In his son, Jesus Christ, God has given us the sacraments so we can know that _____ more clearly.
The sacraments are outward signs of God's _____.
Sacraments are always _____ from God.
Each sacrament celebrates in some way, the Paschal _____ of Jesus' death and resurrection to new life for us.
Jesus is at _____ in and through the sacraments.
The sacraments are celebrations of the faith community that calls us to a deeper experience of the _____ Mystery.
There are _____ sacraments of the Catholic Church.
The sacrament of Baptism is the first of three sacraments of _____ into the church.
Water meant two distinct things: _____ , for plants and humans, everything needed water to grow;
and water also meant _____.
The sacrament of Baptism always holds those two realities in itself [together]: death to sinfulness and _____ and the new life that God promises, if we let his Spirit water our souls and our hearts.
Baptism offers us a chance to be a member of God's people, the Body of _____.
Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist
There are 3 sacraments of Initiation: _____, _____, and _____.
Conversion of the heart is usually a _____ process.
Now, today, when adults become Catholic, they go through the process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or _____, and that process is modeled on the early church, a process that emphasizes conversion of heart, a life of prayer and generosity.
And so little by little, _____ came to be baptized, the thought being if infants were welcomed right away in Baptism, if they were cleansed from sin, their lives would be better; they would be better followers of Jesus Christ.
From the moment we are baptized, we receive an indelible, immovable _____ on our souls (on ourselves), that says we belong to _____ and Christ's people.
Water not only symbolizes new life and death to our _____ and _____, but in the sacred scriptures, water is always an image of transition and transformation; water marks for us a transition from a place of less life or death, to a place of greater, more abundant life.
In ancient times, oil was a symbol of protection from _____.
Kings were anointed with a special oil, as a sign of blessing and _____-ship.
It stands for the gift of the Holy Spirit, that the person is receiving, and signifies the person is a part of the Body of Christ, who is priest, _____, and king.
The third symbol is the white garment- a sign that we have put on _____ and have risen with him.
Finally, we receive a _____ _____.
On Holy Saturday night, the Easter Candle is lit and that candle symbolizes that the light of Christ is not even conquered by _____, but will light our lives forever.
The word "Baptism" means _____.
Whenever we can, we experience the sacrament of Baptism in a _____.
_____ represent the community, represent that no family can raise a family alone, but a whole community of faith is needed, if we are to be raised up in a spirit of generosity, integrity, and love.
Every sacrament celebrates something that has already occurred in our lives- a deeper _____ that we have experienced in some aspect of human life.
Because we never celebrate sacraments alone, we bring our new experience to the community of _____.
Every sacrament is a celebration of the Body of Christ: 1) Christ himself; 2) the deacon, priest, or _____ who connects the celebration to the church; 3) those who are celebrating the sacrament and 4) the _____ of believers who stand as witnesses.
The baptized continue or complete their _____ into the church, committed to lives of holiness and Christian service.
This generous spirit of service comes from the _____ of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus at his _____.
Jesus knew that all his good works were empowered by the same Spirit that came upon the apostles at _____, and then through Baptism on all those who choose to believe the apostles' preaching.
hands, Holy Spirit
When the bishop extends his _____ over those to be confirmed and invokes the Holy Spirit, he is connecting us with the grace of Pentecost and inviting us more deeply into the life of the _____.
Life in the Spirit comes when we live with "enthusium," which is Greek for "living in _____."
In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus says that Christians should be _____ for the earth, give life a little more pizazz, that we should give life a "little more _____."
But from the earliest days of the church, Confirmation's always included the "_____ of hands" by the bishop (or his delegate) as its central sign.
This symbolizes the _____ of the Holy Spirit that completes the grace of baptism.
Very early on, consecrating the person with perfumed _____ called chrism, was added to the laying on of hands.
The name "Christ" means "_____"
In the Roman rite, the bishop anoints the person on the _____ and says, "Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit."
Anointing imprints a spiritual _____ or mark.
We dedicate ourselves to his service forever and in return, God promises us his _____.
The parish community has a special responsibility to support the _____ for Confirmation.
Each candidate also seeks the spiritual help of a _____, as a guide to the life of the Spirit.
The sacrament of Confirmation is all about the Father sending us the _____ of Jesus Christ.
It's our personal "yes," bringing our lives and choosing to live in the Spirit, makes it possible to be _____ members of the church, bringing people to Jesus.
We receive the Spirit so we can live lives packed with passion, meaning, and commitment, and that is something very much worth _____.
Eucharist is one of _____ sacraments of initiation, because we cannot be full members of the church without sharing this gift.
That is why the Eucharist is considered the source and _____ of our Christian lives.
In the Eucharist, Christ gives back to us his _____.
Like family reunions, Eucharist is something we _____.
The Eucharist is the fullest expression of the_____ of all the sacraments.
When we celebrate the Eucharist, we bring the great mystery of Christ's _____ into our lives.
In this sacrificial _____, we enter into Jesus' saving death and resurrection, and we rise with him to serve each other in love.
The roots of the [Eucharist] ritual come from the _____ meal, when God brought the people of Israel out of slavery in Egypt.
The _____ Supper was probably a Passover Meal Jesus celebrated with his disciples.
We hear Jesus' own words: "This is my _____, given up for you. This is the blood of the covenant, given up for you."
In John 6, the author dedicates a whole chapter on the importance of taking in Jesus in the eating of the _____.
In Paul's letters, the writer emphasizes the communal meal, the gathering for the breaking of the bread on every _____ of the week.
The key elements of the Eucharist are: 1) the Liturgy of the _____ (made up of proclamation and praying of the scriptures), and 2) Liturgy of the Eucharist (when we give _____ and praise to our God, and the spirit blesses the gifts of bread and the wine, through the actions of the priest).
The sacrifice of Christ's body and blood is given for our _____.
The word "liturgy" means "_____" - the Mass is the public work (prayer) of the church, our fullest expression of who we are as Christians.
Everything we do is made holy when we take in the Body of Christ, so that we can _____ the Body of Christ.
Eucharist is that great dynamic of being thankful, of giving back our lives to God, so that God can raise it, and make us _____ with him, and each other.