Celebrating Sacraments (Third Edition)
The Sacraments are privileged moments of God's grace in the Christian community. Celebrating Sacraments is designed to help tenth-graders cultivate awareness of the sacraments in order to grow in their love of life and their faith in God. This third edition of the text includes revisions that give teens a greater understanding of the Seven Sacraments as extensions of Christ's ministry to the world. The one-semester course also helps students participate in the Sacraments with an appreciation of the rituals.
This full-color third edition features over 70 student photos and artworks. Prayers and stories draw students in, and review questions and reflection activities in the text margins help students apply the material to their lives.
The accompanying teaching manual, by Kathleen Crawford Hodapp and Joseph M. Stoutzenberger, fully supports the student text and includes numbered references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, prayers, prayer services, review questions and answers, student activities, discussion questions, role-play situations, suggestions for interviews and guest speakers, student handouts, and much more.
Chapters 1 through 4 consider what is involved in the concept of "Sacrament." Chapters 5 and 6 examine the relationships between Jesus, the Church, and the Seven Sacraments. Chapters 7 through 13 study the Sacraments of initiation, the Sacraments of healing, and the Sacraments at the service of communion while addressing these questions:
- What realities of life are celebrated in this Sacrament, and in what way does this Sacrament transform us?
- How is this Sacrament celebrated today in symbols, words, and ritual?
- How did this Sacrament develop through the Church's history?
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
Copyright: Jan. 1, 2000
Size: 8.5 x 10.5
Length: 320 pages
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By Malia Livingston, high school teacher, Saint Francis School, Honolulu, HI
By Raymond Riddick, Saint Mary's Ryken High School, Leonardtown, MD