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Unit 1 & Chapter 1
Transcript of Unit 1 & Chapter 1
THE CHURCH AND THE SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY OF SALVATION
The sacraments are rooted in Jesus and traceable to him.
The same Jesus who ministered to people on earth 2000 years ago is present today in the sacraments.
The sacraments and liturgy that Christ uses to make himself and his graces present on earth
or “work of the people”
Writers of the four Gospels— Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Primordial sacrament = The prime or ultimate sacrament or sign of God’s love— Jesus
The long-prophesied Savior whom God promised to send to save his people from their sins
= The unity in Christ of those he has redeemed in the Church on earth, in heaven and in purgatory
= Three important virtues bestowed on us at Baptism that closely connect us with God— faith, hope, and love
All the members of the Church initiated through Baptism who are not ordained
A Sacrament is:
a visible sign of the unseen divine
an efficacious sign
Oneness = all local churches within one universal Church are united to one another.
Holiness = the Holy Spirit dwells in the Church, seen in Mary and the lives of the many saints
Catholic = universal, the Church's mission is to everyone
Apostolicity = the Church is a hierarchical community, under the supervision of leaders who are authorized to act in the name of Christ
which allows people to participate, through prayer and celebration, in the fruits of the Paschal Mystery.
Baptism = makes us members of the Church and the People of God
Confirmation = we are endowed with the special strength of the holy spirit so that we may act as true witnesses of Christ
Eucharist = we manifest in a concrete way, the unity of the people of God
Penance & reconciliation = forgives sin and restores our unity with God and with the Church
Annointing of the Sick = strengthens the sick and suffering members of the Church to contribute to the good of the people of God
Holy Orders - enables bishops, priest and deacons to nourish the church with the word & grace of God in the name of Christ
Matrimony = strengthens married couples to help one another attain holiness in their lives and to build up the Church though accepting and educating their children
= a special compassion for and commitment to others in the Body of Christ who are hurting.
The three fold mission: priest, prophet, King
Jesus = "God saves"
(makes real what it signifies,the Sacrament actually confer the grace they signify.)
Free & undeserved help that God gives us so we can respond to his call
Jesus is a sacrament, a mystery that cannot be fully explained or understood. He is truly human and yet also truly divine. Jesus is the equal of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit in all ways.
Sacramental economy is the way the fruits of Christ's Redemption are given to us in the Church's liturgy and through the work of the Holy Trinity.
The sacraments and liturgy-—known as the “sacramental economy”—are the system Christ uses to make himself and his saving graces present on earth. Jesus cannot remain separated from his members, the Church.
Jesus cannot remain separated from his members, the Church, because of his love for us. Likewise, we too have a deep longing for Christ that our participation in the sacraments satisfies.
22. When the Apostles heard Jesus speak, they were hearing God’s actual words to them. Jesus tells people that he is the sign of God’s love and that he himself is the living water of eternal life come down from Heaven. He is God’s light to a darkened world.
24. Through the Seven Sacraments, the Church continues Christ’s work of perfectly worshiping the Father and of making redeeming grace available to humanity. Jesus Christ is the reason for, and the basis of, all Seven Sacraments.
Each sacrament is primarily and fundamentally a personal act of Christ himself acting through his Mystical Body, the Church.
26. "[The Sacraments] are efficacious because in them Christ himself is at work; it is he who baptizes, he who acts in his sacraments in order to communicate the grace that each sacrament signifies"(CCC1127)
27. The Church is the "universal sacrament of salvation" because she is the visible channel of grace to the whole world
31. - 34.
The power of the Church was given by Christ to Peter and the Apostles.
36. The Church both contains and communicates the invisible grace she signifies
is to bring us into communion with Christ and the three Persons of the Blessed Trinity
38. "As a body is one, though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body" (1 Cor 12:12-13a)
Our participation in the sacrament strengthens this unity and helps us to live morally. Christ himself is the Head of his body, the Church.
40. Communion of Saints = The unity in Christ of all those he has redeemed: the Church on earth, in Heaven and in Purgatory.
41. Through our participation in the Church and the sacraments we find communion with Christ and the Church. This communion with Christ is the Church’s main purpose for existing and as such is the sacrament of unity.
43. Catholics share a communion with the Church worldwide. The vocation and mission of the universal Church is to connect the particular local churches with the universal Roman Catholic Church.
45. The Church is joined, albeit imperfectly, to those who are baptized Christians but do not profess the Catholic faith in its entirety or have not remained united with the pope.
46. Non-Christians, too, share a unity with the Church.
47. "The ultimate purpose of mission is none other than to make men share in the communion between the Father and the Son in their Spirit of love" (CCC850)
48. Because we are interconnected we must see everyone as our brother or sister in Christ. If people in another part of the world are suffering, we suffer with them and try to help them. We also try to treat everyone fairly and equally.
49. The Church is called to be both a sign of social justice and an instrument of that justice. We live in peace with all people and work to improve communication, understanding, and cooperation between countries.
51. As the universal sacrament of salvation, the Church first affects the inner union of people with God. It is also the sacrament of the unity of the human race. The Church is a sign and an instrument of the unity that has yet to be realized.
52. Christ uses the Church as his instrument of salvation for all people.
61.Spiritual Sacrifices = Catholics have a responsibility and duty to worship God at all times and in all places by their holy actions.
grace = a sharing in the actual life and love of the Trinity
sacramental grace = comes from the participation in the sacraments, each sacrament brings a different dimension of God's life and love
actual grace = divine help to perform some good action we normally can not do on our own
A prophet is someone who speaks God’s Word to others, witnesses to the truth about Jesus Christ, and reminds people to persevere in the true faith.
65. While bishops and priests work as prophets mainly inside the Church, the laity carry their mission primarily outside the church.
We cooperate with priests in the royal mission of Christ by bringing Christ's presence & love to others
68. The Church carries out her royal mission by establishing and maintaining foreign mission to spread the Good News of Jesus throughout the world. She also carries out this mission by serving needy people in local areas.
Whenever we act as Church, even in small, ordinary ways, we are a type of sacrament. We are the Church, the sacrament of Christ.
1978 to 2005