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Marks of the Church

the essential characteristics that distinguish Christ's Church and her mission: one, holy, catholic, and apostolic

Matrimony a Sacrament at the Service of Communion in which a baptized man and a baptized woman make a permanent covenant of love with each other and with God

the promised one who would lead God's people. The word Messiah means "God's anointed," or "God's chosen one." Jesus is the Messiah.


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


a moral virtue and one of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit  that helps us to dress, talk, and move in appropriate ways

morality living in right relationship with God, yourself, and others. It is putting your beliefs into action.
mortal sin a very serious sin by which someone turns completely away from God