The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy
To feed the hungry
To give drink to the thirsty
To clothe the naked
To shelter the homeless
To care for the sick
To visit the imprisoned
To bury the dead
The 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy
To share knowledge
To give advice to those who need it
To comfort the suffering
To be patient with others
To forgive those who hurt you
To give correction to those who need it
To pray for the living and that dead
The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Fear of the Lord/Awe and Wonder
The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments are more than simply rules and laws. They are a foundation of moral teaching and shape our obligations as Christians in relationship to God. The Ten Commandments were given to Moses by God on Mt. Sinai after being rescued by God from slavery in Egypt. These Commandments are the expression and sign of the Covenant between God and God's people and are just as powerful and binding as they were when they were written.
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 desire your neighbor's wife.
10. You shall not desire your neighbor's goods.
The 2 Greatest Commandments
When asked which was the greatest of the commandments, Jesus responded with two. IN this teaching of Jesus, these commandments complement each other and cannot be seen as existing apart from the other. The first is to love the Lord thy God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and the second is to love your neighbor as yourself.
The 8 Beatitudes
These are teachings of Jesus during the sermon on the Mount in which he describes the attitudes and actions that should characterize his disciples and followers. They can be seen as blueprints for living an authentic Christian life.
1. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
2. Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
3. Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.
4. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
5. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
6. Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
7. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
8. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
The 7 Last Words of Christ
Father, forgive them, for they know no what they do. (Luke 23:34)
Amen I say to thee: This day thou shalt be with me in paradise. (Luke 23:43)
Woman, behold thy son ... Behold thy Mother. (John 19:26-27)
Eli, Eli lamma sabachtani? (My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?) (Matthew 27:46)
I thirst. (John 19:28)
It is finished. (John 19:30)
Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit. (Luke 23:46)
Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Precepts of the Church
1. Assist at Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation, doing no unnecessary work on those days.
2. Confess serious sins at least once a year.
3. Receive Holy Communion frequently and, at a minimum, during the Easter Season.
4. Fast and abstain on appointed days and times.
5. Contribute to the support of the Church.
6. Observe the laws of the Church concerning marriage and give religious training to one's children by word, example and use of parish schools or religious education programs.
7. Join the missionary spirit and work of the Church.