What We Believe

As Catholic Christians we make a profession of our faith at Mass. We profess our faith at Easter. We profess our faith at baptisms. If we’re doing it right, we profess our faith with our lives. The Catholic Church has handed down our faith through Scripture and Tradition. In both Scripture and Tradition we see what it is the Church professes about God, about Jesus Christ, about the Kingdom of God, about the Communion of Saints, and about the Catholic Church. In both the Nicene and the Apostle’s Creeds we profess what it is we believe as Catholic Christians today and always.

Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection
of the dead and the life of the world to come.

Apostles’ Creed

I 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 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified,
died and was buried.
He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into
heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He
will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of
Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.