Session 21: Sacraments of Service and Communion

Matrimony and Holy Orders For those who want to save their life will lose it,  and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. -Luke 9:24 This week we are discussing the final two sacraments that consecrate people for service to the whole Church: Matrimony and Holy Orders. These are known asContinue reading “Session 21: Sacraments of Service and Communion”

Session 20: Penance and Anointing of the Sick

God’s Mercy Revealed Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night thy handContinue reading “Session 20: Penance and Anointing of the Sick”

Session 19: Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Confirmation Continued “But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.  The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and hisContinue reading “Session 19: Gifts of the Holy Spirit”

Session 18: Sacrament of Confirmation

On a Mission For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 Participating in the sevenContinue reading “Session 18: Sacrament of Confirmation”

Session 17: The Greatest Event in the History of Mankind

Exploring the Sacred Liturgy Continued “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the Church.” -Colossians 1:24 This week we are continuing to explore the Catholic Mass. To recap: Jesus instituted the Sacrament ofContinue reading “Session 17: The Greatest Event in the History of Mankind”

Session 16: Exploring the Sacred Liturgy

Sanctuary, Vessels and Vestments As He entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to Him, begging Him and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home in terrible distress.” And He said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion said to Him, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you comeContinue reading “Session 16: Exploring the Sacred Liturgy”

Session 15: Walk through the Mass

Exploring the Sacred Liturgy For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In theContinue reading “Session 15: Walk through the Mass”

Session 14: The Eucharist as a Sacrifice

Selfless acts of love “Not that [Christ] might offer Himself there again and again, as the high priest enters year after year into the sanctuary with blood that is not his own; if that were so He would have had to suffer death over and over from the creation of the world.  But now HeContinue reading “Session 14: The Eucharist as a Sacrifice”

Session 13: The Story of the Eucharist

Exploring our Jewish Roots I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.”  -John 6:51 This week’s continuation of the discussion of the Eucharist we take aContinue reading “Session 13: The Story of the Eucharist”