2 Sacraments of healing (Reconciliation, Anointing) Call to healMinisters and Extra-ordinary Ministers of the EucharistSacraments of healing (Reconciliation, Anointing)We are fragile human begins both spiritually and physicallyAnointing of the sickHave you ever been disabled or confined for several days or more?How does confinement and/or mental depression tend to impact your faith or attitude toward God?Ecclesiates 7:3; Philippians 4:13; Romans 8:18; Joshua 1:9Jesus healed peopleWhy did Jesus only heal some people and not everyone?Jesus shared his powerSent his disciples to drive our demons, cure diseases and preach the kingdom of GodThe Church heals people (apostolic succession)Sacramental Healing (read the Vietnam veterans letter, pg )
3 Celebrating the Sacrament Preparation – prayerful instructionBegins with priest laying hands on person as Jesus didCelebration – anointingForehead and hands anointed with oilFour key petitions in anointing formulaHelp by the grace of the SpiritForgiveness of sinEternal salvationResurrection from the deadConclusion – prayer and blessingAll present pray the Lord’s Prayer, then a closing prayer and blessing
4 Who should be anointed” Seriously illSeriously weakened by advanced ageScheduled for serious surgerySuffering a relapse or new illnessNon-Catholics can be anointed if all are true:BaptizedBelieve Jesus acts in the sacramentsRequests the sacrament
5 Grace of AnointingRestores us to health, if this be for our good. If not, it gives us the strength and peace to bear suffering (CCC 1520, 1532)Forgives our sins, especially if we are unable to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation (CCC 1532)Unites us with the suffering of Jesus on the cross (CCC 1521)If our illness is destined to become terminal, we are prepared for entry into eternal life (CCC 1523)Viaticum – “Spiritual nourishment for our journey” (CCC1517, 1524) for one preparing for death.
6 Chapter Test True/False 1 – T 2 – F 3 – T 4 – T 5 – F Fill in the Blanks1 a. Seriously illb. Seriously weakened by advanced agec. Scheduled for serious surgeryd. Suffer a relapse or new illness2 a. Preparationb. Prayerful instructionc. Celebrationd. Anointinge. Conclusionf. Prayer and blessing
8 The Call to LoveArdis Whitman (of Chap 14) struggled with her son’s death; a spontaneous act of her grand-daughter and her boyfriend holding Ardis’ hands during a song that reminded her of her son – that gesture of intimacy and love not only gave Ardis strength, but brought God very close to her.“Love is the vocation of every human being”“When we die, God won’t be interested so much in the great things we did in life, but how much love went into doing them” Mother TeresaScriptural “love bond”:1 Samuel 18:1 Jonathon loved David more than he loved himself.2 Samuel 1:26 David says of Jonathon, “How wonderful was your love for me, better even than the love of women.”
9 Sacraments of Service Sacraments of Initiation: Sacraments of Healing: Baptism Communicates LifeConfirmation Enriches LifeEucharist Nourishes LifeSacraments of Healing:Reconciliation Restores LifeAnointing Fortifies LifeSacraments of Service:Marriage Builds Up Christ’s BodyOrders Ministers to Christ’s BodyPractical Connection – the blessing of the pre-marriage interview
10 Sacrament of MarriageChildren form their initial idea of God from their parents (CCC 1666)The “domestic church” is the family home and acts as the “sacrament” of God’s love in the home. (The Universal Church acts as the “sacrament” of God’s love in the world.) (Context: “sacrament” = tangible manifestation)Mirror of God’s LoveCreative love is fruitful Life-givingRedemptive love is faithful ForgivingMirror of Christ’s LoveGod’s love for the human familyChrist's love for the Church
11 Commitment of Marriage Importance of both partners to be ready:Extended courtshipSerious reflectionHonest discussionMutual prayerMarriage CovenantA contract is a conditional agreementA covenant is an unconditional pledgeGenesis 2:4: “They became one.”Matthew 19:16: “No human being must separate, then, what God has joined together”A marriage covenant is “forever” and “unconditional”
12 Dynamics of Marriage “Falling in love” Attraction Challenge is to keep attraction balancedDanger is the imbalance of attraction“Settling down” Integration (love and life)Challenge is to give love top priorityDanger is to take love for granted“Bottoming out” Conflict (problems arise)Challenge is to make conflict constructiveDanger is to suppress conflict“Beginning again” Maturation (love matures)Challenge is to forgive and rediscover loveDanger is to give up and let love die
13 Marriage BondBy divine law, the marriage bond is “perpetual and exclusive” (CCC )By nature the marriage bond binds two people forever. “The consent… is sealed by God himself…The Church does not have the power to contravene this disposition of divine wisdom” (CCC )Read Share Your Meditation page 198
14 Divorce or a separation is a civil process that involves two married people An annulment is an ecclesiastical process that two people who were thought to be validly married but, because of some essential defect were, in fact, not validly married.Common grounds for annulment include, but are not inclusive:Lack of maturity to marryLack of freedom to marryFeign consentHide a defect to gain consent
15 Interfaith marriagesAll religions acknowledge the difficulties and challenges of an interfaith marriageWith permission (from priest/bishop) and interfaith marriage may be performed by a priest, deacon, rabbi, or ministerWith permission (from bishop) an interfaith marriage may take place either in a Catholic Church or the church to which the other party belongsIn cases of a Catholic marrying a non-Christian person, the Church may grant permission for the marriage to be held in a place other than a synagogueThe Church seeks to listen to all sides and than make an evaluation of what will least disrupt the unity of the newly married couple
16 Event of Grace Not a one time event, but an ongoing event Jesus first miracle was changing water into wine at a wedding, a marriage feastA good marriage is not simply a contract between two people. It is infinitely more. It is a shared covenant between three. But too often one is left out.
17 Chapter Test True/False 1 – T 2 – F 3 – T 4 – T 5 – F 6 – F Fill in the Blanks1 a. Attractionb. Integrationc. Conflictd. Maturation2 a. Physicalb. Emotionalc. Intellectuald. Spiritual
18 Holy OrdersChapter 16Baptism makes every Christian a sharer in the priesthood of Jesus – the common priesthood.Some Christian men are called to share in Christ's ministerial priesthood.
19 Sacrament of Service Two Sacraments of Service: Common Priesthood Marriage: builds membershipOrders: pastors membersCommon PriesthoodBaptism and Confirmation:Prophetic – teach and witness to the GospelPriestly – Offer selves with Christ (selfless service)Kingly – Build up God’s kingdomCalls us to Christian ServiceOrdained PriesthoodA “special” call to the ministry of pastoral service to the common priesthoodHoly OrdersCalls to Christian leadership
20 Sacrament of Holy Orders Bishop – Apostles’ successorsFullness of Holy Orders: empowers each to teach, sanctify & lead (can trace authority to scriptures)Priests – Bishop’s assistantsCan only be defined in relation with others – the bishop and/or the peopleDeacons – Bishop’s and Priest’s assistantsPermanent deacons are our earthly example of self-emptying service (like Jesus)All ordained men are deaconsCelibacy has two purposesSpiritual – being like Jesus who did not marryFunctional – freedom to fully serve
21 Celebration of Holy Orders All three degrees of Holy Orders follow the same liturgical movement. (CCC 1597)There two essential elements:Imposing of handsPrayer of consecrationAsks God to give the ordained the graces of the Holy Spirit needed to carry out his ministry.
22 Exercise of Holy Orders Read Matthew 16:18-19 (pg 208)The “college of bishops” consists of all bishops with the pope, the bishop of Rome, as the leader – the pope is the first among bishopsTogether, they make up the teaching office of the Church, also called the Magisterium of the Church
23 InfallibilityInfallibility means God will not allow God’s Church to depart from the teachings of Jesus in matters of faith and moralsInfallibility is exercised in two ways:When the pope, acting in his capacity as:Head of the college of bishops ANDSupreme pastor-teacher of the faithful,Proclaims by a “definitive act” a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals (like Mary being ever-virgin)And the Second is when:The “college of bishops,”Acting with the pope,Exercise their official teaching office, especially in an ecumenical council (like Vatican II)
24 Chapter Test Matching 1 – e Fill in the Blanks 2 – a 1 a. Bishop 3 – b 7 – j8 – f9 – d10 – cFill in the Blanks1 a. Bishopb. Priestc. Deacon2 a. Heads all lists of the Apostlesb. Speaks for the other Apostlesc. Holds the Keys of the Kingdomd. Instructs the other Apostles3. a. Teach or Preach the Gospelb. Sanctify or Preside at worshipc. Lead or Guide pastorallyTue/False1 – T2 – F3 – T4 – T5 – T