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Enter your choice of answer on the line _____, either a, b or c.

1. The computer age and the internet brought the following opportunity... _____

a. For the Catholic Church to evangelize on a worldwide basis.
b. For the believers to educate themselves regarding their faith.
c. Both "a" and "b" are true.

2. Another meaning for "Eucharistic celebration" is.. _____

a. The Holy Mass.
b. The Holy Communion.
c. The Consecration during the Holy Mass.

3. What is the "center of the Catholic life?" _____

a. The celebration of the Holy Mass.
b. The Sacrament of Holy Communion.
c. The Sacrament of Confession.

4. "Emmanuel" means... _____

a. God will be with us.
b. God is with us.
c. God was with us.

5. The Church has been faithful to the Lord's command to repeat His actions and words 'until He comes' since... _____

a. The beginning of the Church.
b. The successors of the apostles were appointed.
c. The Holy Mass for formerly established in the third century.

6. "Sunday, the day of Jesus" is _____

a. On the Sabbath (Saturday).
b. On the first day of the week.
c. On the last day of the week in the Julian calendar.

7. Which of the following is wrong? Among the holy days, the following should not be observed... _____

a. The feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul.
b. The Immaculate Conception.
c. The feast of all the saints.
d. The Nativity of Jesus Christ.
e. The feast of Saint Joseph.
f. The feast of All Saints' Day

8. According to Canon Law # 515.1, the pastoral care of a parish is entrusted to a ... _____

a. Priest.
b. Deacon.
c. Lay minister.

9. The first precept of the Catholic Church is... _____

a. You shall not murder.
b. You shall give 10% as tithe to the Church.
c. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation.

10. The Church strongly encourages the faithful to receive the Eucharist... (Give the best answer.) _____

a. Once a year.
b. On Sundays and feast days.
c. As often as possible, even daily.

11. Those who deliberately fail their obligation to participate in the Sunday Eucharist, they commit... _____

a. A venial sin.
b. A grave sin.
c. There is no sin involved.

12. According to Canon Law # 1247 and # 2191 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church ... _____

a. On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass.
b. On Sundays, the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass.
c. On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful should make an effort to participate in the Holy Mass.

13. In summary, Canon Law # 49 states that ... _____

a. The faithful is not obliged to obey a precept of the Church.
b. The faithful has an obligation to obey a precept of the Church.
c. A precept of the Church serves as a guidelines for Christian living.

14. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, # 2180, states "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass." That means... _____

a. They can attend a service at any non-Catholic Churches.
b. They can attend a Mass anywhere in a non-Catholic rite on the holy day or on the evening of the preceding day.
c. They must attend a Mass anywhere in a Catholic rite on the holy day or on the evening of the preceding day.

15. The faithful can be excused from participating in the Eucharist on days of obligation for the following reasons... _____

a. When camping on the weekends.
b. When travelling in a foreign country that has nearby Churches in the Catholic rites.
c. In illness, when caring for infants or when dispensed by the pastor for a valid reason.

16. Canon Law # 916 states that "Any who is conscious of a grave sin ..." _____

a. "May confess their sin direct to Jesus and then receive the Body of the Lord."
b. "Must avoid making it a mortal sin."
c. "May not celebrate Mass or receive the Body of the Lord without previously having been to sacramental confession..."

17. It is recommended that the faithful take part in the Liturgy of the Word when... _____

a. There is a lack of sacred minister or for other grave cause participation in the celebration of the Eucharist is impossible.
b. The sacred minister is going on holidays.
c. Lay ministers are being trained.

18. "The celebration of the Eucharist is impossible" means... _____

a. The priest is on holidays.
b. There are no priests or Catholic Churches within many miles of the parish.
c. The priest celebrates the Holy Mass every second week at our parish.

19. Who emphasised that lay liturgies cannot substitute for the Eucharistic Sacrifice and the obligation to attend the Holy Mass on Sunday and Holy days? _____

a. The Vatican.
b. The parish priest.
c. The parish committee.

20. Who stated that lay liturgies "cannot, however, be regarded as an ordinary occurrence nor as an authentic promotion of the laity?" _____

a. The Vatican.
b. A Catholic Bishop.
c. A theologian.

21. Referring to the lay liturgy, it was said, "Even a long period of waiting, due to the current shortage of priests, should not lead a community to accept an emergency situation as the rule." Who said this? _____

a. It was never said.
b. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
c. The Holy Father to the German Bishops on the occasion of their "Ad Limina" visit, on Saturday, November 20, 1999.

22. Can lay liturgies be implemented for reasons of convenience or for ambiguous "advancement of the laity?" _____

a. Yes.
b. No.
c. It depends on the circumstances.

23. Can lay liturgies be implemented prior to using the service of retired priests still capable of such service, or entrusting several parishes to one priest? _____

a. Yes.
b. No.
c. Only when the members of the parish agree on this.

24. "In view of the right of every cleric to exercise the ministry proper to him, and in the absence of any grave health or disciplinary reasons, it should be noted that have reached the age of ____ does not constitute a binding reason for the diocesan Bishop to accept a Parish Priest's resignation." What age is this? _____

a. 65.
b. 70.
c. 75.

25. Which is a grave sin? _____

a. Not attending the Holy Mass on Sunday and holy days.
b. Not attending a lay ministry on Sunday and holy days.
c. Both, "a" and "b" are true.

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