The Seven Sacraments

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  1. The Seven Sacraments Mr. Pablo Cuadra Religion Class
  2. Sacraments
    • The word sacrament comes from the Latin word “ sacramentum ” which means a sign of the sacred.
  3. Sacraments
    • The sacraments are:
    • A. Ceremonies that point to what is sacred .
    • B. Sacraments are channels of grace.
    • C. They communicate the grace of God to those who receive them.
  4. What is grace?
    • A. The divine life that comes from God alone.
    • B. God’s power
    • C. God’s strength
    • D. Grace makes us holy.
    • E. Grace help us follow God’s will in every day life.
    • F. The very life of God.
  5. Sacraments
    • Catholics, Orthodox, and Anglicans traditions practice all seven sacraments.
    • Most other Christian denominations only celebrate baptism and communion.
  6. Catechism
    • CCC #131:
    • “ The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.”
  7. Did you Know?
    • Efficacious : means effective , something that produces an effect.
    • It also means something that is efficient (productive ) and successful.
    • The sacraments effect what they signify.
  8. Sacraments
    • The are seven Sacraments
    • divided in three categories.
    • These categories are:
    • Initiation, Healing, Mission and Service.
    • Sacraments of Initiation:
    • Baptism
    • Confirmation
    • Eucharist
  9. Sacraments
    • Sacraments of Healing:
    • 4. Reconciliation or Penace
    • 5. Sacrament of the sick
  10. Sacraments
    • Sacraments of Mission:
    • 6. Matrimony
    • 7. Holy Orders
  11. What is a sacramental mind?
    • A. The mind that is able to sense God’s presence through our daily experiences.
    • B. The mind that is able to experience God despite the busy schedule of ordinary life.
  12. Examples of God’s presence in the world
    • Our Experiences
    • Family, Friends
    • Nature, Creation
    • The love of others
    • Good people
    • Justice, Truth
    • Sacraments
  13. Catholics and the sacraments
    • Catholics are Sacramental people.
    • The Catholic mind recognizes that God is at work in humanity and all of Creation .
    • Catholics believe that God reaches out to us every day.
    • Catholics believe that the life of grace begins in baptism and continues throughout our lives.
  14. A sacramental mind
    • Catholics believe the sacraments are channels of God’s grace.
    • Grace helps us live the Christian life and be faithful followers of Christ in this world.
    • Catholics believe that conversion and participation in the sacraments are important steps in the process of spiritual growth and holiness.
  15. A sacramental mind
    • Catholics are linked to the sacraments.
    • From birth to death the sacraments mark the lives of the Christian.
    • Jesus left us the sacraments so that we can be strengthened in our journey to eternal life.
    • Catholics believe that without prayer, conversion and the sacraments the call to Holiness is impossible.
  16. Sacramental life
    • A sacramental life is a good life marked by love, conversion, and service to God and one’s fellow men and women .
    • The sacraments make us one with God and help us understand and follow his plan of salvation.
    • The sacraments make us whole.