Faith Exploration Resources
Sacraments of Initiation Sacraments of Healing Sacraments of Service
Baptism Reconciliation Holy Matrimony
Confirmation Anointing of the Sick Holy Orders
The Ten Commandments
I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before me.
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day.
Honor your father and your mother.
You shall not kill.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.
The Great Commandment
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your
soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your
neighbor as yourself.”
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Courage – Fortitude
Wonder and Awe – Fear of the Lord
Right Judgment – Counsel
Reverence – Piety
Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Charity Joy Peace
Patience Kindness Goodness
Generosity Gentleness Faithfulness
Modesty Self-Control Chastity
(observed in the United States)
December 25 – Christmas, the Nativity of the Lord
January 1 – Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God
40 Days after Easter – Ascension of the Lord
August 15 – Assumption
November 1 – All Saints Day
December 8 – Immaculate Conception
Corporal Works of Mercy- for the body
Feed the hungry.
Give drink to the thirsty.
Clothe the naked.
Shelter the homeless.
Visit the sick.
Visit the imprisoned.
Bury the dead.
Spiritual Works of Mercy– for the spirit
Warm the sinner.
Teach the ignorant.
Counsel the doubtful.
Comfort the sorrowful.
Bear wrongs patiently.
Pray for the living and the dead.
Way of the Cross
Jesus prays in the Garden of Olives.
Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested.
Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin.
Jesus is denied by Peter.
Jesus is condemned by Pontius Pilate.
Jesus is scourged and crowned with thrones.
Jesus is made to carry the cross.
Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus.
Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem.
Jesus is crucified.
Jesus promised the kingdom to the thief who repents.
Jesus speaks to his mother and his friend John.
Jesus dies on the cross.
Jesus is laid in the tomb.