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efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us
efficacious means the visible ____ actually brings about the spiritual ____ to which it points
God's intervention in our lives that propels us towards goodness, helps us act and gives us strength, and helps us make right moral decisions
what we receive in sacraments that helps place us in a "state of grace" and makes us more habitual in keeping with God's call
an expression that means the communication or dispensation of the fruits of Christ's Paschal Mystery through celebration of the sacramental liturgy
the doctrine of faith that recognizes two natures in the one divine Person of Jesus Christ
a reference to Jesus as the prime sacrament because he points to god's love while at the same time he is God's love for us as he reconciles the world to his father
communion of saints
the unity in Christ of all those he has redeemed: the Church on earth, in Heaven, and in Purgatory
a participation in the life and love of the trinity that comes to us through the sacraments
all the members of the church who have been initiated into the church through baptism and who are not ordained (the clergy) or in consecrated life
unbaptized people who are preparing to receive all of the sacraments of christian initiation
a greek word that means "study or instruction," a 2-3 year period of study about Jesus and the Christian faith
teachers of the faith, ordained ministers and laypeople who help make Christian disciples
rite of christian initiation for adults
the process by which anyone of catechetical age is initiated into the catholic church
rite of baptism of children
the process by which infants are initiated into the church and after which catechesis takes place gradually as the person grows
baptism of blood
the belief that martyrs - people who die for their faith in Jesus - receive forgiveness for their sins and experience God's saving mercy if they had not yet been baptized by water
baptism of desire
the belief that catechumens who die before receiving the sacrament of baptism receive forgiveness for their sins and experience god's saving mercy
blessed by a bishop, this perfumed oil is used for anointing in the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and holy orders
prayerful rites in preparation for baptism that invoke god's help in overcoming the power of satan and the spirit of evil
a sacrament recalls or remembers some aspect of God's eternal love for us - and that he always has our best interest at heart
celebrates the richness of God's presence in our lives - involves objects, words, and actions that give worship and thanks to God
each sacrament empowers and changes us so that we may live and act as Jesus and as Church
sacramental view of reality
God is present in, and speaks to us through, his creation and the events of our lives on earth
St. Augustine said sacraments derive their grace from _____, and the holiness of the ______ does not affect the validity of the sacrament
john the baptist
who preached repentance from sin and urged people to become baptized as a way of showing their commitment to god's covenant
a sect of Judaism particularly concerned with daily ritual washings, followed by a common meal, we aren't sure whether john the baptist was one
a pharisee and member of the jewish ruling council who asked Jesus how someone can be born when they are old
water, spirit, baptism
Jesus told Nicodemus that no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of ______ and ______ aka ____
__________ is a pleadge of a clear conscience toward God, it saves us by the resurrection of Jesus Christ
sign of the cross, the word of god, exorcisms and profession of faith, blessing of the water, essential rite of baptism, anointing with sacred chrism, clothing in a white garment, lit candle
8 basic elements of the rite of baptism
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