What are sacrament certificates? The sacrament certificate provides the date the communion took place, the location, and often the office which the person is to undertake. The two witnesses were often also undertaking the process themselves, so in effect each of them were to witness each other’s sacrament.
What is participation in the Eucharist? Our participation in the Eucharistic Prayer is not just “listening” and “watching” but “doing.” Jesus told us: “Do this is memory of me.” The first thing we do is to remember. The prayer begins by recalling the great saving acts of our God which culminate in Jesus. We must each recall God’s activity in our lives.
How does CCC define a sacrament? According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, ‘The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us‘ (#1131).
Why is there a need for a sponsor in receiving the sacrament of confirmation? A sponsor has three primary roles: (1) to assist the candidate in preparing for Confirmation, (2) to present the candidate for Confirmation, and (3) to help the confirmed person to live out his or her Christian faith fully. There are several ways you can help your candidate: Share your own experiences.