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SMG Confirmation

Confirmation questions for St. Maria Goretti-Westfield

Give the name of the bishop in our diocese. Where does he live? Bishop Timothy L. Doherty - Lafayette, IN
List the last five Popes, the years of their papacy, and one significant fact about each one. Benedict XVI(2005 – Present)German; Pope John Paul II(1978-2005)First Polish ; PopeJohn Paul I (1978) Died after only 33 days in papacy; Paul VI(1963-1978)reconvened the Second Vatican Council; John XXIII (1959-1963) convened the 21st Ecumenical Council
What is meant by the College of Bishops? The College of Bishops is a body of bishops or all the bishops within the Church.
Describe this church structure: Archdiocese The principle one of a group of dioceses comprising a province
Describe this church structure: Parish community of faithful served by a pastor charged with responsibility for providing them with full pastoral service
Describe this church structure: Deanery a section of a diocese
Describe this church structure: College of Cardinals Cardinals chosen by the Pope to serve as his principal assistants in the central administration of Church affairs collectively, they form the College of Cardinals
Describe this church structure: Diocese a particular church, a fully organized ecclesiastical jurisdiction under the pastoral direction of a bishop as local Ordinary
Describe this church structure: Parish Council comprised of religious and lay members of the parish to manage the parish
Pope the Bishop of Rome, the Vicar of Jesus Christ, the successor of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, the Supreme Pontiff who has primacy of jurisdiction and not merely of honor over the universal Church, the Patriarch of the West, the Primate of Italy, t
Nun female member of the religious order, Roman Catholic law uses the term nun to referonly to women with solemn vows, devoted primarily to teaching
Transitional Deacon those who receive the order while advancing into priesthood
DRE in charge of assembling catechists for the religious education program, helping toselect material, guiding the catechists (title of Director of Religious Education)
Priest ordained minister with the power to celebrate Mass, administer the Sacraments, preach and teach the Word of God, impart blessings, and perform additional pastoral functions according to the mandate of his ecclesiastical superior
Cardinal chosen by the Pope to serve as his principal assistants in the central administration of Church affairs
Catechist religious instructor for the faithful in various stages of their spiritual development
Permanent Deacon receive the order and remain in it permanently
What is the money used for that is collected each week? Upkeep of the buildings and salaries for school and parish staffs. Also to fund parish ministries: RCIA for example.
Name our diocesan newspaper. Name three regular features that appear each week. * The Catholic Moment* A Word from Bishop Higi; Happening in the Local Church; Food for Thought; News Briefs
Name a religious goods store in your city. What can you buy there? Holy Family Books; Village DoveBibles, rosaries, Christian music, religious books, crucifix
Give a step-by-step description of the New Rite of Reconciliation. Together the priest and the penitent make the sign of the cross.; There may be a Scripture reading by the priest.; The penitent says, “Bless me Father for these are my sins. It has been _________ (weeks,months,years) since my last confession. These are my
What are the responsibilities of a Baptismal sponsor? A Baptismal sponsor either assists an adult to be baptized or assists the parents in presenting the infant for baptism. The sponsor assists the newly baptized in living the Christian life.
Who can be a sponsor at a Catholic baptism? Qualifications for a Catholic sponsor are: selected by the adult or parents of the infant; 16 years of age or older; Catholic, confirmed, good practicing Catholic, able to receive the Eucharist; and not a parent of the one to be baptized.
What is meant by the term Charismatic movement? an informal international and transdenominational fellowship of Christians who believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:4-11 and Gal 5:22-23) are manifested in these times.
What is meant by the term the baptism of the Spirit? personal experience of grace (slain in the spirit)
What is meant by the term the gift of tongues? a testimony to the special presence of the Holy Spirit; the ability to speak to people in their native tongues (Acts of the Apostles)
What is the First Commandment? I am the Lord, your God, you shall have no other gods before me.
What is the Second Commandment? You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.
What is the Third Commandment? Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
What is the Fourth Commandment? Honor your father and mother.
What is the Fifth Commandment? You shall not kill.
What is the Sixth Commandment? You shall not commit adultery.
What is the Seventh Commandment? You shall not steal.
What is the Eighth Commandment? You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
What is the Ninth Commandment? You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
What is the Tenth Commandment? You shall not covet your neighbor’s possessions.
What is meant by the seal of the confessional? The obligation of secrecy enjoined on the minister of reconciliation. The priest is not allowed to talk about your sins to anyone, even you outside of the sacrament of Reconciliation! (CCC#1467 and #2490)
When is the Sacrament of Reconciliation celebrated communally in our parish? During Advent and Lent
When is the opportunity for the individual celebration of Reconciliation? Saturday from 8:30-9:30 AM; 3-4 PM; Schedule private with a priest
In Catholic moral theology, mortal sin, as distinct from venial sin, must meet all of these conditions: ~ Must be a grave (or serious) matter; ~ Must be committed with full knowledge, both of the sin and of the gravity of the offense; ~ Must be committed with deliberate and complete consent.
Give two common names for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Penance, Confession
What are the two Great Commandments? You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
What is meant by the theological word transubstantiation? As is applied to the Eucharist, is the conversion of the whole substance of the Bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, even though the external appearance or “species” of bread and wine remain.
Who can be an attendant at a Catholic wedding? Anyone can be an attendant at a Catholic wedding.
Can a Catholic be an attendant at a Non-Catholic wedding? A Catholic can be an attendant at a non-Catholic wedding.
Write out the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
What do we recite at Mass each Sunday to explain what we as Catholics believe? Why did the Church do this? The Nicene Creed. The Creed was necessary to ensure Catholics understand what we truly believe and to refute false teaching (heresies) regarding who is God, how God has revealed himself in human history – CCC 142 – 197
What does the word “Incarnation” mean? The Word of God became human flesh; the Church calls “Incarnation” the fact that the Son of God assumed a human nature in order to sanctify and accomplish our salvation in it – CCC 461
Can a Catholic receive Communion at a non-Catholic service? NO!
Can a non-Catholic receive Communion at a Catholic Mass? No, except for certain Orthodox Churches.(Canon Law 844)
What should we do after receiving Holy Communion? Kneel and pray, thank God for the gift of His Son.
Define Encyclical a pastoral letter addressed by the pope to the Church and its members
Define Grace in the theological sense, it is freely given, unmerited favor and love of God
Define Rosary a form of mental and vocal prayer centered on the mysteries or events in the lives of Jesus and Mary
Define Paschal Candle a large candle, symbolic of the Risen Christ, blessed and lighted on Easter Vigil and then placed on the altar until Pentecost
Define Purgatory is held to be a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, having died, are in venial sin or have not satisfied God’s justice for mortal sins already forgiven (CCC#1472)
Who founded the Catholic Church? Jesus Christ
What is meant by the theological word transubstantiation? As is applied to the Eucharist, is the conversion of the whole substance of the Bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, even though the external appearance or “species” of bread and wine remain.
Name one significant thing about each of the following persons: Simon Peter & Moses: Simon Peter: First Pope, one of the 12 apostles, Rock, fisherman. Moses: Led the Israelites out of slavery from Egypt, received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai
How should a person prepare to receive Holy Communion? Observe the Eucharistic fast (abstain from food or drink) for at least one hour before receiving the Eucharist. Any knowledge of grave sins must be absolved via Reconciliation (state of grace) and have the right intention for receiving.
Explain the Catholic devotion called Stations of the Cross. The purpose of the devotion of the Stations of the Cross is to enrich our prayer and faith life. There are 14 meditations on the Passion and Death of Christ. They trace the path followed by Christ from the palace of Pilate to Calvary and burial.
What is meant by the theological word transubstantiation? As is applied to the Eucharist, is the conversion of the whole substance of the Bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, even though the external appearance or “species” of bread and wine remain.
Who can administer the Sacrament of Baptism? Usually a priest or deacon but anyone can provided there is a danger of death. If the child survives the ceremonies of solemn baptism should be provided.
What is required for the worthy reception of Confirmation? (World-wide) Baptized, state of grace, have attained a sponsor, be of the age of reason (7), profess the faith, have intention of receiving the sacrament, be prepared to assume the role of disciple and witness to Christ.
When should the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick be received? The sacrament is for anyone of the faithful who begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age (serious surgery, grave illness). This sacrament can be repeated. (CCC #1514 and #1515)How is the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick celebrated?
What help does a sick person receive from the Sacrament of Anointing? Gives health and strength to the soul and sometimes to the body. Sins are forgiven, including inculpably unconfessed grave or mortal sins.
What special graces and powers does a priest receive through the Sacrament of Holy Orders? The power to consecrate the Eucharist, forgive sins, celebrate other Sacraments, and the right to perform a range of pastoral and ecclesiastical functions.
What is meant by the theological term transubstantiation? As is applied to the Eucharist, is the conversion of the whole substance of the Bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. Only the external Appearances of bread and wine remain.
Who administers the Sacrament of Matrimony? The two recipients
What conditions must parents fulfill in order to have their child baptized? Request Baptism as soon after birth as conveniently possible, give the child A name with Christian significance, be a firm believer, bear the responsibility for the development and safeguarding of the grace given at Baptism, select proper godparents.
Priests in the Roman Catholic Church are required to take a vow of celibacy. What is the purpose of this law? To promote total dedication to ministry and service in the Church.
What is required to receive Holy Orders in the Roman Catholic Church today? Baptized Catholic male, single, and attended seminary. The man must humbly submit himself to the authority of the Church. (CCC#1577/1578).
Under what condition might a priest refuse the Sacrament of Matrimony to a couple? One party is under fear or coerced to marry the other. There is no openness to having children. One party is not willing to be married for life.
List the Seven Sacraments. Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation; Sacraments of Healing: Anointing of the Sick, Reconciliation; Sacraments of Service: Holy Orders, Matrimony
What preparations should you make in your home if a priest is coming for a sick call? Have a candle, cross, and possible some holy water (the priest may bring these). Also have the sick person ready to receive visitors.
How is the sacrament of Holy Orders administered?
What is required to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony worthily?
Write out the Our Father.
What are the three theological virtues (See Mark Ch. 5)? Faith, Hope, and Love (Charity)
What are the four cardinal virtues? Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance
What is the meaning of the word “Catholic”? Catholic means “universal”.
What must we as a church do to Live up to that word? We must practice our faith to the best of our ability.
Write the eight beatitudes.
What is meant by the theological word transubstantiation? As is applied to the Eucharist, is the conversion of the whole substance of the Bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, even though the external appearance or “species” of bread and wine remain.
Write the five Glorious Mysteries. The Resurrection; The Ascension; The Descent of the Holy Spirit; The Assumption of Mary into Heaven; The Coronation of Mary
Write the five Sorrowful Mysteries. The Agony in the Garden; The Scourging at the Pillar; The Crowning with Thorns; The Carrying of the Cross; The Crucifixion
Write the five Joyful Mysteries. The Annunciation; The Visitation; The Birth of Jesus; The Presentation of Jesus; The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
Write the five Luminous Mysteries. The Baptism of Jesus; The Wedding at Cana; Proclamation of the Kingdom; The Transfiguration; Institution of the Eucharist
Where do you find the letters INRI ? What do they stand for? The letters are found inscribed at the top of the Christ’s cross, ordered by Pontius Pilate. They stand for: Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum (Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews)
Tell when each of the English versions of the Bible was translated and whether the translation is accepted by Catholics or Protestants or both. King James*1611*Protestants; Douay/Rheims*1582, 1609*Catholics; Good News*Early 1970’s*Protestants (may be a Catholic edition); New American*1970*Catholic; Revised Standard*1946-71*Catholic edition and Protestants; Jerusalem*1966*Catholic
Identify this Old Testament character: Abraham original name: Abram, name changed by God, called Father of Believers or “Father of Multitude”, See Genesis 12-25:11
Identify this Old Testament character: Isaac son of Abraham, almost sacrificed by his father; See Genesis 22:1-19
Identify this Old Testament character: Jacob second son of Isaac and Rebekah, twin of Esau; See Genesis 25:19-34
Identify this Old Testament character: David son of Jesse, fought Goliath, was king of Israel; See 1 Samuel 16-17; wrote many of the Psalms
Identify this Old Testament character: Rebecca (Rebekah) wife of Isaac, see Genesis 24
Identify this Old Testament character: Ruth daughter-in-law of Naomi, was known for her faithfulness; Book of the Bible named after her; was the great-Grandmother of King David
Identify this Old Testament character: Esther Jewish heroine, book of the Bible named for her
Identify this Old Testament character: Tobit devout, wealthy Israelite, book of the Bible named for him
Identify this New Testament character: John the Beloved best known of the four evangelists, called the gentle apostle, was exiled not martyred
Identify this New Testament character: Bartimaeus blind man that Jesus cured, see Mark 10:46-52
Identify this New Testament character: Daughter of Jairus she (12 years old) was dead and Jesus said she was just sleeping - see Mark 5:21-24 and 35-43
Identify this New Testament character: The Prodigal Son left his father, spent all that was given to him, returned to his father, was sorry for his sins, his father welcomed him back, see Luke 15:11-32
Identify this New Testament character: Luke physician, wrote the gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles
Identify this New Testament character: Stephen disciple, man full of faith, first martyr, stoned to death - See Acts 7
When and where was Vatican Council II held? Who attended? What was the purpose? 1962-1965, St Peter’s Basilica, ROME; between 2,500 and 2860 Bishops, priests, and theologians; purpose is to discuss and regulate matters of Church doctrine and discipline
In what three languages were the books of the Bible first written? Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic
Name five changes that came about in the Church as a result of Vatican Council II?
What are some of the doctrines that came from Vatican I?
Define Pentateuch The first 5 books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, also known as the Torah
Define Pharisee a religious sect of the Jews that numbered about 6000 in the time of Christ, they sought above all to preserve the Jews from the contamination of foreign religions, thought themselves to be holier than others
Define Psalm collection of 150 songs and poems in the Bible, many attributed to King David
Define Exodus second book of the Bible, from the Greek word for “departure”, contains the story of Moses and the covenant at Mount Sinai
Define Sabbath the 7th day of the week (Saturday for Jews), a day of rest and religious observance; Christians moved the Sabbath to Sunday to mark Jesus’ Resurrection
What is meant by the Septuagint? Septuagint: The Greek translation of the Old Testament for Greek-speaking Jews
What is meant by the Vulgate? Vulgate: The Latin version of the Old and New Testament produced from the original languages by St. Jerome
Define Schism the refusal of submission to the Roman Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him. (CCC#2089)
Define Emmanuel God is with us
Define Vatican headquarters of the Catholic Church, comes from the name of a hill in Rome, the Pope’s residence since the 14th century, has 10,000 rooms
Define Chancery a branch of Church administration that handles written documents used in the government of a diocese; the administrative office of a diocese; A bishop’s office.
Define Miter the crown of royal head dress, worn by abbots and bishops
Define Tiara a beehive shaped triple crown of richly ornamented gold cloth, topped by a gold globe and cross. Denotes the Pope’s authority.
What does the word Eucharist mean? Thanksgiving!
Why do we, as Catholics, believe that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist and that it is not just a sign like other Christian churches? Jesus stated in Scripture that the Eucharist is His Body and Blood: Matthew 26-26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:17-20; John6:51-55. The early Church and Church Fathers also affirmed this belief.
What is the weekend Mass Schedule at St. Maria Goretti? Saturday 4:30Pm, Sunday 8 AM, 10 AM and 5PM
Are there any special features at any of the Masses? Sunday 5PM Mass is the TRUTH Mass (readers, ministers of welcome, choir, gifts)
List the religious services (besides Mass) which are held at SMG each week and the times of each. * Adoration Monday-Friday 6AM-Midnight - Saturday 6AM-9PM * Youth Groups - TRUTH Sunday 6-8PM; HOPE; Wednesday 7-8:30PM * Reconciliation- Saturday 8:30 – 9:30AM and 3-4PM * PRE Sunday 8:30-9:45AM, 11:30-12:45 and Monday 4-5:15PM
When are weekday Masses celebrated at St. Maria Goretti? Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30PM (Tuesday when school is not in session)Tuesday and Friday 8AM; Saturday 8AM
What is required at St. Maria Goretti and our diocese to qualify as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion? Be a registered member; a good practicing Catholic; attend the workshop yearly; be at least 16 years of age; be Confirmed; have a scheduled hour of Adoration
What is meant by the gift of infallibility given to the Church? The gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church whereby the pastors of the Church, the Pope and bishops in union with him, can definitively proclaim a doctrine of faith or Morals for the belief of the faithful. (CCC#891)
Under what conditions are the teaching of the pope considered infallible? only in regard to faith and morals; must pronounce himself on a matter of faith and morals; He must speak as the Vicar of Christ, He must make clear his intention to speak ex catherdra (from the chair of Peter
Define Holy Viaticum Holy Communion given to those in danger of death
What is fasting? To refrain from eating food. This means only full meal a day, the other two meals are to be lighter and the total quantity of these two meals should not exceed the one full meal.
What is abstinence? Abstinence is the act of not eating certain foods. Examples would be the eating of meat on Ash Wednesday, the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday.
Does a wedding Mass on Saturday afternoon “count” as a Sunday Mass? Only if the wedding Mass is after 4PM. This can vary from diocese to diocese.
What is meant by the theological word transubstantiation? As is applied to the Eucharist, is the conversion of the whole substance of the Bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, even though the external appearance or “species” of bread and wine remain.
What are the two main parts of the Mass? Liturgy of the Word & Liturgy of the Eucharist
What takes place during the Liturgy of the Word? Reading of God’s Word, homily, creed, and prayers of the faithful
What takes place during the Liturgy of the Eucharist the offering of gifts, the Consecration of the Bread and Wine, Eucharistic Prayer, Communion
Put the parts of the Mass in order. Entrance Rite; Epistle; Holy. Holy. Holy; Gospel ; Prayer over the gifts; Consecration; Eucharistic Prayer; Our Father; Great Amen; Communion
Which English translation(s) of the Bible is used in official Catholic liturgy? New American Bible, The Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition, Jerusalem, and the New Revised Standard Version (1992)
What is meant by Ecumenism? Ecumenism- Promotion of the restoration of unity among all Christians, the unity which is a gift of Christ and to which the Church is called by the Holy Spirit.
What is meant by the Ecumenical movement? Ecumenical movement-the collective movement of Christians and their churches for the restoration of unity among those who invoke the Triune God and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
When is Advent celebrated? Advent is celebrated beginning the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Andrew (November 30) and extending through the four Sundays Prior to Christmas.
What special prayers and practices are associated with Advent? Lighting of Advent wreath, candles, Advent mediations, Reconciliation
When is Lent celebrated? Lent is a 40 day period (Sundays excluded) prior to Easter, Beginning on Ash Wednesday through Holy Thursday.
What special prayers and practices are associated with Lent? Stations of the Cross, Reconciliation
What are holy days of obligation? Principal feast days on which, in addition to Sundays, Catholics are obliged by Church law to participate in the Eucharist.
List the holy days of obligation and tell when and why each is celebrated. Christmas-December 25; Solemnity of Mary- January 1; Ascension- sixth Thursday after Easter; Assumption of Mary- August 15; Immaculate Conception- December 8; All Saints-November 1
Tell what special event this feast commemorates-Ash Wednesday first day of Lent, symbolic of penance
Tell what special event this feast commemorates-Holy Thursday Thursday before Easter, institution of the Eucharist and Holy Orders
Tell what special event this feast commemorates-Good Friday Friday before Easter, Passion and Death of Christ
Tell what special event this feast commemorates-Holy Saturday day before Easter
Tell what special event this feast commemorates-Easter Resurrection of Christ from the dead
Tell what special event this feast commemorates-Pentecost 50 days after Easter, descent of Holy Spirit upon Apostles, preaching of Peter
Tell what special event this feast commemorates-All Souls Day October 31, commemoration of the faithfully departed
What color vestment is worn at Mass during Ordinary Time? Green
What color vestment is worn at Mass during Advent and Lent? Purple
What color vestment is worn at Mass during feasts of the apostles and martyrs, feasts connected with the passion and death of Jesus (Pentecost)? Red
What color vestment is worn at Mass during the Third Sunday of Advent and Fourth Sunday of Lent? Rose
What color vestment is worn at Mass during Christmas and Easter, feasts of the Virgin Mary, feasts of angels, saints who were not martyred, All Saints Day, Funeral Mass? White
Define Requiem Mass funeral mass
Define Nuptial Mass wedding mass
Define Sacramental holy objects or actions instituted by the Church for the Promotion of devotion among the faithful. Examples: holy water, blessings, Crucifixes, palms, scapulars, medals, Rosaries, images, holy pictures
Define Revelation truth revealed to mankind by God
Define Synod of Bishops a central ecclesiastical institute, permanent by nature, chartered by Pope Paul VI in the document Apostolica Sollicitudo of September 15, 1965. They are convened on a periodic basis.
Define Concelebration the liturgical act in which several priests, led by one priest of the group, offer Mass together, all consecrating the bread and wine
What is the distinction between the virgin birth and the Immaculate Conception? The virgin birth is Jesus’ birth. Jesus was born of the virgin, Mary. The Immaculate Conception deals with Mary’s conception in Anne’s womb. By God’s grace, Mary was preserved from original sin at her conception.
Tell something significant about Francis of Assisi Founder of the Franciscans, told to “build my church” from Jesus Patron saint of animals and merchants
Tell something significant about Thomas Moore Sacrificed everything for a religious matter
Tell something significant about Dorothy Day Catholic social activist in the 20th century, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement
Tell something significant about Teresa of Calcutta Beautified in October 2003. Founder of the Missionaries Of Charity, worked always for the poor
Tell something significant about Augustine Doctor of the Church, known as the Doctor of Grace, was Bishop of Hippo, patron saint of printers, theologians
Tell something significant about Fulton Sheen American Bishop, first regular priest on “The Catholic Hour” radio show
Name the twelve apostles. Peter, Andrew, James the great, John, Bartholomew, Thaddeus (Jude), Matthew, James the less, Phillip, Thomas, Simon, and Judas the Iscariot.
Identify this Old Testament character-Isaiah one of the great prophets of the Old Testament, wrote the Book of Isaiah
Identify this Old Testament character-Solomon son of David, full of wisdom, built the Temple of Jerusalem about 1000 BC
Identify this Old Testament character-Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, received the 10 Commandments from God
Identify this Old Testament character-Jonathan son of Saul, friend of David
Identify this Old Testament character-Jeremiah young prophet of the Old Testament, was stoned to death
Identify this Old Testament character-Esau first child of Isaac and Rebekah, twin to Jacob
Identify this New Testament character-Simon Peter one of the 12 apostles, first Pope, the Rock, denied Jesus three times
Identify this New Testament character-Mary Magdalene ministered to Jesus after He rose from the dead, appeared to her first
Identify this New Testament character-Nicodemus Pharisee, ruler of the Jews, came to visit Jesus by night (John 3:1-10)
Identify this New Testament character-Paul was known as Saul, persecuted Christians, proclaimed the gospel to the Gentiles
Identify this New Testament character-Judas Iscariot one of the twelve apostles, betrayed Jesus
Identify this New Testament character-Herodias woman who asked for the head of John the Baptist (Matthew 4:3-12)
Tell something significant about St. Thomas Aquinas was a Dominican priest, a great teacher, wrote many books about the teachings of the Catholic Church, is a Doctor of the Church
Tell something significant about St. Elizabeth Ann Seton first US born citizen to be formally declared a saint , after her husband died, she established a girls’ school in Baltimore (first parochial school in the US)
Tell something significant about St. Phillip Neri came from a poor family, founded the Congregation Of the Priests of the Oratory, encouraged frequent Confession And Communion; liked practical jokes; favorite saint of Father Kevin
Tell something significant about Bl. Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity; worked for the very sick and the poorest of the poor; became Blessed on October 16, 2003.
Tell something significant about St. Pio of Pietrelcina commonly called Padre Pio, canonized a saint June 16, 2002, received the stigmata (wounds of Christ), Encouraged Confession, had great love for the Eucharist
Tell something significant about John Paul II Previous Pope, also first Polish Pope, has done more writing than any other Pope, one of the longest serving popes; very strong supporter of Youth
Name the four Gospel writers. Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John
In the Roman Catholic tradition, a person that is seen as exceptionally holy can be declared a saint by a formal process, called? Canonization
Formal canonization is a lengthy process often taking many years, even centuries. What are the steps in the process to becoming a saint? investigation, report to the bishop of the area and more studying.Sent to Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome. "Venerable", beatification "Blessed" At a minimum, two important miracles are required,Pope canonises
What is the official teaching of the Catholic Church concerning birth control? Morally wrong unless natural birth control (natural family planning), performed with mutual consent and for serious reasons . The Pill, condoms, sterilization are all considered wrong. (CCC 2370,2399)
What is the official teaching of the Church regarding sexual intercourse Outside of Marriage? Pre-martial sexual relations, adultery, sexual relations with same sex are considered morally wrong.
What does each vow mean-Chastity? the successful integration of sexuality within a person and thus the inner unity of man in his bodily and spiritual being (CCC2337); the abstaining from sexual intercourse
What does each vow mean-Obedience In imitation of the obedience of Jesus to His Father, to submit to the will of God the Father.
What does each vow mean-Poverty to detach from worldly things(CCC 915)
What is required in our parish to qualify as a reader at Mass? Being a registered parishioner, been a Catholic for at least two years, a good practicing member of our Church, and attend the appropriate workshop.
List at least five parish organizations in your parish. What function do they serve? Adopt-A-Mom; Christ Renews His Parish; Confraternity of Christian Mothers; HELP; Holy Name Society; Landscape; Newcomer’s Committee; Parish Council
Name five lay persons who hold leadership positions in our parish and give the position each holds. Connie Anderson- Director of Religious Education; Jeff Stankovsky- Director of Youth Ministry; Pat Gorman- Director of Administration; Leslie Franzen- Director of Music; Jen Downing – Parish Administrative Assistant; Rebecca Hammel – SMG Principal
What is a marriage annulment? An annulment is the Church’s declaration that no sacramental Marriage bond ever existed
Under what conditions does the Church grant an annulment? lack of validity traceable to an unknown or concealed impediment, an essential defect in consent, or a condition placed by one or both of the partners against the nature of the sacrament.
What is the Catholic position on divorce and remarriage? Divorce is the claim that the indissoluble marriage bond validly entered into between a man and woman is broken. A civil dissolution of the marriage contract (divorce) does not free persons from a valid marriage before God. (CCC 2382-2385).
How is Divorce different from annulment? Divorce does not necessarily show that the sacramental marriage bond was broken. An annulment does.
What is the average weekly sacrificial giving at SMG? 40,000 weekly
Why is sacrificial giving/tithing important? Sacrificial giving means letting go of our treasure. We are making a commitment to God. Tithing comes from: Old Testament (10%) - New Testament (leave behind everything & follow Jesus)
What is an ecumenical council? How many have there been in the history of the Church? An assembly of the college of bishops, with and under the presidency of the Pope, which has supreme authority over the Church on matters pertaining to faith, morals, worship, and discipline. 21 councils
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