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Title: Sacramental Life

Sacramental Life
  • Celebrating the Sacraments

Two forms of life
  • The natural life of our body which is animated by
    our soul.
  • This life begins at the moment that we were
    conceived in our mothers womb.
  • The supernatural life.
  • This is the life that our souls must possess when
    our body dies.

  • Unless our souls are supernaturally alive with
    the grace of God, our faith tells us we shall die
    the first death--of the body but also the second
    death of the soul.
  • Another name for the second death is eternal
  • This means eternal separation from God.

  • The sacraments which Christ instituted are the
    divinely ordained means
  • for obtaining supernatural life,
  • for growing in the supernatural life, and
  • for restoring the supernatural life
  • if it has been lost by mortal sin.

What are the Sacraments?
  • A sacrament is a visible sign instituted by
    Christ which effectively communicates the grace
    it signifies.

Matter and Form
  • Each of the seven sacraments is something visible
    or sensibly perceptible.
  • The water poured in Baptism,
  • The oil used in Confirmation,
  • The bread and wine for the Eucharist,
  • along with the words pronounced and the ritual
    seen, are all perceptible to the senses.

Sacraments are --
  • Signs which signify.
  • They manifest something beyond the visible ritual
  • Thus water signifies washing,
  • Oil signifies strengthening or healing,
  • Eating and drinking signify being nourished.
  • The external sign signifies some internal change
    taking place in the human spirit.
  • This change is in the supernatural order,
    including some area or aspect of divine grace.

  • Sacraments actually produce the grace which they
  • They are instruments in the hands of Christ who,
    through them, confers the graces proper to each

  • Baptism
  • water, real and natural
  • I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of
    the Son and of the Holy Spirit
  • Priest
  • the remission of all sin, original sin and
    actual, and of all penalties incurred through
    this guilt.

  • Confirmation
  • anointing the forehead of the baptized with
    sacred chrism
  • Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • Bishop
  • Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace to root us
    more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate
    us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond
    with the Church, associate us more closely with
    her mission, and help us bear witness to the
    Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.

  • Bread and Wine
  • "This is my body which will be given up for you.
    . . . This is the cup of my blood. . . ."
  • Validly, ordained priest
  • Increases the communicant's union with the Lord,
    forgives his venial sins, and preserves him from
    grave sins.
  • Since receiving this sacrament strengthens the
    bonds of charity between the communicant and
    Christ, it also reinforces the unity of the
    Church as the Mystical Body of Christ.
  • The Eucharist is also offered in reparation for
    the sins of the living and the dead and to obtain
    spiritual or temporal benefits from God.

  • The acts of penitence, which are divided into
    three parts
  • repentance,
  • confession or disclosure of sins to the priest,
  • the intention to make reparation and do works of
  • The absolution of the Priest I absolve you from
    your sins, in the name of the Father and of the
    Son and of the Holy Spirit
  • Priest
  • Reconciliation with God by which the penitent
    recovers grace
  • reconciliation with the Church
  • remission of the eternal punishment incurred by
    mortal sins
  • remission, at least in part, of temporal
    punishments resulting from sin
  • peace and serenity of conscience, and spiritual
  • an increase of spiritual strength for the
    Christian battle.

Anointing of the Sick
  • Oil blessed by the Bishop
  • the anointing of the forehead and hands of the
    sick person.
  • Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his
    love and mercy help you with the grace of the
    Holy Spirit
  • May the Lord who frees you from sin, save you
    and raise you up.
  • Priest
  • Uniting of the sick person to the passion of
    Christ, for his own good and that of the whole
  • the strengthening, peace, and courage to endure
    in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness
    or old age
  • the forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was
    not able to obtain it through the sacrament of
  • the restoration of health, if it is conducive to
    the salvation of his soul
  • the preparation for passing over to eternal life.

  • Laying on of hands followed by a solemn prayer of
    consecration asking God to grant the ordinand the
    graces of the Holy Spirit required for his
  • Bishop
  • Benefit, growth in grace, to the end that
    whosoever is ordained may be a worthy minister.

  • Marriage is based on the consent of the
    contracting parties, i.e., the husband and wife.
  • The sacrament thus perfects the human love of the
    spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity,
    and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.

How necessary are the sacraments?
  • They are necessary for salvation.
  • even if not all are necessary for each

  • How then can we receive the grace of salvation
    UNLESS we celebrate the sacraments?

Why then, did He choose to dispense His grace
through the sacraments?
  • So that the mysterious effects of His infinite
    power should be made intelligible by means of
    certain signs that are evident to our senses.

Celebrating the Sacraments
  • The sacraments are a continuation of Christs
    work of redemption.
  • They are the link between His Passion on Calvary
    and our present needs on earth.
  • They are the channels by which His saving merits
    are now conveyed to a sinful world.

  • The sacraments provide a marvelous bond of
    visible unity among the members of Christs

  • By means of the sacraments we make a public
    profession of our faith, and others witness to
    what we profess to believe.

  • The sacraments afford us a constant check on our
  • They encourage us to the practice of humility, by
    making us submit to material things as a
    condition for obtaining the graces that we need
    for the spiritual life.

Say Mabetbet a Tepet
  • Saray numero ed Biblia.

Different meanings
  • Quantity
  • Symbolism
  • Gematric meaning

  • What the number says is what the author wanted to

Symbolic Meaning
  • It expresses an idea, a message that goes beyond
    the number being said and exceeds its meaning.

Numbers 1,2 and 3
  • 1 symbolizes God who is unique.
  • It denotes exclusivity, primacy and excellence.
  • Why do you ask me about what is good? There is
    only one who is good (Mt. 19,17).

  • 2 represents human dualism, the internal division
    that human beings bear because of sin.
  • According to Mark, Jesus cured one Generasene
    demoniac (Mk. 5,2).
  • Matthew wrote that they were two (Mt. 8,28).

  • 3 expresses totality, or eternity.
  • Three sons of Noah (Gen. 6,10) represent the
    totality of all his descendants.
  • The three instances of Peters denial of Jesus
    manifest his infidelity (Mt. 26,34).
  • The three temptations of Jesus represent all the
    temptations of his life.
  • In the OT, God is called holy three times to
    indicate the one who is all holy (Is. 6,3).

Abangan so arum ni ran Mabetbet a Tepet!
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