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Table of Movable Feasts..

Lay Baptism...........

Table of Feast-, Fast- and Abstinence-


The Commandments of God and of the

Morning Prayers.
The Lord's Prayer...
The Angelic Salutation..
The Apostle's Creed..

The Angelus...

The Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus.

Evening Prayers..

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Holy Mass, what it is

Rules for Assisting at Mass..

The Asperges..
Ordinary of the Mass..

Prayers at Mass (another formula).
Prayers after Low-Mass.

Manner of serving at Mass.
Vesper Service.
The Magnificat..

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Prayers for Confession

The Seven Penitential Psalms.
Devotions for Communion..
Plenary Indulgences..

The Way of the Cross.


The Rosary..
The Memorare.

Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus:
Prayer of St. Gertrud..

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Consecration to the Sacred Heart..
Devotions to the Blessed Virgin :

The Litany of the Bl. Virgin (see
Evening Prayers).

Litany of the Saints.

For the Souls in Purgatory..








The thirty days' prayer to the Blessed
Virgin Mary...

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Lay Baptism.

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

of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. " "I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and

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Table of Feasts and Fasts during the Year.


In addition to the Sundays, the following are holidays of obligation in every diocese of the United States:

Immaculate Concep- Ascension, forty days tion, Dec. 8. after Easter. Nativity of our Lord, Assumption, Aug. 15. Dec. 25. All Saints, Nov. 1. Circumcision, Jan. 1.

DAYS OF EVERYDAY IN LENT, Sundays excepted. THE EMBER DAYS, which occur four times in the year,viz.: the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday immediately after the first Sunday in Lent; in Whitsunweek; immediately after the 14th of Sept.; and immediately after the 3d Sunday of Advent.

THE VIGILS of Whit-Sunday, of the Assumption, of All Saints, and of Christ


When a fasting day falls upon a Sunday, it is kept on the Saturday before. To fast consists in abstaining from fleshmeat, and eating only one full meal in the day, which


must not be before noon. Besides this, a collation or light refreshment is allowed in the evening. All who have completed their 21st year obliged to observe the fasts of the Church, unless dispensed or exempted for some legitimate cause.


Many Bishops in the United States, making use of the special power given to them by the Holy See, grant to the working people and their families dispensation from the law of ABSTINENCE on all days during the year, excepting the Fridays, Ash-Wednesday, Holy Week and the Vigil of Christmas.


ALL FRIDAYS, except when Christmas falls upon a Friday.

Days of abstinence are those on which we are not allowed to eat flesh-meat. All who have attained the age of reason are obliged to observe these days.

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1. I am the Lord thy God. have strange Gods before me.

Thou shalt not

2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.


Remember thou keep holy the Sabbath


4. Honor thy Father and thy Mother. 5. Thou shalt not kill.

6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

7. Thou shalt not steal.

8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

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

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.



1. To hear Mass on Sundays and holydays of obligation.

2. To fast and abstain on the days appointed.

3. To confess at least once a year.

4. To receive the Holy Eucharist during the Easter time.

5. To contribute to the support of our pastors.

6. Not to marry persons who are not Catholics, or who are related to us within the fourth degree of kindred, nor privately without witnesses, nor to solemnize marriage at forbidden times.

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