CONTENTS

Foreword

Introduction to A Compendium of Catechetical Instruction by the Right Reverend Monsignor John Hagan

Preliminary Lesson

The Apostle’s Creed

The Creed in General
The First Article of the Creed
The Second Article of the Creed
The Third Article of the Creed
The Fourth Article of the Creed
The Fifth Article of the Creed
The Sixth Article of the Creed
The Seventh Article of the Creed
The Eighth Article of the Creed
The Ninth Article of the Creed
The Tenth Article of the Creed
The Eleventh Article of the Creed
The Twelfth Article of the Creed

Prayer

Prayer in General
The Lord’s Prayer
The Hail Mary

The Sacraments

Nature of the Sacraments
Baptism
Chrism or Confirmation
The Blessed Eucharist
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
The Sacrament of Penance
The Sacrament of Extreme Unction 

The Sacrament of Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Matrimony

On the Commandments of God and of the Church

The Commandments of God in General
The First Commandment
The Second Commandment
The Third Commandment
The Fourth Commandment
The Fifth Commandment
The Sixth Commandment
The Seventh Commandment
The Eighth Commandment
The Ninth Commandment
The Tenth Commandment

The Precepts of the Church

On the Virtues and Vices

Theological Virtues
On Faith
The Mysteries of Faith
On Holy Scripture
On Tradition
On Hope
On Charity
On The Cardinal Virtues
The Gifts of the Holy Ghost
The Beatitudes
The Main Kinds of Sins
The Vices and other Very Grievous Sins

Works of Mercy