a type of spiritual being that does God's work, such as delivering messages from God or helping to keep people safe from harm
the Sacrament in which a person is immersed in water or has water poured on him or her. Baptism takes away Original Sin and all personal sin, and makes the person a member of the Church.
the Word of God written in human words. The Bible is the holy book of the Church.
Church the community of all baptized people who believe in God and follow Jesus
Commandment a law that God made for people to obey
everything made by God
disciple a follower of Jesus who believes in him and lives by his teachings
Eucharist the Sacrament in which Jesus shares himself, and the bread and wine become his Body and Blood
believing in God and all that he helps us understand about himself. Faith leads us to obey God.
free will being able to choose whether to obey God or disobey God. God created us with free will because he wants us to make good choices
God the Father
the First Divine Person of the Holy Trinity
godparents two people chosen by your parents to help you follow Jesus. They are usually present at your Baptism.
God's gift of a share in his life and help
the law to love God above all else and to love others the way you love yourself
the full joy of living with God forever
holy unique and pure; set apart for God and his purposes
receiving Jesus' Body and Blood in the celebration of the Eucharist
Holy Family the name for the human family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Holy Spirit the Third Divine Person of the Holy Trinity
the one God in three Divine Persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
image of God the likeness of God that is in all human beings because we are created by him
Jesus the name of the Son of God who became man
Kingdom of God the world of love, peace, and justice that is in Heaven and is still being built on Earth
the meal Jesus shared with his disciples the night before he died. At the Last Supper, Jesus gave himself in the Eucharist.
the prayer Jesus taught his followers to pray to God the Father. This prayer is also called the Our Father.
the Mother of Jesus; the Mother of God. She is also called "Our Lady" because she is the Mother of the Church.
Mass the gathering of Catholics to worship God. It includes readings from the Bible and the celebration of Holy Communion.
the second part of the Bible about the life and teachings of Jesus, his followers, and the early Church
obey to do things or act in certain ways that are requested by those in authority
the first part of the Bible about God and his People before Jesus was born
Original Sin the first sin committed by the first people and passed down to everyone
peace when things are calm and people get along with one another
giving God honor and thanks because he is God
prayer talking to and listening to God
Resurrection the event of Jesus being raised from Death to new life by God the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit
a hero of the Church who loved God very much, led a holy life, and is now with God in Heaven
serve to help or give others what they need in a loving way
Seven Sacraments special signs and celebrations that Jesus gave his Church. The Sacraments allow us to share in the life and work of God.
sin the choice to disobey God on purpose and do what you know is wrong. Accidents and mistakes are not sins.
Son of God a name for Jesus that tells you God is his Father. The Son of God is the Second Divine Person of the Holy Trinity.
God's laws that tell people how to love him and others
giving thanks to God for all he has given us