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Define “Conversion.”

a profound change of heart

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What do calendars and conversion have to do with each other?

as seasons change physically, we move through cycles of change/conversion as persons

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What does it mean to say that the Catholic Liturgical Calendar represents a cycle of conversion?

different Liturgical seasons remind us in different ways, for different times, to change our hearts, knowing that we are imperfect beings, we are asked to convert over and over again

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Liturgy

Official public worship of the Church

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Liturgical Year

the cycle of seasons/feasts in the Church that organizes worship

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Ordinary (as in Ordinary Time)

counted; season of the year without any major feasts

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Exsultet

Easter Proclamation at the Easter Vigil Mass

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Incarnation

God becomes man; Christmas is the Feast of the Incarnation

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Holy Day of Obligation

days other than Sundays, when Catholics must attend Mass

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Advent

season that begins the Church year; time to prepare for celebration of Christmas

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Lent

40 days of preparation of hearts and minds for Easter; commemorates Jesus’ time in the desert

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Christmas

Feast of the Incarnation; celebration of Jesus becoming human

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Easter

celebration of Jesus’ resurrection; most important feast of the year

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Triduum

Holiest days of the year; Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Masses

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Define “Discipline.”

to train and develop

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Why practice a discipline?

engaging in behaviors regularly, they become habits; if behaviors are positive, then good character develops and virtues are formed, then lived

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What are the three Lenten Disciplines?

praying/fasting/almsgiving

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What does RCIA stand for?

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

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What 3 sacraments make up the RCIA?

baptism/confirmation/eucharist (in order)

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What is a Rite?

a formal ritual of the Church; part of a title of a ritual

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What is a Catechumen?

person preparing for Baptism and full membership in the Church

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What is a Candidate?

person who is Baptized, but seeks full membership in the Church

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Explain how Novenas and the Liturgy of the Hours are forms of prayer based on time.

Novenas are prayers in nines--same prayer once every 9 days, once every 9 hours, etc. Liturgy of the Hours has specific prayers constructed to happen in 3 hr intervals every 24 hrs--

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What is the rosary? Why is it a devotion in the Catholic faith?

The rosary is a devotional meditation on aspects/experiences of Mary’s life--good times, times of sorrow and suffering, etc. It is a Catholic devotion because we believe that Mary is the first disciple of Jesus and we are asked to be a disciple of Jesus--following Mary’s example is the best way to learn what it means to be a disciple.

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2 examples of communal prayer

The celebration of the sacraments and the recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours

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Explain how both personal and communal prayer encourages a Christian life.

Personal prayer maintains a personal relationship with God/Jesus. Communal prayer helps us to remember that we are a community that shares the same faith and we can draw support and inspiration from others who share the same faith we do.

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What is the Liturgy of the Hours? What role does it have in the Church?

Liturgy of the Hours has specific prayers constructed to happen in 3 hr intervals every 24 hrs--prayer is always happening every minute of every hour of every day--prayer is constantly happening.

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What is Lectio Divina? What form of prayer is it?

Divine Word--translation from Latin. It is a form of praying with scripture and meditation at the same time.

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Name 2 examples of personal prayer

intercession and thanksgiving

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Describe how the sacrifice of Jesus’ death and His resurrection reflect some aspects of the challenges we have in our life and relationships.

they just do.

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