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Unformatted text preview: and of the Son, and of the Holy 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) Luke 4:38-39 Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law Mark 6:12-13 Anointing with Oil James 5:14-15 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.

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