Should Sacraments Be Capitalized?

sacraments/ services and rites


Capitalize the terms referring to the Lord’s Supper or Communion and its equivalents, the Mass and Eucharist.

Should Catholic sacraments be capitalized?

Capitalize when referring to the Catholic Church; otherwise, lowercase. Capitalize all references to the sacrament, but not adjectives modifying it or nouns it modifies: first Communion, holy Communion, a Communion service, the Communion cup.

Should the word holy be capitalized?

However the church is not capitalised when you’re simply referring to a building rather than to the institution itself. Holy Communion should be capitalised as a proper name; however, communion used as a general term should not be, because it isn’t a proper name.

Is Rosary capitalized in a sentence?

When used for the prayer, the word is usually capitalized (“the Rosary”), as is customary for other names of prayers, such as “the Lord’s Prayer”, and “the Hail Mary”; when referring to the beads, it is written with a lower-case initial letter (“a rosary”).

Do you capitalize the word Mass in a sentence?

It is celebrated, not said. Always capitalize when referring to the ceremony, but lowercase any preceding adjectives: high Mass, low Mass, requiem Mass.