1. Define Catechumenate.
A person receiving instruction in the principles of the Christian religion with a view to Baptism. The title and practice is most often used by Orthodox Christians and by Roman Catholics.
2. What are some differences between the Rite of Christian Initiation for adults (RCIA)) and the rite Of Baptism of Children (RBC)?
3. Name the elements of the basic rite of Baptism.
4. How many adults were baptized at your parish at the last Easter vigil?
5. How many children were baptized in the last calendar year at your parish?
6. What are the central beliefs about God espoused in our Catholic creeds?
7. Name at least four attributes of God.
3. Full of Grace
8. Name and explain three dogmas about the Holy Trinity.
1. The Trinity is One because we do not confess to three Gods but one God in three persons
2. The divine persons are distinct from one another because “It is the Father who generates, the Son who is begotten, and the Holy Spirit who proceeds”
3. The divine persons are related to one another because it does not divide thedivine unity
9. Where is the tabernacle placed in your parish? Why is it placed where it is?
10. When is the Feast of Holy Trinity?
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The Feast of Holy Trinity is on Trinity Sunday which is the Sunday following Pentecost, and eight weeks after Easter Day. (June 9, 2011)
11. How did the early Church answer Arius’ claim that Jesus only took the “appearance” of a man?
12. Define Incarnation.
One life in series of lives: one of a succession of lives or periods spent in the body of a particular animal or person.
In Christianity it’s known as the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
13. What did Jesus tell his disciples would happen to him in Jerusalem?
14. How can you come to know Jesus?
I believe I got to know him by growing up going to Mass on Sundays, living in homes where the word of God was always around, having a family who would teach me morals and rights, and by going to communion classes.
15. How do you think you would respond if someone held a gun to your head and asked, “Do you believe in Jesus Christ?”
16. Name and explain three kinds of writing in the Bible.
17. What are the three stages of the composition of the gospel?
1. The life, mission, and resurrection of Jesus
2. The post-ressurection teaching of the apostles
3. The actual writing of the gospels by evangelists
18. How did the second Vatican Council encourage a renewed interest in the Scriptures for Catholics?
19. What is meant by the term Septuagint? Vulgate?
The term Septuagint is used for the oldest translation of the Hebrew Bible in the 2nd and 3rd and Vulgate is a late 4th century Latin version of the bible.
20. Which of the following transitions of the Bible are accepted by Catholics? Protestant? Both?
King James- Protestant
New Jerusalem- Protestants
Revised Standard- Catholics
New American- Catholics
The Way- Catholics
Good News- Both
21. What were the causes of the schism between the churches of East and West and the Protestant Reformation?
22. How does the Church answer the criticism that “Catholics pray to saints”?
23. Define infallibility related to the Church’s teaching.
24. Who is the bishop of your diocese? What do you know about him?
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25. Define and tell the functions of each of these church structures.
Archdiocese – The Area under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop.
College of Cardinals – The body of cardinals who advise the Pope and elect new Popes.
Parish – a local church community, committed to one pastor.
Diocese – The district or churches under the jurisdiction of a bishop
Deanery – Parishes gathered in to deaneries in order to promote joint pastor action and the best possible distribution of ministry.
Parish council – The workers that travel in communities and assist with various Church function.
26. How does the morality of human acts depend on the object chosen, intention, and circumstances of the action?
27. List the Beatitudes.
1. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
2. Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land.
3. Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted
4. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill
5. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy
6. Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God
7. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God
8. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven
28. List the Ten Commandment:
1. Thou shalt not have other gods besides Me
2. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain
3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day
4. Honor thy father and thy mother
5. Thou shalt not murder
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 thy neighbor’s wife
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods
29. List the precepts of the Church.
1. To go to Mass and refrain from servile work on Sundays and holy days
2. To go to Confession at least once a year (traditionally done during Lent)
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3. To receive the Eucharist at least once a year, during the Easter Season (known as the “Easter duty”)
4. To observe the days of fasting and abstinence
5. To help to provide for the needs of the Church according to one’s abilities and station in life
6. To obey the marriage laws of the Church
30. How can the sacraments of Penance help you to live a moral life?
31. How is the Paschal mystery like other historic events? How is it different than other historical events?
The Paschal mystery is like other historic events because we are not one hundred percent certain that it acrtually took place, but it is different because in our faith we know it is real.
32. Define transubstantiation.
According to the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox dogma, transubstantiation is when the eucharistic elements become the body and blood of Christ while keeping the appearance of bread and wine.
33. According to the Council of Florence, what three things are necessary for a sacrament to be valid?
34. Name the two main parts of Mass. What takes place in each part?
1.Reading of the Liturgy because we are receiving the word of the bible
2.The Communion because we are receiving the body and blood of Christ
35. Put these parts of the Mass in sequential order.
The Mass in Order:
1) Penitential Rite
2) First Reading
6) Eucharistic Prayer
7) Our Father
8) Sign of Peace
9) Holy, Holy, Holy
12) Concluding Right
36. Name and explain three basic human rights.
37. What is meant by the phrase “preferential option for the poor”?
38. List the spiritual works of mercy.
* To counsel the doubtful
* To instruct the ignorant
* To admonish the sinner
* To comfort the sorrowful
* To forgive all injuries
* To bear wrongs patiently
* To pray for the living and the dead
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39. List the corporal works of mercy.
* To feed the hungry
* To give drink to the thirsty
* To clothe the naked
* To shelter the homeless
* To visit the sick
* To visit the imprisoned
* To bury the dead
40. Outline the Church’s basic positions on the justice issues of consumerism, the environment, and war and violence.
41. Write at least four ways Catholics are able to know the Holy Spirit.
42. What is the essential rite of Confirmation?
The essential rite of Confirmation is when the priest anoints the candidate with chism and says “____ be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit”
43. Name four effects of the sacrament of Confirmation.
1. Connects us to God and allows us to receive all his gifts
2. Increases justifications of our souls
3. Fights against the enemies of our soul
4. Makes us more pure and holy in the eyes of God
44. List the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
3. Right Judgement
7. Wonder and Awe
45. How many candidates will be confirmed at the next Confirmation at your parish?
46. How is self-concept related to self-esteem?
47. Who administers the sacrament of matrimony?
48. What does the church teach about sex outside of marriage?
The church teaches you that sex outside of marriage is a sin and you should treat your body as a temple and with respect.
49. What is meant by the term religious life?
50. How is the ministerial priesthood different than the common priesthood?
The ministerial priesthood is when a Bishop offers his body and blood in sacrifice to the Father in Heaven while a common priesthood is when Catholics are called through baptism and offer our body as a living sacrifice hoyl and acceptable to God.