Our Catholic Faith is deep and rich. For over two thousand years we have been disciples of Jesus Christ continuing his work of salvation here on Earth as we journey towards Heaven.
You may be a lifelong Catholic or simply searching for meaning in your life. If you have questions – deep questions – then you are in the right place. The Catholic Faith helps us find the answers we are looking for in life.
The beliefs of the Catholic Church and her beautiful teachings are consistent through the ages. Becoming Catholic is a journey of coming to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and His bride – the Church.
- We believe that human beings were created by God in love and that everything God creates is good and created out of love. While we have the capacity for sin, the Church believes in the sacred dignity of the human person above all else.
- We also believe that goodness infuses all of God’s wonderous creation. Catholics see the world and its beauty, renewed by the Incarnation – the mystery of Jesus becoming man, as sacramental.
- We believe in the Holy Trinity, that God has revealed himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – a communion of knowledge and love – and he desire us to share in that divine life here and hereafter.
- We believe that God loved his creation so much that he became human in the person of Jesus to walk among us and show us the way to eternal salvation.
- We believe that God reveals himself to us in Jesus which is passed on to us through Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.
- We believe in Jesus’ crucifixion, death, and resurrection which opens the way to forgiveness of sins and the hope of eternal life.
- We believe in one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins which make us sharers in God’s divine life and love.
- We believe in community and a living Church – believers are a part of the living Body of Christ and, as such, we are a reflection of the communal nature of the Trinity.
- We believe in the communion of the saints – models of faith – who help us and guide us in our daily lives.
- We believe in stewardship. Everything is given to us by God and our Catholic responsibility is to share our time, talent and treasure with those around us.
Becoming Catholic today means joining a faith that is ever ancient and ever new, deeply rooted in the teachings and traditions of Christ, that is filled with hope and vibrancy as we continue to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to all the ends of the earth.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
The journey – the process – of becoming Catholic for those who have never been baptized or have been baptized in another Christian Denomination is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This process is a return to the formation of the earliest members of the Church in the first and second centuries.