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Sacraments of initiation

  1. 1. SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION
  2. 2. “Therefore if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold the new has come.” 2 Cor 5:17
  3. 3. Sin, Evil and Satan – 3 things that the person vows to reject in Baptism
  4. 4. SIN- saying no to God, refusal to live like Christ. EVIL- absence of God’s goodness. SATAN- father, prince of darkness.
  5. 5. Baptism • "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.“ • to baptize (Greek baptizein) means to "plunge" or "immerse” into the water symbolizes : the catechumen's burial into Christ's death, from which he rises up by resurrection with him, as "a new creature."
  6. 6. Why is Baptism necessary? Jesus Himself affirmed: “Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” Jn 3:5
  7. 7. During the Pentecost, St.Peter addressed this: “You must reform and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of the Jesus Christ, that your sins may be forgiven and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Act 2:37- 38)
  8. 8. As St. Paul states: “ Are you not aware that we who were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? Through the baptism into His death, we were buried with Him, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead, we too might live a new life.” Rom 6:3-4
  9. 9. “The baptized person is ENLIGTHENED and he BECOMES A LIGHT himself” Eph 5:8
  10. 10. FAITH Key Ingredient in the sacrament of Baptism -It is that real force within us that by the power of Christ’s Holy Spirit, gradually works a transformation in our daily thoughts, hopes, attitudes and values.
  11. 11. What about those who have never received Baptism without their fault? Would they be saved?
  12. 12. Any person who is sorry for the sins committed, and desires to be baptized but is unable to receive Baptism due to the impossibility (ex. he had an accident) can receive the sacrament called: Baptism of desire
  13. 13. Any person who suffers or dies for his faith of God receives the sacrament called: Baptism of blood
  14. 14. 2 kinds of Baptism
  15. 15. Adult Baptism Infant Baptism
  16. 16. Effects of Baptism: Unites us with the Risen Christ Unites us with other members of Christ’s Body, the Church We share in the Divine Life (children of God)
  17. 17. Symbols: Water Fire Oil White Garment(clothed with or put on Christ)
  18. 18. CONFIRMATION
  19. 19. When a coach sends a soccer player onto the playing field, he puts his hand on his shoulder and gives him final instructions.
  20. 20. We can understand Confirmation in a similar way….a hand is placed upon us, and we step out unto…. ……the field of life.
  21. 21. • Through the Holy Spirit, we know what we have to do and we have been given the power to do it!
  22. 22. “God has sent forth into our hearts the Spirit of His Son which cries out, ‘Abba’ Father” (Gal 4:6)
  23. 23. “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship in whom we cry, ‘Abba Father’.” Rom 8:15
  24. 24. CONFIRMATION -Conferred by anointing with the holy Chrism on the forehead, done while imposing the hands and by these words: “…., be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.”
  25. 25. ANOINTING in the OLD TESTAMENT: -healing -purification -strengthening -EMPOWERMENT di
  26. 26. ANOINTING in the NEW TESTAMENT: -Christ perfectly fulfills the role of PROPHET PRIEST SERVANT- KING
  27. 27. -claimed by Christ as His Own -empowered by the Spirit to spread the Gospel -build up Christ’s Body, the Church
  28. 28. DIFFERENCE bet. Baptism and Confirmation: age BAPTISM Church encourages to baptize child at an early age. CONFRIMATION It is delayed at a later age when the person has learned the fundamentals of faith.
  29. 29. DIFFERENCE bet. Baptism and Confirmation: effect BAPTISM CONFRIMATION It makes us It makes us members of the witnesses to our Body of Christ new life in Christ.
  30. 30. DIFFERENCE bet. Baptism and Confirmation: anointing BAPTISM CONFRIMATION Baptismal Anointing in Anointing Confirmation makes us makes us sharers in Jesus’ sharers in Jesus’ Priestly and Prophetic Kingly Mission. Functions.
  31. 31. DIFFERENCE bet. Baptism and Confirmation: Sac. BAPTISM Referred to as PRECURSOR to Confirmation (original Sin cleansed & welcomed as God’s child) CONFRIMATION Referred to as the Sacrament that COMPLETES Baptism (mature & resp. members of the Church)
  32. 32. Effects of Confirmation: Strengthen and confirm the grace of Baptism(giving witness to Christ) Faith is deepened becoming more mature and responsible members of the Church Actual grace is strengthened We developed a seal on our soul: ‘soldiers in the army’ of Jesus
  33. 33. The Holy Spirit: That Spirit whose divine effects we know: in the people and communities renewed by His presence. That Spirit who always answers us when we call on Him, suggesting words of wisdom. That Spirit who is like our other self, to whom we confide and in whom we confide with certainty, who gives us comfort, who supports us, whom we love with a special love: He is a true friend. He is our friend.
  34. 34. 7 GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  35. 35. EUCHARIST
  36. 36. What is the significance of the EUCHARIST
  37. 37. It is Jesus Himself SHARING His Body and Blood for our Salvation. The Eucharist is our FOOD and NOURISHMENT for our faith-life.
  38. 38. “This is My Body”- Jesus offers Himself as ‘bread’ that is shared by all(without discrimination) “This is My Blood”- Jesus gives His Life on the cross for all of us.
  39. 39. “Do this in memory of Me” Does not mean to celebrate an anniversary BUT TO MAKE IT PRESENT!... the Great Acts of God in the past.
  40. 40. “Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My Blood remains in Me and I in him.” Jn 6:56
  41. 41. EFFECTS OF RECEIVING THE HOLY COMMUNION: -Union with Christ -Separate us from sin - Reconcile and Be reconciled - Builds up the Church
  42. 42. 3 ASPECTS OF THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST: 1.SACRIFICE “This is My Body which is being given for you.” “This is My Blood of the New Covenant which is being shed for many.” Mt 26:27-28
  43. 43. In the Last Supper Jesus established the New Covenant of Sacrifice of His own Blood. The next day, on Calvary He made the offering of Himself in a bloody manner.
  44. 44. SACRIFICE
  45. 45. 3 ASPECTS OF THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST: 2. COMMUNION “All of you take and eat…” “All of you drink of…”
  46. 46. Eucharist is a sacred meal by which we, the people of the New Covenant, partake of Christ’s own Body and Blood Partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ, people are in communion with Christ and with one another.
  47. 47. COMMUNION
  48. 48. 3 ASPECTS OF THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST: 3. PRESENCE “This is My Body; this is My Blood.”
  49. 49. Christ affirms His Real presence at the Last Supper both in His natural way of existence And in the appearance of bread and wine. Christ is Truly present in the Holy Eucharist whether He is received or not!
  50. 50. PRESENCE
  51. 51. What is our response to Christ’s immense love in the Eucharist?

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