Catholic church experience

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Religion A Catholic Church Experience Christianity today is one of the dominant religions in the world. Christianity has a variety of beliefs, exercises and forms, despite the many denominations all have one common belief, which is faith in Jesus Christ and that He is our Lord and Savior. I am a strong believer in God and Jesus Christ. I am of the Christian religion and the church I attend in The Bahamas is a non-denominational one. My choice for this class site visit was to attend St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church. Father Maximilian Kolbe is honored because his faith gave him the dignity to live and die knowing that, despite whatever horrendous condition he experienced; they believe God is always with them. Though large and…show more content…
I found that mass is very vital to Catholics; reason being is because it allows worshippers to partake in the Holy Eucharist, which is also very important to any Catholic’s life. The Eucharist’s is bread and wine that God transforms into the flesh and blood of Jesus during the Mass. They also attend Mass to maintain their beliefs, to be constantly reminded of and encouraged to live their lives according to the teachings of God. If for some reason Mass is skipped without a good reason such as illness, problems with finding transportation or caring for the sick.. etc is considered a grave wrong. Any catholic that intentionally skips mass knowing that it is wrong has committed a mortal sin. The sin must then be confessed to a priest for absolution and removal of the sin. Hence the importance of Mass to the Catholics. However, in order to have a confession, also known as ‘Sacrament of Penance’ with the Priest one must be remorseful, confess his sins and must be willing to do Penance (self-punishment) to make amends for his sins. There was a confession room, which seemed to be fairly small where the sinner would express to the Priest his sin where both were separated by a wall. Sister Joanne then briefly informed me that Catholics considered sacraments an outward sign on an inward grace. The outward sign being the absolution or forgiveness of sins the priests grants the sinner and the inward grace the reconciliation of the sinner to
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