a short narrow strip of cloth which hangs from the left arm.

e. Stole is the long silk band that fits around the neck and is crossed on the breast of the priest. f. Chasuble is the uppermost vestment worn by the celebrant at Mass.

Liturgical Colors a. White vestments are worn during Christmastide and Easter time, on the feast of our Lord and the Blessed Virgin, the Angels and Confessors. b. Red is used at Pentecost, feast of the Apostles and martyrs, feasts commemorating the Passion of Our Lord and the Sacred Relics, as the feast of the Holy Cross. c. Green are prescribed for the period "per annum" - throughout the year from 14th of January till the eve of Septuagesima Sunday and from Monday after Trinity Sunday till the eve of the first Sunday of Advent. d. Purple are worn during Advent and Lent

e. Black vestments are used at service for the dead, in the first part of the Liturgical action on Good Friday. Violet may be the substitute for the black.

LESSON 4: Apostolic Foundation of the Church A. Sacred Scriptures: Matthew 16: 13-19 and John 21: 15-17

· Who were the 12 Apostles who were personally chosen by Jesus to become His companions? à Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John sons of Sebedee, Bartholomew, Philip, Matthew, Judas Thaddeus, Judas Iscariot, Simon the Zealot, James son of Alphaeus, and Thomas (Mathias replaced Judas Iscariot)


The reason Jesus chose only 12 Apostles. Why not more?

à The number 12 represents the 12 tribes of Israel


The roles of the 12 Apostles

à They would be Jesus' companions in His ministry, the eye-and-ear witnesses to His words and deeds àcontinue His ministry of curing the sick, preaching the Good News, and casting out demons when He would return to the Father, and would later be the seed from which the Church would grow.


The reason why Jesus handpicked Simon Peter to be the leader of the 12 àSimon Peter's confession of Jesus as "the Messiah, the Son of the Living God" prompted Jesus to declare, "You are Peter and upon this "Rock" I will build My Church (Mt. 16:18)."

· The significance of the change of name from "Peter" to "Simon Peter" which means the rock. à It signifies the special role, mission, and power Jesus was entrusting him within the Church; Peter would be the firm foundation on which Jesus intended to build His Church. Being entrusted with the keys of the kingdom, Peter was given the authority and the responsibility as the leader or head of the Church. He received the power to decide concerning the membership in the Church and the great responsibility of supreme authority to govern, teach and sanctify the whole Church.

· The reason why Jesus in John 21:15-17 asked Simon Peter 3 times if he loved Jesus and the significance of this profession of faith and love. à Jesus gave Simon Peter the opportunity to profess repeatedly his dedication to Him as the Messiah sent by God and thrice entrusted His flock to him.


The meaning of the phrases, “feed My lambs…tend My sheep…feed My sheep.”

à These phrases meant that Peter would teach them to follow Jesus, ensure their following of the Master by guidance, reminders, encouragements and correction, and lead the flock entrusted to him by example. B. Church Teaching: Catechism for Filipino Catholics 1410

Link the scriptural text in focus with CFC 1410 by emphasizing the following points: Jesus Christ, after His resurrection, commissioned Peter, together with the other Apostles, to shepherd, to extend, and to direct the Church with authority. This Church, which Jesus founded on His Apostles, is a hierarchical community

Jesus appointed Peter as the Head, a leader who would become the visible sign and source of oneness in the Church to continue His mission on earth. Because this commission is destined to last until the end of the world, the Apostles were careful to appoint successors in this hierarchically structured society, the Church. This power, which is called apostolic succession, has been handed down directly from the Apostles to the Pope and bishops of the Church today. Hierarchy of the Church (refer to your notes)