Sacraments at the Service of Communion. Sacraments of Marriage and Holy Orders. What do you want to do in life?. What do you want to do when you graduate (college) your answer is It is important to find a career that makes use of your gifts and makes you happy but - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Sacraments at the Service of Communion
Sacraments at the Service of CommunionSacraments of Marriage and Holy OrdersWhat do you want to do in life?What do you want to do when you graduate (college) your answer isIt is important to find a career that makes use of your gifts and makes you happy butBut there is such a thing called Vocation: it is the committed state of life that God calls us to. Are you called to be married, single, a priest or deacon?These are all ways in which we serve God and one another. VocationThe Church recognizes Two of these vocationsThe married life And Priesthood.These Sacraments are known as the Sacraments at the service of CommunionYou can be called to one or the other, but not bothHoly OrdersCalled this because it is a way of consecrating (designating and making holy) people for the three orders of ministry in the Church:Bishops, priest, deaconsThose who have received the sacrament are called ordained ministers or clergy. All baptized people share in the priesthood of Christ by virtue of their BaptismThe Rite of OrdinationThere are three different Ordination Rites corresponding to the three ordained ministries. The essential symbol for all three rites is the bishops laying on of hands and prayer that the person reeives the graces of the Holy Spirit. Like Baptism and Confirmation, the Sacrament of Holy Orders imprints a permanent character upon a persons soul. Thus ordination can never be repeated. OrdinationOnly men are ordained because Jesus chose men, to be his Apostles, and the Apostles did the same. For this reason, the Church is bound to uphold the same consistency.The Roman Church also has a discipline of priestly celibacy. This means that the priest and bishops promise to never marry so they can focus their attention on their ministry- The Church
Marriage in the Bible From the beginning the Bible teaches that marriage (Matrimony) is part of Gods planGen 2:18 It is not good that the man should be aloneGod created men and women so that the two would complement each other and form a union in which love should be shared. The Meaning of Married Love:A sacramental marriage has several meanings. ONE: a marriage is intended to bring unity between spousesTWO: they will have no other person come between them. They are committed until death do us partFINALLY: it is intended to be open to new lifeMarriage:To be married a couple must both wish to be married and have no obstacles to prevent them from giving their free and full consent. Pregnancy, mental illness, or a secret addiction could all be obstacles that prevent free and full consent. The Church requires that weddings take place in the Church in the presence of a priest or deacon and before witnesses. Marriage: The married couple represents Gods love, for this reason, Matrimony is ideally celebrated as part of a mass, although it isnt required. In a Catholic wedding, the spouses are the ministers.The essential sacramental sigh is the exchange of vowsThe priest or deacon witnesses the marriage Marriage:Other elements of the Rite include the Liturgy of the Word, the exchange of rings, and the nuptial blessingThe Sacrament of Matrimony is the foundation for the Christian family
Divorce VS. Annulment Divorcing your lawful spouse and marrying another person is a sin against the indissolubility (permanence) of marriage. An annulment is not the same thing as a divorce. An annulment is a special decree granted by the Church, after closely examining the circumstances, declaring that a particular union was not a sacramental marriageAnnulment:The judges determine that an impediment, or obstacle, was present at the time of the marriage. A person who has received an annulment is free to receive Holy Communion and to marry again in the Church.