Sacred Heart Parish

303 Paris Street, East Boston, MA 02128

Phone: (617) 567-5776

Fax: (617) 567-3042


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The Catholic Catechism

Presents the precious deposit of Christian doctrine in order to make it more accessible to the Christian faithful and to all people of good will.

Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the Only Begotten Son of God,

born of the Father before all ages.

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made, consubstantial

with the Father;

Through him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation

he came down from heaven,

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate

of the Virgin Mary,

and became man.

For our sake he was crucified

under Pontius Pilate,

he suffered death and was buried,

and rose again on the third day

in accordance with the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead

and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son

is adored and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic,

and apostolic Church.

I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins

and I look forward to the resurrection

of the dead and the life of the world to come.


The Great Commandments

You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with your whole mind.

You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

The Ten Commandments


I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange gods before me.


You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.


Remember to keep holy the Lord's day.


Honor your father and your mother. 


You shall not kill.


You shall not commit adultery.


You shall not steal.


You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.


You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.


You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.

The Trinity

By the Blessed Trinity we mean one and the same God in three distinct Divine persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


A Sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace. The Sacraments are Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, Eucharist, Matrimony, Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick.

The Cardinal Virtues

Prudence, Fortitude, Temperance, and Justice.

The Theological Virtues

Faith, Hope, and Love

The Seven Capital Sins

PRIDE ... Unrestrained appreciation of our own worth.
GREED ... Immoderate desire for earthly goods.
LUST ... Longing for impure pleasures.
ANGER ...Inordinate desire for revenge.
GLUTTONY ... Unrestrained use of food and drink.
ENVY ... Sorrow over another's good fortune.
SLOTH ... Laxity in keeping the Faith and the practice of virtue, due to the effort involved.

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, Fear of the Lord.

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Long-suffering, Humility, Fidelity, Modesty, Continence, Chastity.

Spiritual Works of Mercy

To counsel the doubtful.
To instruct the ignorant.
To admonish the sinner.
To comfort the sorrowful.
To forgive all injuries.
To bear wrongs patiently.
To pray for the living and the dead

Corporal Works of Mercy 

To feed the hungry.
To give drink to the thirsty.
To clothe the naked.
To shelter the homeless.
To visit the sick.
To visit the imprisoned.
To bury the dead.

The Last Things

Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell

The Beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The Laws of the Church

To assist at Mass on all Sundays and holy days of obligation.      
To fast and abstain on the days appointed.
To confess our sins at least once a year.
To receive Holy Communion during the Easter time.
To contribute to the support of the Church.
To observe the laws of the Church concerning marriage.

The Holy Days of Obligation

The Octave of the Nativity: Mary, the Mother of God - January 1
Ascension Thursday - 40 days after Easter
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary -August 15
All Saints Day - November 1
Feast of the Immaculate Conception - December 8
Christmas Day - December 25

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