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The Sacraments Of Initiation

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Presentation on the importance of the Sacraments of Initiation in Roman Catholic life.

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The Sacraments Of Initiation

  1. 1. Presentation One<br />The Sacraments <br />of <br />Initiation<br />Presented By: Jim Woods<br />1<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Initiation Rites<br />
  3. 3. “From the moment that a sacrament is celebrated in accordance with the intention of the Church, the power of Christ and his Spirit acts in and through it ...”<br />(CCC 1128)<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Baptism<br />Confirmation <br />Eucharist<br />4<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Preach the Gospel and ,if necessary, use words<br />(St. Francis of Assisi)<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />Simple Things<br />
  7. 7. What is a Sacrament<br />“... The sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life; they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith.”<br />(CCC. 1210)<br />“The Sacraments are an outward sign of an inward grace instituted by Christ for our sanctification.” <br />(Council of Trent)<br />7<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />&quot;Sacramentum&quot;,<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />God in the bits and pieces of every day life.<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />&quot;the purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify mankind, to build up the body of Christ and finally to give worship to God. Because they are signs they also instruct. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also nourish, strengthen, and express it.&quot;(CCC1123).<br />
  11. 11. 11<br />Session Two<br />The Sacraments <br />of <br />Initiation<br />
  12. 12. A Sacramental People?<br />“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfil.”<br />(Matt. 5:17)<br />12<br />
  13. 13. 13<br />Signs<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />“They give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith.”<br />(CCC. 1210)<br />
  15. 15. 15<br />A Body made up of many different parts!<br />
  16. 16. What is the Necessity?<br />“efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church by which Divine Life is dispensed to us.”<br />(CCC. 131)<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Conclusion<br />“The sharing in the divine nature given to men through the grace of Christ bears a certain likeness to the origin, development and nourishing of natural life. The faithful are born anew by baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of confirmation and receive in Eucharist the food of eternal life. By means of the sacraments of Christian Initiation they this receive in increasing measure the treasures of divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity.”<br />(CCC.1212)<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Next Presentation <br />The Sacrament <br />of <br />Baptism<br />Presented By: Jim Woods<br />18<br />

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