In this 2nd Grade lesson, we learn of the 3 Sacraments of Initiation.
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Billy and Jane have a big treehouse in their backyard. They love to play in it and they always invite their friends over to enjoy it, too. They don’t let just anyone up through the portal, though. Anyone who wants to join in their fun must first be initiated, which means admitted, by following certain special rules. First, they have to agree to wear a yellow paper hat, then they have to make smores over an open fire, and finally they have to memorize a password and use it if they want the door to open. Billy and Jane created this process for all newcomers so that they would realize what a big deal it was to be welcomed in to their club.
Many clubs and organizations have ceremonies for bringing in new members. This kind of ceremony is called “initiation.” The initiation helps the person who wants to join learn more about the organization. That person recognizes that they are part of something bigger than themselves. They know it is special and that there is a process for becoming a full member.
The Catholic Church also has steps and a specific process and rituals involved in becoming a full Catholic. Someone can’t just casually decide to be a Catholic without following the specific rituals in place in order to make that claim. The Catholic Church has three special Sacraments of Initiation, that are involved with becoming a member of Christ’s Church. The three Sacraments of Initiation are: Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.
These Sacraments are the way a person becomes a pure and holy Child of God. Through these Sacraments 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 read about each of these three Sacraments.
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 Baptism, our souls would go straight to Heaven.
Baptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation which brings us into the Catholic Church.
Holy Communion (Holy Eucharist):
Holy Communion is Jesus Christ's body and blood. Even thou... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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