16 Christian Life in the World

posted 19 Mar 2013, 15:41 by P W

The Six Precepts of the Church

The Minimum way of following the Christian life. 

  1. You shall attend Mass on Sundays
    and holy days of obligation. 
  2. You shall receive the sacrament of Confession (Reconciliation) at least once a year.
  3. You shall receive Holy Communion at least once during the Easter season.
  4. You shall keep holy the holy days of obligation.
  5. You shall fast and observe abstinence on the prescribed days.
  6. You shall provide for the material needs of the Church according to your ability.




The Works of Mercy

CORPOREAL WORKS OF MERCY

  • Feed the hungry
  • Give drink to the thirsty
  • Clothe the naked
  • Harbour the homeless
  • Visit the sick
  • Visit the imprisoned
  • Bury the dead

SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY

  • Convert the sinner
  • Instruct the ignorant
  • Counsel the doubtful
  • Comfort the sorrowful
  • Bear wrongs patiently
  • Forgive injustice
  • Pray for the living and dead
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