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Unformatted text preview: ly present on the altars of sacrifice and in the tabernacles of our parish churches, into our homes and classrooms. It aims to link the altar and tabernacle of the parish church with the places of prayer and devotion in the home. We can enthrone the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to signify that Christ is the One who gives inspiration and direction to each member of the household and to students in the classroom. (Contact the Office of Sacred Worship for information on the enthronement to the Sacred Heart.) (Synod Act #12) 17. The enthronement to the Sacred Heart is a single act, but it represents a way of life by which each member of the household is transformed in Christ each day.” We have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us who strengthens us in this way of life by teaching us how to pray and guiding us in how to live (CCC 2672). 18. It is appropriate to be quiet when visiting a Catholic Church because Jesus is present in the tabernacle and we want to speak to and listen to Him. We also want to show respect for those who are praying in Church by maintaining an atmosphere of prayerful silence. (CCC 1185) August 6th, 2009 Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 31 of 38 Grade 8 19. Young people should develop a habit of personal prayer both in the morning and the evening, encouraged by parents at home and a consistent commitment of prayer in class. Personal prayer should be fostered through brief silent meditation, prayer with Scripture, spontaneous prayer, and “listening” to the Holy Spirit. 20. God reveals our personal vocation through the deepest desires of our heart, through the circumstances of life, and through conversations with people we trust. Quiet prayer provides the opportunity to recognize that these desires actually originate from God and reveal the manner of serving others that will bring the greatest personal joy and fulfillment. Our personal vocation is the means by which we draw closer to God. A vocation does not just concern the individual person because a vocation involves serving others and building up the Church, the family of God. We should pray for the grace to serve God in our vocation with an undivided heart. 21. Sacred images, statues, saints' pictures, a crucifix, holy water, and the rosary are reminders of God’s presence in our lives. Sacred images such as statues, icons and paintings help us to pray. Students should be encouraged to pray before the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that is displayed in the classroom. It is important to have these blessed objects in our home and at school to be mindful of God’s love for us and His constant presence in our lives. (CCC 478, 1159-1162, 1674, 2132) 22. To visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is a proof of gratitude, an expression of love, and a duty of adoration toward Christ Our Lord. (CCC 1418) Recommended Bible Stories, Prayer Books, and Other Spiritual Reading U Got to Prayer, Fr. Stan Fortuna, Our Sunday Visitor The Pieta Prayer Booklet (MLOR...
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