Last Rites

Last Rites

Last Rites

Also known as ..... Extreme Unction.

The last rites are the last prayers and ministrations given to many Catholics when possible
shortly before death. The last rites go by various names and include various practices in
different Catholic traditions. They may be administered to those awaiting execution, mortally
injured, or terminally ill.

Good Friday

Good Friday

Good Friday

 

The Friday before Easter.

The mourning period starts at 12 noon and goes until 3PM.  During this time the Christian prays and lights candles and remains quiet.   No meat is to be eaten.  Some Christians fast all day.  

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

 

The priest, or Pastor, will dip his finger into the ashes, spread them in a cross pattern on the forehead, and say, “From dust you came and from dust you will return.”

The ashes are prepared by burning palm branches from the previous Palm Sunday.

“Ashes are equivalent to dust, and human flesh is composed of dust or clay, and when a human corpse decomposes, it returns to dust or ash.”

Rosary

Rosary

Rosary - (prayer beads)

And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard
because of their many words.          - Matthew 6:7

rosaries

Mass

Mass by Pope

Mass

The ceremony of Mass is the changing of waffers and wine into Jesus' flesh and blood, and
then distributing the waffers to the people so they can eat what is now Jesus. By eating
Jesus the person becomes more holy.

Marriage

Marriage

Marriage

When marrying a non Catholic the marriage must be performed in a Catholic Church. Any
marriage performed by a non Catholic Clergy is not recognized by the Church as a valid
marriage.

A Catholic must seek permission from the local bishop to marry a non-Catholic. If the person
is a non-Catholic Christian, this permission is called a "permission to enter into a mixed
marriage",

Baptism

Baptism

Baptism

By Water

Water is a symbol of regeneration as when it rains the vegetation is regenerated. By being
baptized a holy quality of spirit enters into the person making them more spiritually powerful.
Baptism is a very old rite practiced by the Hindus, Egyptians, Zoroaster, Romans, and other
nations. This was typically done by immersing the candidate in water three times while the
priest would say something like;