Wholeness ConfirmationPreparation March 11, 2011 Chapters 24-27
Some Announcements Confession Evening at the Church on April 6 at 7:00 p.m. S.J.W. Summer Camp an EXCELLENT opportunity to earn all of your mandatory community service hours for your high school graduation requirements Confirmation blog: Final Test April; take home a test review A surprise…
ToReview… We sin bythought, word, deedand omission. There are twokinds of sin: MORTAL: a veryserious sin committedwithknowledge and and full consent VENIAL: lessserious sin committedwithout full knowledge and/orconsent We are temptedto sin because of the fallen world in whichwelive, theflesh and theDevil. We can avoidoccasions of sin Ten Commandments (… notthe Ten Suggestions)
The Occasions of Sin Bad things Bad people Bad places
To Review… Our conscience helps to judge right from wrong. The Church is our guide. She teaches without error on matters of faith and morals. Sacred Scripture Magisterium Catechism of the Catholic Church
What’s the story?
In your group… Review the parable of The Prodigal Son As a group, discuss the following questions: Is there anything in this parable that surprises or shocks you? In Jesus’ parables, the people or items in the story represent something or someone else. Discuss: The prodigal son The other son The father
The Lesson: God is just and merciful, and he offers forgiveness to the repentant sinner. We must love the sinner and hate the sin. Conversion means turning toward God and away from sin.
Sacraments of Healing Penance Confession of our sins to a priest Receive words of absolution Result: forgiveness of sins, restoration of grace, strength to overcome sin
forgiveness grace strength
Sacraments of Healing Anointing of the Sick Prepares the sick or dying person for either death or healing. The recipient is anointed with oil, with prayer from the priest.
In your group: Read the story of St. Damien de Veuster or Father Damien of Molokai.