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1 Water Oil Candle White Garment
Baptism Water Oil Candle White Garment

2 Baptism Celebrates… These are the 5 realities that are celebrated in the sacrament of Baptism. Welcome Lifelong Conversion Rebirth to a new identity Sharing Jesus’ mission Receiving the gift of the Spirit

3 Baptism is permanent. It changes our relationship with God forever
Baptism is permanent. It changes our relationship with God forever. Baptism is necessary for Salvation.

4 Necessary for Salvation
Necessary for Salvation!? Does that mean only Baptized Christians are saved?? The church teaches that Baptism, through which one Becomes a member of Christ’s Body, it the fullest means Of Salvation For those who have received the Gospel and have the Opportunity to be baptized, Baptism is the necessary Way to their salvation Christ died for all humankind, all are offered salvaton Through the paschal mystery, in ways that are known to God.

5 Salvation Con’t Those who seek the truth and try to do God’s will in accordance with the truth as they understand it can be saved. Children who die without being baptized are entrusted to God’s mercy. God desires that every human being be saved and our hope is that God will not leave innocent children without a means of salvation.

6 Questions Pg. 135 Describe what happens to a person through baptism.
Name the 3 sacraments of initiation. In general what do these sacraments celebrate? What 5 realities for the Christian are celebrated in Baptism?

7 Questions on 135 con’t. What is meant by original sin? How does Baptism affect original sin? How does the Catholic church’s understanding of the phrase “born again”differ from some other Christians’ interpretation of that phrase? What does it mean to say that Baptism is necessary for salvation? How can non-Christians be saved?

8 The Ritual of Baptism: Symbolic Actions and Words
Each sacrament has matter and form Matter = the material things we see, use. Form= the specific, special words we use. In Baptism, as in all sacraments, the Christian community, the Church is the primary symbol. In addition to this…………….

9 …there are four symbols in the rite of Baptism
Water(matter)= at the core of the sacrament of Baptism is the water rite. It is essential and the words (form) “ I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Without this action and these words no baptism has taken place. Water: A natural symbol of_______________________________ Scriptural meanings_________________________ Take the plunge! Total immersion.

10 Oil: Oil is a symbol of: Healing Strength Protection
For anointing kings and those set aside for sacred duties. The anointing with oil of the new Christian= being chosen to share in the risen life of Jesus and to receive the Holy Spirit through him.

11 The white(new) garment
To symbolize the radical newness of a life in Christ, of being “clotherd in Christ” the baptized receives a white or new garment To wear after the water ritual. In appearance as well as in spirit, the person is a “new creation.”

12 A lighted Candle: Share the light of Christ
Light dispels darkness Where there is light, there is life. “Light of the World” The flame of the candle is lit from the Easter candle. Easter Candle = Christ the light of the world. Who may be baptized? Anyone who has not been baptized before Who may perform a Baptism? Usually a priest, bishop or deacon In the case of necessity any person , even someone who has not been baptized, can baptize another if she or he has the right intention.

13 Baptism in the Early Church
Peter and the Apostles Baptized all who would hear the Good News and believe in Jesus Catechumenate was the process of baptismal preparation All baptismal candidates were baptized on the Easter Vigil

14 Mystagogia After Easter Vigil Baptisms
A period of study and intense involvement with the community Learn more about mysteries of the faith

15 Evolution to 3 Sacraments
As the Church grew, bishops had trouble attending all the ceremonies Priests performed baptisms more frequently Bishops performed the anointing when they visited each community Infants born to Christian parents were baptized immediately.

16 Two Main Procedures for Baptism
A ceremony specifically for babies and young children An initiation process for adults (and a parallel process for older children) modeled on the process used in the early Church

17 RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Becoming a Catholic Christian is a process that takes time and means joining a community INQUIRY, CATECHUMENATE, ENLIGHTEMENTS/ILLUMINATION, MYSTAGOGIA

18 Celebrating growth in the Spirit
CONFIRMATION Celebrating growth in the Spirit

19 Confirmation celebrates…
Lifelong growth in the Spirit The Holy Spirit operates in subtle ways We acknowledge the presence of the Spirit Caring people are bearers of the Spirit The Holy Spirit is the “breath of God”

20 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Virtues or abilities that were given at Baptism that gradually unfold in a person as he or she matures.

21 The Seven Gifts Wisdom Understanding Right judgment Courage Knowledge
Reverence Wonder and awe in God’s presence

22 Write Of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit which 3 do you use? Give examples. Which 2 do you need the most? Explain.

23 Who may be Confirmed? Willing to profess the Catholic faith in a state of grace, that is, forgiven of any grave sins through Baptism or the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) Intending to receive the sacrament Willing to take on the role of disciple of Christ

24 HOMEWORK Read pages 155 to 165 in your Celebrating Sacraments textbook. Answer review questions #1 through #9 in your notebook. Your questions will be checked at the start of class tomorrow.

25 Questions 1) What is the sacrament of Confirmation?
2) When does Confirmation typically take place for people baptized as infants?When does it take place for those baptized as adults? 3) What is the purpose of the Confirmation preparation program? 4) Why is the bishop’s role in confirmation significant? 5) Name the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit

26 Questions 2 6) What are the 2 models of maturity discussed in this chapter? Which one is more consistent with the Christian vision? 7) How does the opening story of Emily provide a parallel to the sacrament of Confirmation? 8) Why do most Confirmation preparation programs emphasize service experiences? 9)What is required of Baptized persons who have reached the age of discretion, to be confirmed?

27 Homework Read and take notes on pages 166-170
Answer review questions 10,11,12 in your notebook.

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