Unformatted text preview: d Heart (Synod Act #12)
1 John 4:8
“God is love” and He loves each person. A symbol of God's love is the
Sacred Heart of Jesus. Jesus is the King of Love and the King of our
homes. It is good to have an image of the Sacred Heart at home and in the
classroom to remind us of Jesus' infinite love for us (CCC 478). The
devotion to the Sacred Heart flows from our being united with Jesus in the
Holy Eucharist. This devotion then fosters a desire for communion with
Him the next time we receive the Holy Eucharist.
“…one soldier thrust his lance into His side, and immediately blood and
water flowed out.”
The focus of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the immeasurable and all-merciful love of God
expressed most perfectly in the outpouring of Christ’s life on the Cross.
19. Forty days after the Resurrection Jesus ascended to His Father, which we celebrate on the Ascension. Ten
days later, Jesus sent God the Holy Spirit on Pentecost to remain with us until the end of time.
(CCC 665, 731-732) August 6th, 2009
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Acts 1:6-12 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and
you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem…and to the ends of the earth…He
was lifted up, and a cloud took Him from their sight.” Jesus commissions the Apostles
Jesus “sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God…”
As believers, we are called to be an apostle and share in the work of the Apostles. This service to our
neighbor is called the apostolate. We are to look for ways to bring others to Christ by sharing the Gospel,
the “Good News”, with them. Our ultimate motivation in everything we do for our neighbor is to bring
them to Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus said to the Apostles: “All power in Heaven and on earth has been
given to me. 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…” 20. At Pentecost the Holy Spirit strengthened the Apostles to imitate Christ. The Holy Spirit empowered them
to administer the Sacraments, to teach what Jesus had taught them and to lead the Church. Pentecost is
when we celebrate the birth of the Catholic Church. (CCC 767, 747, 771-773, 1585, 780, 1076)
Acts 2:1-4 Isaiah 11:2-3 Pentecost: God the Father and the Son sent the Holy Spirit upon the
Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary, empowering them to publicly
manifest the Catholic Church.
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: “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.” The prophet Isaiah
prophesied 800 years before Christ, telling how we would recognize the
Savior. When the Holy Spirit comes into our soul in the Sacrament of
Baptism, we receive these same Gifts and they are strengthened in
Confirmation in order for us to be a dis...
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2013 for the course RELIGION Religion taught by Professor Hansel during the Fall '13 term at Pacelli High School, Stevens Point.
- Fall '13