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Mary

the Mother of Jesus, the Mother of God. She is also called "Our Lady" because she is our mother and the Mother of the Church.

Mass the gathering of Catholics to worship God. It includes the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
mercy kindness and concern for those who are suffering. God has mercy on us even though we are sinners.
mission

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

missionaries

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