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Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

the Sacrament in which God’s forgiveness for sin is given through the Church

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

the Sacrament that brings Jesus' healing touch to strengthen, comfort, and forgive the sins of those who are seriously ill or close to death

sacramental seal

a rule that a priest is not to share anything he hears in confession

sacred worthy of reverence and devotion
Sacred Scripture another name for the Bible; Sacred Scripture is the inspired Word of God written by humans
Sacred Tradition

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

Saint a person whom the Church declares has led a holy life and is enjoying eternal life with God in Heaven
salvation the loving action of God?s forgiveness of sins and the restoration of friendship with him brought by Jesus
Seven Sacraments 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.
sin

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

soul the spiritual part of a human that lives forever
Spiritual Works of Mercy actions that address the needs of the heart, mind, and soul
stewardship

the way we appreciate and use God's gifts, including our time, talent, and treasure, and the resources of creation