Catholic 101

“Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you” (Matthew: 28:19-20).  

With these words, Jesus sent the twelve into the world to tell others the good news that they themselves had seen and had witnessed.  More than two millennia later, Jesus’ followers still continue to fulfill this mandate, sharing the good news of the Gospel with all nations, even to the ends of the earth.

What do we believe?  

The answer is found in the words of the Creed that we profess.  The most ancient of the creeds which is still in use today is 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.

Can I attend a Catholic Mass?

All are welcome to attend mass (our Sunday worship).
Here are a few links that may clarify some questions you have about the mass:

Still Have Questions?

Check out our Ask the Pastor series, contact the Parish Office or take a look at the following links: