We believe in one
God, The Father, the Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all that is
seen and unseen.
We believe in one
Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the
Father, God from God, Light from Light, True God from True God,
begotten, not made, one in being with the Father; through Him all things
were made. For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven, by
the power of the Holy Spirit He was born of the Virgin Mary, and became
man. For out sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered,
died and was buried. On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of
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.
We believe in the
Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father
and the Son, with the Father and the Son He is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one
holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the
forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the
life of the world to come. Amen.
The Ten Commandments
You shall not have strange gods before me.
II. You shall not take God's name in vain.
III. Remember to keep holy the Lord's day.
IV. Honor your father and your mother.
V. You shall not kill.
VI. You shall not commit adultery.
VII. You shall not steal.
VIII. You shall not bear false witness.
IX. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.
X. You shall not covet you neighbor's goods.
The Great Commandments
You shall love the Lord
your God with your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with your
II. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
By the Blessed
Trinity we mean one and the same God in three distinct Divine persons,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace. The
Sacraments are Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, Eucharist, Matrimony,
Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick.
Seven Capital Sins
Unrestrained appreciation of self.
GREED ... Immoderate desire for earthly goods.
LUST ... Longing for impure pleasures.
ANGER ...Inordinate desire for revenge.
GLUTTONY ... Unrestrained use of food / drink.
ENVY ... Sorrow over another's good fortune.
SLOTH ... Laxity in keeping the Faith and the practice of virtue,
due to the effort involved.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
VII. Fear of the Lord
Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Spiritual Works of Mercy
counsel the doubtful.
To instruct the ignorant.
To admonish the sinner.
To comfort the sorrowful.
To forgive all injuries.
To bear wrongs patiently.
To pray for the living and the dead.
Corporal Works of Mercy
feed the hungry.
To give drink to the thirsty.
To clothe the naked.
To shelter the homeless.
To visit the sick.
To visit the imprisoned.
To bury the dead.
The Last Things
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
II. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
III. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
IV. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they
will be satisfied.
V. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
VI. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
VII. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called
children of God.
VIII. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of
justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Laws of the Church
To assist at
Mass on all Sundays and holy days of obligation.
II. To fast and abstain on the days appointed.
III. To confess our sins at least once a year.
IV. To receive Holy Communion during the Easter time. To
contribute to the support of the Church.
V. To observe the laws of the Church concerning marriage.
Holy Days of Obligation
||Octave of the
|40 Days after Easter
the Blessed Virgin
||All Saints Day