Sacraments of _vocation


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Sacraments of _vocation

  1. 1. Marriage- Part of God’s Plan for Man   From the dawn of creation, it has been part of God’s plan for man. God Himself is the author of marriage.
  2. 2. Marriage as a Sacrament Sacramental Celebration of Marriage ”to be of one heart and one soul, from this day forward. For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.” 
  3. 3. Marriage as a Sacrament On- going married life of the couple “Marriage is a process, not a state, a beginning, not an end, a threshold, not a goal or a diploma.” 
  4. 4. Marriage in the Church  Not merely some social custom or personal preference or even of financial considerations. Rather, it is the solemn entry of the spouses into a binding commitment before God and the Christian community.
  5. 5. Marriage Love “Without love the family cannot live, grow, and perfect itself as a community of persons.”
  6. 6. Marriage Love Marriage love of Christians is fully human. “Conjugal love involves a totality in which all the elements of the person enter namely: appeal of body and instinct, power of feeling and affectivity, aspiration of the spirit and the will. It aims at a deeply personal unity, the unity that, beyond union in one flesh, leads to forming one heart and soul.”
  7. 7. Marriage Love “I want you- to flourish, to become your truest, fullest self.”
  8. 8. Why Marry? Positive Needs 1. Desire to share love 2. Desire for intimacy 3. Desire to build a family
  9. 9. Why Marry? Negative Needs 1. Premarital Pregnancy 2. Sense of pity or gratitude 3. Disappointment
  10. 10. Compatibility in Marriage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Religion Culture and Race Socio- economic status Education Age
  11. 11. Offenses in the Sacrament of Marriage 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Adultery Divorce Polygamy Incest Live In or Free Union Trial Marriage
  12. 12. Sacrament of Holy Orders - The sacrament of “apostolic ministry”. Through it, the mission entrusted by Christ to His apostles continues to be exercised in the Church to the end of time.”
  13. 13. Sacrament of Holy Orders Order in the Church- the group or body of those who carry on certain functions, such as teaching, sanctifying, and governing. Ordination- the sacramental act by which one is integrated into the orders of bishops, of priests, and of deacons.
  14. 14. New Testament Priesthood Disciple  Apostle  Presbyter  Presider at the Eucharist 
  15. 15. Orders Episcopate/ Bishops  Priesthood/ Priests  Diaconate/ Deacons 
  16. 16. Effects of Holy Orders Configures the ordained to Christ by a special grace of the Holy Spirit. 2. Confers an indelible spiritual character 1.