15. The Church

  1. Jesus found the Church

    The Church is the great family of Christians, the ones who have received baptism. We believe in Jesus and follow him, and are united by the same sacraments. The Church has the heirs of the apostles as shepperds.

   When we practise our faith in the Symbol, we say: 'I believe in one holy, catholic and apostolic Church' It is like a mother who take care of us with the sacraments, guiding us to Heaven.

   Jesus Christ founded the Church to continue his divine plan of salvation. The Church, in her reedemer mission, is not a human creation, but a love act from God.

   Jesus started to preaching the Kingdom of Heaven and chose twelve apostles. He entrusted Peter with supreme power over the Church. With his death in the cross, Jesus obtained salvation for all of us, and finally ended the fundation of the Church with the coming of the Holy Spirit.

  A. There are 5 right and 3 wrong sentences. Choose the right ones.

  The Church is composed by those who received Baptism

  The Church take care of us with the commandments

  The Church is a mother who guide us to Heaven

 The Church was invented by men

  Jesus started preaching about the Kingdom of Heaven

  He entrusted John with supreme power over the Church

  Jesus chose the twelve apostles

  The fundation ended with the coming of the Holy Spirit





  2. Who belongs to the Church

   To the Church belongs the christians who are here in the world (Church militant), those who are in Heaven (Church triumphant) and those who are in the Purgatory, purifying their souls (Church purgative).

   Members of the Church who are in Earth have different charges acording their place in the Church: the Pope, the priests, the lay people... But all of them work together to fulfill the mission Jesus entrusted to his apostles: to announce the Gospel and the commandments and show about the supernatural life by the sacraments, preparing people for Heaven.

   The Pope or Roman Pontiff is the Vicar of Christ in Earth, and represents him in the gobernment of the Church. He can't make a mistake when speak about doctrines of Faith and morality as a master of the whole Church.

   The bishops are the heirs of the Apostles, who were supported by Holy Spirit to control their dioceses under the Pope's authority.

   The priests and deacons work together with the bishop for the maintenance of the Church.

   The lay or secular people are called to be saints, as the rest of the members of the Church.

   Priests, nuns, monks and missioners give a remarkable testimony to the world whit their prayers and examples.

  B. There are 5 true and 2 wrong sentences. Mark the correct ones.

 The Church militant is formed by those who are in the Purgatory

 Those from the Chuch triumphant are in Heaven

 Those who live in Earth are the militant Church

 The Pope or Roman Pontiff is the Vicar of Christ on Earth

 The presbyters and priests are the heirs of the Apostles

 The bishops control their diocesis under the Pope's authority

 The lay and secular people are called to be saints

  3. Questions from the catechism

1. What is the Chuch?  The Church is a great family, who believed in Jesus Christ and follow him; they are united by the same sacraments and have the heirs of the apostles as shepperds.

2. What is the objective of the church?  The objective of the Church is to continue the works of Jesus in our world until the end of times.

3. Is Jesus between us nowadays?  Jesus is between us when the Church prays and celebrate the sacraments, specially the Eucharist. He is also between men, specially those who suffer or are poor.

  C. Write the suitable answer. You can find the options below. 

 QUESTIONS

  ANSWERS

 1. What is the Chuch?

 2. What is the objective of the Church?

 3. Is Jesus still between us?


  ANSWERS
 A  Yes, He is between us when the Church prays and celebrate the sacraments, specially the Eucharist. He is also between men, specially those who suffer or are poor.
 B  To continue the works of Jesus in our world until the end of times.
 C  It is a great family, who believed in Jesus Christ and follow him; they are united by the same sacraments and have the heirs of the apostles as shepperds.

  Intentions for a christian life

   - To give thanks to God because He instituted the Church.

   - To pray for the Pope and the bishops often, specially for the bishops of our own diocese.



 
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