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Unformatted text preview: gns and rite of Confirmation (CCC 1293-1301, 1320), its necessity (CCC 1486-90, 1497, 1310), its effects (CCC 1302-05, 1316-17), and who may receive (CCC 1306-1311, 1319). 3. Transfiguration of our Lord Confirmation: • Brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace • Gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation • Incorporates us more firmly into Christ • Strengthens our bond with the Church • Associates us more closely with her mission • Helps us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds (CCC 1316-1317, 1302-1303) The Holy Spirit is a Divine Person – the third Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Lord and Giver of Life, but we use symbols to understand who the Holy Spirit is. These symbols include wind, breath, water, oil (anointing), fire, cloud and light, seal, hand, finger of God, and a dove. (CCC 691-701) Diocese of La Crosse Page 15 of 38 Grade 8 C. Through the Sacrament of the Eucharist we receive the Body and Blood of Christ, with His soul and His Divinity. Holy Communion increases the communicant’s union with the Lord, forgives his venial sins, and preserves him from grave sin. Jesus Christ is to be honored with the worship of adoration. (CCC 1413, 1416, 1418) Exodus 12 Moses and Passover Exodus 16 Quail and Manna in the Desert Mathew 26:26-30 The Last Supper Mark 14:22-26 Jesus institutes the Holy Eucharist Luke 22:14-20 Jesus institutes the Sacrament of Holy Orders 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 The cup of blessing, a participation in the Blood of Christ 1 Corinthians 11:27-29 Reception of the Eucharist in the state of grace 1 Corinthians 11:23-32 Lord’s Supper John 6, especially 6:53-59 Bread of Life discourse 1. 2. Know that even though the bread (host) and wine looks like ordinary bread and wine after the consecration, it is really Jesus’ Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. He is really there. Holy Eucharist is the Bread of Life, that is, the living, risen Lord. (Transubstantiation) (CCC 1413) 4. The Sacrifice of the Mass continues (makes present) Jesus’ Sacrifice of the Cross; Jesus is offered on the altar again but without shedding His Blood. Together with the priest, we offer Jesus to the Father, the most perfect gift we can ever give to God. We also offer our obedience and service to the Father like Jesus. (CCC 1362, 1364) 5. The Eucharist is the memorial of Christ's Passover, that is, of the work of salvation accomplished by the life, death, resurrection of Christ, the one historical event made present by the liturgical action. (CCC 1409) 6. In the celebration of the Eucharist, Jesus acts through the priest and is truly present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. (CCC 1410, 1413) 7. Only a bishop and a priest through the power of the Holy Spirit can consecrate bread and wine so that it becomes the Body and the Blood of Jesus. (CCC 1120) 8. What is necessary to receive the Holy Eucharist? • We must be free from grave (mortal) sin (CCC 1385, 1415) • We must obs...
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