Meus Carus Fidelis
(My Dear Faithful)
Fifth Grade Parent’s Guide
Chapter 10: Thy Kingdom Come!
The Body of Christ
CCC Glossary: Body of Christ: (1) The human body which the Son of God assumed through his conception in the womb of Mary and which is now glorified in heaven (467, 476, 645). (2) This same body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ are sacramentally present in the Eucharist under the appearances of bread and wine (1374). (3) The church is called the (mystical) Body of Christ because of the intimate communion which Jesus shares with his disciples; the metaphor of a body, whose head is Christ and whose members are the faithful, provides an image which keeps in focus both the unity and the diversity of the Church.
The Marks (Notes) of the Church the Church
CCC Glossary: Marks (Notes) of the Church: The four attributes … of the Church mentioned in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan creed: “We believe in one, holy catholic, and apostolic Church” (811).
Eternal Live: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell
CCC Glossary: Heaven: Eternal life with God, communion of life and love with the Trinity and all the blessed. Heaven is the state of supreme and definitive happiness, the goal of the deepest longings of humanity (1023).
Purgatory: A state of final purification after death and before entrance into heaven for those who dies in God’s friendship, but were only imperfectly purified; a final cleansing of human imperfection before on is able to enter the joy of heaven (1031).
Hell: The state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed, reserved for those who refuse by their own free choice to believe and be converted from sin, even to the end of their lives (1033).
Play and Pray
(easy ways to reinforce our faith)
Prayer for Renewal of Consecration to Our Patroness of the United States of America,
the Immaculate Conception
Most holy trinity: Our father in heaven,
Learn the Prayer to Mary Patroness of the Americas
who chose Mary as the fairest of your daughters;
Holy Spirit, who chose Mary as your spouse;
God the son, who chose Mary as your mother;
in union with Mary,
we adore your majesty and acknowledge
Your supreme, eternal dominion and authority.
Most holy trinity, we put the United States of America
into the hands of Mary immaculate in order that she
may present the country to you.
Through her we wish to thank you for the great resources of this land
and for the freedom, which has been its heritage.
Through the intercession of Mary,
have mercy on the Catholic Church in America.
Grant us peace.
Have mercy on our president
and on all the officers of our government.
Grant us a fruitful economy born of justice and charity.
Have mercy on capital and industry and labor.
Protect the family life of the nation.
Guard the precious gift of many religious vocations.
Through the intercession of our mother,
have mercy on the sick, the poor, the tempted, sinners –
on all who are in need.
Mary, immaculate virgin, our mother, patroness of our land,
we praise you and honor you and give our country
and ourselves to your sorrowful and immaculate heart.
O’ sorrowful and immaculate heart of Mary
pierced by the sword of sorrow
prophesized by Simeon save us from degeneration,
disaster and war. Protect us from all harm.
O’ sorrowful and immaculate heart of Mary,
you who bore the sufferings of your son
in the depths of your heart be our advocate.
Pray for us, that acting always according to your will
and the will of your Divine Son,
we may live and die pleasing to God.