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Works of Mercy
Charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbors in their bodily and spiritual needs. The spiritual works of mercy include instructing, advising, consoling, comforting, forgiving, and patiently forbearing. Corporal works of mercy include feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, sheltering the homeless, and burying the dead
Covenant
(Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
Catholic Social Teaching
the body of doctrine developed by the Catholic Church on matters of social justice, involving issues of poverty and wealth, economics, social organization and the role of the state.
Martyrs
A Greek word that means "witness," referring to those who were put to death because of their religious beliefs.
Saints
Faithful Christians that are examples of heroic virtue, models of holiness, souls that intercede for others
Ten Commandments
The Law of Moses; the Decalogue; a summary of the Old Law; God's moral teachings about right relationship with God and others that can be applied in all places and in all times.
Pentecost
In Sacred Scripture, the event in which the early followers of Jesus received the Holy Spirit. Today the Church celebrates this event on Pentecost Sunday, which occurs seven weeks after Easter Sunday.
Sacramentals
sacred signs instituted by the church rather than by Christ. They include blessings, actions, such as blessing ourselves with holy water while making the sign of the cross, an objects such has blessed ashes or holy card. Occupy an important place in the life of the church. Prepare us for the sacraments and contributes to our holiness our closeness to god in varying circumstances of our lives
Ascension
the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection
Incarnation
From the Latin, meaning "to become flesh," referring to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, becoming man. In the Incarnation, Jesus Christ became truly man while remaining truly God.
Resurrection
The belief that, after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised
Trinity
The truth that God, although one, is three Divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Beatitudes
The teachings of Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount in which he describes the actions and attitudes that should characterize Christians and by which one can discover genuine meaning and happiness.
American Saints
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton(First American Born Saint), St. John Neumann, and St. Katherine Drexel
God's Chosen people
Israelites
Father of Israel
Abraham
Jesus great commandments
Love God above all and love your neighbor as yourself
The Bible
a collection of different books written by many different people during many different times. It is the word of God. It is a love story between God and humans.
Human Dignity
the value and worth that we share because God created us in his image and likeness
For Catholics life begins at
Conception
Liturgical Colors
Purple, white, red, violets, and green
Cardinal Virtues
based on the Latin word for "pivot", four virtues that are viewed as pivotal or essential for full Christian living: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance
Theological Virtues
faith, hope, and charity. Infused into the soul at baptism, these virtues enable a christian to partake of the divine nature; they are called theological because they originate with god and have him as their object.
Ordinary Time
Ordinary Time after Pentecost: The day after Pentecost through the final day before Advent. Again, the liturgical color of Ordinary Time is green.
its days are numbered with ordinal numbers that is the first Sunday in ordinary time, second Sunday in ordinary time and so forth. There are two blocks of ordinary time in the liturgical calender: the first one is between the Christmas season and lent t, and the second one, which is longer is between pentacost and advent. a time of hope and its liturgical color is green
Season of Advent
The season that the liturgical year begins with in late November or early December. Color is Violet
Christmas
The feast of the birth of Jesus. The season begins with the vigil on December 24 and continues until the feast of the Baptism of our Lord. Color is White
Lent
A forty-day season of preparation leading up to the commemoration of the Crucifixion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus during Holy Week; By church law, generally calls all Catholics to serve the Lord. Color is Violet.
Discipleship
from the Latin word which means "student" or "pupil", a term which sums up a life lived in imitation of Jesus Christ, pursuing God's will over all else in every circumstance
The Eucharist
also called the Mass of Lord's Supper, and based on a word for "thanksgiving" it is the central Christian liturgical celebration, established by Jesus at the Last Supper. the sacrificial death and Resurrection of Jesus are both remembered and renewed. referred specifically to the consecrated bread and wine that have become the Body and Blood of Christ
Sin
Any deliberate offense, in thought, word, or deed, against the will of God
Evangelization
It is sharing the Christian faith with others. The word "evangelist" comes from a Greek word that means "bringer of good news."
Magisterium
The Church's living teaching office, which consists of all bishops, in communion with the Pope.
Prayer
The raising of one's mind and heart to God in thanksgiving and in praise of his glory/Prayer is our response to God's invitation
Faith
Both a gift of God and a human act by which the believer gives personal adherence to God who invites his response, and freely assents to the whole truth that God has revealed; a theological virtue given by God.
Hope
A supernatural virtue of the will having the possession of God as its primary object. It makes a person desire eternal life and gives one the confidence of receiving the grace necessary to reach heaven.
Charity
The theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.
Devotions
acts of individual or communal prayer that surround and arise out of the celebration of the Liturgy. Ex. The Rosary or Benediction
Vocation
A call from God to all members of the Church to embrace a life of holiness. Specifically, it refers to a call to live the holy life as an ordained minister, as a vowed religious (sister or brother), in a Christian Marriage, or in single life.
Assumption
The dogma that recognizes the Blessed Virgin Mary's singular participation in her Son's Resurrection by which she was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory when the course of her earthly life was finished.
Annunciation
The visit of the angel Gabriel to the virgin Mary to inform her that she was to be the mother of the Savior. After giving her consent to God's word, Mary became the mother of Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Beatification
the process in the Catholic Church by which a person is recognized as capable of intercession for people on earth; it is the third of four steps on the way to canonization
Canonization
The declaration of official belief by the Catholic Church that a person is a resident of Heaven; a canonized person is added to the liturgical calendar. A canonized person is titled "Saint".
Communion of Saints
Spiritual union that binds together the faithful on earth, the souls in Purgatory, and the saints in heaven
Deacon
(From the Greek diakonos, meaning "servant") One of the three Holy Orders. The origin is customarily traced to the decision of the Apostles to pick assistants to help with the material services of the Church. Today has various ministries, including preaching, distributing the Eucharist, blessing marriages, presiding over funerals, and so on. Can be permanent or transitional.
the Pope
Head of the Catholic Church; first one was Peter. Pope Francis is our current Pope.
Common Good
The sum total of social conditions which allow people, either as groups or individuals, to reach their fulfillment more fully and more easily. It consists of three essential elements: respect for and promotion of the fundamental rights of the person; prosperity, or the development of the spiritual and temporal goods of society; the peace and security of the group and of its members.
Catechumanate
the formation of persons in preparation for their christian catholic initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist)
Sacraments
An efficacious and visible sign of God's invisible grace, instituted by Christ. The Seven Sacraments are Baptism, the Eucharist, Confirmation, Penance and Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders.
Creed
A declaration of the essential beliefs of the Church. The three major creeds in Christian history are the Nicene Creed, the Apostles Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.
Lay people
baptized members of the Church who share in the mission to bring the Good News of Christ to the world. They are not ordain.
Paschal Mistery
The suffering death and ressurection of Jesus
Types of prayer
prayer of thanksgiving, contrition, intercession, petition, and praise or adoration
(pg 32) The different types of prayer are-Blessing Petition- a prayer form in which one asks God for help and forgiveness. Intercessions- a prayer on behalf of another person or group. Thanksgiving and Praise.
Vatican II
last ecumenical council, allowed for greater role of the laiety, recognized protestants as brothers and sisters in christ
Book of Genesis
the first book of the Bible, it contains the creation story
Book of the Gospels
the book contains the gospel reading for each sunday of the 3 year cycle, plus all solemnities, feats, and ritual masses that are celebrated throughout the year. Carried in the procession by the deacon if it is used.
Gospel
an account of the life and teachings of Jesus; four of them are included in the New Testament of the Christian Bible
Confirmation
one of the Sacraments of Initiation; completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seals or confirm the baptism in union with Christ and equip them for worship and apostolic life in the Church
Moral life
Morality for a Christian is the application of God's laws regarding a person's private and public behavior.
Ecumenism
The movement to restore unity among all Christians
Catholic
Universal. This quality of the Church can also describe a member of the Church in union with the pope. The Catholic Epistles are those letters of the New Testament written to the whole Church.
Kingdom of God
The reign of God proclaimed by Jesus and begun in his life, death, and resurrection. It refers to the process of God reconciling and renewing all things through his Son, to the fact of his will being done on earth as it is in heaven
Prodigal Son
A character in a parable Jesus told to illustrate how generous God is in forgiving sinners who repent.
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