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This section focuses on the tenants of our faith and assists in remembering key pillars.  Much of the source information comes straight from the Catechism while other portions come from diocesan and Supreme Council sources.

THE VATICAN
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
FATHER MCGIVNEY GUILD

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Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

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Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson

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What are the precepts of the Church?

432. What are the precepts of the Church?

2042-2043 

They are: 1) to attend Mass on Sundays and other holy days of obligation and to refrain from work and activities which could impede the sanctification of those days; 2) to confess one's sins, receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation at least once each year; 3) to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season; 4) to abstain from eating meat and to observe the days of fasting established by the Church; and 5) to help to provide for the material needs of the Church, each according to his own ability.

What are the 10 Commandments?

10 Commandments

1. I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me.  

2. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.  

3. Remember to keep holy the LORD’S day.

4. Honor your father and your mother.

5. You shall not kill.  

6. You shall not commit adultery.  

7. You shall not steal.  

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.  

9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.

10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

What are the seven sacraments?

1. Baptism
2. Confirmation
3. Holy Eucharist*
4. Penance*
5. Anointing of the Sick*
6. Holy Orders
7. Matrimony*

* Can be received more than once.

How are the sacraments of the Church divided?

250. How are the sacraments of the Church divided?

1210-1211

The sacraments are divided into: the sacraments of Christian initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist); the sacraments of healing (Penance and Anointing of the Sick);, and the sacraments at the service of communion and mission (Holy Orders and Matrimony). The sacraments touch all the important moments of Christian life. All of the sacraments are ordered to the Holy Eucharist “as to their end” (Saint Thomas Aquinas).

What are the Mysteries of the Rosary?

The Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries
(recited Monday and Saturday)

The Annunciation
The Visitation
The Nativity
The Presentation
The Finding in the Temple

The Mysteries of Light
(recited Thursday)

The Baptism of Jesus
The Wedding Feast of Cana
The Proclamation of the Kingdom, with the call to Conversion
The Transfiguration
The Institution of the Eucharist

The Sorrowful Mysteries
(recited Tuesday and Friday)

The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion

The Glorious Mysteries
(recited Wednesday and Sunday)

The Resurrection
The Ascension
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Assumption
The Coronation of Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth

How does the Church pray to Mary?

563. How does the Church pray to Mary?

2676-2678
2682 

Above all with the Hail Mary, the prayer with which the Church asks the intercession of the Virgin. Other Marian prayers are the Rosary, the Akathistos hymn, the Paraclesis, and the hymns and canticles of diverse Christian traditions.

Praying the Rosary

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross.
  2. Holding the Crucifix, say the Apostles' Creed.
  3. On the first bead, say an Our Father.
  4. Say one Hail Mary on each of the next three beads.
  5. Say the Glory Be

For each of the five decades:

  1. Announce the Mystery (perhaps followed by a brief reading from Scripture)
  2. Say the Our Father.
  3. Next say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery.
  4. Then say a Glory Be.
  5. Then say Prayer Requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima

After saying the five decades, say the Hail, Holy Queen

Prayer concluding the Rosary

Hail, Holy Queen, etc. as above

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

O God, whose only-begotten Son,
by his life, death and resurrection,
has purchased for us
the rewards of eternal life,
grant, we beseech thee,
that meditating on these mysteries
of the most holy Rosary of the
Blessed Virgin Mary,
we may imitate what they contain
and obtain what they promise,
through the same Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Conclude the Rosary with the Sign of the Cross.

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. 

and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried; 

He descended into hell;

On the third day he rose again from the dead. 

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father almighty. 

From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and life everlasting. 

Amen.

Our Father

Our Father

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day
our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The Hail Mary

Hail, Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father

Glory be to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning
is now, and ever shall be
world without end. Amen

Prayer Requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima (following each decade)

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell;

lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.

Hail Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To you do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve.
To you do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this exile
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.

What is the Holy See?

The Vatican

Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.

What are the two commandments of love?

1. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
2. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12):

Do to others as you would have them do to you.

The Beatitudes 

The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12):

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.

The three theological virtues

1. Faith
2. Hope
3. Charity

The four cardinal virtues

1. Prudence
2. Justice
3. Fortitude
4. Temperance

The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit

1. Wisdom
2. Understanding
3. Counsel
4. Fortitude
5. Knowledge
6. Piety
7. Fear of the Lord

The twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit

1. Charity
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Generosity
8. Gentleness
9. Faithfulness
10. Modesty
11. Self-control
12. Chastity

The seven corporal works of mercy

1. Feed the hungry.
2. Give drink to the thirsty.
3. Clothe the naked.
4. Shelter the homeless.
5. Visit the sick.
6. Visit the imprisoned.
7. Bury the dead.

The seven spiritual works of mercy

1. Counsel the doubtful.
2. Instruct the ignorant.
3. Admonish sinners.
4. Comfort the afflicted.
5. Forgive offenses.
6. Bear wrongs patiently.
7. Pray for the living and the dead.

The seven capital sins

1. Pride
2. Covetousness
3. Lust
4. Anger
5. Gluttony
6. Envy
7. Sloth

The four last things

1. Death
2. Judgment
3. Hell
4. Heaven

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8/16/2020