The Apostles’ Creed
The Apostle’s Creed was used by the Apostles and their followers to evangelize. It lists, in an abbreviated form, what we as Catholics believe. It is the essential of what we believe.
The word creed comes from Credo, the first word in the Latin original, which means “I believe.” It is the first prayer we say when we begin a Rosary. It’s a great way to start because the most important truths taught by Jesus: that God is our Creator, and that He is a Trinity of Persons. It summarizes who God is and who we are in relation to Him: His children. It is a powerful prayer because it orients us and reminds us of the truth. If you’re a little rusty on it, take the time to pray it and memorize it.
Love and Peace,
Fr. Liam Quinlan
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 thence He shall 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. Amen.