Catechetical Contest on Eucharist
on The Introductory Rites of the Mass
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
112 Q: What is the relationship of Christians to the Trinity? Video 112-116
A: Christians are baptized "in the name of the Father and of the
Son and of the Holy Spirit".
113 Q: What does the Sign of the Cross at the
beginning of the Mass
remind us of?
A: The Sign of the Cross at the beginning of the Mass reminds
us of our Baptism.
114 Q: We read in Mt 2:18-20 Jesus approached and said
to them, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."
What did our Risen Lord Jesus give to his Church, that is,
to all of us?
A: Our Risen Lord Jesus gave the missionary mandate to his
Church, that is, to all of us.
115 Q: Why this missionary mandate is also
called the universal mission
of the Church?
A: This missionary mandate is also called the universal mission
of the Church because the Church has to try to preach the
Gospel to make disciples of all nations.
116 Q: How are we reminded of this universal mission at the end of the Mass?
A: At the end of the Mass, we are reminded of our universal mission
by the dismissal rite, for instance: Go and announce the Gospel
of the Lord.
117 Q: Why is the Church called "Catholic"? Video 117-120
A: The Compendium of CCC (or C.of CCC for short) #166 answers
for us: The Church is catholic, that is universal, insofar as Christ
is present in her... The Church... is sent out by Christ on a
mission to the whole of the human race.
118 Q: Why is the Church called
Catholic, or universal,
insofar as Christ is present in her?
A: C.of CCC #74 teaches: God "desires all men to be saved and to
come to the knowledge of the truth" (quoted from 1 Timothy 2:4),
that is, of Jesus Christ. And in #591, the Compendium goes on:
... For this Jesus came: to perfectly fulfill the saving will of his
So, we firmly believe the mission of Jesus Christ, sent by the
Father in the Spirit, is to save the whole of the human race;
that means the mission of JC is "catholic", "universal".
Having JC present in her and receiving from Him the universal
missionary mandate, the Church becomes "catholic" in her
universal or catholic mission.
119 Q: What does the grace of Baptism give us here on earth?
A: By the grace of Baptism, we are called to share in the life of the
Blessed Trinity, here on earth.
120 Q: We are given to share in the life of the
Blessed Trinity, in the Mass,
in the obscurity of faith. What that means?
A: We are given to share in the life of the Blessed Trinity, in the
Mass, in the obscurity of faith. That means, despite the
obscurity of the liturgical symbols or signs, if we believe God
is calling us to share in His life, then we really receive that
grace from Him.
121 Q: In the liturgy, what is the goal of the gestures
and posture of the priest,
the deacon, and the ministers, as well as those of the assembly?
A: In the liturgy, the goal of the gestures and posture of the priest,
the deacon, and the ministers, as well as those of the assembly,
is to foster the participation of all. Video 121-123
122 Q: What is the aim of a well-planned celebration?
A: A well-planned celebration leads
to a conscious, active, and
full participation of the faithful
both in body and in mind,
a participation burning with faith, hope, and charity.
123 Q: What is the right and duty of the
by reason of their Baptism, regarding Liturgy?
A: The right and duty of the Christian people, by reason of
their Baptism, is to have a well-planned liturgy.
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