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Things Every Catholic Should Know

The Ten Commandments

1. I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me.

2. You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.

3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.

4. Honor your father and your mother.

5. You shall not kill.

6. You shall not commit adultery.

7. You shall not steal.

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

9. You shall not covert your neighbor`s wife.

10. You shall not covert anything that belongs to your neighbor.

The Seven Sacraments

Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation (Penance), Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, Holy Orders

Corporal Works of Mercy

Feed the hungry

Give drink to the thirsty

Clothe the naked

Visit the sick

Shelter the homeless

Visit the imprisoned

Bury the dead

Spiritual Works of Mercy

Warn the sinner

Instruct the ignorant

Counsel the doubtful

Comfort the sorrowing

Bear wrongs patiently

Forgive all injuries

Pray for the living and the dead

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

wisdom, understanding, right judgment (counsel), courage, knowledge, reverence (piety), wonder and awe (fear of the Lord)

Prayers that Catholics Pray

The Lord`s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace! the lord is with you; blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Come, Holy Spirit

V. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.

R. And kindle in them the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

R. And you will renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.

Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in your consolation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.