The Parish; Its Life, Its Organization, Its Teaching Mission, and Its Divine Contacts a Handbook for the Clergy and Laity

The Parish; Its Life, Its Organization, Its Teaching Mission, and Its Divine Contacts a Handbook for the Clergy and Laity

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...share in and express the corporate life of the Church which is divinely imparted to that Body of which the person baptized is now made a member. The sponsors are charged to see that the channels of communication between God and the soul of the child are kept open and that the child be taught to believe, and to obey, and then be brought to the bishop to be confirmed in the holy faith. In confirmation a developed and personal faith is divinely blessed and strengthened; and, because the obligations of renunciation, of faith and obedience, become more intimately personal, a more intimate and personal contact with the Source of life and power is offered to the child of God. The door is opened to the Sacrament of Sustentation. The soul is admitted into fellowship with Christ through the sacred mys tery of His Life imparted to His Body, the Church, through the Communion of His Body and Blood. The sacred obligation of sponsors in baptism is too often lightly regarded or entirely forgotten. If all who have become sponsors and if all who have come as parents with children to the Font were mindful of their trust, the whole life of the Church would be enriched and empowered. They would be mindful of the compelling power of example and would see that the standards of loyalty were maintained. As it now is, every parish priest is aware of the fact that the insurmountable handicap which he faces in his endeavor to inculcate loyalty in the lives of the younger members of the Church and in the newly confirmed lies in the laxness and disloyalty of older people to their covenanted obligations. The young look about them and, being keenly observant, copy the example set them by parents, sponsors, and others whom the young regard as representative of what a Churchman...
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625803
  • 9781236625809