There are seven sacraments in the Church, signs of grace instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, The visible rites of each sacrament make present the graces contained in each sacrament and "bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1131).
The Lord's Prayer or the Our Father is the prayer to God the Father taught by Jesus Himself (Matthew 6:9-13). St. Thomas Aquinas called it "the most perfect of prayers." The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes it as "the quintessential prayer of the Church," an integral part of the Divine Office, the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation and of the Eucharist. Its introduction in the Eucharist is "we dare to say," as we address God as "Our Father."
"The Liturgy of the Hours (also known as the Divine Office) is the richest single prayer resource of the Christian Church. It provides prayers, psalms and meditation for every hour of every day. It has existed from the earliest times, to fulfil the Lord's command to pray without ceasing," according to universalis.com, the website that makes the liturgical and devotional resources of the Catholic Church available on the new electronic media.
Sportsmanship can be reduced to one concept -- respect.
"Treating people the way you'd like to be treated -- that's what it's all about," said Bill Bommarito, founder and president of Coaching Concepts Inc., dedicated to the education of volunteer coaches.
The St. Louis native who played and coached in the Catholic Youth Council and directed a parish program is the presenter of the CYC's "Coaching to Make a Positive Difference," a mandatory program for coaches.