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March 11


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March 11

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