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joining the Catholic Church? At Holy Family,
we're eager to meet you and
introduce you to our community.
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what we believe
Fully man and fully divine, Jesus' name expresses His mission:
Encounter Jesus by learning about Him and by building a relationship with Him. Faith involves the intellect to know the Truth, and faith grows in the will in choosing God.
Catholic belief is succinctly expressed in the profession of faith or creed, from credo in Latin.
"Our profession of faith
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.
Father Mike Schmitz, a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Duluth (Minnesota), talks about the difference between Catholic Christians and Protestant Christians.