Lesson Fourteen


Opening Prayer

Reminder:      No meeting December 31

                        Next meeting: Wednesday, January 7

Song: Christmas Carols


Questions and answers: Section 14: The Mystery of the Church


  1. What is the starting point for understanding the mystery of the Church?

  2. What does the word “Church” mean?

  3. What is the origin of the Church?

  4. How did Jesus speak of Church?





  1. How and what did Jesus teach about this kingdom?

  2. How is the Church spoken of today?

  3. Why is the image “Pilgrim People of God” helpful?

  4. How do we as God’s people manifest the love and unity which is ours as a community of faith?






  1. Are there distinguishing marks by which the Church can be identified?


Introduction of a Saint’s life: St. John of the Cross


Prayer:  Magnificat: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. He has shown the strength of this arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he make to our fathers, to Abraham and his children for ever.




Section 12: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ


  1. Did Jesus Christ claim to be God?


  1. Is it not possible that when he said he was the Son of God Jesus was merely claiming to be a prophet sent by God?


  1. Does not Jesus at times speak as if he were inferior to the Father and at other times as if they were equal?


  1. Did Jesus say that he would rise from the dead?


  1. What is the story of Jesus’ Resurrection?


  1. Did the disciples of Jesus expect that he would rise from the dead?


  1. What did Jesus’ Resurrection teach the disciples?


  1. How is the Resurrection of Jesus the source of our hope?


  1. What happened after the death of Jesus?


  1. Did the Resurrection really happen?


  1. What is the importance of the Resurrection?


  1. What was the Ascension of Jesus?


  1. What did Jesus do at the time of the Ascension?



Section 18: Mary: Mother of Christ and the Church



  1. Why do we refer to Mary as the Mother of God?


  1. Why does Mary merit the title “Mother of the Church”?


  1. What do we mean by the Immaculate Conception?


  1. What is meant by the Assumption of Our Lady?


  1. Why is Mary called “Queen of Heaven and Earth”?


  1. What type of prayer is the rosary?


  1. How many decades are in the rosary?


  1. How many mysteries are in the rosary?




Closing Prayer