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The Angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary that she was called to be the Mother of God.

"The teaching that after her earthly life, Mary was taken into Heaven body and soul, to be with Jesus."

"The second step in the process of becoming a Saint, in which a venerable person is recognized by the Church as having brought about a miracle through his or her prayers of intercession."

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

Body of Christ a name for the Church of which Christ is the head. All the baptized are members of the body.

Book of Gospels the book containing the Gospel readings from which the priest or deacon proclaims the Gospel during Mass.

A declaration by the Pope naming a person a Saint. Canonized Saints have special feast days or memorials in the Church's calendar.

"The four principal moral virtues-prudence, temperance, justice, and fortitude-that help us live as children of God and from which the other moral virtues flow. We strengthen these good habits through God's grace and our own efforts."

"A ""learner, "" or person preparing to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation."

Communion of Saints everyone who believes in and follows Jesus ' people on Earth and people who have died and are in Purgatory or Heaven.

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

"The Sacrament that seals us with a special outpouring of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, deepens the grace of Baptism, and strengthens us to give witness to Christ in the world."

"Consecrated religious life a state of life lived in community and characterized by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience."

"The part of the Eucharistic Prayer in which the priest prays the words of Jesus over the bread and wine, and these elements become the Body and Blood of Christ."

Being sorry for your sins and wanting to live better.

The continual process of becoming the people God intends us to be through change and growth. It is a response to God's love and forgiveness.

Corporal Works of Mercy actions that show care for the physical needs of others.

A sacred promise or agreement between God and humans.

"A formal statement of what we believe about the Holy Trinity and the Church. The word creed comes from the Latin for ""I believe. ""."

"An ordained man who serves the Church by assisting in the Eucharist, baptizing, witnessing marriages, and doing works of charity."

"The process by which God makes himself, and his plan for humans, known to us."

Eternal life life forever with God for all who die in his friendship.

Giving witness to the faith by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus to the world through words and deeds in a way that invites people to accept the Gospel.

The theological virtue that makes it possible for us to believe in God and the things that he has revealed to us. Faith leads us to obey God. It is both a gift from him and something we choose.

Free will being able to choose whether to obey God or disobey God. God created us with free will because he wants us to make good choices.

Fruits of the Holy Spirit the qualities that can be seen in us when we allow the Holy Spirit to work in our hearts.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit seven powerful gifts God gives us to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit and live the Christian life. We are sealed with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit at Confirmation.

"God's free, loving gift of his own life and help to do what he calls us to do. It is participation in the life of the Holy Trinity."

The joy of living eternally in God's presence.

Eternal separation from God because of a choice to turn away from him and not seek forgiveness.

Unique and pure; set apart for God and his purposes.

"The mystery of one God in three Divine Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit."

The mystery that the Son of God became human in order to save all people.

A gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church by which the Pope and the bishops in union with him may declare definitively that a matter of faith or morals is free from error and must be accepted by the faithful.

"Kingdom of God God's rule of peace, justice, and love that exists in Heaven, but has not yet come in its fullness on Earth."

All the baptized people in the Church who share in God's mission but are not priests or consecrated sisters or brothers; sometimes called lay people.

Liturgical year the feasts and seasons of the Church calendar that celebrate the Paschal Mystery of Christ.

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

"The teaching office of the Church, which is all of the bishops in union with the Pope. The Magisterium has the teaching authority to interpret the Word of God found in Scripture and Tradition."

"Marks of the Church the essential characteristics that distinguish Christ's Church and her mission: one, holy, catholic, and apostolic."

"The promised one who would lead his People. The word Messiah means ""God's anointed, "" or ""God's chosen one. "" Jesus Is the Messiah."

An event that cannot be explained by science because it happened by the power of God.

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

"Mortal sin the most serious form of personal sin, through which a person breaks his or her relationship with God."

Mother of God a title given to Mary because she is the Mother of the Son of God who became man.

"A spiritual truth that is difficult to perceive or understand with our senses, but is known through faith and through signs."

"The state of goodness that humanity enjoyed before our first parents, Adam and Eve, chose to sin against God."

"The sin of our first parents, Adam and Eve, which led to the sinful condition of the human race from its beginning."

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

"The individual judgment by God at the time of a person's death; when God decides, after a person's death, where that person will spend eternity according to his or her faith and works."

"Christ's work of redemption through his suffering, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension."

"The successor of Peter, the bishop of Rome, and the head of the entire Church."

God's loving care for all things; God's will and plan for creation.

"Poems and hymns that were first used in the liturgy of the Israelites. Today, the psalms are also prayed and sung in the public prayer of the Church."

A state of final cleansing after death and before entering into Heaven.

"The phrase used to describe that Jesus Christ is really and truly with us in the eucharist-body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity."

"A group of beliefs, prayers, and practices through which people express longing for God."

An action taken to repair the damage done from sin.

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

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) the process by which adults and some children become members of the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Initiation.

"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."

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."

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

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

"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."

"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."

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

The spiritual part of a human that lives forever.

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

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

The process by which the power of the Holy Spirit and the words of the priest transform the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus.

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

The Eucharist given to a person who is near death to sustain him or her on the journey to eternity.

Good spiritual habits that make you stronger and help you do what is right and good. They grow over time with our practice and openness to God's grace.

"A particular way to answer God's call, whether as a lay person (married or single), a religious, or a member of the ordained ministry."

Solemn promises that are made to or before God.

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