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Sacred Chrism perfumed oil used for anointing in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders. In Eastern Rite Churches, Confirmation takes its name from this word and is known as Chrismation.
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

sacrifice giving up something out of love for someone else or for the common good (the good of everyone). Jesus sacrificed his life for all people.
salvation

the loving action of God's forgiveness of sins and the restoration of friendship with him brought by Jesus

Savior a title for Jesus, who came into the world to save all people who were lost through sin and to lead them back to God his Father
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. Sin hurts 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