An unbaptized person who is preparing to receive all of the sacraments of christian initiation.
A season of intensified prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in preparation of Christ's resurrection and our redemption at Easter. The season begins on Ash Wednesday and continues to Holy Thursday, a period of forty weekdays and six Sundays.
Those newly received into the Church through the sacraments of initiation at the Easter vigil.
The portion of the liturgical celebration of a sacrament that is strictly necessary in order for the sacrament to be valid
Blessed by the bishop, this perfumed oil is used for anointing in the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders. It represents the gift of the Holy Sprit.
The term used to describe what happens at the consecration of the bread and wine at Mass when their entire substance is turned into the entire substance of the Body and Blood of Christ, even though the appearances of bread and wine remain. The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist.
The four-week season in the liturgical year that prepares for the coming of our Savior on Christmas
The three-day long liturgy that is the Church's most solemn celebration of the Paschal mystery. It begins with the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday, continues through the Good Friday service, and ends on Holy Saturday with the conclusion of the Easter Vigil. Although it takes place over three days, the Triduum is considered one single liturgy.
Sacred signs (for example, objects, places, and actions) that resemble the sacraments. Through the prayers of the Church, spiritual effects are signified and obtained.
Religious images or painting that are tradition among Easter Christians.