Jesus Christ instituted the Sacraments and entrusted them to his Church as a primary means of transmitting grace, which helps us to live the Christian life. This text presents each of the Seven Sacraments in its own chapter, explains how it is celebrated, and describes its purpose in the Christian life as an intimate encounter with Jesus Christ. It also examines Christian liturgy as well as popular prayers, devotions, and sacramentals.
This book corresponds to Book V: Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ in the curriculum framework.
This textbook is published with ecclesiastical approval from the Archdiocese of Chicago, and it has been granted conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism.
The Didache Semester Series is a series of high school textbooks, teacher's manuals, and student workbooks published by Midwest Theological Forum. Each title spans one academic semester. These titles have been developed according to the 2007 curriculum framework from the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism to assist in the publication of religious education textbooks for Catholic high schools.