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Paschal Candle

a large, decorated candle sacrifice giving up something out of love for that is lit from the new fire at the Easter Vigil. This candle is lit at all masses during the Easter season. It is also lit at Baptisms and funerals.

Paschal Mystery

the mystery of Jesus’ suffering, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension

Paschal Mystery

the mystery of Jesus’ suffering, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension

penance

a prayer or an action to help us repair the harm caused by our sins

Penitential Act

a part of the Introductory Rites at Mass, when we are called to think about our sins and ask for God’s mercy

Prayer of Absolution

words spoken by the priest during the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation to grant forgiveness of sins in God’s name

Prayer of the Faithful

prayer at Mass for the needs of the Church and the world