Catechism

Jesus_mac1REGULAR PRAYERS

1. SIGN OF THE CROSS (SHORT)

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

2. 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.

3. OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN

(PRAYER OF THE LORD)

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

4. HAIL MARY

Hail Mary full of grace! The Lord is with you; blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.   Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

5. THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS

1. Baptism            2. Confirmation            3. Eucharist

4. Reconciliation    5. Anointing of the Sick

6. Holy Orders       7. Matrimony

6.  THE ANGELUS

The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary:

And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

1HailMary …

 Behold the hand maid of the Lord:

Be it done unto me according to your word.

1HailMary…

And the word was made flesh:

And dwelt among us.

1Hail Mary

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

Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ your Son, was nade known  by the message of an angel, may by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of his resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.Glory be…..

7. THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN

Queen of heaven, rejoice,                      Alleluia.

For He whom you did merit to bear,       Alleluia.

Has risen as He said,                             Alleluia.

Pray for us to God,                                Alleluia.

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary,        Alleluia.

For the Lord has truly risen,                    Alleluia.

Let us pray: O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, grant that we may obtain, through his Virgin Mother Mary, the joys of everlasting life through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Glory be…..

 8. HAIL HOLY QUEEN (SALVE REGINA)

Hail, Holy Queen, mother of mercy; hail our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you we cry poor banished children of Eve: to you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blesses fruit of your womb, Jesus. O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary.

Amen.

9. REMEMBER, O MOST GRACIOUS VIRGIN

(The Memorare: Prayer of St.Bernard)

Remember, O most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help and sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother; to you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful; O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

10. TO MAKE A GOOD CONFESSION

I must

1.   Recollect my sins orderly

2.   Repent on them sincerely

3.   Resolve not to repeat

4.   Tell the priest all my sins, especially the grave ones

5.   Do  the penance the priest gives me

 11. THE SIX SINS AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT

1.   Despair that I will not obtain heaven

2.   Presumption that I can obtain heaven without doing good

3.   Resisting truth knowingly

4.   Envy at another spiritual good

5.   Obstinacy in sin

6.   Impenitence until last

12. PRAYER BEFORE CONFESSION

I Confess to Almighty God, and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned in my words and in my thoughts, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault (strike the breast). Therefore I ask blessed Mary ever Virgin, all the angels and saints, and to you my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord, our God. Amen.

13. ACT OF CONTRITION

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven, and the pains of hell, but most of all because I offended you my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life, Amen.

 14. THE PRECEPTS  OF THE CHURCH

1.   To participate in  the whole Mass of Sunday and days of obligation and to abstain from forbidden labour on those days.

2.   To confess our sins at least once a year and to receive Holy Communion at Paschal time.

3.   To fast and abstain on the days appointed.

4.   Not to celebrate marriage in forbidden periods and with forbidden people.

5.   To contribute to the support of the Church and the pastors according to the norms of the diocese.

 15. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

I am the Lord your God; you shall have no other gods before me

1. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain

2. Remember the Sabath day and keep it holy

3. Honour your father and your mother

4. You shall not kill

5. You shall not commit adultery

6. You shall not steal

7. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour

8. You shall not covet  your neighbour’s wife

9. You shall not covet your neighbour’s goods

10. The ten commandments may be reduced to two commandments

1. You shall love the Lord your God above all.

2. You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

16. THE APOSTLE’S CREED

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty/ Creator of all things visible and invisible/ and in one Lord Jesus Christ/ the only begotten Son of God/ the first born of all creatures/ born of the Father before all ages/ and not made/ true God from true God/ consubstantial with the Father/ through him the worlds were formed and all things were created.  For the sake of us men/ and for our salvation he came down from heaven/ and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit/ and was conceived and born of the Virgin Mary/ and became man.  He suffered and was crucified in the days of Pontius Pilate/ died and was buried/ and on the third day he rose again/ as it is written. He ascended into heaven,/ and sits at the right hand of his Father./ He will come again to judge the dead and the living./ And we believe in one Holy Spirit,/ the spirit of truth / the giver of life who proceeds from the Father and the Son./ And in one, Holy apostolic and catholic Church./ We confess baptism one baptism for the remission of sins/ resurrection of the body/ and life everlasting. Amen.

17. FOURTEEN  WORKS OF MERCY

(I)     The seven corporal works of Mercy:

To feed the hungry

To give drink to the thirsty

To clothe the naked

To visit the imprisoned

To shelter the homeless

To visit the sick

To bury the dead

(II)    The seven spiritual works of Mercy:

To admonish the sinner

To instruct the ignorant

To counsel the doubtful

To comfort the sorrowful

To bear wrongs patiently

To forgive all injuries

To pray for the living and the dead.

 18. THE BEATITUDES

1.   Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

2    Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth.

3    Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

4    Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.

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 who suffer persecution for justice’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

19. THE FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

1. Charity                2. Joy                  3. Peace

4. Longanimity        5. Patience           6. Modesty

7. Fidelity               8. Goodness        9. Benignity

10. Kindness           11. Continence     12. Chastity.

 20. ROSARY OF BL. VIRGIN MARY

The Creed..

Our Father…

Hail Mary… (3 Times)

Glory be…

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need of your mercy.

I. THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES

(Mondays and Saturdays)

1. The Annunciation

In the first Joyful Mystery, let us contemplate how the angel Gabriel saluted our Blessed Lady, with the title ‘full of grace’ and declared unto her, the incarnation, of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus…..

O, my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell; lead all soul to heaven especially those who are most in need of your mercy.

2. The Visitation

In the second joyful Mystery, let us contemplate, how Blessed Virgin Mary, understanding from the Angel, that St. Elizabeth had conceived, went to visit her, and remained with her three months.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

3. The Nativity

In the third Joyful Mystery, let us contemplate, how Blessed Virgin Mary, when the time of her delivery come brought forth Jesus Christ, in a cave at Bethlehem, wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus ...

4. The Presentation

In the fourth Joyful Mystery, let us contemplate, how  Blessed Virgin Mary, on the day of her purification, presented child Jesus in the Temple, where Holy Simon received him into his arms.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

In the fifth Joyful Mystery, let us contemplate, how Blessed Virgin Mary, having lost her beloved Son in Jerusalem sought him for three days, and found him in the Temple, in the midst of doctors, disputing with them, being then but twelve years old.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

 

II  THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

(On Tuesdays and Fridays)

1. Jesus sweating blood in the garden

In the first sorrowful mystery, let us contemplate, how our Lord Jesus Christ, prayed in the garden of Olives and sweated blood.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus…..

2. The Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar

In the second sorrowful mystery, let us contemplate, how our Lord Jesus Christ, was cruelly scourged in Pilate’s house, and had countless blows laid on him.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

3. The Crowning of Jesus with thorns

In the third sorrowful mystery, let us contemplate, how our Lord Jesus Christ was condemned to die, and carried the heavy cross on his shoulders.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus ...

4. Jesus carrying his cross

In the fourth sorrowful mystery let us contemplate, how our Lord Jesus Christ was condemned to die, and carried the heavy cross on his shoulders.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

5. The Crucifixion

In the fifth sorrowful mystery, let us contemplate, how when Jesus Christ came to Calvary. He was striped of his garments and nailed to the cross, where on he died before his sorrowing mother’s eyes.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

III  THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

(Wednesdays and Sundays)

1. The Resurrection

In the first glorious mystery, let us contemplate, how Jesus rose gloriously, the third day, after his death, never more to die.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus ...

2. The Ascension

In the second glorious mystery, let us contemplate, how Jesus on the fortieth day, after his resurrection ascended into heaven, in the presence of His mother, and of his disciples.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit

In the third glorious mystery, let us contemplate, how Jesus sitting at the right hand of his Father, sent the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and the blessed Virgin.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

4. The Assumption

In the fourth glorious mystery, let us contemplate, how Blessed Virgin Mary, passed from this life, and was carried into heaven, by the Angels.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus ...

5. The Coronation

In the fifth glorious mystery, let us contemplate, how in heaven, Mary was crowned by her Son, and is now the Queen of Angels and Saints.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

IV  MYSTERIES OF LIGHT (The Luminous Mysteries on Thursdays)

1. The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan

In the first mystery of light, let us contemplate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, the coming of the Holy Spirit upon him, and the voice of the Father, “This is my Beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Mary, our Mother, intercede for us that we may be freed from the darkness of sin and Mother, intercede for us that we may be freed from the darkness of sin and walk in the light of Christ. Amen.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

2. Jesus at the wedding of Cana

In the second mystery of light, let us contemplate the first miracle of Jesus, turning water into wine at the request of our Blessed Mother Mary, Mary our Mother, intercede with Jesus for us in all our spiritual and temporal necessities. Amen.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

3. Jesus proclaims the kingdom of God and calls to conversion.

In the third mystery of light, let us contemplate the proclamation of the Good News, and the invitation to repentance by Jesus. Mary our Mother, intercede for us that we accept and follow the teachings of Jesus and be converted from all our sins. Amen.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

4. The transfiguration of Jesus

In the fourth mystery of light, let us contemplate how Jesus revealed his divine glory to his disciples, and how the Father confirmed his divinity by His voice from heaven. Mary our Mother, intercede for us, that we too be transformed as children of light through a life of prayer. Amen.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

5. The Institution of the Holy Eucharist

In the fifth mystery of light, let us contemplate on the boundless love of Jesus in giving us his own body and blood for our spiritual nourishment. Mary our Mother, intercede for us, that we who receive the body and blood of Jesus, imitate him in his life of sacrifice and service. Amen.

1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary, 1 Glory be to

O, my Jesus …

 

USEFUL INFORMATIONS- general question

The Holy Bible

1.   Total number of books in the Bible-     73

2.   The number of books in the Old Testament-     46

3.   The number of books in the New Testament-     27

4.   The branch of science that interprets the Bible-     Hermeneutics

5.   The author of the Acts of the Apostles-     St. Luke

6.   The author of the book of Revelation-     St. John

7.   The Greek translation of the Bible-     Septuagint

8.   The Syriac translation of the Bible-     Pseetha

9.   The Hebrew translation of the Bible-     Targum

10. The Latin translation of the Bible-     Vulgate

11. The author of the Vulgate translation of the Bible-     St. Jerome

12. The Collective name of the first five books of the Bible-     The Pentateuch

13. Who is considered to be the author of the Pentateuch-     Moses

14. The three major feasts of the Israelites-     The Passover The Feast of the Tabernacles and the Pentecost

15. Central Theme of Jesus’ teachings-     The Kingdom of God

16. The Magna Carta of the Kingdom of God-     The Sermon on the     mount

17. The ‘sons of thunder’-     James and John, the sons of Zebedee

18. The Gospel of the Church-     The Gospel of St. Mathew

19. The Gospel of Prayer / Mercy – The Gospel of St. Luke

20. The Gospel of Faith / Life-     The Gospel of St. John

21. The first utterance of God in the Bible –     Let there be light

22. The sons of Noah-     Shem, Ham, Jepheth

23. The sign of God’s covenant with Noah-     Rainbow

24. Which are the synoptic gospels-     Mathew, Mark, Luke

25. The author of the letter to the Romans –  St. Paul

26. Who was chosen as disciple instead of Judas Scariot? –    Matthias

27. Which disciple of Jesus is known as the Doubter –    St.Thomas

General

1.   The day of the inauguration of the Church –    The Pentecost

2.   The foundation of Christian faith –     The ressurection of Jesus

3.   The saint known as the harp of the Holy Spirit –     St. Ephrem

4.   The founder of St. Vincent de Paul Society –    Frederick Ossanam

5. The sacrament of sacraments –     Holy Eucharist

6. The greatest of all worships –     Holy Eucharis

7. Second Baptism –     Confession

8. The apostle of gentiles –     St. Paul

9. The saint known as the second Christ –   St. Francis of Assisi

10. The greatest feast in the liturgical year –     Easter

11. Obligatory days of fasting –     Ash Monday, Good Friday

12. The public adoration offered to God the Father –     Liturgy

13. Who introduced cribs and carols? –     St. Francis of Assisi

14. The patron saint of altar boys –     St. John Berchmans

15. The patron saint of religious –     St. Joseph

16. The patron saint of parish priests –     St. John Maria Vianni

17. The patron saint of virgins –     St. Maria Goretti

18. The patron saint of missionaries –     St.Therese of Lisieux

19. The patron saint of students –     St. Dominic Savio

20. The patron saint of youth –     St. Don Bosco

21. The meeting in which the pope is elected –     Conclave

21. The first general council of the Church –     Jerusalem Council

22. The last general council of the Church –     Vatican II

23. The total number of autonomous churches in the Catholic church –     22

24. The full form of ACBC –     Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference 

25. The full form of INRI –     Jesus Nazarenus Rex Iudeorum (Jesus of Nazareth,    the King of Jews)

26. The full form of IHS –     Jesus Hominis Salvator (Jesus, the Saviour of manakind)

27. The official teching letter of the Pope –     Encyclical

Word Meanings

1.   El.                                –      My God

2.   Pentecost                     –      50th Day

3.   Hossanna                     –      Save us, O God

4.   Apostle                        –      One who is sent

5.   Amen                           –      So be it, true

6.   Golgotha                      –      The place of skull

7.   Ecclesia                       –      Community

8.   Garshom                      –      One who resides in another country

9. Ishmael                         –      God heard

10. Isaac                            –      He smiled

11. Bethel                           –      The house of God

12. Joseph                         –      One who fosters

13. Penuel                          –      The face ofGod

14. Kurban                         –      Given to God

15. Ephphatha                    –      Be it opened

16. Emmanuel                    –      Go is with us

17. Christ                           –      The anointed one

18. Eucharist                      –      Thanks giving

19. Gospel                         –      Good news

20. Genesis                        –      Origin

21. Rabbi                           –      Teacher

22. Fiat                              –      Let it happen

23. Cephas                         –      Rock

24. Bible                            –      The book

KNOW OUR MOTHER CHURCH

1.       Who is the present Pope of Catholic Church?

A.    Pope Francis I.

5. What is the structure of Catholic Church?

A.    T he Pope is the head. Below him are Patriarchs, Metropolitans, Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops, Priests, and other members of the clergy. The laity, who are at the bottom, are considered the foundation of the Church.

6.  What are the status of the Churches?

A.    The Churches are Patriarchal Churches, Major Archiepiscopal Churches, Metropolitan Churches, and Others.

7.  Where was Jesus Born

A.    Bethlehem

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