Jesus's Gifts To Us Essay

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The sacraments have affected me in many ways. I know that the sacraments can bring people together, and it can give new life. It is an important part of our faith as Catholics. Jesus gave them to us so we all can receive the gift of grace. Without them we couldn't receive God’s grace and we would more distant from God.
Baptism is an important part of my life as a Catholic. It is frees me of original sin and it is part of the initiation in the Catholic Church. Baptism is important because it allows us to go to enter the kingdom of God. Even though I can’t remember my baptism, I learn more about it in my religion class at school. I learn its lasting affect and what it means to us as ...view middle of the document...

The last supper was the first Holy Mass. We need the Holy Eucharist because otherwise our souls would starve! When we receive the Eucharist, there are many lasting effects that come from it. When we receive it, we increase in grace and it takes away our venial sins. This sacrament inspires me to help other people and makes a appreciate Jesus's sacrifice even more. “While they were eating, He took some bread, and after a blessing He broke it, and gave it to them, and said, "Take it; this is My body." And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, "This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.” Mark 14:22-24
In the sacrament of Confirmation, it is a turning point for Catholics. It completes the sacrament of baptism and makes you an adult in the Church. In the sacrament of baptism is the sacrament of rebirth and a new supernatural life. While confirmation, is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. The Church teaches that the sacrament is a true sacrament instituted by Christ, but is different than baptism. It is administered by laying-on of hands and anointing with chrism accompanied by prayer from the bishop. The effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is to give strength in faith and for the confession of faith. Even though I haven’t received this sacrament, I look forward to receiving it because, I will be an adult in the church and because I have been working towards Confirmation since being in a Catholic school. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Holy Orders is an important sacrament in our Church. Once priests, deacons, and bishops are ordained and receive the power and...

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