“But now in Christ Jesus, you that used to be so far apart from us have been brought very close, by the blood of Christ. For he is the peace between us, and has made the two into one and broken down the barrier which used to keep them apart, actually destroying in his own person the hostility caused by the rules and decrees of the Law.”
How can the example of Christ bring people closer together?
How does his example of making peace help you?
Here is the first lesson. Read the scripture and then complete the activity.
LF 4: The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick during Mass.
The Church names two Sacraments as Sacraments of Healing; the Sacrament of Reconciliation and of the Anointing of the Sick. They are not healing in the sense of making a person physically better, but spiritual healing, or helping them feel closer to God and better in themselves.
In some parishes there may be an Anointing of the Sick at a special Mass for people of the parish who have need of the Sacrament. Family and friends, as well as members of the parish family, will be there supporting those who are sick and praying for them.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS
In what way does the Anointing of the Sick heal a person?
What is important about a person being anointed at a gathering of the parish family?
Why do you think the hands and forehead of the person are anointed?
What words of comfort and hope did you notice in the prayers?
Create a get well card for a person who is sick using appropriate symbols. Inside it give reasons why the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick may help them and bring them comfort.
Can you use the outdoors to create some cloud or sky art?