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The Paschal Mysteries In The Sacraments Of The Catholic Church

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The sacraments as well as which are they. The 7 sacraments were instituted by Christ and were also handed over to the Church.  They are efficacious signs of grace perceptible to the senses. With them, divine life is bestowed after ...

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Marriage – The Two Become One – Pope Francis

Marriage - The Sacred Union Between One Man And One Woman

Ok.  Here is a translation of the Holy Father’s catechesis on the sacraments on April 2nd during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today we conclude the series of catecheses on the ...

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The Sacrament Of Matrimony – Pt 3

  THE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE In the Latin Rite the celebration of marriage between two Catholic faithful normally takes place during Holy Mass, because of the connection of all the sacraments with the Paschal mystery of Christ. In the Eucharist ...

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The Sacrament Of Matrimony – Pt 2

  THE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE In the Latin Rite the celebration of marriage between two Catholic faithful normally takes place during Holy Mass, because of the connection of all the sacraments with the Paschal mystery of Christ. In the Eucharist ...

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The Sacrament Of Matrimony Pt 1

“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant ...

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The Sacrament Of The Eucharist

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The Sacrament Of The Eucharist

 

 

The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist. 

"At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'"

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Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

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The Eucharist

 

 

The Catechism of the Catholic Church begins the article on the Eucharist with a reflection on the names by which the sacrament is identified. Here we read that each name “evokes certain aspects” of the sacrament. It is called “Eucharist because it is an action of thanksgiving to God” (CCC - 1328). It is sometimes referred to as “the Breaking of Bread” because Jesus used this rite, above all, at the Last Supper (CCC - 1329). The Eucharist is also called “the memorial of the Lord’s passion and resurrection…the Holy Sacrifice” because it makes present the one sacrifice of Christ the Savior and includes the Church’s offering (CCC - 1330).

 

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The Sacrament Of Baptism – The Door Of The Church

The Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism

 

 

The Sacrament of Baptism is often called "The door of the Church," because it is the first of the seven sacraments not only in time (since most Catholics receive it as infants) but in priority, since the reception of the other sacraments depends on it. You cannot validly receive any other sacrament, if you are not baptized. It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation, the other two being the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Once baptized, a person becomes a member of the Church. Traditionally, the rite (or ceremony) of baptism was held outside the doors of the main part of the church, to signify this fact.

 

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Catholic Sacraments – Outward Signs Of Inward Grace

The Eucharist gives eternal life to all who believe

Catholic SacramentsThe Catechism of the Catholic Church lists the Catholic sacraments as follows: "The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments.

The seven sacraments—Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick—are the life of the Catholic Church. Each sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace.  Before going on, I want to say a bit about grace and what is it.  The word grace conveys peace, hope, love, joy and all that is good and positive.   It can be described as God's intangible gifts for us that strengthens us from within making us better people.  One of my favourite saints - St Paul - started and/or ended most of his letters invoking grace among others things, on the people his letters were addressed to.

 

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Confession And Examination Of Conscience

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A Sacrament of Initiation

One of the sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church is the sacrament of confession and preparation should include an examination of conscience . Before the practice of the individual confession we now have, people used to perform public acts of confession. However, in the history of the Catholic Church, the Irish monks started to make confession individually to a priest in the monastery. This started the tradition of making confession individually. And thus, confessionals were built in such a way as to help those who wish to go to confession to enter into an atmosphere of individual silence and recollection and thereby reconcile himself with God by confessing his sins to the priest.

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