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What Is A Sacramental?

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An introduction to the Sacramentals

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What Is A Sacramental?

  1. 1. What is a Sacramental? Mr. Pablo Cuadra Religion Class
  2. 2. What is a sacramental? <ul><li>A. A sacramental is a sign (s) instituted (created) by the Church’s intercession </li></ul><ul><li>(prayer on behalf of others). </li></ul><ul><li>B. T o help us in our spiritual life. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the purpose of Sacramentals? <ul><li>A. Sacramentals are sacred signs that bring us closer to God’s grace . </li></ul><ul><li>B. They help us develop an attitude of prayer, faith, holiness, and devotion. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What can sacramentals do? <ul><li>Through the intercession of the Church and their correct use (devotion). </li></ul><ul><li>Sacramentals can: </li></ul><ul><li>A. Drive away evil spirits, </li></ul><ul><li>B. Remit venial sin </li></ul><ul><li>C. Prepare us for grace (God’s very life). </li></ul>
  5. 5. What could be a sacramental? <ul><li>A. Sacramentals can be material things like rosaries, crosses, holy water. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Sacramentals can be actions such as: genuflection, sign of the cross, prayers, blessings. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sacramentals <ul><li>Anything blessed by a priest can become a sacramental. </li></ul><ul><li>Catholics are encouraged to bless, to set aside objects for the glory of God . </li></ul><ul><li>We bless meals, Bibles, cars, houses, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>We are encouraged to received blessings and to bless others. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Types of sacramentals <ul><li>Exorcism </li></ul><ul><li>Holy Water </li></ul><ul><li>Rosaries </li></ul><ul><li>Candles </li></ul><ul><li>Icons </li></ul><ul><li>Holy images </li></ul><ul><li>Holy vessels </li></ul><ul><li>Incense </li></ul><ul><li>Relics </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed Palms </li></ul><ul><li>Bibles </li></ul><ul><li>Scapulars </li></ul><ul><li>Medals </li></ul><ul><li>Crosses </li></ul><ul><li>Bow </li></ul><ul><li>Bells </li></ul><ul><li>Genuflection </li></ul><ul><li>Prayers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sacramentals <ul><li>Some sacramentals remind us of the sacraments . </li></ul><ul><li>Holy water remind us of baptism </li></ul><ul><li>Ashes remind us of reconciliation, penance </li></ul><ul><li>Holy Oil remind us of confirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Wedding ring remind us of the covenant of marriage </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sacramentals <ul><li>Sacred objects need to be treated with respect . </li></ul><ul><li>Sacramentals have been blessed and made holy through the power of the Church’s prayer. </li></ul><ul><li>Sacramentals or sacred signs or objects are to be treated with reverence and devotion (passion for the things of God). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Corporal Works of Mercy (Holy Actions) <ul><li>1. To Feed the Hungry </li></ul><ul><li>2. To Give drink to the thirsty </li></ul><ul><li>3. To Clothe the naked </li></ul><ul><li>4. To shelter the homeless </li></ul><ul><li>5. To visit the sick </li></ul><ul><li>6. To visit the imprisoned </li></ul><ul><li>7. To bury the dead </li></ul>
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