ex opere operato

a sacrament happens by the Holy Spirit, NOT the priest, makes it so


a binding agreement between 2 people that involves giving part of one's self to the other


active remembering


means to make; we call DOWN the Holy Spirit to transform earthly things

sanctifying grace

special kind of grace that saves us from the control of original sin and over comes concupiscence

original sin

state(condition) of human brokenness into which humans are born inclination to sin

lex operandi, lex credenti

what we pray is what we believe & what we believe is what we pray


the active living presence of the Holy Spirit in us


inclination to sin

original sin

human nature is weakened in its powers; subject to ignorance, suffering, and the domination of death; and inclined to sin


a person who has never received baptism


person who was already baptized


freed from the effects of sin and from the influence of the devil


Rite of Christian Initiation if Adults


fifty day period which lasts from Easter Sunday until Pentecost Sunday - neophytes grow in the faith


frees the chosen people from slavery of sin and saves them by the blood of the Lamb

sacramental seal

Holy Spirit marks us with the seal of the Lord; an indelible spiritual mark




there are absolutes about what is right or wrong

venial sin

lesser sin

mortal sin

grave, serious sin


bread and wine really becomes the body and blood of Jesus; to move across substances


"together at the center"; another name for Eucharist

Eucharistic Intercommunion

not allowed because they don't recognize the Pope


to become flesh


Eucharist given at the time of Annointing of the Sick


holy oil


teaching body of authority of the Catholic Church


"to see the same as" 3 Evangelists; synoptic gospels


efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.


the source and summit of the Christian life...with which all other sacraments and Church mysteries are bound up and toward which all are oriented


the source and summit of the Christian life

Rule for reception of communion

"Easter duty" ; no mortal sin; Mass on Sunday and Holy Days; fast 1 hour

Eligibility for godparent or sponsor

practicing Catholic, 16, received the Sacraments of Initiation

Frequency of Annointing of Sick

Whenever a person is seriously ill or is in need of healing

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