Precepts of the Church
(The duties of Catholics)

To attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation and to rest from those works and activities which could impede such a sanctification of these days.


To receive Holy Communion at least once a year, between the first Sunday of Lent and Trinity Sunday.


To receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance, confession) at least once a year.


To observe the fast days and abstinence days established by the Church.


To observe the marriage laws of the Church.


To contribute to the support of the Church.