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July 13th, 2012 | Posted by Kyle in Podcast - (0 Comments)

Light and darkness, wind and fire, water and earth, the tree and its fruit speak of God and symbolize both his greatness and his nearness. (CCC 1147)

We continue to talk about the Holy Spirit, who gives spiritual understanding to the Word of God.

Through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the Pascal mystery of Christ is celebrated, not repeated at Mass. The HS turns the bread into the body of Christ and wine into the Blood of Christ during the “epiclesis” (a vocab word that probably won’t ever help you on Jeopardy).

The Pascal Mystery is present in the 7 sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. These are instituted by Jesus Christ. Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders leave an indelible seal which means that they can never be repeated.

The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify men, build up the body of Christ and to give worship to God. It nourishes, strengthens and expresses our faith! They are independent of the personal holiness of the minister but the fruits of the sacraments depend on the disposition of the one who receives them (CCC 1128).

Sacramental Celebration of the Paschal Mystery

  • Who celebrates the liturgy?
  • How is the liturgy celebrated?
  • When is the liturgy celebrated?
  • Where is the liturgy celebrated?

Who: heavenly powers, all creation, servants of the Old and New Covenants, new People of God (especially martyrs), Mother of God, Brode of the Lamb, and a great multitude which no one could number from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tounges….. [catch your breathe].

How: Through signs and symbols like language, gestures, and actions – - these are the same ways we communicate with other men. Through the Liturgy of the Word, which is an integral part of the sacramental celebrations!

For more, stop by next week!

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Read The Cat – 0771-0825

June 1st, 2012 | Posted by Kyle in Podcast - (0 Comments)

Holy Spirit, One, Ho…

Cool quote of the week: Mary is the bride without spot or wrinkle. “This is why the Marian dimension of the Church precedes the Petrine.” CCC 773

The Church is both human and divine. The People of God are of God, not members by birth but reborn through faith and baptism. We are messianic. Our law is to love like Christ and destiny is the Kingdom of God.

We participate in the Priest, Prophet and King of the anointing that Jesus has.

The Church is the body and Christ is the head of that body. Jesus is the bridegroom and we, the Church are the bride.

The Holy Spirit works by God’s Word, by Baptism, by the sacraments, by the grace of the apostles, by the virtues and by the many special graces.

We are a: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

ONE:

  • great richness and diversity is not opposed to the church’s unity
  • profession of one faith
  • common celebration of divine worship
  • apostolic succession
  • Human sin is always the cause of any separation
  • Called to unity through renewal of the Church, conversion of heart, prayer in common, fraternal knowledge of each other, ecumenical formation, dialogue, collaboration (must place our hope in God because it is out of our power)

HOLY:

  • The Church is the “holy people of God”
  • The members are Saints by the grace of God

… to be continued next week …

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