A Reminder of Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With

A Reminder of Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With

The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries):

1. Baptism 

2. Confirmation (Chrismation)

3. Eucharist 

4. Penance (Confession, Reconciliation)

5. Matrimony 

6. Holy Orders 

7. Extreme Unction (Annointing of the Sick

The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy:

1. To feed the hungry

2. To give drink to the thirsty 

3. To clothe the naked 

4. To shelter the homeless 

5. To visit the sick 

6. To visit the imprisoned 

7. To bury the dead

The 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy:

1. To counsel the doubtful

2. To instruct the ignorant

3. To admonish the sinner

4. To comfort the sorrowful

5. To forgive all injuries

6. To bear wrongs patiently

7. To pray for the living and the dead 

The 3 Eminent Good Works:

1. Prayer

2. Fasting

3. Almsgiving 

The 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost:

1. Wisdom 

2. Understanding 

3. Counsel 

4. Fortitude 

5. Knowledge 

6. Piety 

7. Fear of the Lord
Class of Gifts of the Holy Ghost known as Charismata:

1. Gift of speaking with wisdom

2. Gift of speaking with knowledge

3. Faith

4. Grace of healing

5. Gift of miracles

6. Gift of prophecy

7. Gift of discerning spirits

8. Gift of tongues 

9. Gift of interpreting speeches 

The 12 Fruits of the Holy Ghost:

1. Charity

2. Joy 

3. Peace

4. Patience 

5. Benignity 

6. Goodness 

7. Longanimity 

8. Mildness 

9. Faith 

10. Modesty 

11. Continency 

12. Chastity

The 3 Theological Virtues:

1. Faith 

2. Hope 

3. Charity 

The 4 Cardinal Virtues:

1. Prudence

2. Justice 

3. Fortitude 

4. Temperance 

The 7 Capital Sins:

1. Pride

2. Greed

3. Lust

4. Anger

5. Gluttony

6. Envy

7. Sloth

The 6 Sins against the Holy Ghost:

1. Presumption 

2. Despair 

3. Resisting the known truth 

4. Envy of another’s spiritual good 

5. Obstinacy in sin 

6. Final impenitence 

The 4 Sins that Cry Out to Heaven:

1. Willful murder

2. The sin of Sodom

3. Oppression of the poor

4. Defrauding laborers of their wages

Conditions for Mortal Sin:

1. Grave matter

2. Full knowledge

3. Deliberate consent

The 9 Ways We Participate in Others’ Sins:

1. By counsel 

2. By command 

3. By consent 

4. By provocation 

5. By praise or flattery 

6. By concealment 

7. By partaking 

8. By silence 

9. By defense of the ill done 

The 10 Commandments:

1. Thou shalt not have other gods besides Me

2. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain 

3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day 

4. Honor thy father and thy mother 

5. Thou shalt not murder

6. Thou shalt not commit adultery 

7. Thou shalt not steal

8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor 

9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods

The 2 Greatest Commandments:

1. To love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, mind and strength. 

2. To love thy neighbor as thyself. 

The 3 Evangelical Counsels:

1. Voluntary poverty

2. Perpetual chastity

3. Entire obedience. 

The 6 Precepts of the Church (The Duties of a Catholic):

1.To go to Mass and refrain from servile work on Sundays and holy days

2. To go to Confession at least once a year (traditionally done during Lent)

3. To receive the Eucharist at least once a year, during the Easter Season (known as the “Easter duty”) 

4. To observe the days of fasting and abstinence 

5. To help to provide for the needs of the Church according to one’s abilities and station in life

6. To obey the marriage laws of the Church 

The 3 Powers of the Soul:

1. Memory

2. Intellect

3. Will 

The 4 Pillars of the Catholic Faith:

1. The Apostles Creed

2. The Seven Sacraments

3. The Ten Commandments

4. The Lord’s Prayer 

The 3 Pillars of the Church’s Authority:

1. Sacred Scripture

2. Sacred Tradition

3. Living Magisterium 

The 3 Munera (Duties of the Ordained):

1. Munus docendi (duty to teach, based on Christ’s role as Prophet)

2. Munus sanctificandi (duty to sanctify, based on Chris’s role as Priest)

3. Munus regendi (duty to shepherd, based on Christ’s role as King) 

The 3 Parts of the Church:

1. The Church Militant (Christians on Earth)

2. The Church Suffering (Christians in Purgatory)

3. The Church Triumphant (Christians in Heaven) 

The 4 Marks of the Church:

1. Unity

2. Sanctity

3. Catholicity

4. Apostolicity

The 12 Tribes of Israel 

In order of their birth:

1. Reuben

2. Simeon

3. Levi

4. Judah


6. Issachar

7. Dan

8. Gad

9. Asher

10. Naphtali

11. Joseph (Menasseh and Ephraim)

12. Benjamin 

The 8 Beatitudes:

1. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. 

2. Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land. 

3. Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted 

4. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill 

5. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy 

6. Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God 

7. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God 

8. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

The 14 Stations of the Cross:

1. Jesus is Condemned to Die 

2. Jesus is Made to Bear His Cross 

3. Jesus Falls the First Time 

4. Jesus Meets His Mother

5. Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross 

6. Veronica Wipes Jesus’ Face 

7. Jesus Falls the Second Time 

8. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem 

9. Jesus Falls the Third Time 

10. Jesus is Stripped 

11. Jesus is Nailed to the Cross 

12. Jesus Dies on the Cross 

13. Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross 

14. Jesus is Laid in the Tomb 

The 15 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary & When They are Prayed:


1. Annunciation

2. Visitation

3. Nativity

4. Presentation

5. Finding Jesus in the Temple


1. Baptism of Jesus. 

2. Manifestation of Jesus at the wedding feast of Cana. 

3. Proclamation of the kingdom of God. 

4. The Transfiguration. 

5. The institution of the Holy Eucharist  


1. Agony in the Garden

2. The Scourging

3. Crowning with thorns

4. Carrying of the Cross

5. Crucifixion


1. Resurrection

2. Ascension

3. Pentecost

4. Assumption

5. Crowning of Mary
Mondays: Joyful

Tuesdays: Sorrowful

Wednesdays: Glorious

Thursdays: Joyful

Fridays: Sorrowful

Saturdays: Glorious

Sundays in Advent
Christmastide & Epiphany:

Joyful Sundays in Eastertide & Time After Pentecost: Glorious

All of Septuagesima & Lent: Sorrowful

The 9 Choirs of Angels

In ascending order:

1. Angels

2. Archangels

3. Principalities

4. Powers

5. Virtues

6. Dominions

7. Thrones

8. Cherubim 

9. Seraphim

The 3 Levels of Reverence:

1. Dulia: the reverence we give to Saints

2. Hyperdulia: the reverence we give to Mary as the greatest of Saints and Mother of God

3. Latria: the reverence and worship we give to God alone 

The 14 Holy Helpers:

1. St. George, Martyr, April 23

2. St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, February 3 

3. St. Pantaleon, Martyr, July 27 

4. St. Vitus, Martyr, June 15 

5. St. Erasmus (Elmo), Bishop and Martyr, June 2 

6. St. Christopher, Martyr, July 25 

7. St. Giles, Abbot, September 1 

8. St. Cyriacus (Cyriac), Martyr, August 8 

9. St. Achatius, Martyr, May 8 

10. St. Dionysius (Denis), Bishop and Martyr, October 9 

11. St. Eustachius (Eustace), Martyr, September 20 

12. St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr, November 25 

13. St. Margaret of Antioch, Virgin and Martyr, July 20 

14. St. Barbara, Virgin and Martyr, December 4 

The 7 Last Words of Christ:

1. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34) 

2. Amen I say to thee: This day thou shalt be with me in paradise.  (Luke 23:43) 

3. Woman, behold thy son. . . .Behold thy mother. (John 19:26-27) 

4. Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? (My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?) (Matthew 27:46, ref. Psalm 21) 

5. I thirst. (John 19:28) 

6. It is consummated.(John 19:30) 

7. Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit. (Luke 23:46, ref. Psalm 30:6) 

The 4 Last Things (The Novissima):

1. Death

2. Judgement

3. Heaven

4. Hell

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