Table of Contents

Preliminary Lesson

The Apostle’s Creed

Introduction: The Creed in General

Article 1: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth

Article 2: And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord

Article 3: Who was conceived of the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary

Article 4: Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried

Article 5: He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead

Article 6: He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty

Article 7: From thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

Article 8: I believe in the Holy Ghost

Article 9: The Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints

Article 10: The forgiveness of sins

Article 11: The resurrection of the body

Article 12: And life everlasting. Amen.


Preface: Prayer in General

Introduction: The Lord’s Prayer

The First Petition: “Hallowed by Thy name”

The Second Petition: “Thy kingdom come”

The Third Petition: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”

The Fourth Petition: “Give us this day our daily bread”

The Fifth Petition: “Forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”

The Sixth Petition: “And lead us not into temptation”

The Seventh Petition: “But deliver us from evil”

Conclusion: The Hail Mary

The Sacraments

Introduction: Nature of the Sacraments


Chrism or Confirmation

The Blessed Eucharist

The Sacrament of Penance

The Sacrament of Extreme Unction

The Sacrament of Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Matrimony

On the Commandments of God and of the Church

Introduction: The Commandments of God in General

The First Commandment: No False Gods

The Second Commandment: No Misuse of God’s Name

The Third Commandment: Honor the Sabbath

The Fourth Commandment: Honor Your Father and Mother

The Fifth Commandment: No Murder

The Sixth & Ninth Commandments: No Adultery

The Seventh Commandment: No Theft

The Eighth Commandment: No False Witness

The Tenth Commandment: No Coveting a Neighbor’s Property

Conclusion: The Precepts of the Church

On the Virtues and Vices

Theological Virtues

On Faith

The Mysteries of Faith

On Holy Scripture

On Tradition

On Hope

On Charity

On The Cardinal Virtues

The Gifts of the Holy Ghost

The Beatitudes

The Main Kinds of Sins

The Vices and other Very Grievous Sins