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RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION GUIDEBOOK

for Altar Servers

by

Fr. Gregory D. Gaston, STD


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3rd Edition published in 2008
175 pages, 8.9 x 13.3 cm (3.5 x 5.25 inches)


PRESENTATION

The Altar Servers ministry is an exceptionally fertile ground to foster vocations to the priesthood. These young men should receive the basic teachings of the Church and guided into a life of piety and service. This Religious Instruction Guidebook attempts to serve precisely such purpose, while it supplements other catechism classes received elsewhere, and contextualizes the lessons into the Altar Server’s life. For those who are not called to the priesthood, these lessons will help them respond to the universal call to holiness received in Baptism, in which Christ invites us to sanctify our ordinary life and activities.

Our Altar Servers have great potentials in the service of the Church and society. Their dynamism, enthu­siasm, and at times turbulent experi­ences in the crucial stages of their preparation for adulthood call for our loving friendship and guidance. They need, above all, our prayers, to be­come the vessels of clay strengthened by grace that the Lord wants to mold into his image, and effective instru­ments of his Kingdom.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


1 Introduction to Catechesis


PART ONE: THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

2 Introduction to the Creed - The Life of Man: To Know and Love God
3 God the Father
4 Creation of the Angels
5 Creation of the World
6 Creation of Man and Original Sin
7 God the Son
8 Incarnation and Redemption
9 The Blessed Virgin Mary
10 God the Holy Spirit
11 The Catholic Church
12 The Communion of Saints
13 Life Everlasting


PART TWO: THE CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY

14 Liturgy
15 The Sacraments in General - Part I: Notion of Sacrament
16 The Sacraments in General - Part II: Classification of the Sacraments
17 Baptism
18 Confirmation
19 Holy Eucharist - Part I : Real Presence of Christ
20 Holy Eucharist - Part II : Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
21 Holy Eucharist - Part III: Holy Communion
22 Confession - Part I : In General
23 Confession - Part II : Parts of this Sacrament
24 Confession - Part III: Indulgences
25 Anointing of the Sick
26 Holy Orders
27 Matrimony
28 The Sacramentals


PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST

29 The Dignity of the Human Person
30 The Beatitudes
31 Freedom and Conscience
32 Human Virtues: The Cardinal Virtues and Other Virtues
33 Theological Virtues: Faith, Hope, Love
34 Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit
35 Sin
36 The Human Community
37 God's Salvation: Law and Grace
38 The Call to Holiness
39 The Church, Mother and Teacher
40 First Law of the Church : The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
41 Second Law of the Church: Confession
42 Third Law of the Church : Holy Communion
43 Fourth Law of the Church: Fast and Abstinence
44 Fifth Law of the Church : Support of the Church
45 Other Duties Towards the Church
46 Introduction to the Ten Commandments
47 I : The Worship of God
48 II : Honor God's Name
49 III : Sunday is the Lord's Day
50 IV : Obedience, Love and Respect for Parents
51 V : Human Life is Sacred
52 VI : Purity of Body
53 VII : Private Property and the Common Good
54 VIII: Love for Truth and Respect for the Good Name of Others
55 IX : Purity of Heart
56 X : Proper Use of Material Things
57 Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy


PART FOUR: CHRISTIAN PRAYER

58 Prayer
59 Types of Prayer
60 The Lord's Prayer


 

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