a calling to follow god
a follower of christ who carries on christ's mission by showing others the love of god
a lifelong commitment made by a man and woman to love and respect eachother
requirements for marrige
1. freely choose to marry
2. promise to be faithful to eachother
3. raise children in a caring, christian environment
sacrament of holy orders
the holy spirt enables chosen baptized men to receive holy orders to serve as ordained ministers of the church
3 degrees of holy orders
priests, bishops, and deacons
to make sacred
all christians share in christs priesthood and are called to spread the gospel message and participate in the liturgy of the eucharist
another name for the sacrament of reconciliation
role of priests
1. oversee a parish community
2. instruct it in the faith
3. lead it in prayer and worship
the catechism of the catholic church
book written by pope john paul the 2nd that summarizes all the teachings of the catholic church
pope john paul II
wrote catechism of the catholic church, used modern technology to help spread the lords message
the time before christmas in which we prepare for Jesus' birth
time in the liturgical year when no special events occur
to go forth
who were the magi and how many were there?
3 members of priestly class, magicians, and astronomers who followed the star and brought baby jesus gifts
what are the magi traditionally called?
melchoir, casper, and balthasar
where do we find the story of the magi?
in the book of matthew
what were the gifts that the magi brought and what do they symbolize?
gold-king mrryh- buriel oil frankincense- priest
people who were hated by the jews
love, food, healthcare, education, healthy environment, saftey, water, clothing, and employment
jewish people who accepted the written laws of the old testament
a gift that god freely gives us, is gods life within, which fills us with his love and enables us to live according to his will
the act of making or being made holy
morally good act
something we start, continue, and finish with good intentions towards ourselves, others, and god
how do you form a good conscience?
through prayer, guidance of the holy spirit, scriptures, and adults in our lives`
a jew who hid from nazis in her attic and kept a diary. she always saw the good in people. she died in a concentration camp at age 16 but her dad had her dairy published into a book which is now read all over
parable of the unforgiving servant
a servant owed a king money that he did not have and so he begged the king for forgiveness. filled with compassion, the king forgave him and let him go. when another servant owed the freed servant money he did not have, he begged for compassion. the free servant had him thrown in jsil until he could pay him back. when the king heard this he was furious. moral: treat others as you would want to be treated
parable of the good samaritan
hurt man on the side of teh road had just been robbed and beaten by robbers. two religous men walked by and ignored him. a samaritan walked by, cleaned the hurt mans face, took him to an inn, and gave the inn keeper money for the man
parable of the rich young man
a rich man had everything, followed commandments, and asked jesus what to do to inherit eternal life, jesus said "go give everything you have to the poor, for you will find treasure in heaven." the man walked away upset.
jesus' teachings about how to live and find real happiness in gods kingdom. they teach us to love god, love eachother,seek justice, and spread peace
jewish word jesus used to pray to god. meant "daddy"
to commit a sin
1.rock of the church
2. lost trust in jesus while walking on water and began to sink
3.denied jesus three times
4. yet asked forgiveness and seeked it and received it
5.jesus' favorite disciple
7.received keys to the kingdom
seven petitions of the lords prayer
1.offer praise to god
2. love and justice of god continue to grow each day
3. obey god in all things
4. nourish us in the eucharist/ all ppls needs are met
5. shows mercy towards us
6. avoid sin
7. lead us to his everlasting kingdom and protect us from harm
poor widows contribution
rich men were donating very large sums of money and a poor widow came up and gave only two coins. jesus said " even though it was a small amount, it was everything she had which made it better than the rich's leftovers"
giving time, goods, money, work, etc. to those in need
an ability to make morally good decisions
3 spiritual qualities: faith, hope, and charity
fortitude(courage), temperance(self control), prudence (good judgement), and justice(deserved reward or punishment)
second creation story
man needed a suitable partner but none of the animals were suitable so God made a woman out of the mans rib as his partner.
st. francis of assisi
wealthy, he heard god speak to him and gave up everything he had to the poor, started the group of fransicans, had a special connection to animals and nature
prayer of st francis of assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen
the time before easter. a season of prater, almsgiving, and penance. begins on ash wednesday and ends after mass on holy thursday evening
begins lent, 40 days from good friday, we get ashes of the burned palms from palm sunday on our heads
represents penance, death, and the phrase "from dust you came, from dust you will return. from the burned palms from palm sunday
abstinence and fasting requirements
we must abstain from meat on ash wednesday and all fridays during lent. adults must fast on ash wednesday and good friday
comes from the latin word "missio" which means sending
hebrew word. it means "yes, i believe"
we must give 10 percent of our income
thanksgiving, body of christ, we receive it at mass
the act of worshiping or honoring god as divine
a manner of honoring the blessed sacrament by placing it in view of worshippers for adoration
the special container in which eucharist is placed for adoration
the place where the consencrated hosts are kept
characteristics of the eucharistic prayer
1. addressed to the father 2. narrative about the institution of the eucharist 3. holy spirit is invoked 4. commanded by jesus to celebrate the eucharist
venial and mortal sin
venial- less serious, weakens our relationship with god
mortal- serious, seperates us from god and the church
used to persecute christians, had an experience when he heard christ speak to him, converted, spread the word of god, was put in jail, wrote many letters while in jail
what do we receive during holy communion?
christs' body, blood, soul, and divinity