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All Fridays and Saturdays, except those Saturdays which fall between the 25th of December and the 2d of February, inclusively.

If Christmas-day fall upon a Friday or Saturday, neither fast nor abstinence is oberved.

SPECIAL SEASONS. The solemnization of marriage is forbidden from the first Sunday of Advent until after Twelfth day; and from the beginning of Lent until Low-Sunday.

The abstinence on Saturdays is dispenced with, for the faithful throughout the United States, from 1840, except when a fast falls on Saturday. Hence, the Saturdays of Lent and Quarter-Tenses, and Vigils falling on Saturday, are still days of abstinence from flesh meat.

The time appointed for complying with the Easter duty begins on the first Sunday of Lent, and terminates on Trinity Sunday.


OF DEATII. Take common water, pour it on the head or face of the child; and, while you are pouring it, say the following words :

« I baptize thee in the f name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. »

NOTE. Any person, whether man, woman, or child, may baptize an infant, in case of danger of death.


of Christian Doctrine.


Exodus xx.

I. I AM the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, and out of the house of bondage, Thou

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shalt not have strange gods before me. Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them : I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of fathers upon their children, unto the third and fourth generation of those that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of those that love me, and keep my commandments.

2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the name of the Lord his God in vain.

3. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour, and shalt do all thy works; but on the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: thou sahlt do no work on it,

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thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy beast, nor the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the made heaven and earth, and sea, and all things tat are in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, anů sanctified it.

4. Honor thy father and mother, that thou mayest be long-lived upon the land which the Lord thy God will give thee.

5. Thou shalt not kill.
6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
7. Thou shalt not steal.

8. Thou sh It not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife.

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, nor his servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.


1. To hear Mass on Sundays, and all holidays of obligation.

2. To fast and abstain on the days commanded.

3. To confess our sins at least once a year.

4. To receive the blessed Eucharist at Easter.

5. To contribute to the support of our pastors.

6. Not to solemnise marriage at the forbidden times; nor to marry persons within the forbidden degrees of kindred, or otherwise prohibited by the Church : nor clandestinely.


Baptism, Matt. xxviii. 19. Confirmation, Acts viii. 17. — Eucharist, Matt. xvi. 26. Penance, John xx. 23. Extreme Unction, James v. 14. - Holy Ordres, Luke xxii, 19. - Matrimony,

, Matt. xix. 6.

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