The Four Pillars of the Catholic Church

As we begin to learn about the Four Pillars of the Catholic Church, let us begin locally in our church,
St. John of the Cross. We have a beautiful church…do you know what is inside? Our first connection to our Catholic faith each day is our home parish. It’s important for you to feel at home at SJC. The children of our Family Faith Connections (FFC) program have created a film showing and explaining what is inside the church.
Enjoy!  St. John of the Cross Church Tour

The four pillars of the Catholic Church are:4_pillars_from_the_inner_court_of_the_Bel_Temple_Palmyra_Syria
1. Creed
2. Prayer
3. Sacraments
4. Morality
Click on each pillar to discover family activities!

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is divided into four sections or parts. The four sections are called the Pillars of the Church.
Creed — reminds us of all the beliefs every week when we profess the Nicene or Apostles Creed. God is creator, salvation is in Jesus Christ and we are strengthen by the Holy Spirit.
Sacraments — through the Sacraments we experience God grace. The Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist), the Sacraments of Healing (Penance and the Anointing of the Sick), and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion (Marriage and Holy Orders), we are made more holy.
Morality — The way to God’s kingdom is by living the moral life we are called to. Catholic Social Teaching gives us guidance to love God and our neighbor, which in addition to the Ten Commandments we can clearly see how to live this out.
Prayer: whether vocal, meditative or contemplative; prayer comes in many forms – adoration, petition, intercession, thanksgiving, and praise. Prayer links us to the liturgy and gives a a vital relationship with our Lord.



Created by Janet Olivieri Caschetta © 2015

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