Catechism

Part Two

The Celebration of the Christian Mystery

INDEX

PART TWO:

SECTION ONE THE SACRAMENTAL ECONOMY

CHAPTER ONE THE PASCHAL MYSTERY IN THE AGE OF THE CHURCH


Article 1 THE LITURGY - WORK OF THE HOLY TRINITY

I. The Father-Source and Goal of the Liturgy

II. Christ's Work in the Liturgy

III. The Holy Spirit and the Church in the Liturgy

IN BRIEF

Article 2 THE PASCHAL MYSTERY IN THE CHURCH'S SACRAMENTS

​I. The Sacraments of Christ

II. The Sacraments of the Church

III. The Sacraments of Faith

IV. The Sacraments of Salvation

V. The Sacraments of Eternal Life

​IN BRIEF



CHAPTER TWO THE SACRAMENTAL CELEBRATION OF THE PASCHAL MYSTERY



Article 1 CELEBRATING THE CHURCH'S LITURGY

I. Who Celebrates?

II. How is the Liturgy Celebrated?

III. When is the Liturgy Celebrated?

IV. Where is the Liturgy Celebrated?

IN BRIEF

Article 2 LITURGICAL DIVERSITY AND THE UNITY OF THE MYSTERY

IN BRIEF



SECTION TWO THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH

SECTION TWO

THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH

1210 Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. the seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life:1 they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.

1211 Following this analogy, the first chapter will expound the three sacraments of Christian initiation; the second, the sacraments of healing; and the third, the sacraments at the service of communion and the mission of the faithful. This order, while not the only one possible, does allow one to see that the sacraments form an organic whole in which each particular sacrament has its own vital place. In this organic whole, the Eucharist occupies a unique place as the "Sacrament of sacraments": "all the other sacraments are ordered to it as to their end."


CHAPTER ONE THE SACRAMENTS OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION



Article 1 THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

I. What is This Sacrament Called?

II. Baptism in the Economy of Salvation

III. How is the Sacrament of Baptism Celebrated?

IV. Who can Receive Baptism?

V. Who can Baptize?

VI. The Necessity of Baptism

VII. The Grace of Baptism

IN BRIEF

Article 2 THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

I. Confirmation in the Economy of Salvation

II. The Signs and the Rite of Confirmation

III. The Effects of Confirmation

IV. Who can Receive This Sacrament?

V. The Minister of Confirmation

IN BRIEF


Article 3 THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST


​I. The Eucharist - Source and Summit of Ecclesial Life

II. What is This Sacrament Called?

III. The Eucharist in the Economy of Salvation

IV. The Liturgical Celebration of the Eucharist

V. The Sacramental Sacrifice Thanksgiving, Memorial, Presence

VI. The Paschal Banquet

VII. The Eucharist - "Pledge of the Glory To Come"


CHAPTER TWO THE SACRAMENTS OF HEALING

Article 4 THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION

I. What is This Sacrament Called?

II. Why a Sacrament of Reconciliation after Baptism?

III. The Conversion of the Baptized

IV. Interior Penance

V. The Many Forms of Penance in Christian Life

VI. The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

VII. The Acts of the Penitent

VIII. The Minister of This Sacrament

IX. The Effects of This Sacrament

X. Indulgences

XI. The Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance

IN BRIEF

Article 5 THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK

I. Its Foundations in the Economy of Salvation

II. Who Receives and Who Administers This Sacrament?

III. How is This Sacrament Celebrated?

IV. The Effects of the Celebration of This Sacrament

V. Viaticum, the Last Sacrament of the Christian


CHAPTER THREE THE SACRAMENTS AT THE SERVICE OF COMMUNION

ARTICLE 6 THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS

I. Why Is This Sacrament Called "Orders"?

II. The Sacrament of Holy Orders in the Economy of Salvation

III. The Three Degrees of the Sacrament of Holy Orders

IV. The Celebration of This Sacrament

V. Who Can Confer This Sacrament?

VI. Who Can Receive This Sacrament?

VII. The Effects of the Sacrament of Holy Orders

IN BRIEF

Article 7 THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY

I. Marriage in God's Plan

II. The Celebration of Marriage

III. Matrimonial Consent

IV. The Effects of the Sacrament of Matrimony

V. The Goods and Requirements of Conjugal Love

VI. The Domestic Church

IN BRIEF


CHAPTER FOUR OTHER LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS


Article 1 SACRAMENTALS

IN BRIEF

Article 2 CHRISTIAN FUNERALS

I. The Christian's Last Passover

II. The Celebration of Funerals