Novena for the Church – Day Three

For the Gift of the Catechism of the Catholic Church & the Deposit of Faith

Heavenly Father, 

How grateful we are for the gift of the Catholic faith. Help us, we pray to recognize, no matter how tattered or torn the world may become, nor how broken we find the faithful, the Church you created to unify us will also persevere. Father, we beg for the grace not only for ourselves but for all, to have eyes to see and ears to hear the beauty and hope the Catholic Faith has to offer. 

Today, we pray for the blessing of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to inform and inflame the faith in all who seek to know you, O Lord. What a gift to be able to learn about the grace of the Sacraments, the love of God through the traditions of the faith, and the many ways in which we can pray. May we continue to educate ourselves about the Catholic Faith all the days of our life.

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Offer One Each:  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be  

What the Catholic Church has to offer: Equipping Catholic Families with the Catechism!

A Snippet of Monica McConkey’s Catechism Post:

The Catechism is organized along with a special framework.

Part One: The Profession of the Christian Faith outlines the teachings related to the Creed that we recite at Mass each week!

Part Two: The Celebration of the Christian Mystery explains Liturgy and the Seven Sacraments of the Church, describing the Sacraments of Christian Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist), Sacraments of Healing (Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick) and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion directed towards the Salvation of Others (Holy Orders and Matrimony)

Part Three: Life in Christ discusses Man’s Vocation following Christ’s example through the Beatitudes, Virtues, Precepts of the Church and the Ten Commandments

Part Four: Christian Prayer outlines the revelation of prayer in the Old Testament and in the New Testament through Jesus’ Teaching and the Age of the Church as well as Traditions, Guides and Expressions of Prayer, further explained through the example of  The Lord’s Prayer.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a beautifully articulated resource that is well indexed for easy reference. There is a huge amount of information in there!

Optional For Today:  Either with your own Catechism of the Catholic Church or this online version; search three things you’ve always wanted to know about the faith.

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