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The first of seven sacraments that's gives access to the other sacraments; first and chief Sacrament of Forgiveness of Sins because the baptized Christians receives the remission of both personal and Original Sin.
What do we receive during Baptism?
Sanctifying grace that's allows us to grow in holiness and moral virtue
Happiness of blessedness, especially the eternal happiness of heaven, which is the vision of God and participation in the divine nature.
What is the greatest human desire?
What is the Latin translation of church?
What is the Hebrew word for church?
"Assembly" or "convocation"
What is the Greek meaning of church?
"What belongs to the Lord"
The name given the assembly of God's people, called together and united through Baptism in a common profession of faith.
What are the four meanings of church?
1. The people that God gathers today
2. The local church (diocese)
3. The liturgical assembly
4. A building used for public Christian worship
Communion comes from the Latin word for...
"Mutual participation" or "oneness together"
The reception of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist
What does Communion mean in the sense of fellowship?
The bond of union with Christ and all baptized, faithful Christians in the Church; in the sense of holiness, the state of being united with God
The process by which a person discovers God's will for their life, particularly in determining the vocation or state of life to which God is calling the individual
What does discernment do for a person?
Through prayer and contemplation, assists a person in making choices that are consistent with God's plans
The theological virtue by which one believes in all that God has said and revealed to man and that the Church proposes for belief
a gift from God that allows human beings to choose voluntarily to love him with their whole minds, hearts, and souls
Sinning is an abuse to ___________.
the ability or discretion to choose
Free Will is the power to....
make choices that are unconstrained by external circumstances or by an entity such as fate or even divine will.
the free and unmerited favor of God given, first of all, through the Sacraments.
Grace is a share in....
the divine life infused into the soul by the Holy Spirit to heal from sin and sanctify
spiritual perfection or purity arising from a likeness unto God, who is perfectly holy, an attribute describing his complete separation of charity, also refers to the sanctity, saintliness, and sacredness.
Image (and Likeness)
a representation such as a statue or picture. Each person is made in the image of God; that is, like God insofar as having intelligence, free will, and the capacity to love
the intellectual power or faculty which is ordinarily employed by man in adapting thought or action to some end
Reason is the....
guiding principle of the human mind in the process of thinking
a being created by God in order to live in communion with God, the only ultimate happiness can only be found in God
we were created by....
-a God who made us in his own image and likeness
-a God who loves us with a perfect love
-a God who himself is perfect love
Faith tells us.....
God gave us ___________ so that we may live forever i heaven.
rational intellect (power of reason)
God gave us _________ so that we can reflect on what we know and experience and use our minds towards creative ends.
the inner voice of free will- so that we may freely and responsibly choose how to think and act
laws of nature
We, humans, are subject to ____________ but our intellects and free will allow us to make independent decisions
-image and likeness
What attributes set humans apart from the animals and the rest of creation?
to fulfill his plan for us
What is the purpose for which God created us?
People view God primarily as a maker of rules who give us the commandments, moral law, and limits our freedom
Why does God desire for human happiness seem to go against how many people view God?
happiness He gives us is permanent and not temporary like money, fame, or power
How is happiness that God desires for us different from the kind of happiness that we seek and find without his guidance?
"You have formed us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in you."
How did St. Augustine explain that discontent that is common in human life?
God reveals himself to us and has shown us his power and love in everything He has created
What did St. Paul reveal that everyone can know it?
it requires an act of our free will
Why is faith a "human act"?
-we enter the truth through Baptism
-after we are baptized, faith helps us grow with God in happiness, knowledge, and everlasting life
What are our means of entry into the Family of God, that "community of believers", the Church? And onto what path does it put each believer?
God calls us to Baptism throughout our lives
What is the universal call to holiness and when does it come to each Christian?
we are called to a perfect communion with God because that is what will bring us the perfect and lasting happiness
How are we to respond to the sanctification effected by Baptism?
we are all called to perfect communion with God because that is what will bring us the perfect and lasting happiness for which we are created
How are happiness and holiness related?
means "a call or summons"
What is the Latin root for the word "vocation" and what does it mean?
Universal and personal vocation are similar because they both give us by God to help us grow in holiness and happiness. They are different because while the universal vocation is broader, a personal vocation is our particular plan that God has for us.
Describe the universal vocation and the personal vocation. How are they similar and how are they different?
2. Holy Orders
3. Consecrated life
4. Committed single life
What are the 4 particular vocations recognized by the Church?
they each represent a pathway growing in holiness and leading a life of love and service
How are the four different Church-recognized vocations the same?
praying, persevering, and coming to know God's will for our lives
How can you choose to respond to your vocation from God?
help the child develop good habits of prayer and have a firm foundation of Christ's love and service for others
How should parents prepare their children for discerning their vocation in life?
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