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"The seventh day of the week in the Jewish calendar. It is still observed by Jews as a day of rest, prayer and worship."

Sacrament at the Service of Communion Holy Orders and Matrimony. These Sacraments celebrate people's commitment to serve God and community and help build up the People of God.

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation the Sacrament in which God's forgiveness for sin is given through the Church.

"Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick the Sacrament that brings Jesus' healing touch to strengthen, comfort, and forgive the sins of those who are seriously ill or close to death."

Sacramental seal a rule that a priest is not to share anything he hears in confession.

"Sacred blessings, objects, and actions that remind us of God, are made sacred through the prayers of the Church, and that help us respond to the grace received in the Sacraments."

"Blessings, objects, and actions that remind you of God and are made sacred through the prayers of the Church."

Sacraments at the Service of Communion Holy Orders and Matrimony. They celebrate people's commitment to serve God and the community and help build up the People of God.

"Sacraments of Healing Penance and Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick. In these Sacraments, God's forgiveness and healing are given to those suffering physical and spiritual sickness."

"Sacraments of Initiation the three Sacraments that celebrate membership in the Catholic Church: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist."

Worthy of reverence and devotion.

"Perfumed oil used for anointing in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders. In Eastern Rite Churches, Confirmation takes its name from this word and is known as Chrismation."

"Sacred chrism perfumed oil used in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders."

The Word of God written by humans acting under the Holy Spirit's inspiration and guidance; another name for the Bible.

Another name for the Bible; Sacred Scripture is the inspired Word of God written by humans.

"God's Word to the Church, safeguarded by the Apostles and their successors, the bishops, and handed down verbally ' in her creeds, Sacraments, and other teachings ' to future generations."

God's Word handed down verbally through the Apostles and bishops.

Giving up something out of love for someone else or for the common good (good of everyone). Jesus sacrificed his life for all people.

A person whom the Church declares has led a holy life and is enjoying eternal life with God in Heaven.

"A hero of the Church who loved God very much, led a holy life, and is now with God in Heaven."

Those whom the Church declares led holy lives and are enjoying eternal life with God in Heaven.

The loving action of God's forgiveness of sins and the restoration of friendship with him brought by Jesus Christ.

Salvation the loving action of God's forgiveness of sins and the restoration of friendship with him brought by Jesus Christ.

The loving action of God's forgiveness of sins and the restoration of friendship with him brought by Jesus.

Sanctifying grace God's Divine life within us that makes us his friends and adopted children.

"A title for Jesus, who was sent into the world to save all people who were lost through sin and to lead them back to God the Father."

"Scandal the destructive behavior by which a person deliberately leads, through his or her own action or inaction, another person to sin."

Sermon on the Mount the summary of key teachings of Jesus found in the Gospel according to Matthew.

To help or give others what they need in a loving way.

"Effective signs of God's life, instituted by Christ and given to the Church. In the celebration of each Sacrament, there are visible signs and Divine actions that give grace and allow us to share in God's work."

Special signs and celebrations that Jesus gave his Church. The Sacraments allow us to share in the life and work of God.

"An offense against God as well as against reason, truth, and conscience."

"A deliberate thought, word, deed, or omission contrary to the law of God. Sins hurt our relationship with God and other people."

A person's choice to disobey God on purpose and do what he or she knows is wrong. Sins hurt our relationship with God and other people.

The choice to disobey God on purpose and do what you know is wrong. Accidents and mistakes are not sins.

"Social sin unjust structures that can occur as the result of personal sin. One person's sin can cause others to sin, and the sin can spread through a whole society."

A Christian principle that motivates believers to share their spiritual gifts as well as their material ones.

Solidarity a Christian principle that motivates believers to share their spiritual gifts as well as their material ones.

Son of God a name for Jesus that tells you God is his Father. The Son of God is the Second Divine Person of the Holy Trinity.

"Soul the spiritual principle of a human person that is individual, created by God, and will exist forever."

The spiritual part of a human that lives forever.

"Spiritual Works of Mercy actions that address the needs of the heart, mind, and soul."

"Stations of the Cross images of fourteen scenes that help us think and pray about Jesus' suffering, Death, and burial."

"The way we appreciate and use God's gifts, including our time, talent, and treasure and the gift of creation."