Sacraments are at the heart of our lives as Catholics, the way we celebrate together our continuing conversion and encounter with God. Sacramental preparation is essential if we are to experience the fullness of life in community and in Christ. Ever conscious of the complex history of the church and its dynamic relationship to ritual, Father Lawrence Mick gives us these booklets—based on individual chapters of his popular Understanding the Sacraments Today—as a companion to the ongoing and repeated practices that nourish us. The complete Understanding the Sacraments set consists of seven booklets: Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Anointing, Eucharist, and Penance.
Pamphlets are 22 - 28 pages each and provide excellent background for understanding the sacraments. Questions for reflection are included. The complete set is $12.00 and pamphlets can be ordered individually from Liturgical Press.
Understanding the Sacraments Today, Second Edition, $14.95
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Each of the seven booklets begin with a brief section entitled, "What Is A Sacrament?" With permission of Liturgical Press, this section is available to readers of eCatechist. Download Understanding-the-sacraments-today-1