The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults 10: The Seven Liturgical Sacraments – God’s saving work visibly continued by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

TRCIA - artwork 2he Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults are formed and received into full communion with the Catholic Church.  We continue our publication of the full text of Fr Guy de Gaynesford’s RCIA course, written for this purpose for use in parishes.

This session is entitled The Seven Liturgical Sacraments of the Church – God’s Saving Work Visibly Continued  – How the seven sacraments are the God-made ways in which Christ continues to lead, feed and heal his people through the centuries

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The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults 9: The Sacramental Economy – God’s Continued Presence by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

TRCIA - artwork 2he Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults are formed and received into full communion with the Catholic Church.  We continue our publication of the full text of Fr Guy de Gaynesford’s RCIA course, written for this purpose for use in parishes.

This session is entitled The Sacramental Economy – God’s Continued Presence  – A look at how God has taught and led the human race through the work of the Son, and how the Son continues to be present in the ministry of the Church

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 – 25 The Ministerial Priesthood and the Lay Faithful (1548-1553) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 21548-1553.   The ministerial priesthood and the royal priesthood of the faithful, compared and contrasted. The ministerial priesthood is rooted in the Apostolic Succession. The common priesthood of the faithful is rooted in Baptism. The roles proper to each.  The dangers of clericalism. Clericalising the laity.  Laicising the clergy.  Fruitful collaboration is achieved when both extremes are avoided.
78 minutes


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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 – 23 The Anointing of the Sick (1499-1532) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 21499-1532.  Illness in human life.  The sick person before God. Christ the physician. Who administers this Sacrament? When is it administered? Can it be repeated?  Is it only for the dying? The effects of the Sacrament.
93 minutes


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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 – 22 The Celebration of the Sacrament of Confession (1480-1498) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 21480-1498.  Part 2 of last week’s talk.  The ordinary form of the celebration – priest and penitent.  Two extraordinary forms – the Sacrament administered during a service of reconciliation and General Absolution. The pastoral implications of these forms of confession.   24 minutes

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 – 19 The Role of the Priest in Confession (1459-1470) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 21459-1470.  The Minister of the Sacrament of Confession.  The Effects of the Sacrament. Satisfaction.  71 minutes

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 – 18 The Sacrament of Forgiveness (1446-1458) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

1446-1458.  Forgiveness is possible after baptism.  Penance in the early church. Private confession.  The structure of the sacrament.   Acts of the Penitent.   Contrition and confession.   79 minutes

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