Oral Test on Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22
Our Lesson #1 was about the Catholic Mass and it is our goal to help our students understand that "peace begins with us" and at Mass, we exchange the peace sign as an exchange of grace. Exchanging the sign of peace comes after the consecration because it refers to the "paschal kiss" of the risen Christ present on the altar. It comes just before the breaking of the bread during which "the Lamb of God is implored to give us his peace." This peace of the risen Lord is invoked, preached, and spread in the celebration of Mass, by means of a human gesture lifted up to 'the realm of sacred' We remind ourselves that Christ is our peace, the divine peace.
They have to memorize this:
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
– John 14:27