About the Faith

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"Go, and make disciples of all nations." - Matthew 28:19

“Our profession of faith begins with God, for God is the First and the Last, the beginning and the end of everything – the “Alpha and Omega”. The Credo begins with God the Father, for the Father is the first divine person of the Most Holy Trinity; our Creed begins with the creation of heaven and earth, for creation is the beginning and the foundation of all God’s works.”

—the Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 198

Catholic belief is succinctly expressed in the profession of faith or credo called the Nicene Creed:

The 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. Amen.

He says, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself” -Matthew 22:37-39

Jesus promises, “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” -John 10:10  The church offers the message that, in fact, nothing purely of this world will ever satisfy the deepest longings of the human person.  Jesus teaches, “If you keep my commandments you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.” – John 15:10 Obedience and the suffering that often comes with it, reveals that courage, belief, and a clear conscience sustain the joy of life with Christ:  “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” -John 15:11

The most important command of all is given at the Last Supper: “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’” -Luke 22:19 The Eucharist:  Holy Communion, the source, and summit of the Christian life.

It is through understanding that Jesus, the Son of God, who lived on earth as a human, worked with human hands, thought with a human mind, acted by human choice, loved with a human heart and died for the forgiveness of our sins that we can begin to comprehend our reason for being. (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, GS 23, 24)

How to grow in love with your relationship with Jesus? Through prayer, reading, engaging in education in faith, in spending time with Jesus, His Church and parish community.

We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10