OC 099 Precepts of the Church

PRECEPTS of Catholic Church along with the Ten Commandments, represent the minimum level of moral living; intentional violation of the precepts or the Commandments is a grave matter, meaning a mortal sin. If we fall below this bare-minimum level, we can’t rightly consider ourselves to be in full communion with the Catholic Church. It’s that simple, isn’t it, we all learned that in grade school catechism. If you are a baby boomer you have no excuse, excepting those with any type of dementia.
(Catechism of the Catholic Church, Precepts of the Catholic Church(#2041-3)).

  1. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor.
  2. You shall confess your sins at least once a year.
  3. You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season.
  4. You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.
  5. You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.



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