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Spirit. Amen. (CCC 1449)
5) After leaving the confessional, pray or do the penance the priest gives you and
thank God for forgiving your sins. The penance given by the priest is an act, such
as a prayer or an act of charity, whereby the sinner makes amends for sin, especially
in reparation to God for offenses against Him. Reparation means to show sorrow
for sin. (CCC 1459-1460) 7. 8. August 6th, 2009
Transfiguration of our Lord Understand that the Sacrament of Confession / Reconciliation is important for preparing
to receive the other Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist. We must be in the state
of grace to receive the Holy Eucharist. Mother Church encourages us to frequent the
Sacrament of Confession on a monthly basis. (CCC 1415, 1421, 1468-1470)
Confession of venial sins is strongly recommended by the Church.
The regular confession of our venial sins helps us:
1) form our conscience.
2) fight against evil tendencies and break sinful habits.
3) allows Christ to heal the wounds of our sins.
4) helps us to progress in the life of the Spirit. (CCC 1457-1458) Diocese of La Crosse Page 18 of 38 Grade 8
B. Through the Anointing of the Sick, the conferral of a special grace is given to those who are
seriously ill, old, and/or close to death. Its full celebration includes Reconciliation, Anointing
and Eucharist. The name “Viaticum” is given to the Eucharist for those who are about to leave
this life, so that Jesus is with them as they pass from this world to the Father.
(CCC 1420-21, 1499-1532)
Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law
Anointing with Oil
If anyone is ill
1. The celebration of the Anointing of the Sick consists essentially in the anointing of the
forehead and hands of the sick person, the anointing being accompanied by the liturgical
prayer of the celebrant asking for the special grace of the Sacrament. (CCC 1531) 2. The special grace of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick has as its effects:
a) The uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ for his own good and that of
the whole Church. We are able to offer up our sufferings in union with Christ.
b) The strengthening, peace and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings
of illness or old age.
c) The forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the
Sacrament of Penance.
d) The restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of souls.
e) The preparation for passing over to eternal life. (CCC 1532) 3. The Anointing of the Sick gives the person the strength to be sorry for sin and to resist
temptation so that his/her friendship with God can be strengthened at the time of receiving
the Sacrament and at the moment of death.
Sacraments of Service – Directed towards the salvation of others
Holy Orders and Matrimony are directed to the salvation of others; if they contribute to personal
salvation it is only through service to others that they do so. (C...
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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