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Lesson 13:

The Sacraments of
Initiation
Shella Mae Nacin
Lovely Faye Dalisay
Aisid Gareth Natividad
John Andrei Sison
Sacraments of Initiation

• There are three rites that introduce a person into the


Catholic Church,namely,Baptism ,Confirmation,and
Eucharist.
• Pope Paul VI declared through the Apostolic
Constitution,Divinae Consortium Naturae on the
sacrament of Confirmation,”The faithful are born anew by
baptism,strengthened by the sacrament of
confirmation,and finally are sustained by the food of
eternal life in the eucharist.”
Sacraments of Baptism
Baptism
• Means plunge or immerse.
• The “plunge” into the water symbolizes the catechumen’s
burial into Christ’s death from which one rises up by
resurrection with Christ.
• It signifies and brings about one’s birth in water and the
Spirit to enter the Kingdom of God.
• It is God’s most beautiful,magnificent precious gift on
those who bring nothing of their own,guilty even of sin.
The Celebration
The words,gestures,and rites of the celebration of Baptism give
meaning and grace.
Sign of the Cross
Signifies the grace of the
redemption of Christ
imprinted on those who
belongs to Him.
Proclamation of
the Word of God
Enlightens the
candidates into the
sacramental entry into
the life of faithincluding
the assembly.
Pronouncement of
one or more
exorcisms
Signifies liberation from
sin and its instigator,the
devil.
Anointing of the Oil
and laying hands on
the catehumen
Signifies blessings for the
explicit renunciation of
Satan, and enables one
to confess the faith of the
Church.
Consecration of
the baptismal
water by a prayer
of epiclesis
Signifies the church’s
prayer asking God that
through His Son, the
power of the Holy Spirit
be sent upon water ,
make the baptized be
born of water and the
Spirit.
Essential Rite of
Baptism
Signifies and actually
brings about death to sin
and entry into the life of
the Most Holy Trinity
through he configuration
in the Paschal Mystery.
Triple immersion
In the baptismal water and
pouring three times over
the candidate’s head
signifies the most
expresionsive way of
rebirth from death to
resurrection.
The Words
“I baptize you in the
name of the Father, and
of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit”signify the
indwelling of the Trinity
in the soul.
Anointing with
sacred chrism, the
perfumed oil
consecrated
By the bishop, signifies
that the baptized is
incorporated into
Christ’s role of priest,
prophet, and king as
anointed.
The White
Garment
Symbolizes that the
baptized person has
risen with Christ.
The Candle
Lit from the Easter
candle, signifies that the
baptized enlightened by
Christ is the light of the
world, and has become
the child of God.
Ricipients of Baptism
Persons not yet baptized can receive baptism
• But adult baptism is done as well.
• The catehumenate (preparation for Baptism) is when the
person or the catechumen should be properly initiated
into the mystery of salvation, in the practice of evangelical
virtues, and is introduced into the life of faith, liturgy and
charity, bringing his or her conversion and faith to
maturity in response to the divine initiative and in union
with an ecclesial community.
Infant Baptism
• Has been the tradition of the Church, in which children
tainted by original sin need to be liberated from the power
of sin.
Sacraments of
Confirmation
Sacraments of Confirmation
• Strengthens the grace received in Baptism to grow in
perfection with Christ, become closer to the Church, and
strengthened by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to
actively spread the faith like the apostles who were
strengthened at Pentecost to spread the Good News.
Effects of Confirmation on
the Recipients
Effects of Confirmation on the Recipients
• Imprinting on the soul an endelible spiritual mark,
Confirmation is received only once; the “character” of a
Christian sealed with the Spirit of Jesus Christ wherein
one become a witness.
• The “character”perfects common priesthood received in
Baptism.
• The Confirmed person receives the power to profess
Christ publicly and officially.
Minister of Confirmation
Minister of Confirmation
• The bishop is the ordinary minister (Latin rite);it signifies
the closer union of the Church to her apostolic origins and
mission of bearing witness Christ.
Gifts Received
Gifts Received
• The sacrament of Confirmation increases the special gifts
of the Holy Spirit accepted in Baptism and strengthens
one to live fully and be responsible to defend faith.
Sacrament of the Holy
Spirit
Sacrament of the Holy Spirit

• The Paschal Banquet (Eucharist) instituted by Jesus in the


Last Supper to perpetuate the sacrifice of the Cross of His
body and blood; entrusted in the Church to remember His
death and resurrection, a sacrament of love, sign of unity
and bond of charity.
The Fruits of Holy
Communion
The Fruits of Holy Communion
• Intimate union with Christ Jesus is the principal fruit of
Communion.
• The flesh of the Risen Christ preserves, increases, and
renews the life of grace received at Baptism.
Saint Hannibal Mary Di
Francia
Saint Hannibal Mary Di Francia

• Born in Mesina,Italy, on July 5, 1851 Hannibal Mary Di


Francia was the third of four siblings.
• His father was a knight, the Marquises of Saint Catherine
of Jonio,Papal Vice Consul and Honorary Captain of the
Navy, while his mother, Anna Toscano, belonged to an
aristocratic family.
• But he lost his father when Hannibal was only fifteen
monyhs old.
• This experience developed in him a special sensitivity to
the needs of children.
Saint Hannibal Mary Di Francia
• He was greatly devoted to the Holy Eucharist that he was allowed to receive Holy
Communion daily, which was unusual at that time.
• Deep in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, he received the “Revelation of the
rogate”,which means that he so deeply felt that vocations in the church come only
through intense prayer.such prayer is commanded by Jesus in the gospel: “Ask
[Rogate]the lord of the harvest to send out laborers to gather his harvest”
(Matthew 9:38; Luke 10:2).
• Ordained a priest on March 16,1878 he dedicated his life for the poor and orphans
and praying for vocations;hence,he is known as the “Outstanding apostle of the
prayer for vocations.” he was canonized on May 16,2004,Defined as the zealous
master of the Modern Pastoral Care for Vocations.