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Explain the importance of advent?

Advent is a 4 week period leading up to easter. It allows us to prepare for the coming of Jesus and remind us that God sent his only son Jesus in order to save our sins. Advent is important as it allows us to reflect of the coming of Christ and also that we should show thanks towards Mary who accepted Gods asking. We celebrated lent by the advent reef which counts down the weeks towards Jesus’s birth.

What is the importance of Christmas?

The importance of Christmas is that it is the day of Jesus’s birth. It is important as it is the day where God sent his only son Jesus, to sacrifice him for our sake. What is important about Christmas is that is reminds us that God has entered our human existence and knows everything about us our joys and our sorrows. The importance of Christmas is that it is of time of celebrating the moment that through the cooperation of the Virgin Mary, and the power of the Holy Spirit, god was made man.


Importance of lent?

The importance of lent is that is reminds us that Jesus went into the dessert for 40 days and 40 nights to worship God. Its important because due to Jesus rejecting the devils offer of turning stones into bread, jumping off the tallest building to test Gods power, and also the power of wealth provides a perfect reason to follow jesus example. Lent allows us to perform good works and give up a temptation just like jesus. It begins with Ash Wednesday and this is important because it allows us to say sorry for our sins.


Explain the importance of easter?

Easter is important because it shows Gods saving act of bringing life when there was death. It also proves that Jesus really was Gods son and that the resurrection displays Gods approval of Jesus. Also Jesus resurrection proves that we have a guaranteed eternal life with God.


Explain how Catholics celebrate Advent?

Catholics celebrate advent by the advent reef which is a circle of evergreen. The evergreen represents eternal life with god and also one candle is lit each Sunday and there are 4 candles, 3 purple and one pink. However, at times a white candle is present of the actual day of Christmas, white is the colour to represent purity. They also celebrate advent by reading readings of Jesus’s baptism and also by emphasising the role of Mary. Also advent calendars are used in order to count down the days towards the birth of Jesus. The priest wears purple and also the Gloria is not sung.


Explain how catholics celebrate Christmas?

catholics celebrate Christmas by having cribs which were introduced as a simple teaching aid by francis of assisi and tell the story of jesus being put into a manger as there was no room in

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Explain the importance of advent?

Advent is a 4 week period leading up to easter. It allows us to prepare for the coming of Jesus and remind us that God sent his only son Jesus in order to save our sins. Advent is important as it allows us to reflect of the coming of Christ and also that we should show thanks towards Mary who accepted Gods asking. We celebrated lent by the advent reef which counts down the weeks towards Jesus’s birth.

What is the importance of Christmas?

The importance of Christmas is that it is the day of Jesus’s birth. It is important as it is the day where God sent his only son Jesus, to sacrifice him for our sake. What is important about Christmas is that is reminds us that God has entered our human existence and knows everything about us our joys and our sorrows. The importance of Christmas is that it is of time of celebrating the moment that through the cooperation of the Virgin Mary, and the power of the Holy Spirit, god was made man.


Importance of lent?

The importance of lent is that is reminds us that Jesus went into the dessert for 40 days and 40 nights to worship God. Its important because due to Jesus rejecting the devils offer of turning stones into bread, jumping off the tallest building to test Gods power, and also the power of wealth provides a perfect reason to follow jesus example. Lent allows us to perform good works and give up a temptation just like jesus. It begins with Ash Wednesday and this is important because it allows us to say sorry for our sins.


Explain the importance of easter?

Easter is important because it shows Gods saving act of bringing life when there was death. It also proves that Jesus really was Gods son and that the resurrection displays Gods approval of Jesus. Also Jesus resurrection proves that we have a guaranteed eternal life with God.


Explain how Catholics celebrate Advent?

Catholics celebrate advent by the advent reef which is a circle of evergreen. The evergreen represents eternal life with god and also one candle is lit each Sunday and there are 4 candles, 3 purple and one pink. However, at times a white candle is present of the actual day of Christmas, white is the colour to represent purity. They also celebrate advent by reading readings of Jesus’s baptism and also by emphasising the role of Mary. Also advent calendars are used in order to count down the days towards the birth of Jesus. The priest wears purple and also the Gloria is not sung.


Explain how catholics celebrate Christmas?

catholics celebrate Christmas by having cribs which were introduced as a simple teaching aid by francis of assisi and tell the story of jesus being put into a manger as there was no room in the inn. Also people exchange gifts as a sign of love towards their neighbour and also exchange Christmas cards which often contain a message related to the story of the birth of Jesus. Also there are Christmas carols that are often sung and they often retell the story of Jesus’s birth.  Also the Gloria is sung once again.


How do catholics celebrate Lent?

Catholics celebrate lent by receiving  ashes on their forehead on Ash Wednesday as a sign that they are sorry for their sins. Also Catholics celebrate lent by being involved with good works for example helping those who are less fortunate eg helping run soup kitchens. Also Catholics tend to give something up for Lent because they want to follow Jesus’s example and so tend to give up a luxury for 40 days and 40 nights to show that they are following Jesus’s path.
ALSO STATUES TEND TO BE TAKEN AWAY TO SHOW THAT THIS IS A SOLEM TIME OF YEAR.


How do Catholics celebrate Easter?

Catholics celebrate Easter by on Holy Saturday an Easter Vigil Service is held. This service is in 4 parts and consists of the service of light which is where the new fire is lit. The paschal candle is blessed and there is a service of readings and bidding prayers. Then there is the baptismal liturgy and then there is the first mass of Easter. Also on Easter morning the bells are rung and also people exchange eggs as a symbol of new life. Also statues which were taken away during the time of Lent are not placed back into the Church.


Explain how Catholics celebrate Holy Week?

On Palm Sunday most Catholics attend church is order to wave palm trees to remember jesus being welcomed by the Jews with leaves and palm trees. On Maundy Thursday there is a mass and many people may have their feet washed to remember that Jesus washed his disciple’s feet and also they receive the Blessed Sacrament; however at midnight the sacrament is taken from the Church to represent Jesus being taken away by his enemies.  On Good Friday there is no mass and many people follow the Stations of the Cross. Finally on Saturday there is a service in the evening which is in 4 parts and celebrates the beginning of Easter.


Explain the benefits of being a Roman Catholic?

The benefits of being a roman catholic is that the word catholic comes from the Greek word universal and this calls us to a universal vision and this reflects Gods concern for the entire human race. Also being a Roman Catholic means standing by those social reformers who are willing to make the world a better place and more like Gods kingdom. Another benefit is that being a Roman Catholic means living in community.


Explain how Catholics worship God?

catholics worship god through prayer, reading the bible, through singing dancing and also drama. They can worship God by praying to him as there are 4 types of prayer which are confessing, praising, asking and also forgiving.  We can worship god by reading the bible this is because the bible is the word of god and god reveals himself and continues to reveal himself through the bible and this is known as revelation. Also by singing, dancing and also being involved with drama we can worship god as we are demonstrating the talents that God has given us.


Explain why Catholics worship God?

Catholics should worship God because worship is the offering and praise of thanks to God for all that he is and all that he has done for us. He deserves our worship as God has created us and so we should be thankful for his power. Not only this but we should worship god because he sent his only son down on earth to sacrifice him for our sake. Also we should worship god because he is there to provide and to protect us whenever we need him.


Explain why people go on a pilgrimage?

people go on a pilgrimage due to curiosity and also to develop their faith. A pilgrimage is a journey to a holy place and this journey will allow them to have time to reflect and also to develop their relationship with God and also the saints. Some people may go on a pilgrimage in order toask forgiveness from God and this will occur as is parables like the lost son Jesus has emphasised gods forgiving mercy. They may also go on a pilgrimage to pray for someone they know who is seriously ill and needs care.


Explain what it means to be a catholic?

being a catholic means understanding that God has revealed himself and that he continues to reveal himself through 3persons and that these persons are the Holy Spirit, Jesus and also himself. Being a catholic means that you understand that there are 3 sources of authority, conscience, bible and also the magisterium. Being a catholic means that you understand that the bible is the word of god and that god reveals himself and continues to reveal himself through the bible. Being a catholic means understanding that baptism makes us a catholic however it takes time in order to grow into a mature catholic.


Explain the challenges to religion in Britain today?

the challenges to religion in Britain today include secularism which is the belief that religion is unnecessary and irrelevant . This is a challenge to the Christian religion today because some of the Catholics teachings on Euthanasia as well as abortion many people disagree with. Relativism which is the belief that everything is equal faiths as well as morals especially sexual morals. For example many people criticise the catholics churches teaching on homosexuality. Finally there is the challenge from science however, science asks how the world was made where as religion asks why.


Describe either of the two main procession that take place in Lourdes


·         THE BLESSED SCACRAMENT PROCESSION

·         4.30

·         Priest or the bishop carry a monstrance which contains the Blessed Sacrament and they walked across the gave passed the crowned statue and down into the underground basilica.

·         Prayers, hymns as well as meditations take place

·         There is also the blessing of the sick and the Eucharistic adoration

 

·         THE TORCH LIGHT PROCESSION

 

·         Takes place at 8.30pm

 

·         Some people carry statues of Mary

 

·         Most people carry a candle and cover it gentlyto ensure that the light is now blown out

 

·         It undergoes the same processes of the blessed sacrament procession however if there is bad weather it takes place in underground basilica.

Describe the process of Annulment

 

The annulment is a decree of nullity and it roughly takes about 9-24 months. There are 4 parts. The petition in which the person who wants an annulment contacts the priest and explains their reason to why they wish to have a annulment. This also allows the other person in the relationship to put their view across. Then there is evidence in which evidence is collected both for and against the person from friends family and also other interested parties. Then there is a discussion. The rota is made up of 3 judges and they are saying why the annulment should be granted where as the priest who is know as the defender of the bond is fighting on behalf of the marriage. Finally there is a judgement where either the person is granted an annulment or if they are not they may appear to 3 other judges who are not in the diocese.

Describe the eventsof holy week

 

The events of holy week includepalm Sunday. This was where jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and people greeted him by laying down their clothes and they called him the messiah. Then there is Maundy Thursday which means command in latin and this was where jesus washed the feet of his disciples and also carried out the last supper in which he commanded them to ‘ do this in memory of me’. Then on good Friday jesus was sentenced to his death by Pontius pilate and he was crucified and at his death the vail of the temple torn into two and the roman centurion admitted that jesus was the son of god. Then on holy Saturday was a day of mourning over his death.

Describe catholics views towards other religions

 

Plurist approach is the belief that all religions are equal and that the bible is one of several words of God and therefore people should be able to follow the religion they feel is right for them. The exclusive approach is the belief that there is only one approach to god and thats through jesus Christ. It is the belief that religions have part of the truth however you can only get the full truth is found in Jesus. Finally the inclusive approach is based on st pauls visit to the Athens and it is the belief that everyone can reach god by different paths however only Christianity has the full truth and that those people who are on their own paths for religion are called anonymous Christians and will be saved in the end. 

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