What is Sacrament? Sacrament is an outward sign of inward grace by which grace is given to our souls.

Do sacraments always give grace? Sacraments always give grace to those who receive it worthily.

When has the sacrament the power of giving grace? The sacrament has the power of giving grace from the merits of Christs precious blood which they apply to our souls.

Ought we to have a great desire to receive the sacrament? We ought to have a great desire to receive the sacraments because they are the chief means of our salvation.

Is a character given to the soul by any of the sacraments? A character is given to the soul by the sacraments of baptism, Confirmation and Holy Order.

What is character? A character is a mark or seal on the soul which cannot be effaced, and therefore the sacrament conferring may not be repeated.

How many sacraments are there? There are seven sacraments – Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Penance, The anointing of the sick, Holy Order, and Holy Matrimony.

What is baptism? Baptism is a sacrament which cleanses us from original sin, makes us Christians, children of God and members of the church.

What do we promise by baptism? we promise by baptism to reject the devil and all his works and proms.

Is Baptism necessary for salvation? Baptism is necessary for salvation because Christ has said, unless a man be born again with water and the holy spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Who is the ordinary minister of baptism? The ordinary minister for baptism is a priest but anyone may baptize if a priest cannot be heard.

What is confirmation? Confirmation is a sacrament by which we receive the Holy spirit in order to make us strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ.

Who is the ordinary minister of confirmation?  The ordinary minister of confirmation is a bishop.

What are the words used in confirmation? The words used in confirmation are these ‘N’ be sealed with the gift of the holy spirit.

What is the sacrament of Holy Eucharist?  The sacrament of the holy Eucharist is the true body and blood of Jesus Christ together with his soul and divinity under the appearances of bread and wine.

In order to receive the blessed sacrament worthily, what is required? In order to receive the blessed sacrament worthily, it is required to be in a state of grace and keep the prescribed fast; water does not break this fast.

Is the blessed Eucharist a Sacrament only? The blessed Eucharist is not a sacrament only; it is also a sacrifice.

What is the Holy  Mass? Holy Mass is the sacrifice of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, really present on the altar under the appearances of bread and wine and offered to God for the living and the dead.

Is the mass also a memorial of the passion and death of our lord? The mass is also a memorial of the passion and death of our lord Jesus Christ at his last super said ;Do this for commemoration of me.

What is the sacrament of penance?  Penance is sacrament whereby the sins whether mortal or venial which we have committed after Baptism are forgiven.

How do the priests forgive sins? The priest forgive sins by the power of God when he pronounces the world of absolution.

Are any conditions for forgiveness required on the part of the penitent? Three conditions for forgiveness are required on the part of the penitent contrition,  confession, and satisfaction.

What is contrition? contrition is a hearty sorrow for our sins, because by them we offended so good a God together with a firm purpose of amendment.

What is confession? Confession is to accuse ourselves of our sins to a bishop.

What is satisfaction? Satisfaction is doing the penance given by the priest.

What is the sacrament of the anointing of the sick? it a sacrament given when we are in danger of death by sickness with holy oil accompanied with prayer to comfort and strengthen the soul.

What authority is there in scripture for the sacrament for the sacrament of the anointing of the sick? The authority in scripture for the sacrament of the anointing of the sick in James 5: 14,15 where it said: ” is anyone sick among you?” let him bring in the priests of the church and let them pray over him anointing him with oil in the name of the lord. And the prayer of the faith shall save the sick man and the lord shall raise him up and if he being sin they be forgiven him.

What is the sacrament of Holy order? Holy Order is the sacrament by which bishops, priests, and other ministers of the church are ordained and receive power and grace to perform their sacred duties.

What is the sacrament of matrimony? Matrimony is the sacrament which sanctifies the contract of a christian marriage and gives a special grace to those who receive it worthily.

 

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