Students

The Linked Parishes of  Pope John XXIII  &  Christ The King

2020-21 Faith Formation Program

Middle Grades

Session 2 - Celbrating Our Beliefs

GOD SHARES HIS LIFE

"WITH US"

Jesus gave us the Church and the Sacraments so we would be able to share in God's life.

Jesus is with us in the Liturgy

Whenever we gather at church, Jesus is with us. 


The word Liturgy literally means work of the people.  Within the Catholic Church it is used to describe all the public acts of worship that take place.  It draws all of us into the work of God.

It is an action, not a thing, and something we all have an important role in, not just the priest.

 

Diocese of Shrewsbury Website

Jesus is with us in the Sacraments

The sacraments are celebrations of God's love and presence that provide us with his grace.

The sacraments are celebrations of God's love and presence that provide us with his grace.

Outward Sign

 

God’s way of treating us like the human beings we are.

INSTITUTED BY CHRIST

Jesus fashioned the seven sacraments. When He ascended into heaven, that put an end to the making of sacraments.

GRACE

The free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God.

The strict definition of a sacrament is

 

“an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace.”

What does that mean?

VOCABULARY

Definitions from CHRIST IN US by Sadlier Publishing

LITURGY

The work and prayer of Christ and His Church

SACRAMENT

effective signs instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is shared with us

SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION

the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmatiom and Eucharist, which make us members of the Church

ANOINT

to apply oil to someone as a sign that God has chosen that person for a special mission

REAL PRESENCE

Jesus truly present in teh Eucharist, Body, Blood, Soull and Divinity

TRANSUBSTANTIATION

the change in the substance of bread and wine during the consecration, though to the senses they still appear as bread and wine.

CONSECRATION

the event at MASS in which the bread and wine truly become the Body and Blod of Christ

GRACE

the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God - a share in God's life

The high point of every Mass is the Liturgy of the Eucharist. 

 

This is the part of Mass when Jesus comes to us in the form of wine and bread (hosts).  We call this change

Transubstantiation.

We call this His "Real Presence"

The MASS is the highest form of worship. 

The Mass has many names, including:

Eucharist,  Lord’s Supper,  Break of Bread,  Eucharistic Assembly,  Memorial,

 Holy Sacrifice,  Holy and Divine Liturgy,  Sacred Mysteries,

Most Blessed SacramentHoly Communion, Holy Mass

For a brief explanation of each of these appropriate tiles click HERE

 

The Mass is made up of many parts parts.

Let's take a look (with a touch of humor) at what they are.

Church Halls

The Order of Mass


As you've seen, the Mass is the most important sacramental celebration of the Church, and it always follows a set order.

The Order of Mass

Worksheet

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THEY ACTUALLY ARE DIVIDED INTO 3 CATEGORIES

Sacraments of Initiation

Baptism / Eucharist / Confirmation

Sacraments of Healing

Penance / Anointing of the Sick

Sacraments of Service of Communion

Marriage / Holy Orders

A Quick Review.

There are 7 SACRAMENTS:

Baptism

Eucharist

Confirmation

Penance

Anointing of the Sick

Marriage

Holy Orders

Sacraments of Initiation

Baptism

Eucharist

Confirmation

Baptism

In Baptism we receive new life in Christ. Baptism takes away original sin and gives us a new birth in the Holy Spirit. Its sign is the pouring of water.

 

Eucharist

The Eucharist nourishes our life of faith. Its signs are the bread and wine we receive—the Body and Blood of Christ.

 

Confirmation

Confirmation seals our life of faith in Jesus. Its signs are the laying on of hands on a person’s head, most often by a bishop, and the anointing with oil. Like Baptism, Confirmation is received only once.

Sacraments Word Search
Festive Dinner

The word EUCHARIST means

THANKSGIVING

A fitting song for THANKSGIVING time.

My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness (Official Lyric Video) - Keith & Kristyn Getty