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Unformatted text preview: othing of the white garment and the reception of the candle lit from the Easter candle. Students are to study the Rite of Baptism. (CCC 1234-1245 symbols) 6. Through Baptism, we come to know and love God by “faith” and “charity.” Baptism gives us a new “dignity” (worth) as adopted sons and daughters of God. (CCC 1265) 7. Every Catholic child can be given a saint’s name at Baptism. It may be the first name or the middle name. This saint becomes the child’s patron saint and “provides a model of charity.” Children should study the lives of their patron saints and ask for the saint’s intercession. (CCC 2156) (Note to catechist: “The ‘baptismal name’ can also express a Christian mystery or Christian virtue). Sacrament of Reconciliation / Penance In Fourth Grade, students should review for greater understanding the following Truths of Faith except where a teaching is to be introduced, which will be bolded. Scriptures that are bolded are new for this grade. 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) August 6th, 2005 Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 12 of 28 Grade 4 Sacrament of Reconciliation John 20:19-23 Jesus instituted the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Mark 2:1-12 “Child, your sins are forgiven.” Matthew 16:15-19 Jesus said, “Whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven” (CCC 1444-1445). Luke 5: 17-26 “Who but God alone can forgive sins?” Psalm 51 “Against You, You alone, have I sinned and done what is evil.” 2. Sin is an offense against God or primarily turning away from God that damages our relationship with Him, and at the same time, damages the Church and our relationship with others. Conversion (a radical reorientation of the whole life away from sin and evil, and toward God or a deeper conversion of a turning back to God) entails repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation with both God, family members and our neighbor. We are healed and strengthened in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. (CCC 1440, 1443-1445, 1849-1852) 3. Only God is able to forgive sins. However, Jesus entrusted His own exercise of the power of forgiving sins, in His name, to His Apostles on Easter Sunday night. The Apostles handed on this power to their successors, the bishops and to the priests who share in the ministry of the bishop. (CCC 1441-1445,1456, 1461, 1466, John 20:19-23) 4. There is mortal or deadly and venial sin. Mortal sin is saying no to our friendship (a serious disobedience to God’s laws of love) that destroys our friendship with Jesus through the loss of sanctifying grace. It results in the loss of charity. For a...
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