Commandments of the Church

The five Commandments of the Church are

 

1.You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation.

2.You shall confess your sins at least once a year.

3.You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least once 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.

 

You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy obligation. This means that attendance is mandatory for people who are pursuing the Catholic faith. The days of holy obligation are (for Canada) Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (January first) and Christmas December twenty fifth). You shall confess your sins at least once a year. This refers to the practice of Confession in the Catholic faith. Confession is one of the seven sacraments, in which one confesses their sin to the priest. If one does not confess a serious sin then he/she is condemned to hell. You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least once during the Easter season. The Eucharist is Christian ceremony commemorating the Last Supper, in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed. You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church. This implies that any person that is fourteen or older must fast from all meat products on Ash Wednesday (March sixth 2019 is the next Ash Wednesday), Good Friday  (April nineteenth 2019 is the next Good Friday), and all the Fridays in Lent (Lent starts on March sixth and ends on April eighteenth 2019). You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church. Back when the Church was considered a main power in several European countries, it was required to pay a tithe to the Church. A tithe is ten percent of your income that had to be payed to the Church. In modern times tithes are no longer required but it is still possible to donate to the Church. This is my current understanding of these five Commandments of the Church.

The Roman Catholic Church of Holy Heart of Jesus in Tashkent

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