Vocabulary List for Grade 5

Vocabulary List for Grade 5
act of contrition
a prayer that allows us to express our sorrow and promise to try not to sin again
the name given to the angel's visit to Mary at which the announcement was made
that she would be the mother of the Son of God
Anointing of the Sick the sacrament by which God's grace and comfort are given to those who are
seriously ill or suffering because of their old age
men chosen by Jesus to share in his mission in a special way
the belief that, when Mary's work on earth was done, God brought her body and
soul to live forever with the risen Christ
the sacrament in which we are freed from sin, become children of God, and are
welcomed into the Church
the successors of the apostles who are ordained to continue the apostles' mission of
leadership and service in the Church
Blessed Trinity
the three Persons in one God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
a period of formation for Christian initiation that includes prayer and liturgy, religious
instruction, and service to others
perfumed oil blessed by the bishop
Christian initiation
the process of becoming a member of the Church through the sacraments of
Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist
all those who believe in Jesus Christ, have been baptized in him, and follow his
common vocation
the call to holiness and evangelization that all Christians share
Concluding Rite
the last part of the Mass in which we are blessed and sent forth to be Christ's
servants in the world and to love others as he has loved us
the sacrament in which we receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit in a special way
our ability to know the difference between good and evil, right and wrong
the part of the eucharistic prayer when, by the power of the Holy Spirit and through
the words and actions of the priest, the bread and wine become the Body and Blood
of Christ
a turning to God with all one's heart
Corporal Works of
acts of love that help us care for the physical and material needs of others
men who are not priests but are ordained to the work of service for the Church
the work to promote unity among all Christians
eternal life
living in happiness with God forever
the sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ, Jesus is truly present under the
appearances of bread and wine
proclaiming the good news of Christ by what we say and do
the virtue that enables us to believe in God and all that the Church teaches us; it
helps us to believe all that God has told us about himself and all that he has done
faithfulness to a person and to duties, obligations, and promises; in marriage, the
loyalty and the willingness to be true to each other always
gifts of the Holy
wisdom, understanding, right judgment, courage, knowledge, reverance, and wonder
and awe
sharing in God's goodness and responding to his love by the way we live; our
holiness comes through grace
holy day of
a day we are obliged to participate in the Mass to celebrate a special event in the life
of Jesus, Mary or the saints
Holy Orders
the sacrament in which men are ordained to serve the Church as deacons, priests,
and bishops
the virtue that enables us to trust in God's promise to share his life with us forever; it
makes us confident in God's love and care for us
the belief that Mary was free from original sin from the moment she was conceived
the truth that the Son of God became man
Introductory Rites
the part of the Mass that unites us as a community. It prepares us to hear God's
word and to celebrate the Eucharist
Jesus' mission
to share the life of God with all people and to save them from sin
Kingdom of God
the power of God's love active in our lives and in the world
last judgment
Jesus Christ coming at the end of time to judge all people
all the baptized members of the Church who share in the mission to bring the good
news of Christ to the world
the official public prayer of the Church
Liturgy of the
the part of the Mass in which the death and Resurrection of Christ are made present
again. Our gifts of bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ,
which we receive in Holy Communion
Liturgy of the
public prayer of the Church made up of psalms, readings from Scripture and Church
teaching, prayers and hymns, and celebrated at various times during the day
Liturgy of the Word
the part of the Mass in which we listen and respond to God's word; we profess our
faith and pray for people in need
the greatest of all virtues that enables us to love God and to love our neighbor
marks of the Church
the four characteristics of the Church: one, holy, catholic, and apostolic
marriage covenant
the life-long commitment between a man and a woman to live as faithful and loving
the sacrament in which a man and woman become husband and wife and promise to
be faithful to each other for the rest of their lives
Paschal Mystery
Christ's passion, death, Resurrection from the dead, and Ascension into heaven
the feast on which Jewish people remember the miraculous way that God saved
them from death and slavery in ancient Egypt
priesthood of the
Christ's priestly mission in which all those who are baptized share
ordained ministers who serve the Christian faithful by leading, teaching, and most
especially celebrating the Eucharist and other sacraments
someone who speaks on behalf of God, defends the truth, and works for justice
real presence
Jesus really and truly present in the Eucharist
the sacrament by which our relationship with God and the Church is strengthened or
restored and our sins are forgiven
women and men who belong to communities of service to God and the Church
an effective sign given to us by Jesus through which we share in God's life
blessings, actions, and objects that help us respond to Gods' grace received in the
a gift offered to God by a priest in the name of all the people
followers of Christ who lived lives of holiness on earth and now share in eternal life
with God in heaven
the forgiveness of sins and the restoring of friendship with God
sanctifying grace
the gift of sharing in God's life that we receive in the sacraments
a thought, word, deed, or omission against God's law
Spiritual Works of
acts of love that help us care for the needs of people's hearts, minds and souls
stewards of creation
those who take care of everything that God has given them
a good habit that helps us to act according to God's love for us