TH 107 - Liturgy and Sacraments for Catechists
An introduction to the theology of the sacraments, including the biblical roots and the relationship to the Paschal Mystery of each of the seven sacraments. The course examines the conditions for valid and fruitful sacramental participation.
Prerequisites & Notes
This course is required for the Certificate in Catholic Catechesis and also may be taken as an elective in undergraduate theology programs.
Course Learning Objectives
1.) Define the term liturgy
2.) Explain the seasons of the liturgical year
3.) Describe the Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist
4.) Locate the biblical roots of each of the seven sacraments and the rites of the Catholic Church
5.) Explain the role of each sacrament in God’s plan of salvation
6.) Describe the matter, form, ordinary minister, and recipient of each sacrament.
7.) Define the terms ex opere operato and ex opera operantis and explain their relevance for fruitful participation in the sacramental life of the Church.
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