Our Catholic Identity: REVIEW Part 2 and Chapter 9
Updated: Feb 10
OUR CATHOLIC IDENTITY. (Purple Workbook)
PART TWO: REVIEW We Celebrate Our Catholic Faith: Page 87. Updated February 10, 2023
PART TWO: The Sacraments of Healing Chapter 8 (Updated January 30, 2023) pages 71-77
In what ways do the Sacraments of Penance and Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick celebrate Christ’s healing work among us?
These two sacraments continue the healing work of Jesus in our whole being: our minds, our bodies, our hearts, our souls. Through the healing power of the Holy Spirit in us, we turn away from sin and doubt and turn toward God with TRUST, HOPE, and CONFIDENCE in the goodness and LOVE of God in our lives.
In what ways do the Sacraments of Healing help us share in the Paschal Mystery?
These two Sacraments of healing continue the healing work Jesus did through the Paschal Mystery, where Jesus passed over from suffering and death to eternal life with our Father. We too, through God’s MERCY and the power of the Holy Spirit can be forgiven and healed in mind, body and soul. We can pass over from a life of sin and death to an eternal, holy life with the Holy Trinity in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.
Conversion is turning away from sin and turning toward God. Give an example of your experience with conversion
Sometimes it’s easier to say that the other person is to blame when we experience conflict. When we ask God for His help to resolve a conflict, the Holy Spirit helps us to see our own sin, what we have done to contribute to the conflict.
The Bible says:
If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgives us and cleanse us of every wrongdoing. 1John 1:9.
I have found when I humbly admit to my part in the conflict and ask for forgiveness and forgive the other with God’s help, God forgives me and brings healing to my soul!
¿De qué manera los Sacramentos de la Penitencia y la Reconciliación y la Unción de los Enfermos celebran la obra sanadora de Cristo entre nosotros?
Estos dos sacramentos continúan la obra sanadora de Jesús en todo nuestro ser: nuestra mente, nuestro cuerpo, nuestro corazón, nuestra alma. A través del poder sanador del Espíritu Santo en nosotros, nos alejamos del pecado y la duda y nos volvemos hacia Dios con CONFIANZA, ESPERANZA y CONFIANZA en la bondad y el AMOR de Dios en nuestras vidas.
¿De qué manera los Sacramentos de Curación nos ayudan a compartir el Misterio Pascual?
Estos dos Sacramentos de sanación continúan la obra de sanación que hizo Jesús a través del Misterio Pascual, donde Jesús pasó del sufrimiento y la muerte a la vida eterna con nuestro Padre. Nosotros también, por la MISERICORDIA de Dios y el poder del Espíritu Santo podemos ser perdonados y sanados en mente, cuerpo y alma. Podemos pasar de una vida de pecado y muerte a una vida eterna y santa con la Santísima Trinidad en el Reino Celestial de Dios.
La conversión es alejarse del pecado y volverse hacia Dios. Da un ejemplo de tu experiencia con la conversión
A veces es más fácil decir que la otra persona tiene la culpa cuando experimentamos un conflicto. Cuando le pedimos a Dios Su ayuda para resolver un conflicto, el Espíritu Santo nos ayuda a ver nuestro propio pecado, lo que hemos hecho para contribuir al conflicto.
The Sacraments of Healing:
Penance and Reconciliation (Heals our Souls)
Sin is choosing to do something that takes us away from God and His Family.
Sin is disobeying God’s Commandments: Loving God and Loving Others: the Ten Commandments.
There are two kinds of SIN
Venial sins weaken our friendship with God, e.g. keeping a messy room
Mortal sins destroy our relationship with God: e.g. disrespecting our elders
Sin harms others and ourselves.
This Sacrament helps us clear away what sin does to our lives through God’s mercy
and forgiveness. We TRUST in his loving forgiveness and we are then able to
forgive others. Luke 17:4
The Holy Spirit invites us to CONVERSION to turn away from SIN and to turn toward
GOD. The Holy Spirit invites us to TRUST in God’s mercy and be reconciled, be united
with God and His Family again.
Rite of Penance
TWO ways to celebrate this: individually with a priest or in communion with others
in a Penance Service near Christmas and Easter.
Review Steps to the celebration of this Rite (page 73)
Contrition: sorrow for sin, sincerely accept Holy Spirit’s invitation to change
Confession: admitting your sin to God through the Priest
Act of Penance: receiving what God tells us through the Priest to change our ways
Absolution: we receive God’s forgiveness and take seriously the Paschal
Mystery where Jesus suffered and died in our place that we might
be given a new life with Him in His Kingdom.
Satisfaction experiencing the deep healing and happiness that comes from
receiving God’s forgiveness and healing and the renewed strength
to live a changed life, closer to God.
Anointing of the Sick (Heals our bodies)
We are troubled by suffering, illness, and death that tempts us to doubt or even deny
our FAITH and TRUST in God.
This Sacrament helps us strengthen our FAITH and HOPE in God’s loving Presence in
Liturgy of the Anointing
(The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation may be offered BEFORE the
Liturgy of the Word)
The WORD of God is proclaimed
Priest anoints the forehead and hands of the sick person and prays:
May the Lord who frees you from sin, save you and raise you up (Pastoral Care
of the Sick)
The Sacrament of Holy Communion may be offered.
The Priest concludes with May the God of all consolation bless you I every way
and grant you hope all the days of your life (Pastoral Care of the Sick)
God’s Ministry of Healing in Sacred Scripture
SIN and FORGIVENESS
Jesus reached out to sinners and invited them to accept the loving forgiveness of the
Father and to sin no more.
John 8:1-11. The Woman Caught in Adultery (Mortal Sin)
Luke 15:1-7: Parable of the Lost Sheep
Luke 15:8-10.. Parable of the Lost Coin
Jesus has told us that it brings God great joy when even one sinner accepts his mercy
and returns. Luke 15:10
The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (CONFESSION) continues the divine
work of Jesus who gave his life for the forgiveness of sins. Jesus gave his Apostles the
authority to forgive the sins of others in His Name through the power of the Holy Spirit.
John 20: 22-23.
MIRACLES of HEALING
Matthew’s Gospel tells us Jesus began his healing ministry in Galilee by revealing his
Father’s love for them by healing them. Matthew 4:23.
The MIRACLES of healing in Scripture invite us to greater faith and trust in God’s love
and mercy always at work in God’s people.
Matthew 8:5-8, 13 Healing of the Centurion’s Servant
We follow the Centurion’s example of FAITH weekly in the Mass:
“Lord I am not worthy to come under your roof, but only say the word and my soul will
OUR MISSION of HEALING AND WHOLENESS
Jesus sent out his first disciples to “cure the sick”. Matthew 10:8
After his Resurrection and before his Ascension, he clearly outline OUR MISSION:
He said to them: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved:….These signs will accompany those