the body of Christ, the community of God's people who profess faith in the risen Lord Jesus and love and serve others under the guidance of the Holy Spirit
marks of the church
four essential characteristics of Christ's church that mark it as his true church; one, holy, catholic and apostolic
vows of personal poverty, chastity understood as lifelong celibacy, and obedience
he movement inspired and led by the Holy Spirit that seeks the union of all Christian religions and people throughout the world
a baptized Christian who believes in Christ but does not accept all of the teachings of the Catholic Church\
a gift of the Spirit whereby the pope and bishops are preserved from error when proclaiming a doctrine related to Christian faith or morals
seeing God "face to face" in heaven, the source of our eternal happiness; final union with the Triune God for all eternity
he church dogma that teaches that the blessed mother, because of her unique role in her Son's Ressurection, was taken directly to heaven when her earthly life was over
the state of purification that takes place after death for those who need to be made clean and holy before meeting the all holy God in heaven
eternal seperation from God that results from a person dying after freely and deliberately choosing to act against God's will
actual sin that weakens and wounds our relationship with God, but does not destroy divine life in our souls
a specific intercessor with God on behalf of people on a certain locale or having a special role, vocation, or career
the church dogma that holds the blessed mother, by a special grace from God and by virtue of her Son's merits, was preseve immune from all stain of original sin from the very first moment of her human existence
During the Eucharistic liturgy, the priest ____ bread and wine by invoking the blessing of the Holy Spirirt.
That portion of the liturgical celebration of a sacrament that is strictly necessary in order for the sacrament to be valid.
Eucharistic _____ emphasizes how we celebrate the Eucharist in the midst of the assembled church.
The grace, a gift of God's friendship, that heals fallen human nature and gives us a share in the divine life of the blessed trinity.
Sacramentals include objects, actions, and ____ that help us become aware of Christ's presence.
Churches: Catholic Churches following one of the six rites derived from the ancient traditions of Christian churches that were in Constantinople.
The baptismal ___, lit from the Easter candle, reminds us how Christ is the light of the world.
A perfumed oil, blessed by the bishop, used in the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders.
Confirmation marks Christians with the ___ ___, giving the power to witness to the Lord.
The three-day long liturgy that is Church's most solemn celebration of the Paschal mystery.
A season of intensified prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in preparation of Christ's resurrection and our redemption at Easter.
Those to be confirmed chose a Confirmation ____ to accompany them in preparation and at the rite
The term used to describe what happens at the consecration of the bread and wine at mass when their entire substance of the body and blood of Christ, even though the appearances of bread and wine remain
An unbaptized person who is preparing to receive all of the sacraments of Christian initiation
hose newly received into the Church through the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil.
The newly confirmed person is charged with bringing forth in word and deed "the ____ of Christ."
Procreative and unitive
Sexual intercourse in marriage must be this because it is a powerful sign that binds a man and woman together as lifelong partners.
A sacrament at the Service of Communion in which Christ binds a man and women into a permanent covenant of love and life bestows his graces on them
Help bishops and priests at liturgies distribute Holy Communion at Mass and to the sick, proclaim and preach the gospel, witness and bless marriages, preside at funerals, and perform many other actions of service for God's people.
an official church declaration that what appeared to be a Christian marriage never existed in the first place
Sorrow that comes from motives other than the love of God, like fear of punishment
As a successor to the Apostles and representing Jesus, a bishop is responsible for teaching, shepherding, and sanctifying his people. Each bishop is responsible for being the head of a local Church(diocese) as he serves with other bishops around the world.
Priests work alongside bishops as their helpers, when they are celebrating the Eucharist, the Holy Spirit enables them to act in the person of Christ.
Deacons receive the sacramental character "serve, not be served". Married men can become permanent deacons so they may serve the church and administer sacraments but never become a presbyterate.
the sacrament of apostolic ministry at the service of communion whereby Christ, through the Church, ordains men through the laying of the hands.
a sacrament, also known as confession, through which Christ extends his forgiveness to sinners.
Satisfaction (retribution, restitution)
The official name of the Sacrament of Penance stresses that when we turn from sin, we must do penance and make for the sins we have committed
Anointing of the Sick
a sacrament of healing, administered by a priest to a baptized person, in which the Lord extends his loving, healing touch through the Church to those who are seriously ill or dying
When a Catholic is going to marry someone who is not baptized, Church authority must give this for the marriage to be valid
a successor to the apostles who governs the local Church in a given diocese and governs the worldwide Church in union with the pope and the college of bishops
the state of being unmarried that priests and other religious choose in order to dedicate their lives totally to Jesus Christ and God's people.