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1 Anointing of the Sick Chapter 14

2 Sacraments of healing (Reconciliation, Anointing)
Call to heal Ministers and Extra-ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Sacraments of healing (Reconciliation, Anointing) We are fragile human begins both spiritually and physically Anointing of the sick Have 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 1:9 Jesus healed people Why did Jesus only heal some people and not everyone? Jesus shared his power Sent his disciples to drive our demons, cure diseases and preach the kingdom of God The Church heals people (apostolic succession) Sacramental Healing (read the Vietnam veterans letter, pg )

3 Celebrating the Sacrament
Preparation – prayerful instruction Begins with priest laying hands on person as Jesus did Celebration – anointing Forehead and hands anointed with oil Four key petitions in anointing formula Help by the grace of the Spirit Forgiveness of sin Eternal salvation Resurrection from the dead Conclusion – prayer and blessing All present pray the Lord’s Prayer, then a closing prayer and blessing

4 Who should be anointed”
Seriously ill Seriously weakened by advanced age Scheduled for serious surgery Suffering a relapse or new illness Non-Catholics can be anointed if all are true: Baptized Believe Jesus acts in the sacraments Requests the sacrament

5 Grace of Anointing Restores 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 Blanks 1 a. Seriously ill b. Seriously weakened by advanced age c. Scheduled for serious surgery d. Suffer a relapse or new illness 2 a. Preparation b. Prayerful instruction c. Celebration d. Anointing e. Conclusion f. Prayer and blessing

7 Marriage Chapter 15

8 The Call to Love Ardis 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 Teresa Scriptural “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 Life Confirmation Enriches Life Eucharist Nourishes Life Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation Restores Life Anointing Fortifies Life Sacraments of Service: Marriage Builds Up Christ’s Body Orders Ministers to Christ’s Body Practical Connection – the blessing of the pre-marriage interview

10 Sacrament of Marriage Children 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 Love Creative love is fruitful Life-giving Redemptive love is faithful Forgiving Mirror of Christ’s Love God’s love for the human family Christ's love for the Church

11 Commitment of Marriage
Importance of both partners to be ready: Extended courtship Serious reflection Honest discussion Mutual prayer Marriage Covenant A contract is a conditional agreement A covenant is an unconditional pledge Genesis 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 balanced Danger is the imbalance of attraction “Settling down” Integration (love and life) Challenge is to give love top priority Danger is to take love for granted “Bottoming out” Conflict (problems arise) Challenge is to make conflict constructive Danger is to suppress conflict “Beginning again” Maturation (love matures) Challenge is to forgive and rediscover love Danger is to give up and let love die

13 Marriage Bond By 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 marry Lack of freedom to marry Feign consent Hide a defect to gain consent

15 Interfaith marriages All religions acknowledge the difficulties and challenges of an interfaith marriage With permission (from priest/bishop) and interfaith marriage may be performed by a priest, deacon, rabbi, or minister With permission (from bishop) an interfaith marriage may take place either in a Catholic Church or the church to which the other party belongs In 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 synagogue The 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 feast A 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 Blanks 1 a. Attraction b. Integration c. Conflict d. Maturation 2 a. Physical b. Emotional c. Intellectual d. Spiritual

18 Holy Orders Chapter 16 Baptism 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 membership Orders: pastors members Common Priesthood Baptism and Confirmation: Prophetic – teach and witness to the Gospel Priestly – Offer selves with Christ (selfless service) Kingly – Build up God’s kingdom Calls us to Christian Service Ordained Priesthood A “special” call to the ministry of pastoral service to the common priesthood Holy Orders Calls to Christian leadership

20 Sacrament of Holy Orders
Bishop – Apostles’ successors Fullness of Holy Orders: empowers each to teach, sanctify & lead (can trace authority to scriptures) Priests – Bishop’s assistants Can only be defined in relation with others – the bishop and/or the people Deacons – Bishop’s and Priest’s assistants Permanent deacons are our earthly example of self-emptying service (like Jesus) All ordained men are deacons Celibacy has two purposes Spiritual – being like Jesus who did not marry Functional – 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 hands Prayer of consecration Asks 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 bishops Together, they make up the teaching office of the Church, also called the Magisterium of the Church

23 Infallibility Infallibility means God will not allow God’s Church to depart from the teachings of Jesus in matters of faith and morals Infallibility is exercised in two ways: When the pope, acting in his capacity as: Head of the college of bishops AND Supreme 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 – j 8 – f 9 – d 10 – c Fill in the Blanks 1 a. Bishop b. Priest c. Deacon 2 a. Heads all lists of the Apostles b. Speaks for the other Apostles c. Holds the Keys of the Kingdom d. Instructs the other Apostles 3. a. Teach or Preach the Gospel b. Sanctify or Preside at worship c. Lead or Guide pastorally Tue/False 1 – T 2 – F 3 – T 4 – T 5 – T

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