How did the Catholic Church became the one true church? It was founded by Christ. “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church.”
What does it mean when we say that the Church is ONE? Christ only found one Church. The faithful of the Church profess the same faith, have the same sacraments and one single hierarchy under one head-the Pope.
What does it mean when we say that the Church is HOLY?The Head of theChurch is Holy. Christhas united theChurch to himself ashis body.
What does it mean when we say that the Church is CATHOLIC? From the word catholic which means universal. It is universal because it has all means to salvation. The Church’s mission is to the whole of human race.
What does it mean when we say that the Church is APOSTOLIC?The Church is builton the foundation ofPeter and theapostles. With theassistance of theHoly Spirit, ittransmits faithfullythe teachings of theapostles. Theapostolic succession.
Lesson 3: The Holy Mass a BCD Class for coaches
What is the Holy Mass? It is the memorial of Christ’s Passover, the making present and the sacramental offering of his unique sacrifice, in the liturgy of the Church. (CCC, 1346)
What is the Eucharist? It is the sacrament in which the Body and Blood of Jesus is truly, and really substantially present through the transubstantiation of the bread and wine.
What is the purpose of this sacrament?It is a sacrament oflove and unity thatgives us theAuthor of grace. Itis the source andsummit of thewhole Christianlife.
The Need for Holy Communion“Truly, truly, I sayto you, unless youeat the flesh of theSon of Man, anddrink his blood,you will have nolife in you.” (Jn 6:53)
Lesson 4: Sacrament of Penance a BCD Class for coaches
What is the sacrament of Penance? It is the sacrament instituted by Christ to forgive sins. “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” (Jn. 20:22-23)
Characteristics of a Good Confession • Prepared well by a deep examination of conscience. • Complete. • Concise and to the point.
MORTAL and VENIAL sins• Mortal – it destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God’s law. It turns man away from God.• Venial – it allows charity to subsist, even though it affects and wound it.
Lesson 5: Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary a BCD Class for coaches
Who is the Blessed Virgin Mary?Mary is the motherof Jesus; the motherof God. (CCC, 495)
Why is Mary a virgin? The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the moment of her conception, by a singular grace of Almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin. (Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus, 1854)
Do Catholics worship Mary?No, Catholics do notworship Mary.Catholics pay aspecial devotion tothe Blessed Motherbeing the Mother ofGod. (CCC)
The Holy Rosary The Holy Rosary is the epitome of the whole Gospel. This Marian prayer expresses devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.