LESSON FIRST: ON THE END OF MAN
1. Q. Who made the world?
God made the world.
2. Q. Who is God?
God is the Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things.
3. Q. What is man?
Man is a creature composed of body and soul, and made to the image and likeness
This likeness is chiefly in the soul.
5. Q. How is the soul like to God?
The soul is like God because it is a spirit that will never die, and has
understanding and free will.
6. Q. Why did God make you?
God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be
happy with Him forever in the next.
7. Q. Of which must we take more
care, our soul or our body?
We must take more care of our soul than of our body.
8. Q. Why must we take more care
of our soul than of our body?
We must take more care of our soul than of our body, because in losing our soul
we lose God and everlasting happiness.
9. Q. What must we do to save our
To save our souls we must worship God by faith, hope, and charity; that is, we
must believe in Him, hope in Him, and love Him with all our heart.
We shall know the things which we are to believe from the Catholic Church,
through which God speaks to us.
We shall find the chief truths which the Church teaches in the Apostles' Creed.
believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in
Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified;
died, and was buried. He descended into hell: the third day He arose again
from the dead: He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of
God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living
and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the
communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the
body, and the life everlasting. Amen.