The commandments of the Church are like the “requirements” of what you should be doing to give back to the Church and God. They are what events you should be attending and how often and other things similar you could call it ‘the demands of the church”. Many of these commandments are similar to what they used to be however a lot has changed since then. These “demands” were produced around the time of the protestant reformation, the older ones are more about keeping people to continue exploring their catholic faith. Today the commandments are more about you making up your own mind. Todays commandments allow you to have a balance of giving to yourself, God and the Church.
The Commandments of the Church:
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.