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having them build the Ark.
Moses and the parting of the Red Sea: God made the Israelites His people
by bringing them to safety through the waters of the Red Sea.
Jesus said that we enter the Kingdom of God by being baptized.
The Baptism of Jesus: “You are My beloved Son, with You I am well
Jesus gave this mission to His Apostles: “Go therefore and make disciples
of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and
of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded
you.” 2. In the Sacrament of Baptism, the Blessed Trinity comes to dwell within the person’s soul, making
him/her a child of God and member of His Family, the Church. (CCC 1265, 1267-1270) 3. Through Baptism we receive:
a. Cleansing from original sin and forgiveness of all personal sin committed before
b. Sanctifying grace (a share in the life of the Blessed Trinity), which makes us children of
God, members of the Body of Christ, and temples of the Holy Spirit and co-heirs of the
c. An indelible mark on our souls (can never be repeated or removed).
d. The Gifts necessary to live as children of God.
(CCC 1266) (three Theological Virtues - CCC 1813, seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit CCC 1831) (effects: CCC 1262-1274, 1279-80) 4. The symbols of Baptism are: baptism with water, anointing with oil of catechumens and chrism, the
clothing of the white garment and the reception of the candle lit from the Easter candle.
(CCC 1234-1245) 5. The Church gives us the rite of Baptism and its symbols: The students are to be taught the Rite of
Baptism and the symbols used as found in the Sacramentary. (symbols: CCC 1234-1245) 6. If we were baptized as infants, our parents and godparents made the Baptismal Promises for us to
God. The Baptismal Promises are to be lived in our everyday life. (CCC 1185, 1254, 2340) August 6th, 2009
Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 11 of 22 Grade 2
Sacrament of Reconciliation / Penance
At Second Grade, the following Truths of Faith are to be introduced. The line will be bolded. Scriptures
that are bolded are new for this grade.
An ideal time for a child to receive First Confession is during the penitential seasons of Advent or
1. The Sacrament in which we confess our sins and ask to receive Jesus’ mercy and forgiveness is
called the Sacrament of Confession or Forgiveness or Penance or Reconciliation or Conversion.
In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we confess to the priest who acts in the person of Christ,
because Jesus gave to priests the authority to absolve us from sin in His name.
(See John 20:21-23; CCC 1423-1424, 1486-90, 1495-1496)
John 20:19-23 Jesus instituted the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 2. Sin is primarily turning away from God (an offense against God) that damages our relationship
with Him, and at the same time, damages the Church and our relationship wit...
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