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Words spoken by the priest during the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation to grant forgiveness of sins in God's name.

"A type of spiritual being that does God's work, such as delivering messages from God or helping to keep people safe from harm."

"The Twelve disciples Jesus chose to be his closest followers. After the coming of the Holy Spirit, they shared in his work and mission in a special way."

The people gathered together for worship.

"The Sacrament in which a person is immersed in water or has water poured on him or her. Baptism takes away Original Sin and all personal sin, and makes the person a member of the Church."

The Word of God written in human words. The Bible is the holy book of the Church.

"A name for the Holy Eucharist, especially the Body of Christ kept in the Tabernacle."

Blessing God who is the source of everything that is good.

Another name for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation; an essential element of the Sacrament when you tell your sin to the priest.

An ability given to us by God that helps us make choices about right and wrong.

"Through the power of the Holy Spirit and the words and actions of the priest, the gifts of bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus."

A statement of the Church's beliefs.

Followers of Jesus who believe in him and live by his teachings.

"The Sacrament in which Jesus shares himself, and the bread and wine become his Body and Blood."

"Examination of conscience a prayerful way of thinking about how we have followed the Ten Commandments, Beatitudes, and Church teachings."

Believing in God and all that he helps us understand about himself. Faith leads us to obey God.

God the Father the First Divine Person of the Holy Trinity.

"Word that means ""Good News. "" The Gospel Message is the Good News of God's Kingdom and his saving love."

God's gift of a share in his life and help.

The law to love God above all else and to love others the way you love yourself. It sums up all God's laws.

Living and being happy with God forever.

Receiving Jesus' Body and Blood in the celebration of the Eucharist.

"The name for the human family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph."

The Third Divine Person of the Holy Trinity.

"The one God in three Divine persons-god the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit."

A short talk about the readings at Mass.

Asking God to help others.

"Kingdom of God the world of love, peace, and justice that is in Heaven and is still being built on Earth."

"The meal Jesus shared with his disciples the night before he died. At the Last Supper, Jesus gave himself in the Eucharist."

The public prayer of the Church. It includes the Sacraments and forms of daily prayer.

Liturgy of the Eucharist the second main part of the Mass that includes Holy Communion.

Liturgy of the Word the first main part of the Mass during which we hear God's Word proclaimed.

The prayer Jesus taught his followers to pray to God the Father. This prayer is also called the Our Father.

"The Mother of Jesus; the Mother of God. She is also called ""Our Lady"" because she is the Mother of the Church."

The gathering of Catholics to worship God. It includes the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Kindness and concern for those who are suffering. God has mercy on us even though we are sinners.

A job or purpose of the Church. The Church's mission is to announce the Good News of God's Kingdom.

People who bring the message of Jesus and announce the Good News of God's Kingdom to people in other places.

Mortal sin a serious sin that causes a person's relationship with God to be broken.

Jesus' command for his disciples to love one another as he has loved us.

"The second part of the Bible about the life and teachings of Jesus, his followers, and the early Church."

The first part of the Bible about God and his People before Jesus was born.

The first sin committed by the first people and passed down to everyone.

A short story Jesus told about everyday life to teach something about God.

The local community of Catholics that meets at a particular place.

When things are calm and people get along with one another.

A prayer or an act to make up for sin.

Fifty days after the Resurrection when the Holy Spirit first came upon the Twelve disciples and the Church.

Asking God for what we need.

Giving God honor and thanks because he is God.

Prayer of the Faithful prayer at Mass for the needs of the Church and the world.

To tell about Jesus in words and actions.

Poems and prayers from the Bible; they can be said or sung.

The teaching that Jesus is really and truly with us in the Eucharist. We receive Jesus in his fullness.

The event of Jesus being raised from Death to new life by God the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The care and respect you show to God and holy persons and things.

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

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

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

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

"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."

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

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

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.

Wanting to do something we should not or not doing something we should.

Giving thanks to God for all he has given us.

To believe in and depend on someone.

"Venial sin a sin that hurts a person's friendship with God, but does not completely break it."

Good habits that make you stronger and help you do what is right and good.

"To adore and honor God, especially at Mass and in prayer."