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CURRICULUM SUBJECTS: Sacraments and Sacramentality

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Reference

Vatican: The Holy See
The official website of the Holy See.

Papal Encyclicals Online
Your guide to online Papal and other official documents of the Catholic Church.

Baptism

  • Catholicism Baptism Overview
    A quite detailed look at Baptism, its meaning, function, structure and importance.
  • Vatican Document Batpism
    THIS IS HIGHLY DESCRIPTIVE AND DETAILED INFORMATION. This is the official Vatican website: the Catechism of the Catholic Church can be found here (online). Easy to understand language BUT lots and lots of information in small font that can make it seem overwhelming.

Holy Communion

  • Catholicism Holy Communion
    A look at the specifics of Holy Communion and the level of importance it has in the life of the Church
  • Vatican Document Holy Communion
    THIS IS HIGHLY DESCRIPTIVE AND DETAILED INFORMATION. This is the official Vatican website: the Catechism of the Catholic Church can be found here (online). Easy to understand language BUT lots and lots of information in small font that can make it seem overwhelming.

Reconciliation

  • Catholicism Reconciliation
    Reconciliation (formerly known as Confession) is described in detail and explained in easy to understand terms.
  • Vatican Document Reconciliation
    THIS IS HIGHLY DESCRIPTIVE AND DETAILED INFORMATION. This is the official Vatican website: the Catechism of the Catholic Church can be found here (online). Easy to understand language BUT lots and lots of information in small font that can make it seem overwhelming.

Confirmation

  • Catholicism Confirmation
    A detailed overview of the role and importance of Confirmation in the Catholic Church
  • Vatican Document Confirmation
    THIS IS HIGHLY DESCRIPTIVE AND DETAILED INFORMATION. This is the official Vatican website: the Catechism of the Catholic Church can be found here (online). Easy to understand language BUT lots and lots of information in small font that can make it seem overwhelming

Marriage

  • Catholicism Marriage
    The persepctive of the Church on marriage and its meaning in the life of the Catholic community
  • Vatican Document Marriage
    THIS IS HIGHLY DESCRIPTIVE AND DETAILED INFORMATION. This is the official Vatican website: the Catechism of the Catholic Church can be found here (online). Easy to understand language BUT lots and lots of information in small font that can make it seem overwhelming

Holy Orders

  • Catholicism Holy Orders
    The role and importance of Holy Orders is provided here, who takes them and what is involved in described.
  • Vatican Documents Holy Orders
    THIS IS HIGHLY DESCRIPTIVE AND DETAILED INFORMATION. This is the official Vatican website: the Catechism of the Catholic Church can be found here (online). Easy to understand language BUT lots and lots of information in small font that can make it seem overwhelming.

Anointing of the Sick

  • Catholicism Anointing of the Sick
    The final sacrament of the Catholic Church is discussed here, its history is briefly provided and role described in detail.
  • Vatican Documents Anointing of the Sick
    THIS IS HIGHLY DESCRIPTIVE AND DETAILED INFORMATION. This is the official Vatican website: the Catechism of the Catholic Church can be found here (online). Easy to understand language BUT lots and lots of information in small font that can make it seem overwhelming.

The Seven Catholic Sacraments and the Saints

Baptism

Baptism : Saint Augustine of Hippo, Saint Francis Xavier, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Confirmation

Confirmation : Saint Justin Martyr, Saint Anthony of Egypt, Saint Athanasius

Eucharist

Eucharist : Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint John of the Cross

Penance

Penance : Saint Columban, Saint John Bosco, Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick : Saint Vincent de Paul, Saint Louise de Marillac, Saint Damien of Molokai

Holy Orders

Holy Orders : Saints Cyril and Methodius, Saint John Vianney, Saint John Paul II

Matrimony

Matrimony: Saint Monica, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Blessed Louis & Blessed Zelie Martin  (parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux)

The Seven Sacraments

The Seven Sacraments

Jesus touches our lives through the sacraments. Our celebrations of the sacraments are signs of Jesus' presence in our lives and a means for receiving his grace. The Church celebrates seven sacraments, which are divided into three categories.

Sacraments of Initiation
These sacraments lay the foundation of every Christian life.

Baptism
In Baptism we receive new life in Christ. Baptism takes away original sin and gives us a new birth in the Holy Spirit. Its sign is the pouring of water.

Confirmation
Confirmation seals our life of faith in Jesus. Its signs are the laying on of hands on a person’s head, most often by a bishop, and the anointing with oil. Like Baptism, Confirmation is received only once.

Eucharist
The Eucharist nourishes our life of faith. Its signs are the bread and wine we receive—the Body and Blood of Christ.

Sacraments of Healing
These sacraments celebrate the healing power of Jesus.

Penance
Through Penance we receive God's forgiveness. Forgiveness requires being sorry for our sins. In Penance we receive Jesus' healing grace through absolution by the priest. The signs of this sacrament are our confession of sins and the words of absolution.

Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament unites a sick person’s suffering with that of Jesus and brings forgiveness of sins. Oil, a symbol of strength, is the sign of this sacrament. A person is anointed with oil and receives the laying on of hands from a priest.

Sacraments at the Service of Communion
These sacraments help members serve the community.

Matrimony
In Matrimony a baptized man and woman are united with each other as a sign of the unity between Jesus and his Church. Matrimony requires the consent of the couple, as expressed in the marriage promises. The couple and their wedding rings are the signs of this sacrament.

Holy Orders
In Holy Orders men are ordained as priests, deacons, or bishops. Priests serve as spiritual leaders of their communities, and deacons serve to remind us of our baptismal call to help others. Bishops carry on the teachings of the apostles. The signs of this sacrament are the laying on of hands and anointing with oil by the bishop.

Sacraments 101: Baptism (why we baptize)

Sacraments 101: Eucharist (how we receive)

Sacraments 101: Penance (why we confess)

Sacraments 101: Confirmation (why we're confirmed)

Sacraments 101: Matrimony (why make it Catholic)

Sacraments 101: Holy Orders (what ordination means)

Sacraments 101: Anointing of the Sick (who it's for)

Sacrements and Sacramentality eResources

Bibliographies for Theology

  • Early Christian Writings
  • Early Church Texts
  • Hall of Church History
  • Monastic Matrix
  • Internet History Sourcebooks
  • Catholic Resources Research Alliance
  • Antichità Italiane

The Seven Sacraments

Baptism, Old Town Creek ,Red Hill Tennessee, 1940's

Christian Baptism, Old Town Creek ,Red Hill Tennessee, 1940's

Seven Sacrament Basics

Sacraments clip

A brief summary of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.

Visually interesting, this presentation details the very core of each sacrament and the importance role that all seven sacramentsplay inthe life of the Church. 

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Catholic Online Sacraments

A useful overview of the sacraments detailing their importance and history in the Church. Also provided are links to each of the seven sacraments that are then discussed in greater detail.

Power Pont Sacraments

 

Presented as a Power Point Slide Share the information provided here is more general and looks at the greater idea of the sacraments rather than the indvidual sacraments themselves. Sacramental life and meaning is a focus as is the importance of Grace and the origin of words.

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eResources

Specific Catechism Paragraphs

The Catechism paragraph numbers listed below will assist you in your research.

QUIZ

Sacraments Quiz

 

The ProProfs Quiz is a fun and easy way to see what you have learnt and what you may still need to find out. 

The 27 questions listed here are multiple choice and provide a good opportunity to review your knowledge.

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Use the information you have found to create your own quiz either for study purposes or as an assessment.

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Sacraments Quiz

 

Click on the image to view and download a set of questions on the sacraments.

All True/False with answers provided. 

Use them on each other or test your own knowledge.