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Unformatted text preview: friendship with Jesus. Most sins are venial sins. Mortal sins are
very big, very bad sins. We say no to our friendship with Jesus and mortal sin destroys our relationship
with Him (we lose the life of God -sanctifying grace within our soul). We cannot go to Heaven if there is
a mortal sin on our soul.
(CCC 1855, 1857-1860)
Examples of mortal sin: Murdering someone, using God’s name in vain, or missing Mass on either Sunday
or Saturday evening because of our own fault
Examples of venial sin: Being unkind to someone, not obeying your parents immediately, being lazy with
11. It is important to examine our conscience and pray a sincere Act of Contrition every night.
In examining our conscience, we ask ourselves:
What did I do today that pleased Jesus? What did I do today that displeased Jesus?
Did I set aside time to pray to Jesus today?
Did I listen to and obey my parents and teachers?
Was I kind to everyone or how was I selfish?
12. God knows and loves each person. From the moment of our baptism, God calls each person by name and
has a special plan for his/her life (cf. Isaiah 43:1). God calls every Christian to a friendship with Him (to
be holy), to love and serve Him and others with the help of His grace. Each person is invited to a personal
friendship with Jesus Christ. The call from God is called a vocation. This special plan for our life will
bring us the greatest joy and peace.
13. Each person is created in the image of God and is loved by God. Therefore we need to love, care for and
revere all people, especially those in need. Loving and helping others brings us joy. (CCC 225, 1702)
Note to Catechist: The heart of Catholic Social Teaching is ultimately to lead people to God.
The Ten Commandments provide the foundation for Catholic Social Teaching. (CCC 2104-2105)
14. After we actively participate and receive the Sacraments, above all the Holy Eucharist, we receive
sanctifying grace, the strength to go forth to love and serve the Lord by loving and serving our neighbor.
(CCC 1397, 1396, 1391-1395)
15. God desires that we share what we have been given with others:
• Spiritual gifts - the gift of faith and knowledge about God
• Temporal gifts - our material possessions that have been given to us by God. August 6th, 2009
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The Diocese of La Crosse is committed, in particular, to the orphanage Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II in Lurin,
Peru and to the care of the Holy Cross Parish in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. (Synod Acts #184)
Project Milk and the Lenten Mite Boxes are an especially important means of providing assistance to the
Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II and Holy Cross Parish and are to be faithfully promoted. (Synod Acts #188)
16. God has given us everything. We need to show our gratitude to God by respecting and taking care of all
His gifts. This is what we call stewardship.
(CCC 2402, 2408)
17. Farming is the stewardship of the land, plants and animals for the g...
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2013 for the course RELIGION Religion taught by Professor Hansel during the Fall '13 term at Pacelli High School, Stevens Point.
- Fall '13