At the bottom of the article are some suggested links. Two links of interest might be:
- Halloween and Trick Or Treat Catholics:
This is the article that compares and contrasts "becoming catholic" and appropriating the rituals, practices and beliefs of Catholicism and learning to "trick or treat" and pass this ritual, practice and belief on to other generations.
- Confirmation 2014 Meetings have Begun: Confirmation, Baptism and Eucharist:
This article gives a brief background of the celebration of Confirmation. But it does so by explaining the historical origins of celebrating Full Initiation (i.e. Baptism/Confirmation and Communion). So it has something of value for those of you who are not baptized and will be celebrating full initiation. It also has something for those who are already baptized (either as a Catholic or in another Christian denomination) so that you can see how the three sacraments are related, and more generally what sacraments are.
In conjunction with our most recent discussion about "Salvation History", you might come to see that sacraments ritualize and make real Salvation History. In any case, click to READ MORE to see your homework.
- Please read the main article on the Confirmation Celebration and at least one of the other two articles above (on Halloween or on Confirmation/Baptism/Eucharist).
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