Chief Corporal Works of Mercy
Feed the hungry.
Give drink to the thirsty.
Clothe the naked.
Shelter the homeless.
Visit the sick.
Visit the imprisoned.
Bury the dead.
Chief Spiritual Works of Mercy
Admonish the sinner.
Instruct the ignorant.
Counsel the doubtful.
Comfort the sorrowful.
Bear wrongs patiently.
Forgive all injuries.
Pray for the living and the dead.
7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost
12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit
1. I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.
2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
3. Remember thou keep holy the Sabbath day.
4. Honor thy father and thy mother.
5. Thou shalt not kill.
6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
7. Thou shalt not steal.
8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
9. Thou shalt not covet the neighbor's wife.
10. Thou shalt not covet the neighbors goods.
Being in a state of sin separates us from God.
Mortal sin is a conscious choice to separate from God.
Conditions of Mortal Sin: Knowledge, Free Will, Grave Matter
(what makes it a mortal sin?)
1. KNOWLEDGE- You know it is wrong because it goes against a divine law,
human law not
contrary to divine law, morals, the good.
2. FREE WILL - You did it anyway and knowingly. It is a voluntary choice
and act, freely performed - knowing it is wrong.
3. GRAVE MATTER - It causes damage and disorder in regard to God, our
neighbor ourselves or society.
Deprived of sanctifying grace.
Makes the soul an enemy of God.
Takes away the merit of good actions.
Deprives the soul of Heaven.
Makes the soul deserving of hell.
Effects of Original Sin on Every Person
Loss of sanctifying grace.
Loss of the right to Heaven.
Subject to death and suffering.
Strong inclination to evil.
Driven from the Garden of Paradise.
By Defence of the Evil Done
By Praise or Flattery
Pride VS Humility
Envy Brotherly Love
Sins Against God the Holy Ghost
Presumption of God's Mercy
Impugning the Known Truth
Envy at another's spiritual good
Obstinancy in Sin
Graces Derived from Assisting at Mass
(Note: Assisting at Mass simply means attending Mass. By attending a Mass, Catholics are actually assisting in Mass.)
1. The Mass is Calvary continued.
2. Every Mass is worth as much as the sacrifice of our Lord's life, sufferings
3. Holy Mass is the most powerful atonement for your sins.
4. At the hour of death the Masses you have heard will be your greatest
5. Every Mass will go with you to judgment and plead for pardon.
6. At Mass you can diminish more or less temporal punishment due to your
sins, according to your fervor.
7. Assisting devoutly at Holy Mass you render to the sacred humanity of Our
Lord the greatest homage.
8. He supplies for many of your negligences and omissions.
9. He forgives the venial sins which you have not confessed.
10. The power of Satan over you is diminished.
11. You afford the souls in Purgatory the greatest possible relief.
12. One Mass heard during life will be of more benefit to you than many heard for
you after your death.
13. You are preserved from dangers and misfortunes which otherwise might have
befallen you. You shorten your Purgatory.
14. Every Mass wins for you a higher degree of glory in Heaven.
15. You receive the priest's blessing which Our Lord ratifies in Heaven.
16. You kneel amidst a multitude of holy angels, who are present at the adorable
Sacrifice with reverential awe.
17. You are blessed in your temporal goods and affairs.
"WHY Should I Go To Mass Every Day?"
"The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!"
For each Mass we hear with devotion, Our Lord sends a saint to comfort us
at death. (revelation of Christ to St. Gertrude the great).
Padre Pio, the stigmatic priest, said, the world could exist more easily without the sun than without the Mass.
The Cure'd' Ars, St. Jean Vianney said, if we knew the value of the Mass we would die of joy.
A great doctor of the Church, St. Anselm, declares that a single Mass offered for one-self during life may be worth more than a thousand celebrated for the same intention after death.
St. Leonard of Port Maurice supports this statement by saying that one Mass before death may be more profitable than many after it.
"The Holy Mass would be of greater profit if people had it offered in their lifetime, rather than having it celebrated for the relief of their souls after death." (Pope Benedict XV).
Once, St. Teresa was overwhelmed with God's Goodness and asked Our Lord, "How can I thank you?"
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PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR BELOVED PRIESTS
THAT THEY MAY OFFER THE MASS
WITH HOLY LOVE AND REVERENCE.
O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep Your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart, where none may touch them. Keep unstained their anointed hands which daily touch Your Sacred Body. Keep unsulled their lips daily purpled with Your Precious Blood. Keep pure and unearthly their hearts selaed with the sublime mark of the priesthood. Let Your Holy Love surround them and shield them from the world's contagion. Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here, and in heavan their beautiful and everlasting crown. Amen. (St. Therese of the Child Jesus)