Presentation on theme: " A holy person sees and responds to God in both big and small ways. A holy person sees the possibilities for good in every situation. When we are holy,"— Presentation transcript:
A holy person sees and responds to God in both big and small ways. A holy person sees the possibilities for good in every situation. When we are holy, we feel fully alive. When we are not holy, something in us is either dead or asleep.
Holiness is also a means to possess divine power, spiritually pure, and God helps us grow in holiness.
1. Being called and calling others When we can make a difference in the world, and we actually do make a difference
When we feel that we belong, we are more likely to share our gifts and talents, reaching out to others and giving our best. When we do this we are working at reaching our full potentials.
When we see what we can do and do it. When we see what we cannot do, we place our trust in the Lord. When we get the strength and support we need to live life to the fullest.
Jesus offers people freedom and share that freedom with others. He told us those who have been forgiven to go and forgive others He tells us that if we wish to be forgiven we must be willing to forgive
When we accept help and healing when we need it and offer help and healing when we can. God heals us in the ways that we need to be healed and to be holy means knowing when we need help and asking for it.
Jesus tells us to love, to be faithful and committed to one another because he loves us all equally. When we try to keep commitments and help others do the same
Everyone is called to holy. It is our choice if we choose to be holy. God created us with a combination of gifts to make us different from others. By using these gifts, we help each other belong, and reach our full potentials. We can only be holy by being ourselves.
Thesis: Why are the 6 attributes of Holiness important? OR Why do we want to be holy? 1. Pick 1 attribute in which you are strong in (provide 2 examples and 1 explanation) 2. Pick 1 attribute in which you are weak in (provide 2 examples and 1 explanation) Conclusion
An outward sign and/or action representing God’s love and saving grace. They are “living” encounters with God. “Sacramentum” is a Medieval Latin word that means “oath,” coming from the Latin “sacra” (to devote) and “mentum” (-ment) Any time we experience an event or thing through which we encounter God, can be considered a sacrament.
Sacraments are highly symbolic All the sacraments were instituted by Christ Sacraments bring about what they symbolize Ex. Baptism – symbolizes the soul being cleansed of Original Sin at the same time God is making the cleansing happen
The Church celebrates these seven events to show the different aspects of holiness. These sacraments give us strength and courage as we try to become holy. Every stage of Christian life touches upon one of these sacraments.
Some adults have not participated fully in all seven sacraments, or have stopped focusing on growth in their faith, this results in their retention of a childish faith. You need to learn and reflect to grow in your understanding of the faith. IT NEEDS TO DEVELOP LIKE YOUR MUSCLES!
Reconciliation (Confession) Anointing of the Sick (Last Rites)
These are the starting points for our lives as Christians. They welcome people in the community of the Church. They are entering a covenant with God They must promise to love God and God’s people They must accept forgiveness and forgive They must reach out to all those that are in need You are expected to give something to it.
Water – main symbol of baptism; sign of cleansing, renewal, death and rebirth; sign of immersion into God’s life as expressed in JC. White Garment – given to a person after he or she comes out of the waters of baptism to mean that the person is now “clothed in Christ.”
Light – sign that Christ brings light to the life of a baptized person. The Laying of the Hands – signs of the gift of the HS; represents the sharing of love, strength, support, and encouragement.
Oil – sign of strength, beauty, health and healing; sign of abundance and joy. Bread and Wine – sign of our thanks and of our wish to offer ourselves to God; sign of God’s faithfulness.
This washes away Original Sin which was committed by Adam and Eve. This is the first introduction to the Catholic faith. Christ has called his death and resurrection, his baptism. This is the plunging into death and resurrection of Christ
Baptism is usually initiated by the parents on behalf of their child. God parents are chosen to help raise the child in the Catholic faith. Baptismal promises are made by parents and God parents for us. The promises are renewed each year at the Easter Vigil
This is when we receive the body and blood of JC. When we take part in the Eucharist we do 3 things: 1. celebrate God’s abundant love and faithfulness 2. we offer all that we are and all that we do to God 3. We commit ourselves to care for and be at peace with one another
The Eucharist reenacts the Last Supper, when JC sat down with his Apostles. This sacrament involves transubstantiation where the bread and wine turn into the body and blood of JC. This is not symbolic as Catholic we believe that the wine and bread actually do become the body and blood of Christ.
Consecration is when Christ is actually made present through transubstantiation. There have been points in history where the Lord has actually been made present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Many Eucharistic miracles have occurred during times of weakened faith Many have taken place a result of someone not believing that Christ is actually present
Is when the candidate is accepted into the Catholic faith as an adult and when the Holy Spirit comes to us to strengthen the gifts that we received at baptism. It means that the candidate is fully aware of the full responsibilities of being a Christian and that they accept Christ and His teachings. This usually occurs during the Easter season
Candidates are referred to as Catechumenate They choose a sponsor, who is a person that they know and respect to help them in their journey through the Catholic faith. The word sponsor comes from the same root as “responsible, someone who guarantees or promises.”
This person will travel with the candidate on a journey to Christian maturity and will help the candidate to accept the gifts of the Holy Spirit and encourage the candidate to demonstrate the Fruits of the Holy Spirit in their family lives.
1. the laying of the hands on the candidate is when the Holy Spirit is asked to enter the person 2. anointing of the candidates forehead in the sign of the cross with Chrism (olive oil with balsam blessed in a special mass) it is a symbol of strength and the “fragrance of Christ” 3. a sponsor places a hand on the shoulder of the candidate as a sign of spiritual support
4. the Bishop administers the sacraments because he is considered the successor to the apostles, who bore witness to Christ.