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1 Religion Vocabulary

2 almsgiving The sharing of our resources to help those who are poor or in need The sharing of our resources to help those who are poor or in need

3 angel The being created by God as a pure spirit, without a physical body. Angels serve God as messengers. The being created by God as a pure spirit, without a physical body. Angels serve God as messengers.

4 Annunciation The announcement to Mary that she would be the mother of the Son of God. The announcement to Mary that she would be the mother of the Son of God.

5 apostasy The total abandonment of one’s faith

6 Apostles Twelve of Jesus’ disciples who shared his mission in a special way Twelve of Jesus’ disciples who shared his mission in a special way

7 Ascension Jesus return in all his glory to his father in heaven Jesus return in all his glory to his father in heaven

8 Assumption The truth that at the end of her earthly work God brought Mary to heaven, body and soul The truth that at the end of her earthly work God brought Mary to heaven, body and soul

9 Beatitudes Teachings that describe the way to live as Jesus’ disciples Teachings that describe the way to live as Jesus’ disciples The word means blessed The word means blessed

10 Bishop A man who has received the fullness of the Sacrament of Holy Orders and continues the Apostles’ mission of leadership and service. A man who has received the fullness of the Sacrament of Holy Orders and continues the Apostles’ mission of leadership and service.

11 Bless To dedicate someone or something to God’s name To dedicate someone or something to God’s name

12 Blessed Trinity The three Divine Persons in one God: God the Father, God the Father, God the Son God the Son God the Holy Spirit God the Holy Spirit

13 Candidates Those preparing for a sacrament Those preparing for a sacrament

14 Canon Law The name that we give to the body of laws that govern the Church The name that we give to the body of laws that govern the Church

15 catechumenate A process of formation for the Sacraments of Christian Initiation that includes prayer and liturgy, religious instruction, and service to others. A process of formation for the Sacraments of Christian Initiation that includes prayer and liturgy, religious instruction, and service to others.

16 catechumens Adults and older children of catechetical age who entered the catechumenate and are participating in the Rite of Christian Intiation of Adults Adults and older children of catechetical age who entered the catechumenate and are participating in the Rite of Christian Intiation of Adults

17 Catholic social teaching The teaching of the Church that calls all members to work for justice and peace as Jesus did The teaching of the Church that calls all members to work for justice and peace as Jesus did

18 celebrant The bishop, priest, or deacon who celebrates a sacrament for and with the community The bishop, priest, or deacon who celebrates a sacrament for and with the community

19 celibacy The state of those who have chosen to remain single, promising to devote themselves to work of God and the Church for the sake of the Kingdom The state of those who have chosen to remain single, promising to devote themselves to work of God and the Church for the sake of the Kingdom

20 charity A gift from God that enables us to love him and love our neighbor A gift from God that enables us to love him and love our neighbor

21 Chrism Perfumed oil blessed by a bishop Perfumed oil blessed by a bishop

22 Church The community of people who believe in Jesus Christ, have been baptized in him and follow his teachings The community of people who believe in Jesus Christ, have been baptized in him and follow his teachings

23 Common good The well-being of every individual person and of the whole society to which everyone belongs The well-being of every individual person and of the whole society to which everyone belongs

24 Common vocation Our call from God to holiness and evangelization Our call from God to holiness and evangelization

25 Communion of saints The union of all baptized members of the Church on earth, in heaven and The union of all baptized members of the Church on earth, in heaven and in purgatory in purgatory

26 conscience Our ability to know the difference between good and evil, right and wrong Our ability to know the difference between good and evil, right and wrong

27 consecrate To make sacred for God To make sacred for God

28 conversion Turning back toward God with all one’s heart Turning back toward God with all one’s heart

29 Covenant In the bible the solemn agreement between God and his people In the bible the solemn agreement between God and his people

30 creed A statement of belief A statement of belief

31 deacon The man ordained to share in Christ’s mission by assisting bishops and priests in the service of the church The man ordained to share in Christ’s mission by assisting bishops and priests in the service of the church

32 Deposit of faith All the truth contained in Scripture and Tradition that Christ revealed and entrusted to the apostles and thus us All the truth contained in Scripture and Tradition that Christ revealed and entrusted to the apostles and thus us

33 Diocese A local area of a church led by a bishop A local area of a church led by a bishop

34 Divine inspiration The special guidance the Holy Spirit gave to the human authors of the Bible The special guidance the Holy Spirit gave to the human authors of the Bible

35 Divine Revelation God’s making himself known to us God’s making himself known to us

36 ecumenism The work to promote the unity of all Christians The work to promote the unity of all Christians

37 Epistles Letters found in the New Testament to the early Christian communities about God’s Revelation in Jesus Letters found in the New Testament to the early Christian communities about God’s Revelation in Jesus

38 Eternal life A life of happiness with God forever A life of happiness with God forever

39 Evangelical counsels Poverty, chastity, and obedience Poverty, chastity, and obedience

40 evangelization The sharing of the good news of Jesus Christ and the love of God with all people, in every circumstance of life The sharing of the good news of Jesus Christ and the love of God with all people, in every circumstance of life

41 faith The gift from God that enables us to believe in God, to accept all that he has revealed, and to respond with love for God and others The gift from God that enables us to believe in God, to accept all that he has revealed, and to respond with love for God and others

42 Free will God’s gift to human beings of the freedom and the ability to choose what to do God’s gift to human beings of the freedom and the ability to choose what to do

43 Gentile Non-Jewish Non-Jewish

44 Gospel The accounts of God’s Revelation through Jesus Christ The accounts of God’s Revelation through Jesus Christ

45 grace A participation or a sharing, in God’s life and friendship A participation or a sharing, in God’s life and friendship

46 heresy A denial after Baptism of a truth of the faith A denial after Baptism of a truth of the faith

47 Human dignity The value and worth that we share because God created us in his image and likeness The value and worth that we share because God created us in his image and likeness

48 humility The virtue that enables us to acknowledge that God is the source of all good The virtue that enables us to acknowledge that God is the source of all good

49 Immaculate Conception The truth that God made Mary free from original sin and from all sin from the very moment she was conceived The truth that God made Mary free from original sin and from all sin from the very moment she was conceived

50 Incarnation The truth that the son of God, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, became man and lived among us The truth that the son of God, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, became man and lived among us

51 Infancy narratives The accounts of Jesus’ birth and childhood found in the first two chapters of the Gospels of Luke and Matthew The accounts of Jesus’ birth and childhood found in the first two chapters of the Gospels of Luke and Matthew

52 intercession A type of petition in which we ask for something on behalf of another person or a group of people A type of petition in which we ask for something on behalf of another person or a group of people

53 Kingdom of God The power of God’s love active in our lives and our world The power of God’s love active in our lives and our world

54 Last judgment Jesu Christ coming at the end of time to judge all people Jesu Christ coming at the end of time to judge all people

55 liturgy The official public prayer of the church The official public prayer of the church

56 Liturgy of the Hours The official public prayer of the church celebrated at specific times, or hours, throughout the day The official public prayer of the church celebrated at specific times, or hours, throughout the day

57 magisterium The living teachings office of the Church, consisting of the pope and the bishops The living teachings office of the Church, consisting of the pope and the bishops

58 Marks of the Church The four characteristics of the church: one, holy Catholic, and apostolic The four characteristics of the church: one, holy Catholic, and apostolic

59 Mass The celebration of the Eucharist The celebration of the Eucharist

60 mercy God’s forgiveness and love God’s forgiveness and love

61 Messiah The person God planned to send to save the people from their sins. The word Messiah means ‘annointed one’ in Hebrew. The person God planned to send to save the people from their sins. The word Messiah means ‘annointed one’ in Hebrew.

62 Mortal sin Very serious sin that does turn us completely away from God because it is a choice we freely make to do something we know is seriously wrong Very serious sin that does turn us completely away from God because it is a choice we freely make to do something we know is seriously wrong

63 Original sin The first sin committed by the first human beings The first sin committed by the first human beings

64 parable A short story with a message A short story with a message

65 Paschal Mystery The suffering, death, resurrection and ascension of our Lord Jesus The suffering, death, resurrection and ascension of our Lord Jesus

66 Pentecost The day on which the Holy Spirit came to the first disciples as Jesus promised. It marks the beginning of the Church The day on which the Holy Spirit came to the first disciples as Jesus promised. It marks the beginning of the Church

67 Petition Prayer in which we ask God for something Prayer in which we ask God for something

68 praise Prayer in which we give glory to God for being God Prayer in which we give glory to God for being God

69 priest A man who is ordained to preach the Gospel and serve the faithful, especially by celebrating the Eucharist and the other sacraments A man who is ordained to preach the Gospel and serve the faithful, especially by celebrating the Eucharist and the other sacraments

70 prophet Someone who speaks on behalf of God, defends the truth, and works for justice Someone who speaks on behalf of God, defends the truth, and works for justice

71 providence God’s plan for and protection of all creation God’s plan for and protection of all creation

72 Real Presence The true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist The true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist

73 resurrection The mystery of Jesus’ rising from death to new life The mystery of Jesus’ rising from death to new life

74 righteousness Conduct and conformity with God’s will Conduct and conformity with God’s will

75 Sabbath A day set apart to rest and honor God A day set apart to rest and honor God

76 sacrament An effective sign given to us by Jesus Christ through which we share in God’s life An effective sign given to us by Jesus Christ through which we share in God’s life

77 salvation The forgiveness of sins and restoration of humanity’s friendship with God The forgiveness of sins and restoration of humanity’s friendship with God

78 sanctify To make holy To make holy

79 Sanctifying grace The grace that we receive in the sacraments The grace that we receive in the sacraments

80 schism Refusal to submit to the leadership of Peter’s successor, the pope, or a lack of unity with the members of the Church Refusal to submit to the leadership of Peter’s successor, the pope, or a lack of unity with the members of the Church

81 sin A thought, word, omossion,or deed against God’s law that harms us and our relationship with God and others A thought, word, omossion,or deed against God’s law that harms us and our relationship with God and others

82 Social justice Opposing every form of injustice in soceity and working to promote justice for all people Opposing every form of injustice in soceity and working to promote justice for all people

83 Theological virtues The virtues of faith, hope, and charity, which have God as a source, motive, and object The virtues of faith, hope, and charity, which have God as a source, motive, and object

84 Venial sin Less serious sin that weakens our friendship with God but does not turn us completely away Less serious sin that weakens our friendship with God but does not turn us completely away

85 virtue A good habit that helps us act according to God’s love for us A good habit that helps us act according to God’s love for us

86 vocation A call to a way of life A call to a way of life

87 vows Deliberate and free promises made to God Deliberate and free promises made to God

88 Word of God Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the most complete expression of God’s word Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the most complete expression of God’s word

89 Works of Mercy Acts of love by which we care for the bodily and spiritual needs of others Acts of love by which we care for the bodily and spiritual needs of others

90 Do you have a word to add? Submit your word and definition to the teacher Submit your word and definition to the teacher


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