Due: May 16, 2010
a.) Name the Sacraments of Initiation, Healing, and Service. Know and be able to identify these categories and which sacraments belong in each.
The Sacraments of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. The Sacraments of Healing are Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. The Sacraments of Service are Holy Orders and Matrimony.
b.) Did the early apostolic church celebrate the Sacraments? How do we know?
The early apostolic church did celebrate the Sacraments. We know this because it is documented in the Bible.
c.) What is Apostolic Succession? Why is it important?
Apostolic Succession is the Seven Sacraments have been handed down from generation to generation through an unbroken line of bishops that traces its roots back to Jesus himself. It is important because every time I receive one of the seven sacraments Jesus and the Trinity are present in each one.
d.) What do those who are confirmed have in common with the Apostles and their experience on the feast of Pentecost?
Those who are confirmed receive a full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as was granted to the Apostles on the day of the Pentecost.
e.) What are the effects of the Sacrament of Confirmation?
The effects of the Sacrament of Confirmation are it further strengthens our relationship with God our Father, firmly unites us to Christ, increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we become an adult member in the Church, and it gives us strength to spread and defend the faith.
f.) What does being an “adult” in the Church mean?
Being an “adult” in the Church means we need to decide for ourselves that we want to be Catholic. We should not receive the Sacrament of Confirmation because we attended some classes, or because our parents expect us to receive the sacrament at this time. We should only receive the Sacrament of Confirmation if we decide for ourselves that we truly want to be a member of the...