Opening Prayer First Joyful Mystery Course Overview Sources and References Catholic Bible Catechism of the Catholic Church Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church Web sources Authority of the Church

Opening Prayer
Come, Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. V. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. R. And You shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray. O God, by the light of the Holy Spirit, You have taught the hearts of Your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to know what is truly right and always to rejoice in Your consolation. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

First Joyful Mystery The Annunciation

The First Joyful Mystery—The Annunciation And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. Luke 1:26-28, 31

Sources and References Apostle's Creed and Catholic Church Sacramental Economy-with emphasis on Mass Sacraments Prayer, Devotion, Devotionals Catholic Doctrine Appendix B of the Compendium Apologetics-Beginning Apologetics by Fr. Chacon and Jim Burnham

Catholic Bible
Septuagint (Deuterocanonical) In use at time of Christ ●Hebrew Canon (Deuterocanonical removed) Developed ≈60 years after Jesus' death ●Catholic Bible Canon accepted in 398 used since then. ●Luther rejected Purgatory and threw out 2 Maccabees, wanted to throw out more ●Council of Trent reaffirmed Canon

Catholic Bible
Treasures of the Deuterocanonical books Wisdom 2 Passion of Christ Sirach 15 Free Will Judith 15:8-10 Type of Mary 2 Maccabees 13:38ff Prayers for dead, Purgatory Daniel 3 Prayer of Azariah

Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which I approved June 25th last and the publication of which I today order by virtue of my Apostolic Authority, is a statement of the Church's faith and of catholic doctrine, attested to or illumined by Sacred Scripture, the Apostolic Tradition, and the Church's Magisterium. I declare it to be a sure norm for teaching the faith and thus a valid and legitimate instrument for ecclesial communion. Pope John Paul II FIDEI DEPOSITUM

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Structure Part One: The profession of faith Part Two: The sacraments of faith Part Three: The life of faith Part Four: Prayer in the life of faith

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Question and answer format Cliff Notes for the Catechism

Web Sources
WWW.EWTN.OrgLibrary, Faith Q&A, Prayers and Devotionals Catholic Online (WWW.Catholic.Org) News Saints WWW.USCCB.Org Everything Historical and Traditional WWW.Zenit.orgNews News WWW.Vatican.VA The Source of everything even Canon Law WWW.Clerus.Org All Catholic teaching on Scripture WWW.DioceseofNashville.Com The Nashville Diocese WWW.StPhilipCatholicChurch.ComHome Missal Ordinary Form Extraordinary Forrn

Authority of the Church
The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter's successor, "is the perpetual and visible source and foundation of the unity both of the bishops and of the whole company of the faithful." CCC 882 "The college or body of bishops has no authority unless united with the Roman Pontiff, Peter's successor, as its head." CCC 883 "The individual bishops are the visible source and foundation of unity in their own particular Churches."408 As such, they "exercise their pastoral office over the portion of the People of God assigned to them," CCC 886

Authority of the Church
"The task of giving an authentic interpretation of the Word of God, whether in its written form or in the form of Tradition, has been entrusted to the living teaching office of the Church alone. Its authority in this matter is exercised in the name of Jesus Christ." This means that the task of interpretation has been entrusted to the bishops in communion with the successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome. CCC 85 Divine assistance is also given to the successors of the apostles, teaching in communion with the successor of Peter, and, in a particular way, to the bishop of Rome, pastor of the whole Church, when, without arriving at an infallible definition and without pronouncing in a "definitive manner," they propose in the exercise of the ordinary Magisterium a teaching that leads to better understanding of Revelation in matters of faith and morals. To this ordinary teaching the faithful "are to adhere to it with religious assent" which, though distinct from the assent of faith, is nonetheless an extension of it. CCC 892

Authority of the Church
The Precepts of the Church
You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor You shall confess your sins at least once a year You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season CCC 2042 You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church CCC 2043

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