- demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying [the Sacrament of Penance] and their relationship to lived grace, ritual, prayer, and service.
- describe the relationship between Jesus, the Church, and [the Sacrament of Penance].
- explain the meaning of the Mystery of the Incarnation, Paschal Mystery, Pentecost, Church as the Body of Christ, and their effect on the development of [the Sacrament of Penance].
- identify major developments in the history of the [the Sacrament of Penance].
- explain what realities of human life are celebrated by [the Sacrament of Penance].
- identify the major symbols used in [the Sacrament of Penance] and the key aspects of ritualizing these sacraments.
- explain Eucharist as the source and summit of [the Sacrament of Penance].
Let's condense these goals into three:
- Relate Penance to the kerygma (God, Creation, Sin, Incarnation, Paschal Mystery, Eucharist, and the Church) (2, 3, and 7).
- Identify major developments in the thought and ritual of Penance (4 and 6).
- Discuss how Penance and Anointing fit within a lived reality defined by a loving and active God, sin and death, freedom, and hope. (1 and 5).
Unpacking #3 there...
- pain, sadness, loss, stress, injustice, cruelty, lonliness, hatred, disappointment, uncaring, death: the world gives us enough reason to give in to despair
- three ways to respond: despair. diversion. hope.
- reason to hope. there is One more powerful than all of these, and he has acted on our behalf, because he loves us.
- but we still have to choose: hope (receiving the sacraments; giving thanks; reforming our lives according to grace), or despair (drowning our sorrow in titillation and self-abuse)? our lives will reflect the choice.
What are the top 10 words that 17-year-old Catholics should know in regards to Penance and Anointing of the Sick?
- perfect/imperfect contrition
- order of penitents
- seal of confession
- examination of conscience
- venial/mortal sin
Time and resources:
- 1 day for the test (next week Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on whether we are in school Wednesday)
- 1 day for review (possibly two, see above)
- 4 teachable days (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri) (one of these should be interactive)
- A good textbook chapter (split into two: 208-215; 216-220)
- Some resources for PPT presentations (Catechism, historical info)
Monday: Introduction, PPT talk on the