Holy Things that United Us
Our Catholic Faith is a very beautiful gift from
God, and there is always so much we can learn.
In the last episode we have learn much of the
Communion of Saints
We have learned that the Church is God’s family
And all people who follow Jesus are united whether
they are living or death.
When we talk about the Communion of
Saints; however, we also mean that we are
united in HolyThings
Today we are going to talk aboutTHE HOLY
THINGSTHAT UNITED US.
Holy Things that United Us
We are united to Jesus, and to all
others into God’s family
That’s why we call it Holy Communion
Do you remember the word
It means that people are brought
together & united.
Again , all people who follow Jesus are
united whether they are living or death.
In Holy Communion we are united to
Jesus, and into all God’s family
The Most Important we Share:
“The Holy Eucharist”
We have been learning of the
Communion of Saints, and that the fact
that we, the members of the Communion o f
Saints, share many Holy things
The most important we share isTHE
EUCHARIST: The body & blood of Jesus.
THE HOLY EUCHARIST is the most Holy
Thing that we share in the Communion
of Saints, here in earth.
But there are many things that we share
as well, in the Communion of Saints.
We Share One Faith
But what other things we share?
First about we share ONE FAITH
That means that we members of the Communion of Saints,
believe the same things
God has shown us what we should believe
And when we say the CREED, we say what we believe
“We believe in God the Father almighty Creator of
heaven and earth.”
And then we say the other things that we all believe
It is the same thing that St. Peter & other Apostles
1) It is the same that all the saints believe
2) It is the same thing that the Pope Francis I believes
All the members of the Communion of Saints have one
We all believe the same thing!
We Share CHARISMS
Next we share something called
According to the Dictionary definition:
CHARISM is a divinely conferred power or
It comes from the Greek χάρισμα khárisma,
a) "favor freely given"
b) or "gift of grace".
Charisms are gifts that the Holy Spirit
gives to different people
a) And these gifts help other people
b) And build the Church
Charisms are Gifts to Help Others
Here is an example of what Charism means:
St. Dominic received the Gift of Charism from
the Holy Spirit,
which made him able to preach:
He was really good of telling people about Jesus
The way he says things makes people want to follow
St. Dominic charism helps to people around
him, more than it helped Dominic
God didn’t give him the Charism of preaching, so
Not that he can seat in his room & thought
Saint Dominic preaching was to help other people!
So, the Charisms help to people around us
The Charisms to Help People Around Us
We learned in other episodes that
a. What ever wrong we do, affects the whole
communion of Saints.
b. And what ever good we do, helps theWhole
Communion of Saints.
CHARISMS- especially do this!
Charism helps the whole Communion of Saints
We can share all our talents with others and help them.
1) the Holy Eucharist,
2) One Catholic Faith ,
3) and Charism
What else the Communion of Saints share?
What else the Communion of Saints Share?
The Bible tells us that the Apostles,
and first Christians have everything in
That means that the first Christians
share everything they have
It is like that with us! We have
the things we have, so we can help
God has given us things , not that we
can be selfish, and just take care of
ourselves;That’s not right!!!
God has given us everything we have,
so that we can also share with others
who need our help
Everythings Belongs to Us
Some times it can be very hard to share
We want to keep things for ourselves
We think selfishly, and used to think: “this is
mine, and you can't have it”
Everything we have belongs to God, so
we share everything with others.
That’s right! Everything belongs to God!
We make a mistake, when we start to
“this belong jus to me, and I will do whatever I
want with it”
Everythings Belongs to Us
We have to be very Careful Not to follow in Proud or
We always have to be humble and grateful
feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness;
Being thankful for all we have, as an opportunity to help
By Claiming that all we have it is because our own
efforts, our own hard work, and our own intelligence,
a) It is like denying the fact that God has given us
those special abilities and talents to get what we
have, in order to help the needy.
b) It is denying the fact that God has blessed us with
particular situations or events in our lives, so we
can see them as opportunities to help others
Everything Belongs to God
Remember Proud and Arrogance diminish
Grace, and without Grace
1) Our intellect or reason is subjected to Error
2) Our flesh is subjected to our Passions
3) OurWill is weaken ,
4) and our tendency to make wrong decisions
God’s reaction to Proud & Arrogance
But the grace that God gives is even stronger. As the scripture says,
“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
He has no use for conceited people, but shows favor to those who are
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way you younger people must submit yourselves to your
elders. And all of you must put on the apron of humility, to serve one
another; for the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but shows
favor to the humble.”
God Gives More Grace to the Humble
God give more Grace to the Humble, doesn’t matter if
he/she is rich or poor
Remember that Grace is God’s Divine Life pours in our
GRACE is also called SanctifyingGrace, because make us
a) It illuminates the intellect or reason
b) Enables us to see things or needs, that no one notices
c) Enable us to love as good loves
d) Strengthen our wills
e) Enables as to act according to God’s will
f) Give us supernatural strength, which we cannt have for our own.
Thus why those people who are humble, or those who
have less but are grateful,
are more willing to help those in need, and behave
according to God’s will.
Some time the proud or Arrogances don’t even notice
the hardness of their hearts, because of the lack of GRACE.
The Communion of Saints shares “LOVE”
God has given us many gifts (abilities, talents,
skills, situations, events, physical attributions,
etc.), so that we can share them with others
But God Not give us many gifts, so we can keep
them only for our selves.
So see that the Communion of Saints shares
IT IS GOD’S LOVE that United us all together!
whatever good we do, helps the whole Communion of
When we become Holy, the Communion of Saints
In one member suffers, we all suffer together,
We are brought together in LOVE!!!
We are Brought Together in LOVE
All Gifts and CHARISMS do not mean anything, at
least we have “Love”
Saint Paul says that:
“If I can gave all I have to the poor, but have not
Love, I gain nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:3)
Lets read about what Saint Paul wrote about
“Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous;
love does not brag and is not arrogant,
it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not
take into account a wrong suffered, does not
rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all
things, endures all things.
Love never ends!!!” (1 Cor. 13:4-8)
Love God = Love your Neighbor
After all Jesus has thought us that:
1) The 1st Commandment is to Love the Lord your
God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all
2) And the 2nd Commandment is Love your
neighbor as yourself
We cannot separate our Love for God, from
our love for other people
The two Go together…!
The Sacraments and Grace
THE HOLY EUCHARIST is one of the 7
Sacraments that gave us Grace by the Power of
the Holy Spirit.
Grace strengths our will, enlightens our reason,
enables us to love.
Grace enable us to love asGod’s love, to understand
& see things according to God will, and fortify our
will to act diligently.
In the Communion of Saints we are united in
the Sacraments as well
Jesus gave us the 7 sacraments
They were instituted or started by Jesus Christ
He comes to us in the Sacraments (By the action &
power of the Holy Spirit)
Through the Sacraments we are united to Him—by
the action of the Holy Spirit
Sacraments and Grace
All Sacraments have an outward sing
that we can see,
They areVisibleActions with a Invisible
They do some things or actions that are
Through them we share in God’s life of
And we are united to God and to each other,
by the Power of the Holy Spirit.
The Sacraments Encounter with Christ
Again, the Sacraments are outward signs
instituted by Christ to give us Grace
Each of the Sacraments confers us a special
Grace, by the Power of the Holy Spirit
In a very especial Way, Jesus Himself pours
Grace over Grace every time we receive Him,
present in the HOLY EUCHARIST.
Jesus become present in the Holy Eucharist for
the Power of the Holy Spirit
He strengthen those Graces received in the other
And Nourishes our soul
A Small Quiz
1. What is the Sacrament that give us God’s
and makes us children of God, and members
of the mystical Body of Christ—the Church?
The Sacrament BAPTISM:
Gives us God’s Grace
Makes us Children of God
Makes us members of the Body of Christ (The
2. What’s the Sacrament in which Jesus forgives
the sins we commit after Baptism?
This Sacrament is know by 2 or 3 names:
3. What is the Sacrament which
completes theGrace received in
and brings us more deeply into the
Mystical Body of Christ (The Church)?
a) Also this Sacrament helps us to stay
strong, and in living the Christian Faith
b) And enable us to show our Faith to others
So what is this sacrament?
CONFIRMATION is the Sacrament that
pours in our soul more Grace receive in
And What is Grace For?
Grace is God’s Divine Life that enable
us to love asGod loves,
Gives us Empathy toward others
Strengthen our will
Enable us to act according to God’s
Illuminate our Reason
Enable us to see theTRUTH
Enable us to see things that we, don’t
believe, didn’t notice, or we used to
see as normal.
And this Grace is pour in our souls, by
the Power of the Holy Spirit
5. In what Sacrament we receive body &
blood of Jesus under the appearance
of Bread and Wine?
In the HOLY EUCHARIST we receive
Jesus blood, flesh, soul & divinity
This is the Sacrament of the Sacraments
because is Jesus Himself , pouring Grace
The others Sacraments give us Grace, but
after that Jesus Himself keep nourishing
our souls with the Holy Eucharist
So our souls become strengthen
with His Grace
6. What sacrament makes a man a Priests and receive
THE HOLY ORDERS
a) Ordered for the service of God’s Church , to Build the Body of
b) It is Directed for the salvation of others, by the gift of Himself
to the Church
c) With the help of the Holy Spirit , they receive special Graces
to bring us the sacraments.
d) Their mission is to serve, teach, guide , care for the souls of
the members of the Church
e) And to help everyone to become Holy to reach his/her final
Their mission most essentially (for the most part) must
be sheepherding rather than Administrative
The implication is that the faithful are the "flock" who
have to be tended.
The shepherd is a person who tends, herds, feeds, or
guards herds of sheep .
7. In what Sacrament man and woman receive
a special Grace, and become husband and
wife for the rest of their life?
a) This Sacrament fortify the Marriage with the
Power of the Holy Spirit
b) It pours a special grace that gives them
strengthen for self-given love and self-sacrifice
c) It is for the service of the Family and to help each
member of the family to become Holy.
d) The Graces received in this sacrament gives them
a supernatural power that help the man & woman
to love each other, not only by human love, but
with God’s love.
Note: this Sacrament like the others must be kept nourishing with the Eucharist
in order to keep fortify and in good shape.
7. In what Sacrament we receive special
Grace from Jesus to help us when we
are very sick, or in old age?
This Sacrament strengthen us to face death
and give us peace
It prepares us to be ready to see God face to
Or if it is the will of God, it grants us with
some Graces to recover the health as well.
These are the 7 Sacraments of the
Church, Jesus gave them to us
They are the way we receive God’s
Divine Life (Grace) and many of the
gifts God wants to give us
1. Why should we share every thing we
Everything we have come from God; it really
belongs to Him
And God gives us good things (talents,
abilities, etc), so we can help those around
1. When we say that the Communion of
Saints believe the same thing
We mean that the members of God’s family
share One Faith
This Faith is summarized in the CREED,
which we pray each Sunday in Mass.
3. Jesus gave us 7 special outward sings
that give us GRACE
This 7 sings united us to Him and to each
What do they called?
Jesus come to us in the 7
Sacraments, by the Power of the
God made us in such a way that
we can help each other in many
a) Help others around us with the good
things we have
b) And help each other to get to
Lets always do as we can to love,
help, and pray for each other,
so that we may all be with God
in Heaven forever