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Arts and Humanities
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Father of God's Chosen People
The beginning of the new liturgical year which prepares us to celebrate Christmas.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
A devotion to Jesus present in the Eucharist
The ascending of Jesus into heaven. The entry of Jesus into God's presence in Heaven. In the Acts of the Apostles, it is written that Jesus, after his Resurrection, spent 40 days on earth instructing his followers. He then returned to His Father in Heaven.
Mary taken up to heaven body and soul
Eight characteristics of discipleship Jesus taught in his Sermon on the Mount
Collection of books inspired by God consisting of the Old and New Testaments
Call to Discipleship
Follow Jesus Christ faithfully and share in his mission, joy and sufferings. The call is received in Baptism, nourished in the Eucharist, and practiced in service to the world.
The process of preparing people for the sacraments of initiation
The Precepts of the Church that ensure all Catholics move beyond the minimum in the spirit of prayer and moral effort by growing in love of God and neighbor. They are Attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor.
Confess sins at least once a year. Receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season. Observe days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church. Help provide for the needs of the Church
Catholic Social Teaching
The Church's moral judgment on economic and social matters which promotes the common good, the dignity of persons, justice and peace.
A virtue that helps us love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves
Concern and well-being for all people
Communion of Saints
Union of believers, living and dead, who form one body in Christ
The moment life begins
A sacrament of initiation in which the liturgical symbol of Sacred Chrism is used.
An inner voice allowing one to choose what is right or wrong.
A promise between God and His people (examples: Moses and Noah)
Serves during the liturgy by proclaiming the Gospel
Movement towards unity among Christians and Christian churches
To share the Good News of Jesus Christ (Gospels) with others
Expressions of Prayer
Vocal, meditative, and contemplative
A gift of God that helps us to believe in Him
The first book of the Old Testament that contains creation stories
Love the Lord God above all. Love your neighbor as yourself.
The sacrament whereby men become ordained as ministers or priests
A theological virtue which allows us to trust in God's plan even when it's hard
Mary conceived without Original Sin.
Jesus is true God and true man - the central mystery of the faith
The Kingdom of God
Righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit - Jesus' central theme.
Lay People or Laity
All the faithful except those in Holy Orders or who belong to a religious state approved by the Church. The laity spread the Gospel by the example of their life and good works
Green - Ordinary Time; Violet- Advent and Lent; White - Christmas and Easter
Church's office that teaches on matters of faith and morals. This office, through the bishops and the pope, provides an authentic interpretation of the Word of God. It ensures faithfulness to the teaching of the apostles in matters of faith and morals.
Saints (people) who have died for their faith
The most important act of worship which includes the celebration of the Eucharist. The mass was established by Jesus at the Last Supper as a remembrance of His Death and Resurrection. At Mass we listen to God's Word from the Bible and receive Jesus Christ in the consecrated Bread and Wine that are His Body and Blood.
Story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection and the experience of the early Christians
A prayer we say at Mass that professes our beliefs.
Stories of the Jewish people and their faith in God before Jesus was born
Involvement in the parish allows us to worship God in community with other believers, and serve others. By virtue of their baptism, all members have the responsibility to be actively involved in the life of the parish.
Jesus' suffering, death, Resurrection and ascension. The work of salvation accomplished by Jesus Christ through his
Passion, Death, and Resurrection. The Paschal Mystery is celebrated in the liturgy of the Church, and its saving effects are experienced by us in the sacraments.
The day Christians celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples; it occurs 50 days after Easter.
The leader of the Catholic Church throughout the world. The highest teaching authority along with the bishops.
A type of prayer where we ask for God's forgiveness, mercy, and assistance
Raising one's mind and heart to God and by doing so receiving God's grace and strength
A story of forgiveness. The father was filled with joy upon seeing his son return home.
Celebration of Jesus' resurrection (rising) from the dead after His crucifixion.
Signs of God's grace and love. Christ's acting through the Church that transforms us. The 7 sacraments are: Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Holy Orders, Matrimony, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick.
Objects, actions, and blessings that help us grow in holiness such as a rosary, holy water, saint pictures, and a scapular.
The act of saving men from their separation from God, what Jesus through his Death and Resurrection offered to all people
A turning away from God; an action contrary to God's law
The moral law that God gave to Moses on Mount Sinai. The first 3 tell us how to love God; the final 7 tell us how to love our neighbor.
Virtues given by God: faith, hope and charity.
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three persons in one God
Most recently held Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church in 1962.
A calling to a particular way of life that allows one to best serve God
Works of Mercy
Charitable actions by which we help our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities (example: feeding the poor).
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