Catholic Worship

Below is a summary of the life of grace found in prayer and the Sacraments. So often the Sacraments can be seen as dry and empty rituals. But they are, in reality, the greatest treasures we have! They are God’s true presence among us! These reflections are a summary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1066-1690 and #2558-2865.

Chapter One - The Greatest Act on Earth
The Great Mysterium Fidei - Liturgy 101 - Is the Liturgy Boring? - Who Celebrates the Liturgy? - How the Liturgy is Celebrated - When Do We Celebrate? - Where Do We Celebrate? - Diversity vs. Unity 

Getting Personal! - Three to Get In: Sacraments of Initiation – Two to Heal: Sacraments of Healing - Two for the Mission: Sacraments of Vocation

Effects of Baptism – Old Testament Prefigurations – Giving Us This Sacrament – Who Baptizes Whom? – The Celebration of Baptism

What Scriptures Reveal – Effects of Confirmation – Celebrating the Sacrament – Sings and Symbols

Chapter Five - The Most Holy Eucharist 
Essence Challenges our Five Senses – The One Eternal Sacrifice – The Divine Sacrament Made Present – Transforming Communion – The celebration of the Mass

Chapter Six - The Sacrament of Penance 
The Names of the Sacrament – How I Prepare – Understanding this Glorious Gift – From Interior Repentance to the Grace of the Sacrament – Forgiveness is Not Enough…The Grace of Indulgences

Scriptural Foundation – The Suffering of Illness – Who Can be Anointed by Whom? – Effects of the Sacrament – How and When it is Offered
The Mission of Christ – Entrusting the Mission – Degrees of Ordination – Fulfilling Christ’s Mission Through Ordination – Practical Considerations – Ordination Itself
God’s Design and Intention for Marriage – The Effects of the Fall – Christian Marriage in the New Covenant – Matrimonial Consent – A Sacrament or Not – The Domestic Church
Humility as the Foundation of Prayer - Prayer in the Old Testament - Prayer in the New Testament - The Basic Forms of Prayer - The Holy Spirit Teaches Us to Pray - Three Form of Prayer - Struggles with Prayer 
A Summary of the Whole Gospel - The Seven Petitions