"O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed completely by the Death of Christ! O happy fault that earned so great, so glorious a Redeemer!" These words proclaimed by the entire Church in the Exsultet of the Easter Vigil Mass powerfully sum up the saving Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our glorious Redeemer who truly saves us from sin and opens to us again the gift of eternal life. This session will explore exactly why Jesus had to die on the Cross, and why his Resurrection and Ascension are so necessary to accomplish our salvation. This session will also discuss how the Paschal Mystery of Christ's death and Resurrection is not just something that happened 2,000 years ago, but rather is truly lived and experienced in our lives each day we, as disciples of Jesus, carry our crosses and follow him.
Read and Study: United States Catholic Catechism for Adults Chapter 8 (pgs. 89-100)