Session 23–Sacraments of Service: Holy Matrimony and Holy Orders (Sacramental Vocations)

HANDOUTS

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

23.12 – Matrimony

23.13 – Women and the Priesthood

MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES

For Love and Marriage by Johnnette Benkovic

OLV FP Session 23 – Matrimony & Holy Orders

SPANISH OLV FP Session 23 – Matrimony (Matrimonio)

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5 – Matrimony & Holy Orders: The Sacraments of Service & Communion

In Genesis God said that it was not good for man to be alone. That’s why marriage was created— starting with Adam and Eve. This week we are going to look at the Sacrament of Matrimony and how the grace we receive through the sacrament enables us to live out that relationship as God intended

SESSION QUESTIONS

What is Holy Matrimony?

Holy Matrimony is the sacrament by which two baptized Christians, one man and one woman, promise to love each other faithfully, for the whole of their life. In this sacrament, the man and woman become one flesh as an embodied sign to all of the love of Christ.

What is the Church’s law about marriage?

One baptized man and one baptized woman may marry, as long as both parties are free to marry. However, they are to meet with their parish priest who will help them to prepare for marriage. Usually they marry in the Catholic Church and have two witnesses. In special circumstances, the bishop may give permission to marry in a non-Catholic Church but the Catholic must ask for this permission, not just do it on his/her own.

What is Holy Orders?

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which men are called to serve God and His Church as ordained ministers in roles of service, teaching and leadership.

What are the three Holy Orders

The Diaconate Order of Deacons, The Presbyteral Order of Priests, and The Episcopal Order of Bishops

What does the word Diaconate mean?

From the Greek word Diakonia, meaning “Servent

What does the word Presbyteral mean?

From the Greek word Presbyteros, meaning “Elder

What does the word Episcopal mean?

From the Greek word Episkopos, meaning “Overseer or Shepherd

May women be ordained?

The teaching of the Catholic Church affirms that Christ chose only men to be ordained as deacons, priests or bishops. However, women are able to serve in many non-ordained ministries in the Church.

What is a Vocation?

A call from God to serve him and others and to embrace a particular life of holiness.