How does the Christian family show the Savior’s living presence in the world?

Mission Lab

The Christian family shows the Savior’s living presence in the world through (1) the mutual love of the husband and wife, (2) the spouses’ generous fruitfulness, (3) their fidelity and unity, and (4) the loving relationships among its members. 1. The Christian family shows the Savior’s living presence in the world through the mutual love of husband and wife. The …

What can priests do as representatives of Jesus?

Mission Lab

As representatives of Jesus, priests (1) offer the Sacrifice of the Mass to the Father, (2) administer the Sacrament of Penance for the forgiveness of sins, and (3) administer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. 1. As representatives of Jesus, priests offer the Sacrifice of the Mass to the Father. Knowing that Christ’s priesthood and Church were to …

What is the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick?

Mission Lab

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered to anyone who is seriously ill and to those who are in danger of death due to old age. Jesus showed great love and compassion toward the sick and suffering. “Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to …

When is the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick best received?

Mission Lab

This Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is best received as soon as possible when there is danger of death from sickness or old age. This sacrament is for all who are seriously ill and not only for those near death. It is important to note that the sacrament can be repeated for persons who get well and become seriously …

What does the Church ask the Lord for by this anointing?

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By this anointing and by her prayers, the Church, through the ministry of her priests, asks the Lord to (1) alleviate the sufferings of the sick, (2) forgive their sins, and (3) grant them eternal life. 1. By this anointing and by her prayers, the Church, through the ministry of her priests, asks the Lord to alleviate the sufferings of …

What does the Church ask the sick to do?

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The Church asks the sick to help their fellow Christians by offering their sufferings in union with the sufferings and Death of Jesus Christ our Lord. The Anointing of the Sick prepares us for eternal life, if it is our time to die. It promotes the restoration to health, if it is God’s will that we serve Him still longer …

Who instituted marriage?

Mission Lab

God Himself instituted marriage and gave it certain purposes, laws and blessings. God instituted marriage at the very beginning of the human race, when He created Adam and Eve, as we read in the book of Genesis: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And …

Who elevated marriage to the dignity of a sacrament?

Mission Lab

Jesus Christ elevated the marriage of the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament. Our Lord made sacramental marriage a lifelong, sacred indissoluble union of husband and wife, by which they exclusively give themselves in complete surrender to each other and to Christ. Christ is the third partner in every sacramental marriage. Christian marriage is the union of a man …

Who are the ministers of the Sacrament of Matrimony?

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The spouses themselves are the ministers of the Sacrament of Matrimony, which takes place in a public liturgy of the Church, usually during Holy Mass. In the presence of the assisting bishop, priest, or deacon, and of the witnesses, the spouses express their personal and lasting consent to one another. The sacrament is begun in the mutual promises between husband …

In what ways can we see the dignity of the Sacrament of Matrimony?

Mission Lab

We see the dignity of the sacrament in the fact that the spouses (1) share their lives together in Christ’s grace, and (2) imitate the love Christ has for His Church. 1. The spouses share their lives together in Christ’s grace. In the Sacrament of Matrimony, Our Lord comes to live with the spouses, to give them His grace, and …