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The Essential Catholic Handbook

The Essential Catholic Handbook

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  • This edition includes a new introduction
  • A revised list of the holy days of obligation observed in the United States
  • How to prepare for a sick call, and much more


Where are the major shrines of Our Lady?

How do Catholics pray the Rosary?

What are the seven sacraments?

Why do Catholics genuflect?

What saint's feast day is celebrated on July 4?

These and many other questions are answered in The Essential Catholic Handbook, a compact guide to the basic tenets of the Catholic Faith. Presented in seven sections, this book covers fundamental Catholic doctrine in part one; part two details the Church's practices, including the commandments and the Precepts of the Church, confession of sins, the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, and an outline of the liturgical seasons of the year.

Part three lists more than thirty significant prayers often used by Catholics, including the Memorare, Angelus, Act of Contrition, and the order of the celebration of the Mass. Part four details living the Catholic faith in the spirit of Vatican II, while part five offers an overview of the documents of this ecumenical council.

A dictionary of essential Catholic terms is contained in part six; part seven gives a daily calendar of Catholic saints.

Revised and Updated! Compliant with The Roman Missal, Third Edition

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Dimensions & Specifications

  • 7 1/2 x 5 inches
  • 290 pages
  • ISBN: 9780764812897
  • Author: Redemptorist Pastoral Publications
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 290
  • Language: English
  • Occasion: RCIA

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The Essential Catholic Handbook

Review: Scanned over the pages and feel it will be helpful in my teaching catechism.

Affirmed my decision to join the church!

Review: This book has affirmed my decision to join The Holy Roman Catholic Church! It really has awakened not only my mind, but also my soul to the wonderful and beautiful Catholic Church and how God has called me to be a member of the church. Best Uses: Reference, Special Needs; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written
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