Baltimore Catechism II, Lesson 24. On Baptism

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In this lesson, students preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation get into the details of the sacrament of Baptism. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the Lesson. Complete the Memory Work. Complete the Lesson Exam. Lesson 152 Q. What is Baptism?A. Baptism is a Sacrament which cleanses us from Original Sin, makes us Christians, children of God, and heirs of Heaven. “Christians,” that is, members of the Church of Christ. “Children of God,” that is, adopted children. All men are children of God by their creation, but Christians are children of God, not merely … Continue

Baltimore Catechism I, Lesson 21. On the Sacraments in General

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In this lesson, students who are preparing for First Communion are introduced to the Seven Sacraments. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson below, carefully and completely. Complete all memory work. Complete the lesson assessment. Lesson Q. What is a Sacrament?A. A Sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace. Q. How many Sacraments are there?A. There are seven Sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. Q. Whence have the Sacraments the power of giving grace?A. The Sacraments have the power of giving grace from … Continue

Baltimore Catechism II. On Our Lord’s Passion, Death, Resurrection & Ascension

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In this lesson of Baltimore Catechism II, we study Our Lord’s Passion, Death, Resurrection & Ascension. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the Lesson. Complete the Memory Work. Complete the Lesson Exam. Lesson The Passion, that is, the terrible sufferings of Our Lord, began after the Last Supper, and ended at His death. On Thursday evening, Our Lord sat down for the last time with His dear Apostles. He had been talking, eating, and living with them for over three years; and now He is going to take His last meal with them before … Continue

Baltimore Catechism III, Lesson 04. The Confiteor

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In this lesson, we study the fourth prayer to be learned by students, going deeper into the details than we did in Baltimore Catechism II. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson for mastery. Work to memorize the answers to each question. Complete the lesson assessment. Lesson Q. 90. Say the Confiteor and verses after it.A. I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary, ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the Saints, that I have sinned exceedingly … Continue

Baltimore Catechism III, Lesson 03. The Apostles’ Creed

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In this lesson, we study the third prayer to be learned by students, going deeper into the details than we did in Baltimore Catechism II. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the lesson for mastery. Work to memorize the answers to each question. Complete the lesson assessment. Lesson Q. 49. Say the Apostles’ Creed.A. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, … Continue

On the Manner of Making a Good Confession

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In this lesson, we study the Baltimore Catechism’s teaching “On Making a Good Confession“. To complete the objectives of this lesson, complete the following tasks: Study the Lesson for mastery. Complete the Memory Work. Complete the Lesson Exam. Lesson Study each question and answer below, with the commentary that follows. *224 Q. What should we do on entering the confessional?A. On entering the confessional we should kneel, make the Sign of the Cross, and say to the priest: “Bless me, Father”; then add, “I confess to Almighty God, and to you, Father, that I have sinned.” *225 Q. Which are … Continue

Baltimore Catechism I. On the Church

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In this lesson of Baltimore Catechism I, we study the catechism’s lesson “On the Church”. We learn about how men are able to enjoy the blessings God offers us, what the Church is, who leads the Church and how the true Church of God may be known. The following questions should be read aloud, and the answer recited until memorized. Q. Which are the means instituted by our Lord to enable men at all times to share in the fruits of the Redemption?A. The means instituted by our Lord to enable men at all times to share in the fruits … Continue

Baltimore Catechism I. On the Effects of the Redemption

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In this lesson of Baltimore Catechism I, we study the “Effects of the Redemption”. The following questions should be read aloud, and the answer recited until memorized. 102. Q. Which are the chief effects of the Redemption?A. The chief effects of the Redemption are two: The satisfaction of God’s justice by Christ’s sufferings and death, and the gaining of grace for men. 103. Q. What do you mean by grace?A. By grace I mean a supernatural gift of God bestowed on us, through the merits of Jesus Christ, for our salvation. 104. Q. How many kinds of grace are there?A. … Continue

Baltimore Catechism I, Lesson 02. On God and His Perfections

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This second lesson of Baltimore Catechism I is intended for children preparing for First Communion in the Catholic Church. We will study the Church’s teaching on God and dhis perfections. It is impossible for man to say anything about God himself because we cannot know God. Anything we say about God will be confusing because God himself is a mystery and beyond anything we can understand or imagine. We can only speak about the things God has made and about characterstics found in God. Because any characteristic found in God is perfect, we call these God’s “perfections”. Return to Baltimore … Continue

Baltimore Catechism I, Lesson 01. On the End of Man

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This first lesson is intended for children preparing for First Communion in the Catholic Church. Aristotle taught that it is important for man to know the end (or purpose) for which he was created so that he can have a mark at which to aim in life. This lesson provides children with the knowledge of that aim–and much more. In this lesson, children also learn of the origin of the world (question 1), of the creator of the world (question 2), of their own nature (question 3), the purpose of their lives (question 6), how they may fulfill this purpose … Continue