In this 5th Grade lesson, you learn about the three Sacraments of Initiation. You will study the three Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation.
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The Confirmation of the Olivetan Order by the Bishop of Arezzo by Il Sodoma
In order to join an important organization, like becoming a Boy Scout, joining the Knights of Columbus, or becoming part of a sports team, there is often a process called an “initiation.” To be initiated means that you are given certain tools to help you be a strong and effective member of that group. There is usually a ritual or process to mark that you have officially joined that group. The initiation helps you recognize that you are part of something bigger than yourself.
If you wanted to join a swim team at your local pool, you couldn’t just show up and start to swim races. You would have to learn the strokes, have proper swimming gear, and then wait for your turn to race.
The Holy Catholic Church has a special process in place to guide a non Catholic into becoming a full Catholic. The Church doesn’t just allow people to casually or flippantly declare that they ae Catholic without going through certain very critical steps and following along with a special process. Part of becoming a Catholic involves receiving the Sacraments of Initiation. The Catholic Church has three special Sacraments of Initiation. The three Sacraments of Initiation are:
Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Just as clubs and other groups have processes of initiation, the Church has rituals of initiation, called Sacraments of Initiation. These Sacraments are the way a person becomes a pure and holy Child of God. Through these Sacraments of Initiation, you become a full member of the Holy Catholic Church.
YOU are on your way to becoming a full member of Christ’s Church as you receive these Sacraments.
Let’s examine each of these three Sacraments.
Baptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation. It removes original sin from your soul. You become a member of the Holy Catholic Church. It is always the first Sacrament that we receive and so it is the first step in the process of initiation into the Church.
Baptism is the first Sacrament we receive, and it is the very beginning of supernatural life in our souls. It cleans away Original Sin from our souls. Through Baptism, the sin that Adam committed, is washed away. Every human being is born with this sin. It is called Original Sin because it was the first sin committed by man. The only people who did not have Original Sin are Jesus and Mary.
Baptism takes away this sin. If we would die immediately after Bapt... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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