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05-08-2022Pastor's LetterFr. John Bonavitacola

Instead of Fr. John’s weekly letter, let’s play a little game! We’ll ask 25 Catholic trivia questions. If you get at least 18 of them right, bring your correct answers by Bernadette’s Brew after the 9:00am Mass and get a free cup of coffee! We will publish the answers on the last page of next week’s bulletin. Get ready…. Get set… Go!

  1. “On the first day of Christmas, my true love game to me, a partridge in a pear tree…” According to a Roman Catholic symbolic interpretation, who does the partridge represent?
  2. Apart from family prayers every night, our faith began to be taught in earnest by the nuns at primary school. What was the name of this subject, beginning with the letter “C”?
  3. What was the name of the young priest credited with the formation of the Knights of Columbus?
  4. How many sacraments does the Roman Catholic Church have?
  5. What are the sacraments?
  6. According to the Book of Exodus, where did Moses receive the Ten Commandments?
  7. Which pope succeeded Pope John Paul II?
  8. Is Phoenix an archdiocese or a diocese?
  9. In the stations of the cross, how many times did Jesus fall?
  10. If you were to visit the Vatican and saw Pope Francis, what color shoes would he be wearing?
  11. What liturgical color is used during penitential seasons? (e.g. Advent and Lent)
  12. What is the name of the Cathedral in Phoenix?
  13. Not counting the Resurrection, how many stations are there in stations of the cross?
  14. What was Peter’s original name, before Jesus changed it?
  15. According to the Catholic Church, where do souls go who are still in need of purification from minor sins after death?
  16. Which sacrament is established at the Last Supper?
  17. Name the upcoming feast wherein Catholics commemorate the coming of the Holy Spirit.
  18. What is the permission given by the Pope to a priest who wishes to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass?
  19. What is the part of the Mass wherein the Word of God is proclaimed?
  20. Who was the first Pope of the Catholic Church?
  21. During Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, what is the name of the gold stand that houses the Body of Christ?
  22. How many days did Jesus remain on earth after His resurrection?
  23. Prior to posting his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Martin Luther was a member of which religious order?
  24. The colored outer garment a priest wears during the Mass is called a _________.
  25. The holiest part of the Mass is the what?

Good luck!

Trivia questions were taken and/or adapted from https://funtrivia.com/en/Religion/Roman-Catholicism-4372_21.html.